Heritage Auctions Texana Auction Catalog #6067


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Heritage Auctions Historical Manuscripts Auction Catalog #6067

The Texas State Historical Association is proud once again to partner with Heritage Auctions for the Texana Auction. A portion of all proceeds from the Auction will go to support the programs of TSHA. All proceeds from lots donated or consigned directly to TSHA (including the Buyer’s Premium) will go to support the Association, and we express gratitude to all those donors and to Heritage for providing this opportunity.

Texana collectors have long been a part of the mix of people, both academic and nonacademic, who, since 1897, have made the Texas State Historical Association successful in its efforts to “foster the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas.” We look forward to working with them in the coming years to make this the best and most successful of all of Heritage’s endeavors.

For more than a century, the Texas State Historical Association has played a leadership role in Texas history research and education, helping to identify, collect, preserve, and tell the stories of Texas. Located on the campus of the University of North Texas since 2008, the Association works with partners to provide passion, talent, and long-term support for the dissemination of scholarly research; educational programs for the K-12 community; and opportunities for public discourse about the complex issues and personalities of our heritage.

In the midst of rapid change, the Texas State Historical Association will continue to provide a future for our heritage and to ensure that the lessons of our history serve as a resource for the people of Texas. Your participation in this auction will provide much needed support for our ongoing efforts.

With the help of this partnership, the Texas State Historical Association will be able to continue to accumulate knowledge and provide resources and programs for the people of Texas for many years to come.

- J. Kent Calder
Executive Director

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Heritage Auctions Texana Auction Catalog #6067

  1. 1. TEXANA AUCTIONM A RC H 3 , 2012 | H O USTON
  2. 2. Front Cover Lots: 42123 & 42169Back Cover Lot 42005Inside Cover Lots 42015 & 42039
  3. 3. Heritage Signature® Auction #6067TexanaMarch 3, 2012 | HoustonLIVE AUCTION Signature® Floor Session LOT VIEWING(Floor, Telephone, HERITAGE Live!,™ Internet, Fax, and Mail) Omni Houston Hotel Four RiverwayOmni Houston Hotel Houston, TX 77056Four RiverwayHouston, TX 77056 Thursday, March 1 – Friday, March 2 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CTSession 1 Saturday, March 3 • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CTSaturday, March 3 • 2:00 PM CT • Lots 42001–42190 View lots & auction results online at HA.com/6067HERITAGE Live!, Internet, Fax, & Mail only Session ™ BIDDING METHODS:Session 2Saturday, March 3 • 5:00 PM CT • Lots 42191–42351 Bidding Bid live on your computer or mobile, anywhere in the world, during the Auction using our HERITAGE Live!™LOT SETTLEMENT AND PICK-UP program at HA.com/LiveAvailable in Houston immediately following session 1 onMarch 3. Lots will be returned to Dallas and will be available Live Floor Biddingfor pick by appointment in Dallas after March 6. Bid in person during the floor sessions. Live Telephone Bidding (floor sessions only)Extended Payment Terms available. Email: Credit@HA.com Phone bidding must be arranged on or beforeLots are sold at an approximate rate of 75 lots per hour, but it Friday, March 2, by 12:00 PM CT.is not uncommon to sell 100 lots or 125 lots in any given hour. Client Service: 866-835-3243.This auction is subject to a 19.5% Buyer’s Premium.TX Auctioneer licenses: Samuel Foose 11727; Robert Korver 13754; Scott Peterson Internet Bidding13256; Bob Merrill 13408; Mike Sadler 16129; Andrea Voss 16406; Jacob Walker Internet absentee bidding ends at 10:00 PM CT16413; Eric Thomas 16421; Shaunda Fry 16448; Marsha Dixey 16493; Tim Rigdon the evening before each session. HA.com/606716519; Cori Mikeals 16582; Stewart Huckaby 16590; Wayne Shoemaker 16600;Chris Dykstra 16601; Teia Baber 16624; Under sponsorship of Tim Rigdon 16519:Kathleen Guzman Associate 16142; Peter Wiggins Associate 16635; Ed Beardsley Fax BiddingAssociate 16632; Nicholas Dawes Associate 16784. Fax bids must be received on or before Friday, March 2, by 12:00 PM CT. Fax: 214-409-1425 Mail Bidding Mail bids must be received on or before Friday, March 2. Phone: 214.528.3500 • 800.872.6467 Fax: 214.409.1425 Direct Client Service Line: 866.835.3243 Email: Bid@HA.comThis Auction is presented and cataloged by Heritage Auctions© 2012 Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc. 23634
  4. 4. Texana Specialist Steve Ivy CEOCo-Chairman of the Board Sandra Palomino Director, Historical Manuscripts & Texana Jim HalperinCo-Chairman of the Board Greg Rohan President Paul Minshull Chief Operating Officer 3500 Maple Avenue • Dallas, Texas 75219 Phone 214-528-3500 • 800-872-6467 HA.com/Texana Consignment Directors: Sandra Palomino Cataloged by: Bryan Booher, Elizabeth Donnelley, and Sandra Palomino Todd ImhofExecutive Vice President
  5. 5. T he Texas State Historical Association is proud once again to partner with Heritage Auctions for the Texana Auction. A portion of all proceeds from the Auction will go to support the programsof TSHA. All proceeds from lots donated or consigned directly to TSHA (including the Buyer’sPremium) will go to support the Association, and we express gratitude to all those donors and toHeritage for providing this opportunity.Texana collectors have long been a part of the mix of people, both academic and nonacademic,who, since 1897, have made the Texas State Historical Association successful in its efforts to “fosterthe appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas.” We lookforward to working with them in the coming years to make this the best and most successful of all ofHeritage’s endeavors.For more than a century, the Texas State Historical Association has played a leadership role in Texashistory research and education, helping to identify, collect, preserve, and tell the stories of Texas.Located on the campus of the University of North Texas since 2008, the Association works withpartners to provide passion, talent, and long-term support for the dissemination of scholarly research;educational programs for the K-12 community; and opportunities for public discourse about thecomplex issues and personalities of our heritage.In the midst of rapid change, the Texas State Historical Association will continue to provide a futurefor our heritage and to ensure that the lessons of our history serve as a resource for the people ofTexas. Your participation in this auction will provide much needed support for our ongoing efforts.With the help of this partnership, the Texas State Historical Association will be able to continue toaccumulate knowledge and provide resources and programs for the people of Texas for many yearsto come.J. Kent CalderExecutive Director
  6. 6. SESSION ONE Floor, Telephone, Heritage Live!™, Internet, Fax, and Mail Signature® Auction # 6067 Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT | Houston, Texas | Lots 42001 - 42190 A 19.5% Buyers Premium ($14 minimum) Will Be Added To All Lots To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit HA.com/6067 42001 Thomas Affleck. Affleck’s Southern Rural Almanac, and Plantation and Garden Calendar, for 1857; Being the First after Bissextile, or Leap Year; and Until the Fourth of July, the Eighty- First Year of Independence of the United States. Galveston: Published [sic] at the Office of Civilian and Gazette, [1857]. First edition. 12mo. 144 pp. Sewn wrappers. Covers somewhat wrinkled with light folding and foxing. Bottom corner lightly folded for first 25 pp. Interior clean with light foxing, toning, and occasional pencil marking. A very good copy of a scarce item. From the papers of B. A. Shepherd. Articles in this issue include “The Kitchen Garden in the South,” “Fruit-Growing in the South,” “Texas and Her Lands,” as well as features on “Bermuda Grass” and “The Rose.” Also included is the 1856 and 1857 Catalogue of Fruit and Ornamental Trees and Plants, cultivated at The Southern Nurseries, by Mr. Affleck, grown at his establishment in Mississippi. Affleck was instrumental in pro- moting species better adapted for the climate and landscape of Texas. In addition, Affleck introduced many rose varieties to Texas and the South which are now considered heirloom varieties. “He was a great nurseryman and progressive agriculturist, and one of the greatest forces in the rehabilitation of Texas after the Civil War” (Eisler, Horticulture & Horticulturists in Early Texas, pp. 31-32). From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500 Starting Bid: $75042002 [William Allen (attributed)]. Five Years in the West; or, How an Inexperienced Young ManFinds his Occupation. With Reminiscences and Sketches of Real Life. By a Texas Preacher. Nashville: SouthernMethodist Publishing House, 1884. First edition. 12mo, 211 pages. Rebound in green leather over boards withlettering gilt stamped to spine and five raised bands in a clear dust jacket. Marbled endpapers. Mildly tonedwith light foxing scattered in places. Very light shelf wear. Fine.The author chronicles his life in Kansas and Texas from 1856-1861, where, after being cheated out of a sumof money, he turns to teaching school and preaching from horseback. Howes lists this title on page 203 withthe reference to “See Allen, Wm. M,” but no entry for the title is under Allen.Estimate: $400-$500Starting Bid: $200 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 5
