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Bidding November 10-17.

Headquartered in Amherst, NH, RR Auction is globally recognized as the trusted source for authentic autographed memorabilia and rare signed documents. Since its inception in 1976, the firm has published over 370 consecutive monthly autograph catalogs, which are distributed internationally. The firm recently auctioned the autographed photo of Albert Einstein with his tongue wagging for a record $74,340 and the check astronaut Neil Armstrong signed the day he left for the moon for $27,350.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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William Barret Travis1 - William Barret Travis
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Extremely rare and historically important ADS, signed “W. Barret Travis, Lt. Col. Comd,” one page, 7.5 x 9.5, February 21, 1836. A receipt for wood to
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Estimates : 600,000.00 - 800,000.00
 
 
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William Barret Travis2 - William Barret Travis
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Important ADS written just three days before the beginning of the Battle of the Alamo, signed “W. Barret Travis, Lt. Col. Comdt.,” one page, 8 x 7.5,
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Estimates : 300,000.00 - 500,000.00
 
 
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William Barret Travis3 - William Barret Travis
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Manuscript DS signed “W. Barret Travis, Secretary” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 9.75, February 7, 1834. In full: “To his Excellency the Gov
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Estimates : 60,000.00 - 80,000.00
 
 
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William Barret Travis4 - William Barret Travis
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ADS, signed “W. Barret Travis,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 12.75, October 15, 1833. An inventory of the estate of William Robinson, all in the hand o
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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William Barret Travis5 - William Barret Travis
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Lawyer and soldier (1809–1836). He grew up in South Carolina and Alabama, studied law privately, and was admitted to the bar before he turned 20. Migr
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Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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William Barret Travis and David G. Burnet6 - William Barret Travis and David G. Burnet
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Collection of three related documents, all three signed “W. B. Travis,” including an ADS by Travis, all dated December 22, 1834, regarding power of at
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Estimates : 80,000.00 - 100,000.00
 
 
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William Barret Travis7 - William Barret Travis
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ADS, one page, 8.25 x 4.5, April 16, 1833. Autograph document, written out by Travis, with his signature contained in the text, and signed at the conc
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William Barret Travis8 - William Barret Travis
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An ADS, signed “J. LaFayette Neill, Clk, D. Cl. A,” one page, both sides, 8 x 9.75, dated “March term 1838,” relating to litigation involving Travis’s
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William Barret Travis9 - William Barret Travis
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Manuscript DS, signed “Jno. R. Jones,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 9.75, no date, but docketed December 18, 1837. An inventory of goods purchased by T
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James Bowie10 - James Bowie
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Original oversized image of a painted portrait of Bowie, by Washburn of New Orleans, 10 x 12.5, and affixed to its original 12 x 15 mount. Written on
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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James Bowie11 - James Bowie
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Legendary American pioneer and soldier (1796–1836) who played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution and perished at the Battle of the Alamo. Rare m
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Estimates : 60,000.00 - 80,000.00
 
 
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Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna12 - Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
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Historic one-of-a-kind field commands, or order book, in Spanish, being a file copy of the commands issued by Santa Anna to Major General Vincente Fil
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Estimates : 400,000.00 - 600,000.00
 
 
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Davy Crockett13 - Davy Crockett
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An ALS to Davy Crockett, written and signed by S. S. Osgood, one page, 8 x 9.75, December 24, 1834. Osgood writes, in full: “I have received your note
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Vicente Filisola14 - Vicente Filisola
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Extremely rare book: Evacuation of Texas: Translation of the Representation Addressed to the Supreme Government by Gen. Vicente Filisola, In Defence o
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Estimates : 40,000.00 - 60,000.00
 
 
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Alamo15 - Alamo
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Manuscript DS, signed “Andrew J. Baker, Comm. Genl. Land Office,” two lighty-lined pages, conjoined at the top, both sides, 8.5 x 13.75, June 17, 1898
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Stephen F. Austin16 - Stephen F. Austin
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ADS, signed “S. F. Austin,” one page, 7.5 x 6, November 24, 1835. In full: “This is to certify that Geo. C. Kimble and Jesse McCoy have served faithfu
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Almaron Dickinson17 - Almaron Dickinson
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Soldier and defender during the Battle of the Alamo (1800–1836), best known as having been the artillery officer of the small garrison, and for being
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Almaron Dickinson18 - Almaron Dickinson
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ADS, signed “Almaron Dickinson,” one page, 8 x 4.5, August 3, 1829. Promissory note reads, in full: “One day after date I promise to pay John Hudson t
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Byrd Lockhart19 - Byrd Lockhart
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Texas surveyer (1782–1839), Alamo defender, courier, and Texian officer during the Texas Revolution. Manuscript DS, signed “Byrd Lockhart,” three page
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Robert McAlpin Williamson20 - Robert McAlpin Williamson
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Manuscript DS, signed “R. M. Williamson, Capt. Commanding,” one page, 7.5 x 4.5, September 13, 1835. Certification reads, in full: “I do hereby certif
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James Clinton Neill21 - James Clinton Neill
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Manuscript DS, signed “J. C. Neill Comd,” one page, 8 x 4, February 14, 1836. Discharge issued to M. L. Sewell reads, in part: “We certify that M. L.
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Thomas R. Miller22 - Thomas R. Miller
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ALS, one page, 7.25 x 9.5, Gonzales, October 27, 1832. Letter to an unidentified gentleman. In part, with misspellings retained: “I was very glad to l
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Thomas R. Miller23 - Thomas R. Miller
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Texas settler and Alamo defender (1795–1836). Miller served as clerk of the Gonzales Town Council, and in 1834 his home served as its meeting place. A
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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John M. Allen27 - John M. Allen
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Longtime friend of Sam Houston and participant in the Texas Revolution. Manuscript DS, signed “J. M. Allen,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 1
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Moses Austin28 - Moses Austin
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Founder (1761–1821) of the American lead industry, father of Texas pioneer Stephen F. Austin, and the first man to obtain permission to bring Anglo-Am
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Austin Colony Imprint29 - Austin Colony Imprint
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Blank and unissued receipt for a payment on a league of land in the Austin colony, 7.5 x 3.5, no date, but 1830s. Land costs were $2.50 per Labor of f
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Stephen F. Austin30 - Stephen F. Austin
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Endorsement signed “S. F. Austin,” at the bottom of a manuscript military discharge, one irregularly trimmed page, 7.5 x 2.5, dated November 24, 1835.
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Stephen F. Austin31 - Stephen F. Austin
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Printed form promissory note, headed at the top, “San Felipe de Austin,” signed at the conclusion, “Michael Gill,” one page, 7.5 x 3, dated November 2
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Stephen F. Austin32 - Stephen F. Austin
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Twice-signed manuscript DS, in Spanish, signed “Estevan F. Austin,” and “Austin,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 12.25, October 28, 1824. A bill of sale
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Stephen F. Austin33 - Stephen F. Austin
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Manuscript DS, signed by Austin at the age of 17, one page, 8 x 3.5, January 23, 1811. A promissory note signed by Daniel Phelps, in part: “I promise
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
 
