Overview

Featuring Texas documents detailing the medical history of early epidemics such as the Spanish Flu, a doctor’s account of how the virus was handled. Among some of the documents are items written and signed by; Sam Houston, the first elected president of the Republic of Texas, and Dr. Ashbel Smith, the first Surgeon General for the Army of the Republic of Texas. A collection of rare and complicated clocks and timepieces, featuring a very important tall case clock by Peter Stretch, circa 1705. Another highlight of this collection is an early 20th century Handel table lamp with an unusual Bradley & Hubbard slag glass and painted metal shade. Works by artists such as Porfirio Salinas, Frederic Remington, Édouard Cortès, Dorothy Hood, François Gall, Charles Russell, Peter Hurd, Henriette Wyeth, Mitchell Johnson, Gary Niblett, Frank Tenney Johnson, and Gerald “G. Harvey” Jones. French, English, and American furniture from the 17th century to the modern and contemporary including an Austrian gilt bronze and enamel mounted cabinet-on-stand, Vienna, late 19th century and a Dutch neoclassical gilt brass mounted flame mahogany linen press, late 18th/early 19th century.