  7. 7. 42003 Moses Austin Autograph Endorsement Signed “Moses Austin.” One page, 8” x 5.25”, Mine au Burton [Louisiana Territory], October 24, 1806. Austin writes three lines at the bottom of a promissory note by Mr. Whittlesey to pay seventy dollars by May of 1809. Austin’s text reads in full: “On condition Mr. Whittlesey should not be capable to pay the above I will on the condition pay the sum of Seventy Dollars.” In 1796, Moses Austin (1761-1821) settled at the small Missouri community of Mine au Burton (modern-day Potosi, Missouri), the first settlement in Washington County and then part of Upper Spanish Louisiana. The com- munity was established near lead deposits, which Austin mined and shipped from the nearby Mississippi River port town of Ste. Genevieve. His Missouri lead busi- ness venture was not successful, and he ran into trouble after 1812 for not paying his debts, so he traveled to Texas in 1820 in search of other opportunities. After receiving a grant to bring 300 colonists to Texas, he returned to Missouri to make preparations for his new Texas colony. Just two months after arriving back in Missouri, however, he died, but not before requesting his son Stephen to carry out his plan to begin a colony in Texas. A portion of the right corner is detached, butdoes not affect the text. Toned along the edges. Austin’s signature is bold with a beautiful paraph. Very good.Estimate: $1,000-$1,500Starting Bid: $50042004 [Moses Austin]. Message from the President of the United States to bothHouses of Congress. 8th November 1804. Read, and ordered to be referred to theCommittee of the whole House on the State of the Union. Washington City: Printed byWilliam Duane & Son, 1804. 12mo, 22 pages. Bound in plain wrappers. Containing theextract of a letter from Don Pedro Cevallos to Charles Pinckney, with translation, and aletter to Secretary of State James Madison from the Marquis of Casa Yrujo, with transla-tion, assuring the president of Spain’s lack of opposition to the impending LouisianaPurchase.Also included is A Summary Description of the Lead Mines in Upper Louisiana: Also,an Estimate of their Produce for Three Years submitted by Moses Austin informingPresident Thomas Jefferson of “the number, extent and situation of the Lead Mines in UpperLouisiana, with an estimate of the average quality of mineral produced, and the number ofhands employed at each mine; with the probable quantity which may be annually produced,when the country becomes populated so as to afford workmen sufficient to occupy the minesto advantage“ for ten mines: Mine á Burton, Mine á Robuna, Old Mines, Mine Ranault,Mine á Maneto, Mine á la Plate, Mine á Joe, Mine á Lanye, Mine á la Mott, and Mineá Gerbore. Each mine is given specific treatment concerning its geographical location,the quantity and quality of mineral raised, a short history of each, and, in some cases,the amount of manpower needed to work the mine. Austin states that “no country yetknown furnishes greater indications of an inexhaustible quantity of lead mineral, and so easilyobtained.” He concludes by providing an estimate for the production “of the several mines“and adds: “This calculation, perhaps, by some, may be deemed incredible, but the riches andextent of the mines justify the calculation.” This is believed to be the only printed itemcontaining original material by Moses Austin.Having already established himself as a pioneer in lead industry while working inVirginia, where he simultaneously immersed himself in debt, Austin set his sights onthe rumored lead deposits in what was then Spanish Upper Louisiana (modern-dayMissouri). Acquiring a grant to Mine á Burton, he quickly gained control of all smeltingin the area. Initially successful, he ran into trouble after 1812 for not paying his debts, sohe traveled to Texas in 1820 in search of other opportunities. After receiving a grant tobring 300 colonists to Texas, he returned to Missouri to make preparations for his newTexas colony. Just two months after arriving back in Missouri, however, he died, but not before requesting his son Stephen to carry out his plan to begin acolony in Texas.The booklet contains ink notations throughout the first portion titled President’s Message, November 8th, 1804. This copy once belonged to CongressmanSamuel W. Dana of Connecticut who has placed his signature on the title page. Moderate to heavy foxing throughout. Evenly toned. An overall fine copy.TSHA member donation. All proceeds, including Buyer’s Premium, will go to support TSHA.Reference: American Imprints, 7551. Graff 4405. Howes A401 (under Austin). Sabin 2419 (under Austin).Estimate: $2,000-$4,000Starting Bid: $1,0006 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit HA.com/6067
  8. 8. 42005 Stephen F. Austin Land Transfer Document Signed “Estevan F. Austin.“ Two and one-half pages, 8.5” x 12”, on seal paper, in Spanish, Villade San Felipe de Austin, December 18, 1830. The deed states, in Spanish, “Estevan F. Austin, Empresario to establish Three Hundred Families within the tencoastal leagues on the coast of the Mexican interior, between the La Baca River and the San Jacinto River; and special commissioner of the Supreme Governmentof the State of Coahuila and Texas for the partition and possession of lands, and issuing of titles inside the empresario’s limits to the new Colonists...” to grant “onesitio” of land situated on the Bay of Carancawa (Carancawa Bayou) to “Nancy Artemecia McFarland, the widow of Jose White.” Countersigned by W. T.Lightfoot and C. C. Givens. The execution of this deed was one of the four steps required for an immigrant to obtain land in Austin’s Colony. Docketedincorrectly to “Nancy A. Madison“ for “One League of land...on Carancawa Bayou.”Joseph (Jose) White was a member of Stephen F. Austin’s Old Three Hundred. In 1821, the Spanish government granted Moses Austin, Stephen’s father,a permit to settle three hundred families in present-day Texas. Moses died before he could see the plan to fruition, but the venture was taken up by hisson. White came to Texas via Georgia in 1824 and, by 1828, had been elected alcalde, a position whereby the holder is both mayor, head of the city coun-cil, and judge rolled into one, of San Felipe de Austin. He died on June 14, 1830.Reference: Streeter 14Estimate: $6,000-$9,000Starting Bid: $3,00042006 [Stephen F. Austin] and [Nashville Company] and [Leftwich Grant] and[Sterling C. Robertson] Manuscript Document Regarding the Original GrantsIssued to the Nashville Company Later Given to Stephen F. Austin and SamuelWilliams. Four pages of a bifolium, on seal paper of the state of Coahuila y Tejas, SelloTercero; 8.5” x 12.75”, San Fernando de Bexar, May 20, 1833. A period fair copy ofthe cancellation of the empresario contract for the Nashville Company, in favor of anew contract with Stephen F. Austin. Page one reads, in part: “the foreigner SterlingC. Robertson, as agent for the company of Nesh=vville [sic] which in April of the year 1825contracted with the Government of this state an empresa to Colonize the territories of Texasconducted by the citizen of the United States of the North Roberto Leptvich, and whose con-tract was annulled - in light of not having completed in the six years the plans that were pro-posed...“ The document goes on to state that a new contract for colonization undertakenby “Estevan Austin y Samuel M Williams“ is issued.Pages two and three of the agreement outline the lands to be used, and states thatAustin and Williams will bring 800 families, Mexican and foreign, to colonize the landsthat are being awarded. Of particular note is Article 7 which states that the Empresarios will not allow criminals or derelicts, and explicitly forbids thetrade of arms with the Indians. Manuscript ends abruptly on page four. Overall condition is excellent, with uneven toning and a few spots of paper lossoccurring at the folds or as a result of ink-burn.Estimate: $800-$1,200Starting Bid: $400 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 7