 
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David Ayers34 - David Ayers
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Ayers was the recipient of the last letter written by William Barret Travis, sent before the fall of the Alamo on the morning of March 6, 1836. Travis
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Peter Ellis Bean35 - Peter Ellis Bean
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Manuscript DS, signed secretarially “Peter E. Bean,” one page, 7.5 x 7.5, March 4, 1838. Document regarding supplies owed to a soldier. In part: “This
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jose Maria Bermudez36 - Jose Maria Bermudez
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ALS in Spanish, signed “Jose Maria Bermudez,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 6.5 x 8.25, stamped Comandancia Pral. del Estado de Neuvo Leon lett
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Gail Borden, Jr37 - Gail Borden, Jr
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Inventor, surveyor, and publisher (1801–1874), and the inventor of condensed milk in 1856. ALS, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.5 x 9.5, San Fe
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Gail Borden, Jr38 - Gail Borden, Jr
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DS, signed “G. Borden, Jr., Municipal Collector,” one page, 7.75 x 4.5, July 9, 1835. Receipt to Edward Beaty for a land payment. In part: “Received t
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Guy Bryan39 - Guy Bryan
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Book: Account of the Removal of the Remains of Stephen F. Austin from Peach Point Cemetery in Brazoria County, Texas to State Cemetery, Austin, Texas,
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Battle of San Jacinto40 - Battle of San Jacinto
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Vintage engraved print of the Battle of San Jacinto, trimmed from a book, 7.75 x 4.5, depicting a deadly exchange of cannon fire, with fallen soldiers
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Edward Burleson41 - Edward Burleson
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ADS, signed “Ewd. Burleson Col, Comdt 18t Regmt,” one lightly-lined page, 7 x 4.5, June 4, 1836. Soldier’s discharge reads, in full: “This is to certi
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Edward Burleson42 - Edward Burleson
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Soldier, general, and statesman (1798–1851) known as the ‘Old Indian Fighter.’ In October 1835 he was appointed a lieutenant colonel in the Texas army
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Edward Burleson43 - Edward Burleson
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Manuscript DS, signed “Edward Burleson, Com in Chief,” one page, 7.5 x 6, December 13, 1835. Document certifying a lost horse. In full: “This is to ce
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Edward Burleson44 - Edward Burleson
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Manuscript DS, signed “Edward Burles, Com in Chief,” one page, 8 x 4.25, December 15, 1835. Honorable discharge for William Blount reads, in part: “Wi
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Edward Burleson45 - Edward Burleson
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Manuscript DS, signed “Edward Burleson, then Col. Comdt 1st Regmt Gallen,” one page, 7.5 x 4.25, no date. Discharge, written in the hand of Captain Wi
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David G. Burnet46 - David G. Burnet
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Early politician within the Republic of Texas (1788–1870), serving as interim President of Texas in 1836 (and ran for president of the Republic again
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Mathew Caldwell47 - Mathew Caldwell
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Texas settler, military figure, Captain of the Gonzales-Seguin Rangers and a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence (1798–1842). He is someti
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Elizabeth Campbell48 - Elizabeth Campbell
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Partly-printed DS, in Spanish, signed “Mig. Arciniega,” (a land commissioner for Stephen Austin), one page both sides, 8.25 x 12, April 19, 1831. Aust
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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David Crockett: David B. Crockett (Cousin of Davy Crockett)49 - David Crockett: David B. Crockett (Cousin of Davy Crockett)
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Davy Crockett had several first cousins named David Crockett after his grandfather. When he lived in Gibson Co., Tennessee, two other David Crocketts
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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James Collinsworth50 - James Collinsworth
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Scarce partly-printed DS, one page, 12.5 x 16, December 20, 1836. Stock certificate issued to John Collinsworth for 3100 shares in the Texas Rail Road
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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James Cummins51 - James Cummins
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ADS, signed “James Cummins,” one page, 7.75 x 3.25, May 1, 1819. Cummins effects a security bond for Stephen F. Austin’s brother-in-law for a purchase
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Lorenzo de Zavala52 - Lorenzo de Zavala
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Mexican politician (1788–1836) who served as the interim Vice President of the Republic of Texas from March to October of 1836. Large ink signature, “
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Green DeWitt53 - Green DeWitt
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Empresario in Mexican Texas (1787–1835). He founded the DeWitt Colony, one of the most successful. Rare ALS signed “G. DeWitt,” one page, 7.25 x 6, No
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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