Lot 244: James W. Parker

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:33:22

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Lot 244: Early Texas settler (1797-1864) who had several family members kidnapped by the Comanches in an 1836 raid. He made the search for them a lifelong obsession and is thought to have inspired John Wayne's character in The Searchers. Manuscript DS, signed "J. W. Parker," one page both sides, 8 x 13, June 12, 1840. Montgomery County document in which Parker and three others state that they are "held and firmly bound unto William W. Sheppard....in the penal sum of Five Hundred Dollars." Signed at the conclusion by Parker and three others. In very good condition, with partial edge separations to folds, several small edge chips and tears, and scattered soiling. Provenance: The Robert Davis Collection. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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