The Battle of San Jacinto

Mrs. Lola Lamar Calder to McArdle, November 22, 1891

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Lola Lamar Calder to McArdle, November 1891

be perfectly correct and I


would be sorry not to have your


great picture true in every detail.


I intend to write to my Aunt


in Georgia to day and ask her


what my fathers height was-


I know his eyes were dark blue,


large and beautiful-his hair


nearly black-and the picture


that is lost represented him


as bright and animated


altogether different from any other


I have seen of him-and as it


was taken just after the battle of


San Jacinto it must have been a


true likeness.

I am indeed distressed to


tell you that I have no picture


of my mother-except one

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Mrs. Lola Lamar Calder to McArdle, November 22, 1891, The Battle of San Jacinto Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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