  9. 9. 42007 D. W. C. Baker. A Texas Scrap-Book. Made Up of the History, Biography and Miscellany of Texas and Its People. New York, Chicago, and New Orleans: A. S. Barnes & Company, 1875. 8vo, 639 pages. Appendix. Portrait of Stephen F. Austin as frontispiece. Thirty-three illustrations. Publisher’s original brown cloth, stamped in black on the boards and spine, title gilt stamped on the spine. Signatures are oversewn. Bumped corners and shelf wear. Raines calls it, “An invaluable book of reference as to information about Texas.” Reference: Raines, p. 18. Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $25042008 W. P. Ballinger. To the Citizens of the Counties of Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Chambers.One page broadside, 7.5” x 11.75”, printed on blue paper, Galveston, October 29, 1861, regarding a law passedunder an Act of the Confederate Congress on August 20, 1861, whereby “All the lands, tenements and heredita-ments, goods and chattels, rights and credits, within the Confederate States, and every right and interest therein,held, owned, possessed or enjoyed, by or for any alien enemy, since 21st May, 1861...are thereby sequestrated by theC.S., and shall be held for the full indemnity of the citizens or residents of, or other person aiding the ConfederateStates in the present war, against losses by the seizure, condemnation or confiscation of their property, under any actof the United States, or any State thereof, authorizing the same.”The law describes “alien enemies“ as “All persons...who have a domicil in any of the United States, whether citizensor not. Thus, ‘the subjects of Great Britain, France and other neutral nations who have a domicil, or are carryingon business or traffic, within the States at war with this Confederate States, or aid or abet the United States in theexisting war.’”W. P. Ballinger was appointed Receiver by “the Judge of the Confederate Court of this District“ to carry out the execution of the law. All citizens were re-quired to report “all such property, rights, credits, &c.”Grand Juries of the Confederate Courts were obliged to “report all property, &c., held by or for alienenemies.” In addition, those persons “indebted to alien enemies become the debtors of the Confederate States, and are required to render a written statement of allsuch indebtedness.”Mildly toned along the folds with one half inch tear at the top edge. Light staining at the bottom left corner. Else fine. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd.Estimate: $600-$800Starting Bid: $300 42009 John Russell Bartlett. Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora, and Chihuahua, Connected with the United States and Mexican Boundary Commission, During the Years 1850, ‘51, ‘52, and ‘53. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1854. First edition. Two 8vo volumes, xxii, 506 pages; xvii, 624 pages. Index. Six pages of ads in Volume I. Illustrated with two folding frontispieces, large folding map of the U.S. and Mexican border area. Sixteen tinted lithograph plates (with an unlisted plate facing page 292 of Volume II); many other black and white plates and smaller text cuts throughout. Original dark green, blind stamped ruled cloth over boards. Gilt lettering and cactus design to spines. Blue endpapers. Two bookplates each on the front pastedowns of both volumes from the library of Mrs. Moye Wicks. Page edges untrimmed. Moderate to heavy toning and foxing to text and some plates. The map has a small tear on the right; staining on pages opposite plates. Wrinkling of the spine on Volume I. Some bumping to the corners. Head of spine on Volume II shows some slight chipping. Small pencil scribbles on half title page of Volume I. Overall, a set in very good condition. References: Abbey 658. Basic Texas Books 12. Graff 198. Howes B201. Raines, p. 22. Sabin 3746. Wagner- Camp 234:1. Estimate: $700-$900 Starting Bid: $3508 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit HA.com/6067
  10. 10. 42012 Town of Bolivar Stock Certificate. One page, 6.5” x 3.75” (sight), December 3, 1838, number 52. “Certificate of Stock in the Town of Bolivar“ certifying “A. Wynns & Wm. Lawrence“ as holders of one share, “being the one thousandth part of the Stock of said Town, which is situated on Point Bolivar on Galveston Bay.“ Printed by “Telegraph Press.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 12.75” x 10.75”. Estimate: $400-$60042010 [Joseph P. Blessington]. The Campaigns of Walker’s Texas Starting Bid: $200Division. By a Private Soldier. New York: Lange, Little & Co., 1875.First edition. 8vo, 314 pages. Green, blind stamped cloth over boards withlettering and Lone Star gilt stamped to spine. Bookplate of R. E. LeeGlasgow to front pastedown. Boards lightly scuffed and stained; edges arefraying in places. Chipping at the head and foot of spine. Small hole inspine covering. Cloth is wrinkling on the rear board. Small stain on page14. Volume contained in a clear dust jacket. Near very good.“The names of the officers and diary of marches also included, with an ac- count of the surrender of the Trans-Mississippi Department. One of the best war histories written, as to the Texas troops” (Raines).References: Basic Texas Books 17. Howes B533. Raines, p. 27.Estimate: $400-$500Starting Bid: $200 42013 [Colonial Texas Military Commander]. Bernardo Bonavía y Zapata Manuscript Edict Signed Signed on seal paper. One page, 12” x 17”, Durango, dated July 7, 1802. Untranslated, but content regarding land values, and mandating that land claims be settled and cultivated within a year. With seals from the reign of both Carolus IV and Carolus III along the left margin, and signed “Berndo Bonavía“. With dockets beneath and on verso indicating that edict has been copied and printed . With single vertical and horizontal folds and a few creases, otherwise near fine.42011 Town of Bolivar Stock Certificate. One page, 6.5” x 4”, Bonavía was appointed governor of Texas in 1788, but did not serveDecember 3, 1838, number 44. “Certificate of Stock in the Town of Bolivar“ because his services were needed elsewhere. He was appointed governor-certifying “A. Wynns & Wm. Lawrence“ as holders of one share, “being intendant of Durango in 1796, in which capacity this document is signed.the one thousandth part of the Stock of said Town, which is situated on Point He would later serve as military commander of Texas beginning in 1809.Bolivar on Galveston Bay.“ Printed by “Telegraph Press.” Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $250Archibald Wynns was a one-time congressman and lawyer who, alongwith his partner, William Lawrence, is said to have purchased 960 acres ofland from surveyor Samuel D. Parr on Point Bolivar and founded a towncalled Ismail or Ishmael. Lightly toned, else fine.Estimate: $500-$700Starting Bid: $250 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 9
