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Title: Designer's doll
Description: Designer's doll, wearing a blue dress, white shirt and blue lacy bonnet on her head. Pinned under the skirt are the bill and dress design. Bill letterhead: Gem Fabric and Sewing Centers, Austin, TX. Dated: 06.27.1964. Items charged include crepe, lace, ribbon etc for a total of $2.64. The dress design includes a sketch of the doll and on top, is written: Plans for doll for state. Signed, Oscilee Cooksey 06/01/1964.
Description: Historical Note: This doll was used by a seamstress in Austin in 1849. The seamstress placed the doll in her window to show the public the quality of her work. It was a gift to Mrs. Pease, according to Niles Graham, after Mrs. Pease had admired it in the window. Lucadia Christiana Pease, wife of former Texas Governor Elisha Marshall Pease. Lucadia Christiana Niles was born in Connecticut in 1813. She married Elisha M. Pease in 1850 and accompanied him to Brazoria, Texas. When Elisha Pease was elected governor of Texas, the family moved to Austin. Governor Pease served two terms as governor and subsequently a third term after a period of 10 years.
Description: Related Collection: Graham (R. Niles) collection, Texas Governor Elisha Marshall Pease records (first two terms), and Texas Governor Elisha Marshall Pease records (third term), at the Texas State Archives. Pease, Graham, and Niles Families Papers at the A
Citation information: ATF0220, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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