La Una De Cordova Skinner Papers
Manuscript Collection: MC151
La Una De Cordova Skinner, born in Collinsville, Texas, was state poet laureate and a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT). She was granddaughter of early Texan Jacob De Cordova (1808-1868) and Rebecca Sterling De Cordova. Skinner was approved April 7, 1936, for membership in the James Butler Bonham Chapter of the DRT. La Una De Cordova was married to John William Skinner, Sr. Mrs. Skinner died October 28, 1963.
The La Una De Cordova Skinner Papers consist of three items documenting Texas history during the 19th century. Legal documents include an 1859 index to land grantees in Texas and an 1874 quit claim deed from William Carton to Mrs. Rebecca De Cordova. Also included is a poem by La Una De Cordova Skinner entitled "Sidney Sherman and His Men", regarding Texas' fight for independence.
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[Identification of Item], La Una De Cordova Skinner Papers, MC151, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.
Gift of La Una De Cordova Skinner, May 1942.
Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2011.