  11. 11. 42014 [Colonial Texas Military Commander]. Bernardo Bonavía y Zapata Signed Broadside Issued by Miguel la Grua Talamanca y Branciforte. One sheet on seal paper, 12” x 16.75”, issued in Mexico on December 29, 1796, and endorsed and signed by Bonavía in Durango on February 7, 1797. Talamanca became viceroy of New Spain in July 1794, and as was customary, had issued an edict demonetizing the previous cur- rency in favor of his own. The broadside offered here states that the year he had allowed for the collection and destruction of all old coinage beginning on December 19, 1795, will be extended by six months. The broadside further prohibits the exportation of all old silver and gold coinage, as well as its use in commerce. Bonavía endorses and signs at bottom indicating that the broadside will be published in the province under his charge. On laid paper with two seals from the reign of Carolus IV on verso. Gently toned, with folds and creasing thereat, otherwise fine. Estimate: $400-$600 Starting Bid: $200 Edward Borein Original Art42015 Edward Borein Ink Drawingand Etching on recto and verso, singlesheet. On the recto, Cowboys onHorseback, Indian ink and graphite draw-ing, signed by the artist, 7.13” x 11.25”(sight). Verso, Cowpunchers, No. 2, G27,soft-ground etching, 7.25” x 11” (sight).The works are similar in composition andscale; they depict three heavily shadowedcowboys on horseback riding into the sun.The similarity of the works allows them tobe presented together, such that one canhold the frame to the light and see bothimages together.The American artist Edward Borein(1872-1945) is known as an authenticearly cowboy artist. In the late 19th cen-tury, Borein lived in Mexico as a ranchhand, learning Spanish and sketchinghis surroundings. In 1900, he began workas an illustrator and on assignments hewas able to venture across the Southwest,10 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit HA.com/6067
  12. 12. observing the culture of cowboy life and interacting with several Native that work pales beside Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas for interest, infor-American tribes. For these reasons, Borein’s work is valued as authenti- mation, and reliability.” (Jenkins) TSHA member donation. All proceeds,cally depicting the cowboy lifestyle with its ups and downs, its camarade- including Buyer’s Premium, will go to support TSHA.rie and its lonesomeness. Reference: Basic Texas Books 23. Howes B857.Edward Borein’s commercial success as an illustrator is demonstrated by Estimate: $400-$500the appearance of his ink drawings in Harpers and Colliers Weekly as Starting Bid: $200well as in ads for Stetson Hats, Pierre Arrow and Aunt Jemima.Cowboys on Horseback with some creasing and a spot of discoloration onleft border. Cowpunchers, No. 2, G27 exhibits slight surface paper lossat top center. TSHA member donation. All proceeds, including Buyer’sPremium, will go to support TSHA.Estimate: $6,000-$8,000Starting Bid: $3,000 42016 The Life and Adventures of Robert McKimie, Alias “Little Reddy,” from Texas. Subtitled, The Dare-Devil Desperado of the Black Hills Region, Chief of the Murderous Gang of Treasure Coach Robbers. Compiled from Authentic Sources by J. W. Bridwell. [Hillsboro, Ohio: Hillsboro Gazette Office. 1878.] 5.5” x 9”. 56pp. Sewn. With five illustrations (Robert McKimie [on cover and page 3], Seth Bullock [page 42018 David G. Burnet Autograph Letter Signed “David G. Burnet.” 9], Sheriff Newell [page 17], One and one-half pages, 8.5” x 10.5”, “near Lynchburg, Harris Cy,” October “Granstaff’s Cabin“ [page 40], 20, 1856, to “His Excellency“ Texas Governor Elisha M. Pease, he writes in and John T. Norris [page 55]). full: The tan wrappers (original) are worn, foxed, and moder- “I have not seen the laws providing for a State Engineer and assistant; but ately stained. understand that the assistant is to be appointed by the Executive. I therefore make this my first application to the government of Texas for a personal favor.“Little Reddy” McKimie killed the stage driver of a Deadwood stage during My son, William E. Burnet, a native Texian, graduated at the State Military a hold up in 1877. He was captured in Ohio a year later, but made several Institute of Kentucky something more than a year ago. His studies were spe- escapes with the help of female accomplices. cially directed to the science of applied engineering and he has a corresponding Estimate: $1,500-$2,000 diploma. Our mutual friend, Dr Ashbel Smith will probably write to you on Starting Bid: $750 this subject and I will defer any further allusion to my son’s qualifications. “Should you conceive it proper to confer the appointment of assistant Engineer upon him, you will render an important favor to one who has but small means of reciprocation. He will however know how to appreciate it.”42017 John HenryBrown. Indian Wars and David G. Burnet (1788-1870) served as the first (ad interim) President ofPioneers of Texas. Austin: the Republic of Texas from March through October of 1836, the secondL. E. Daniell, [1896]. First vice-president under Mirabeau B. Lamar, and first Secretary of State ofedition. 4to, 762 pages, in Texas from 1846 through 1848, but in 1856, after failed bids at acquiringdouble columns. Indexed. positions as a United States district judge and Galveston customs col-Illustrated with photographs, lector, he was making a meager living as a subsistence farmer. His onlyengraved and painted por- surviving son, William, joined the United States Army, a position hetraits, and text illustrations. would later resign, to join the Confederate States Army. He was killed atRebound in blind stamped Spanish Fort, Alabama, in 1865.leather with gilt stampedtitle on front board; original Signature is bold and bright. Toning along the right margin; some chip-blind and gilt stamped spine ping along the edge. Ink bleeding on the verso.covering kept, but heav-ily damaged. Marbled page Estimate: $1,500-$2,500edges. Corners bumped and Starting Bid: $750extremities worn. Moderatewear to boards. Mildly toned,else very good.“This is Brown’s most important book and one of the best works on Texas Indian fighters and early pioneers. The information was gathered over his entire fifty years in Texas, and the text was completed shortly before his death. Although he felt his History of Texas was his major contribution, Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 11
  13. 13. vertical fold crease and is detaching on all three horizontal folds; paper loss along the top edge with uneven toning and light foxing. The ink is heavily faded making parts illegible, but both signatures remain bold and bright. During the Mexican War (1846-1848), the Texas Rangers were enlisted to assist the regular armed forces of the United States. Volunteer regi- ments were forming all over the state to aid the U. S. army leading to the formation of the Texas Volunteers. Wanting to serve his state in more than just a political role, Governor Henderson, himself a former brigadier general in the Texas Army, with special permission from the state legis- lature, was given a command over the Second Texas Regiment of Texas Volunteers. The Second Texas saw action at the Battle of Monterrey and Henderson was tasked with helping in the negotiations for surrender of the city. Toward the end of the war he was given a major general rank of Texas volunteers. After the war, he served out the remainder of his term as governor. David G. Burnet (1788-1870) served as the first (ad interim) President of the Republic of Texas from March through October of 1836, the second vice-president under Mirabeau B. Lamar, and first Secretary of42019 David G. Burnet Republic of Texas Land Grant Signed “David State of Texas from 1846 through 1848.G. Burnet“ as president and Thomas W. Ward as commissioner of theGeneral Land Office. One page, partially printed on vellum, 14.75” x Estimate: $700-$1,00012.5”, Austin, January 20, 1841, granting to “James Dunn his heirs or assigns Starting Bid: $350Forever Twelve Hundred and Eighty acres of Land...In Milam County, onthe waters of Davidson’s Creek...” and “...all the right and title, in and to saidLand, heretofore held and possessed by the government of said Republic [ofTexas].” Blind stamped seal of the Republic of Texas and blind embossedseal of the General Land Office. Folds, else fine.At the time of issue, Burnet was acting President of the Republic (for thesecond time), President Mirabeau Lamar having been ill and seeking med-ical treatment. As his first “official” act, he tried to convince Congress todeclare war on Mexico, but was thwarted by supporters of his old nemesis,Sam Houston. His second “term” put him more at odds with the citizensof Texas and during the presidential election of 1841, he was defeated byHouston. Thomas William “Peg Leg” Ward had fought at the siege ofBexar in December 1835. During the battle, at the head of an artillerycompany, Capt. Ward lost his leg to a cannonball and was later fitted witha peg leg. He served as commissioner of the General Land Office of Texasfrom 1841-1848.Estimate: $800-$1,200Starting Bid: $400 Texas Ranger appointment 42021 Mathew Caldwell Document Signed. Two pages, 7.63” x 9.75” (folded), December 22, 1835, Gonzales, Texas. Written just months after the Battle of Gonzales, this document gives authorization to Eli Mitchel as a contractor for the Volunteer Army. The appointment is signed by Matthew Caldwell, Captain of the Gonzales-Seguin Rangers, Sub Contractor in the Volunteer Army and later, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Notably, this appointment is also co-signed by Ezekiel Williams, one of the Old Eighteen, the group of American colonists who defended Gonzales’ town cannon in events that ultimately led to the Battle of Gonzales. Opens to 9.75” x 15.25”, with some paper loss at the folds, moderate toning, and foxing throughout. Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $250 42020 David G. Burnet and James Pinckney Henderson MilitaryAppointment Signed as Texas Secretary of State and Governor of Texas respectively. One page, 16” x 14”, Austin, February [8], 1847, appointing“C. C. Colley First Lieutenant of Rangers in the Company mustered into the Service of the United States on the 20th October 1846.” Blind stamped Seal of the State of Texas at left. The document is nearly torn in two down the12 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit HA.com/6067
