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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