Object Type: Record
In Collection: Artifacts Collection
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Title: Letter opener
Description: Letter opener, wooden. Handwritten on handle: Veramendi Palace, San Antonio, Texas.
Description: Historical Note: This knife was carved from wood in the Veramendi Palace by W.K. Makemson, Georgetown, Texas. The Veramendi Palace used to stand on 130 Soledad Street, San Antonio. It was built in the early 1800s by Don Fernando Veremendi. James Bowie married Ursula de Veramendi, daughter of Don Fernando Veramendi, in the city of San Fernando de Bexar on April 25, 1831. By 1880 the palace had become a museum. It was demolished in 1912. It is believed that Benjamin Milam, a Texas colonist, was killed outside the palace in 1835 during the siege of Bexar.
Item identifier: ATF0151
Collection: Artifacts collection
Date range of creation: 1915 to 1935
Source: Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 1938/016
Container information: Artifact Box 0032
Geographic coverage: San Antonio (Tex.)
Subject: Veramendi Palace (San Antonio, Tex.)
Type: Writing Accessories
Type: Opener, Letter
Medium: Wood (plant material)
Citation information: ATF0151, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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Size or duration: 7 in x 0.75 in