  14. 14. 42023 Two Accounts of Army Life in Texas including: Robert G. Carter. On the Border with Mackenzie; Or, Winning West Texas from the Comanches. Washington D. C.: Eynon Printing Company, Inc., 1935. First edition. 8vo, 542 pages. Three black-and-white photo- graphic plates. Original red cloth with gilt titles and blind ruled borders. Separation at spine; corners lightly rubbed. Previous owner’s stamped signature on the front free endpaper. Text tight and clean. A scarce volume in near fine condition. “One of the best sources on the Federal cavalry campaigns against the Indians in the 1870s” (Basic Texas Books). Michael Tate describes Carter’s account in The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography: “Perhaps the best first-hand de- scription of Texas military life and campaigns against Comanches and Kiowas during the turbulent 1870s. As a captain in Ranald Mackenzie’s Fourth Cavalry, Carter participated in some of the most important events, and he describes these in great detail.” [and:] Robert G. Carter. The Old Sergeant’s Story. Winning the West From the Indians and Bad Men in 1870 to 1876. New York: Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1926. First edition. 8vo, 220 pages. Photographic portrait of John B. Charlton used as the frontispiece and seven additional plates. Publisher’s original 42022 Capt. Robert red cloth over boards with titles stamped in black on the front board G. Carter. On the and spine. Some minor shelf wear; bumped corners. Carter’s story of his Border with Mackenzie; former comrade, John B. Charlton, the “old sergeant”, was written from or, Winning West Texas the many letters between the two men until Charlton’s death in 1922. from the Comanches. Robert G. Carter was a Medal of Honor recipient and participated in Washington D. C.: Eynon many campaigns against Comanche and Kiowa Indians while serving Printing Company, Inc., in the 4th Cavalry.[1935]. Inscribed by the author on a note pasted to the half title page.First edition. 8vo, xviii, 542 pages. Illustrated with three black and References: Basic Texas Books 25. Howes C195. Rader 611. Adams Six-white plates. Red cloth binding with title and author’s name in gilt let- Guns 383; Howes C194.tering on front board and spine. Some rubbing on binding; adhesive Estimate: $1,500-$2,500ghosting on front pastedown and shallow nibbling on bottom edge, Starting Bid: $750however, the copy is in fine condition.“One of the best sources on the Federal cavalry campaigns against the Indians in the 1870s.” (Basic Texas Books). Michael Tate describes Carter’s account in The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography: “Perhaps the best first-hand description of Texas military life and campaigns against Comanches and Kiowas during the turbu- lent 1870s. As a captain in Ranald Mackenzie’s Fourth Cavalry, Carter participated in some of the most important events, and he describes these in great detail.”References: Basic Texas Books 25. Howes C195. Rader 611.Estimate: $1,500-$2,000Starting Bid: $750 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 13
  15. 15. 42024 George Catlin. Westward Bound A Hundred Years Ago. El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1939. First edition, limited to 115 hand-numbered and signed copies of which this is number 80. Signed by illustrator Tom Lea on the limitation page. 4to, 10 pages printed on the recto side only. With sketches by Tom Lea throughout text. Quarter-bound gray paper over yellow printed boards; clear dust jacket. Dust jacket has repair work on back, but otherwise a beautiful copy in fine condition. While reading Catlin’s Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, artist Tom Lea stumbled upon a page where “Catlin’s thick-spread prose was a song to me - the song of that old traveler’s heart, and the West a cry of freedom. Every paragraph asked its own page and every page its picture.” At the time of original issue only 57 copies were bound. Due to slow sales it was only in 1944, five years after the original publication, that the remaining books were bound, including this beautiful volume, one of only six bound in cloth. Reference: Lowman 11. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500 Starting Bid: $500 Scarce copy of History of the Cattlemen of Texas14 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit HA.com/6067
  16. 16. 42025 History of the Cattlemen of Texas. A Brief Resume of the Stock Industry of the Southwest and a Biographical Sketch of Many of the ImportantCharacters Whose Lives are Interwoven Therein. Dallas: Johnston Printing and Advertising Company, 1914. First edition. Large 8vo. 327 pp. Frontispiece.55 illustrations. Rebound to style in black textured cloth, with original leather title label with gilt lettering mounted to front board. Gilt lettering to spine.Some mild rubbing to extremities. Mild to moderate foxing to three blank fly-leaves, to half-title, and to fore-edge. A tight and bright copy in near finecondition.From the foreword: “The private libraries of Texans and the public libraries of the Southwest will be enriched by the addition of a volume dedicated to thelives and deeds and work of the cattlemen of Texas, the men who have been identified with the industry in all its vicissitudes of fortune and whose namesare household words in the city and hamlet as well as in the country range.” The first 61 pages give a history and overview of Texas ranching, followed by58 biographic sketches of cattlemen.This book was sold in a very limited run to subscribers. Adams calls it “exceedingly rare.” And William Reese, in Six-Score, considers this “the rarest, mostimportant, and least known book on the range cattle industry. No author is known. My personal belief is that Russell Evan Ward, whose sketch appearslast in the book, may have had something to do with its compiling.” He concludes that it “should be one of the most prized books of any collector fortu-nate enough to own one.” TSHA member donation. All proceeds, including Buyer’s Premium, will go to support TSHA.References: Haley, Vandale, pp. 23-215. Herd 2254. Howes T127. Six-Score 59.Estimate: $18,000-$25,000Starting Bid: $9,000 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 15
