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    John Henry Bowers Archive comprised of over twenty letters, photographs, and other documents spanning the years 1867 through 1901. Most of the letters are written to him and contain generally routine content about daily life. Of particular note are: Moses Austin Bryan Autograph Letter and Certificate Signed. One page, 7" x 9.25" (sight), Independence [Texas], September 20, 1876, to Dr. Bowers regarding his membership in the Texas Veterans Association. Moses Austin Bryan (1817-1895) was the nephew of Stephen F. Austin and grandson of Moses Austin, a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto, and a major in the Confederate Army. Matted and framed with the certificate (also signed by Bryan) to an overall size of 18.75" x 14.75". [and:] Texas Veteran Association Certificate and Ribbon. One page, 8.25" x 5.25" (sight), Austin, January 1895, certifying Bowers as a member of the Texas Veteran Association. Matted with a ribbon from an annual reunion of Texas veterans, Houston, April 21, 1893, to an overall size of 16.25" x 9.5". [and:] Veterans' Program. Two pages, 5" x 7.75" (sight), giving the particulars of a two day meeting of veterans in Galveston on April 20 and 21, 1896. Matted and framed to an overall size of 17.5" x 14.5".



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    Dr. John Bowers (1817-1907), a native of Alsace, arrived in Texas during the last months of the Revolution. Wanting to join the army of the Texans, he set out from Columbia when the Battle of San Jacinto took place. He arrived in time to attend to the wounded, including Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and Texan General Sam Houston, both of whom he developed a friendship with. After the war, Dr. Bowers remained in the Republic of Texas and joined the army, serving at a Houston-area military hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Louisiana (now Tulane University) and, following graduation, returned to Texas. He co-owned the first pharmacy in Texas and treated those stricken with yellow fever during the 1844 outbreak. Later, he served with other Texas troops during the Mexican War and opened a medical practice in Brownsville.



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