Description: Knife, spoon and fork. Knife has a bone handle. Etched on the blade: W.R. Stammers, 20 Strand, London. Spoon has a pointy, oval mouth. Fork is slim with a brown handle.
Description: Historical Note: Born in Sevier County, Tennessee, John Henninger Reagan (1818-1905) came to Texas in 1839. He was an attorney, a judge, a militia officer, and a Democratic politician who served in the U.S. House of Representatives both before and after the Civil War (1858-1861, 1875-1887), and as a U.S. Senator from Texas (1887-1891). In 1861, Reagan was appointed by President Jefferson Davis to be the Confederate Postmaster-General. He also served as the Confederate Secretary of the Treasury until his capture in 1865. In later life, Reagan served as the first Railroad Commissioner of Texas (1891-1903) and founded the Texas State Historical Association in 1897.
Description: Related Collection: Reagan (John H.) Letters [2-23/1079] and John H. Reagan collection at the Texas State Archives, and John H. Reagan papers at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.
Citation information: ATF0324, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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Size or duration: a). 11 in x 1 in x 0.6 in; b). 6.5 in x 1.25 in x 1 in; c). 7.5 in x 0.75 in x 0.25 in