Brown leather wallet with strap around the waist. Handwritten on the inside flap: Jacob K. Beaumont, Galveston Island. Personal effects of Jacob K. Beaumont.
Historical Note: In 1838, the population of Galveston met the constitutional requirements of the Republic of Texas to become a county. Congress passed an act on May 15, 1838, formally establishing Galveston County. Jacob K. Beaumont was appointed associate justice until an election could be held. The election eventually took place on the first Tuesday of September 1838.
Related Collection: Beaumont (Jacob K.) collection [2-23/606], and records for Jacob Beaumont in Republic Claims at the Texas State Archives.
Date range of creation:
1850 to 1880
Artifact Box 0009
Galveston County (Tex.)
Beaumont, Jacob K., about 1801-
Personal Carrying and Storage Gear
ATF0037g, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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Size or duration:
7 in x 4 in x 0.75 in