  17. 17. 42026 Texas 1936 Centennial China with Bluebonnets. Four pieces, produced by Cavitt-Shaw, white with blue rims and blue- bonnet flourishes, made for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition. Shallow bowl with small handle, 6.75” x 2”. Notably, there is an assemblage of bluebonnets in the shape of a Texas five-point star on the bottom of the bowl. Additionally, there are two small bunches of bluebonnets on the sides. Inside the bowl, stamped in silver, “Texas 1936 Centennial“. No chipping or cracking. Egg cup, 2.75” x 3.75”. Decorated with two bunches of bluebon- nets, one on the façade of the cup and another on the base. No markings or stamps on the egg cup. No chipping or cracking. Small Cream Pitcher, 2.25” x 3.5” (with handle and lip, 4.75”). Stamped in silver “Texas 1936 Centennial“. There is a very small (2mm) chip to lip of the creamer. Adorned with one bluebonneton the inside of the creamer with several additional bunches around base of the exterior.Chocolate Pot, 3.75” x 6.75”. On bottom, stamped with “Texas 1936 Centennial“ in silver and “Cavitt-Shaw 136D“ in green. No chipping or cracking.Cavitt-Shaw was a division of W.S. George, which at one time was the largest pottery manufacturer in the United States. Known for its “utilityware,”china and pottery for hotels and restaurants, in addition to kitchenware, crockery and dinnerware sets for the individual buyer. The company was dis-solved in 1955.Estimate: $400-$500Starting Bid: $200 42027 [General Thomas Jefferson Chambers]. Documents Connected with the Late Controversy between Gen. T. J. Chambers of Texas, and Messrs. Wilson & Postlethwaite of Kentucky. Louisville: Prentice & Weissinger, Printers, 1836. 8vo, 27 pages. Plain blue wraps. Modern quarter-bound slipcase in red cloth with red, gilt lettered spine and red tri-fold protective case in red cloth over boards. During the Texas Revolution, agents from Texas roamed the United States pleading for military aid. Thomas J. Chambers was one such agent. Having first been against the rebellion, but now in full support of it, he requested a major general’s commission and in exchange he traveled to Kentucky where he would“engage emigrants and raise the means to equip and supply the army by pledging the faith of our republic.” Colonel Edward J. Wilson and Captain G. L. Postlethwaite were among those that answered the call. Receiving a chilly reception by President Burnet and his Cabinet, they returned to Kentucky with 80 of their men, and wrote a disparaging letter about the people of Texas, and General Chambers in particular, which ignited a war of words in a Louisville newspaper. Chambers then retaliated with a letter in defense not only of himself, but of Texas. Wilson, he says,“appeared to be animated by the same noble and chivalric feelings as his companions, but who, it would seem by his subsequent conduct, was actuated by motives purely selfish, and is capable of cherishing feelings of the deepest revenge for the slightest disappointment of his avarice or vanity.” He goes on to present testimonies of the situation by other volunteers from Kentucky which refutes the stance of Wilson and Postlethwaite. Chambers, still in Louisville, remained to await the arrival of Wilson and Postlethwaite and was advised of “the probability of a street attack...made upon him“ to which he made “arrangements to call them out and fight them on the same day...if challenged.”With the possibility of an impending duel, the remainder of the publication consists of letters between the friends of both parties negotiating an honor-able way for the men to avoid bloodshed. A fascinating read. Light shelfwear to slipcase. Light to moderate scattered foxing; toned margins. Else fine.Reference: Sabin 95079.Estimate: $2,500-$3,500Starting Bid: $1,25016 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit HA.com/6067
  18. 18. 42029 Franklin Chase Archive spanning the years 1839 through 1866, it includes letters, a copy of a decree by President Benito Juárez, a broad- side from Ignacio Comonfort, and payment cards all owned by Franklin Chase, who collected the documents during his time with the United States Consulate. Franklin Chase (?-1890) was a United States consular agent, vice-consul, and then consul for Tampico, Mexico, for a total of thirty-seven years. After being forced to leave Tampico at the start of the Mexican War, his wife Ann, who was Irish and held British citizenship, refused to leave and carried out her husband’s business. She fed informa-42028 Thomas Jefferson Chambers. To the People of Texas. Twelve tion to the U. S. military through British officers that led to the bloodlesspages, 5.25” x 8”, printed and bound in booklet form, Austin, February 20, capture of the city by the Americans. He returned to Mexico and, after1863, introducing himself as “a candidate for the office of Governor of Texas“ the recall of the German, Spanish, and French consuls, he filled in, servedfor the upcoming gubernatorial election later that year. Chambers feels as consul to four nations at one time. He died in New York in Decemberit necessary to lay before the citizenry of Texas the events of the past two 27, 1890.years in which he sought an appointment to the Confederate army andleft the Confederate capital “with some feelings of exasperation against the The seven letters contained are of a professional nature and all but one isPresident and his cabinet on account of his failure to have our coast properly addressed to Franklin Chase. The include:defended, to provide our Texas troops with Texian commanders, and...to treatwith due respect the recommendation and request of our State.“ Gideon Welles Letter Signed as Secretary of the Navy. One page, 7.75” x 10”, “Navy Department,” October 17, 1862, to Ann Chase, the wife ofChambers presents as evidence letters from Texas Governor Frank R. Franklin Chase. In full: “The Department has received your letter of theLubbock, the Texas Senate, and the Texas House of Representatives, dat- 13th inst, in which you ask that a government vessel may be sent to Tampicoing 1861 to 1862, requesting an appointment in the Confederate army Mexico, to afford you a passage to your home there, (other means being uncer-in his name. Lubbock pleads his case best when he describes Chambers tain) and regrets that the exigencies of the service will not permit a complianceas “one of the earliest settlers of Texas, and held the rank of Major General with your request.”and second in command in the Texas revolution, and he received two votes of Signature has slight smudging; folds. Very fine.thanks for the Congress of the Republic, for the distinguished services he ren-dered in that position.” [Mexican War] Henry Pinkney Autograph Letter Signed “Henry Pinkney.” One page, 7.75” x 9.5”, written aboard the “US Steamer VixenHe goes on to explain his volunteer service as an aide to General Hood off the Tuspan [Tuxpan] reef,” April 18, 1848, to Franklin Chase. In part:and his plea to the Confederate government to defend the coast of Texas. “Our communication with Vera Cruz is so rare, and at such uncertain inter-At the end he outlines his plans for the future of Texas if he is elected and vals, that I am induced to take the liberty of enclosing some letters for home toconcludes by appealing to the sense of patriotism felt by her citizens: your care... We are completely out of the way of getting news here, and I am ignorant of the prospects that there may be of concluding a peace, and as we“Be of good cheer, my fellow-countrymen, for our cause is just and holy, and feel a great interest in the progress of the negotiation, you would confer a favor it will triumph. God, in his inscrutable wisdom and justice...has permitted by giving us any intelligence repeating it.” The bottom margin of the letter our vandal foes to occupy for a season, and to devastate some of the fairest has the following note: “A few days after the receipt of this letter Mr Chase portions of our beloved South...in order to harden our hearts against, and to received the melancholy news of the death of Comds Pinkney & [William S.] separate us forever from , a barbarian people, fanatical, intolerant, deaf to the Harris. They were both drowned on the Bar of Tuspan!!” voice of conscience, meddlesome, corrupt, conceited, perfidious, incapable of maintaining and administering a free Government, and wholly unworthy of D. Sanzac Autograph Letter Signed. Three pages, 5” x 8”, New Orleans, our association; and He will, in his own good time, accord to us the final vic- January 12, 1866, to Franklin Chase regarding the case of the Steamer tory, and our independence.” Sonora. In part: “...Thanking you for extraordinary exertions in case of steamer ‘Sonora’ I have to state to you that all papers relating thereto are in theChambers lost the election to Pendleton Murrah. Remnant of bind- hands of his Hon. Wm. H. Seward, Secretary of State... Possessing copies ofing along the left edge; the majority of pages detached. Heavy toning. Registers of evidences I will at once proceed to Tampico and hope your aid andDamage to first page and ink notations. Corner dog-eared on page 12. ability will bring this case to a close.” On page three is the copy of a letterFrom the papers of B.A. Shepherd. sent to Mr. Clavel from Secretary of State William Seward in which heEstimate: $700-$1,000 writes: “Your communication of the 22nd of October, relative to the steamerStarting Bid: $350 ‘Sonora,’ has been received and will engage my attention.” During the Civil War, the Sonora was a merchant vessel of the United States owned by F. Clavel. In 1864, she was seized by a part of her crew while on route to New Orleans and was diverted and docked in Aransas bay (Texas) where she was delivered to Confederate agents. The agents Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 17
