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Manuscripts and Books

(Texas Forgeries), (David, Charles Dorman). Texas: Autograph Letters and Manuscripts by Stephen F. Austin, James Fannin, Sam Houston, and Others. Including Many from the Year 1836. Rare Books from the Collection of Robert E. Davis, Waco, Texas. Public Auction Tuesday, November 21 at 10:30 a.m. (Sale Number 2620). New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. [Affiliated with Sotheby & Co. London], 1967. Printed staple bound wraps. 8vo., [4], 33, [3]pp. 'Prices Recieved' loosly inserted.

This copy signed 'C Dorman David' at head of title page.


While Dorman David had no direct affiliation with this sale, Robert E. Davis did acquire much of his material from David. Wholesale looting of Texas State Archives were rampant during this period, and many of the forgeries David created were made from originals originating from these archives. Forty-two lots from the Davis sale appeared to have been stolen from Texas institutions.1

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1Taylor, W. Thomas. Texfake. An Account of the Theft and Forgery of Early Texas Printed Documents. Austin: W. Thomas Taylor 1991

Davis, Robert E. 1933-2003.
Manuscripts -- Texas -- Catalogs.
Booksellers' catalogs -- United States.
Rare books -- Catalogs.
Texas -- History -- Catalogs.
Book auctions -- Catalogs.
Parke-Bernet Galleries.