Maverick family donates rare papers to Alamo Library

Descendants of Samuel Augustus Maverick (source of the term “maverick”) have donated rare papers to the Daughters of the Revolution of Texas and the Alamo Library. The collection includes a copy of the Declaration of Independence of Texas from 1836. Bruce Winders, curator of the Alamo Library, described the what this copy was originally used for:

“They were meant to be passed around and posted. Today they’d send it out as an e-mail attachment,” Winders said, adding Maverick’s copy is in remarkably good condition. “I think people will be surprised to see this document and know it was printed in 1836.”