  19. 19. pretended to condemn the event and “sold” the ship, splitting the sum of$11,000 with those who stole her. On June 9, 1865, flying the flag of theConfederacy, she sailed for Tampico, Mexico.[Mexican War]. William Gates Letter Signed “Wm. Gates.” One page, 8”x 9.75”, “Head Quarters Artillery Battalion“, Tampico [Mexico], December3, 1846, to Franklin Chase appointing him “Actg Collector of the Port ofTampico“ after the capture of the port during the first year of the MexicanWar. Folds; very fine.Additional letters include: Richard Pinckney Letter Signed, August 21(n. y.), regarding the detainment of the Sloop Robert May in Tuxpan fornot having proper receipts for her cargo; Charles R. Webster AutographLetter Signed, January 13, 1857, informing Chase of his appointmentas “consul for Tehuantecpec, and Huatulco“; and Treasury DepartmentLetter, August 24, 1855, informing Ann Chase that “the receipt which youwere desired to transmit to this office for the sum of $1913.30...is not absolutelynecessary...”Also included: Decree by President Benito Juarez to the “Secretary ofState and the Dispatch of Foreign Relations.“ Twenty-one pages, 9” x 14”,Vera Cruz, November 26, 1859. Fair copy of a decree by the presidentestablishing consuls, vice-consuls, and consular agents of those countrieswith which Mexico has peaceful relations with to enter Mexico, grantedthey have first received an exequatur based on the character of those ap-pointed. What follows is a list of thirty-four articles giving rules for the 42031 José Cisneros Original Pen and Ink Drawing titled Sp.-conduct of the agents as well as the powers of the consul to “further...the Mexican “Hacendado” - Mid. 18th Cent. 14“ x 19” (sight), matted andinterests of their countrymen, specially [sic] of those engaged in commercial framed to an overall size of 20.75” x 25.75”. Signed “J. Cisneros / El Paso/pursuits.” ‘90“ in the lower left corner. The self-taught artist is best known for his Riders Across the Centuries: Horsemen of the Spanish Borderlands,[War of Reform]. El Progreso Broadside regarding the resignation of a collection of more than 100 original illustrations that received thePresident Ignacio Comonfort and his subsequent flight to Veracruz one National Cowboy Hall of Fame Wrangler Award in 1985. Cisneros wasweek prior. One Page, in Spanish, 4.75” x 10.75”, Vera Cruz, January 28, also presented with the National Humanities Medal in 2002. Very minor1858. soiling in margins. Estimate: $500-$700Also, three payment cards including: One in the amount of two pesos. 7.5” Starting Bid: $400x 3.25”, 1839, in Spanish; Carta de Pago. Paid to Franklin Chase in theamount of MXN $63.00, 8.25” x 3.5”, 1840, in Spanish; Carta de Pago.Paid to Franklin Chase in the amount of MXN $279.38, 8.25” x 3.5”, 1840, 42032 Nestor Clayin Spanish. Autographed Letter SignedEstimate: $500-$700 Twice “N. Clay.“ Two andStarting Bid: $250 one-half pages, 7.75” x 12.5”, “Austin’s Colony,” April, 28, 1832, in ink, it reads, in full: A scarce Mexican passport issued to a citizen of the Austin colony “I have just met with an op- portunity of writing to you by a gentleman from Christian County Ky. Mr. Estis he is so well pleased he wishes to give a way one of the finest homes & farm in Ky to get leave to come to this free fighting stock raise- ing [sic] money hunting coun- 42030 Horatio Chriesman trys [sic] I have just got home Signed Mexican Passport having been gone since the Granting Safe Passage to 15th of January last on a cam- the United States. One page, paign against the Indians in the 8” x 8.25”, “Villa de Austin“, mountains we traveled about May 24, 1832. Signing as 300 miles up the Colorado “Alcalde” of the jurisdiction across to the Brazos Thenceof Austin, Chriesman grants the “colonist Benj McKinney passage to the down that & the Rio San Andrews in a king 681 miles & saw no IndiansUnited States of the North“ for business purposes. Some restoration to the but we got a chance to living for 3 months on 19 different kinds of animalsseparations at the folds on verso, with dampstaining and toning. to wit Buffalo Mustang horse wild cow Deer antelope panther Bear wild cat mountain cat polecat Leopard cat together with a variety of fish fowl turtle &cChriesman arrived in Texas in 1822 as one of Stephen Austin’s Old Three making 19 in all we started to be gone 20 or 30 days so that we were 60 daysHundred. In addition to acting as Alcalde, he also served as Stephen without Bread salt coffee sugar Tobacco or in fact any thing beat Horse beef atAustin’s surveyor until 1836. times but I do assure You that it is better than Buffalo wild cow or venison so that if you have an old fat horse that is worth no more than an ox of the sameEstimate: $600-$900 size you can try it & I can also State that polecat is the worst meete [sic] I haveStarting Bid: $300 ever tasted. The family are all in good health having children & all she says she18 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit HA.com/6067
  20. 20. is trying to make arrangements for us all to come to see you this fall she is sole maneger [sic] here she has & tolerable crop of corn some rye wheat & oats that lookspretty well she has 40 calves in her pen & expects 60 this season they are now fine beef even the milch [sic] cows she has about 200 head & is getting quite proud ofher stock & farm for you must know that I have my bottle of Brandy by me & have gave ale up but arms your grand children & child looks very well to be serious Ishould be glad to hear from you & all my friend often but you have badly neglected writing as well as the rest of my friends write how all are & give us all the news““PS I had like to have forgot to tell you of the quantity of silver oar [sic] we found I think from the experiment made and the silver smelted that we may calculate on a fortune some day from it. N. Clay“Nestor Clay (1799-1835), a cousin of the famous politician Henry Clay, first moved to “Austin’s Colony“ in 1822. Austin’s Colony had been established in1821 by an empresario grant issued by the Spanish government to Moses Austin, who died before his plan could be put into action. His son, Stephen F.Austin, deemed the rightful heir of the grant which allowed three hundred families (the Old Three Hundred) to settle as colonists in Texas, carried onhis father’s work. In 1824, Clay, a former state senator from Kentucky, returned to Texas after a brief visit to Kentucky where he had gone to be married.He was a member of the Conventions of 1832 and 1833 and was killed during an Indian raid in 1834. While not a member of the Old Three Hundred, bythe time of his death he held title issued by the Mexican government for 25,000 acres.The letter is toned and there is some foxing. The paper exhibits the usual fold creases and there are some minor tears along these. Ghosting from theoriginal wax seal; the script is bold and beautifully preserved. In fine condition.Estimate: $700-$900Starting Bid: $350 Colorado Springs42033 Colorado Springs Vacation Home.A five day stay in Colorado Springs, located8950 above sea level. The house includes sev-en bedrooms and 4 ½ baths on three levels,with views of Pikes Peak, Sangre de CristoMountains, and the Collegiate Range. Fullyequipped gourmet kitchen looks out onto anexpansive living room, ideal for entertain-ing and family fun. The house sits on 160acres, and includes a two acre trout lake onthe northern edge of the property. (Fishingis strictly catch and release.) Hiking, photog-raphy, bird watching, wild life, fishing, ski-ing, gaming/gambling, shopping, picnicking,camping and golf are all within easy reach ofthe property.Blackout dates are: May 15-June 15;September 15-October 15. Option/backupdates are a good idea in case of any schedul-ing conflicts, especially for Thanksgiving,Christmas, Labor Day and July 4. TSHAmember donation. All proceeds, includingBuyer’s Premium, will go to support TSHA.Estimate: $5,000-$7,000Starting Bid: $2,500 42034 Roscoe P. Conkling and Margaret B. Conkling. The Butterfield Overland Mail 1857-1869. Its Organization and Operation over the Southern Route to 1861; subsequently over the Central Route to 1866; and under Wells, Fargo and Company in 1869. Glendale: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1947. First edition. Three 8vo volumes, 412 pages; 446 pages. Atlas volume with seventy-seven plates and three folding maps. Original publisher’s maroon cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spines. Top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. A beautiful set with only trivial fading to spines and light shelf wear, otherwise in near fine condition. The Conklings (husband and wife) began writing their history in 1920 and upon publi- cation in 1947 it became the primary source of information for the Butterfield Overland Mail, the first great overland mail service running from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast. The Conklings allegedly traveled over 65,000 miles in preparation for their book, interviewing anyone they could find associated with Butterfield as well as taking over 6,000 photographs. Estimate: $600-$800 Starting Bid: $300 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 19
  21. 21. to Texas two weeks prior to resume command of his regiment and Heintzelman is giving an account of activities leading up to, and includ- ing his involvement in, the so-called First Cortina War. Heintzelman begins by giving a description of Juan Nepomuceno Cortina, “the leader of the banditti who have for the last five months been in arms on the Lower Rio Grande, murdering, robbing, and burning.” He describes Cortina as: “...a ranchero, at one time claiming to be an American, and at another a Mexican. At the same time General [Zachary] Taylor arrived...he was a soldier in General Arista’s army. He has been for years noted as a lawless, desperate man.” He describes the first incident of hostilities: “on the 13th of July last he was in Brownsville with some of his ranchero friends, when a man who was formerly a servant of his was arrested by the city marshal for abusing a cof- feehouse keeper. Cortinas attempted to rescue the man; he fired twice on the marshall [sic], the second shot wounding him in the shoulder, and rescued the prisoner. He mounted his horse, took the prisoner up behind him, and with his friends around him rode off defying the authorities to arrest him. He escaped to Matamoros, and there was treated with consideration and lauded s the de- fender of Mexican rights.” On September 28, 1859, Cortina and forty to eighty men entered the town of Brownsville. “The citizens were awakened by firing and cries of ‘Viva cheno Cortinas!’...’Viva Mexico!’ The city was already in his possession...He avowed his determination to kill the Americans, but assured the Mexicans and42035 Victor Considerant. European Colonization in Texas: An foreigners that they should not be molested. Thus was a city of two thousandAddress to the American People. New York: Baker, Godwin & Co., Book to three thousand inhabitants occupied by a band of armed bandits.” Two daysand Job Printers, 1855. First American edition. 8vo. 38 pp. Wrappers. later, after evacuating Brownsville, Cortina issues a proclamation, “inPages 1-4 excised. Covers lightly foxed and soiled. Pages with light to mod- which he bid defiance to law, and assumed to protect those whom he allegederate foxing. Otherwise, very good copy of a scarce text. From the papers of had been injured on account of their Mexican origin.”B.A. Shepherd. Heintzelman describes the events up to his arrival on December 5 with aReferences: Eberstadt 134:616. Howes C699. Sabin 15927. detachment of the United States army. Trying to get assess the situation,Estimate: $500-$700 he writes: “The morning after our arrival I endeavored to get information asStarting Bid: $250 to the number, position, and objects of Cortinas; everyone appeared to be as ig- norant of these matters as I was.” A combined force of Texas Rangers under John S. Ford and U. S. Cavalry finally defeat Cortina at the battle of Rio Grande City. Of the victory, Heintzelman says: “The defeat was complete. We captured his guns, ammunition and baggage carts, provisions, everything he could throw away to lighten his flight, and entirely dispersed his force.“ One year later, with the eruption of the Civil War, Heintzelman would be promoted to brigadier general of volunteers and brevetted the same rank in the regular army in 1862. He commanded at First and Second Manassas. Robert E. Lee remained in Texas until the secession of the southern states forced his recall to Washington to take command of the Union army. He politely declined and followed his home state of Virginia into the Confederate States. Heavy damage along the margins of the first and last page with moderate toning of page edges throughout; text is unaffected and is bright. The letter was intended as a report of events to a superior officer, but uninten- tionally reads like a western novel. Except for the flaws mentioned, it is in near fine condition. Estimate: $700-$900 Starting Bid: $35042036 [Cortina War] and [Samuel P. Heintzelman]. Later Fair Copyof a Letter to Colonel Robert E. Lee. Thirty-five pages, held with twostaples at the top, 8.5” x 14”, Fort Brown [Texas], March 1, 1860. Writtenfrom the “Headquarters Brownsville Expedition,” Lee had just returned20 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit HA.com/6067
  22. 22. 42037 James Cox.Historical and BiographicalRecord Of The CattleIndustry & The Cattlemenof Texas & AdjacentTerritory. St. Louis:Woodward & Tiernan, 1895.First edition. 4to. 743pp.Indices. Illustrations. Clothover board, gray color withstamped spine. Marbledendpapers. Some soiling tothe edges and occasionallythroughout the book. A fewsmall tears to pages towardthe end of the book and havebeen repaired with cellotape.Otherwise, pages in goodcondition with corners crisp.Signed and dated by originalowner, “January 1, 1896“.The first 293 pages concernthe history of the cattle industry, but the bulk of the book, nearly 400 double-columned pages, is devoted to biographical sketches of 449 cattlemen. Thereis also a short section concerning the importance of the railroads on the cattle industry. “One of the ‘big four’ cattle books. An important book on thehistory of the cattle industry, and no collector’s library would be complete without it. It is rarely found with the frontispiece, and since it is an unusuallyheavy book and the leather has deteriorated with age, its back strip is usually missing or in bad condition. It is said that the scarcity of this book is due tothe fact that nearly all the editions were lost in a warehouse fire” (Adams, Herd). Reese, in Six Score, calls this book “the cornerstone of any range library.”References: Basic Texas Books 34. Herd 593. Howes J820. Reese 24.Estimate: $8,000-$12,000Starting Bid: $4,000 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 21
  23. 23. 42038 [Crime]. Report of the Directors and Officers of the Texas Penitentiary, For the Years 1856,‘57. Printed by order of the Legislature of the State of Texas. Austin: Printed by John Marshall & Co., State Printers, 1857. First edition. 8vo. Slim wrappers. 46 pages. Original printed wrappers. One corner of rear wrapper and spine ends chipped, occasional mild foxing. With “B. A. Shepherd, Presented by Genl. [John S.] Besser, February 2nd, 1858“ written in ink on front cover; ink list on rear cover. Very good. Scarce. Biennial report of the state prison at Huntsville, containing Directors’ Report, Financial Agent’s Report (John S. Besser), Superintendent’s Report (James Gillaspie), and Physician’s Report for the state prison at Huntsville.With a detailed list of the 94 inmates, including their crimes and sentences, received in that two-year period. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $250 Rare signature of David Crockett signed days before the end of his first term as a congressman 42039 David Crockett Promissory Note Signed “David Crockett.” One page, 7.75” x 2”, Washington, February 24, 1829. Folk hero David Crockett was representing western Tennessee as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives when he signed this promissory note to payee Bob McHatton for the sum of $700. The note reads in full: “On the 26th of December next, I prom- ise to pay to the order of Bob McHatton, seven hundred dollars for value received, payable at the office of D[?] & Deposits.” Only days before his first term as a congressman adjourned, Crockett was suffering from nostalgia and was anxious to get away from Washington and back to his home in Tennessee. But he first had to pay off several debts, which is likely the rea- son for this loan. Money was always hard to come by for the frontiersman - he put himself in a financial bind in 1828 when he bought 250 additional acres in western Tennessee. He also22 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit HA.com/6067