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Florence Eagar Roberts (1867-1969) was a San Antonio, Texas, resident. An early member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, she was one of the first Custodians of the Alamo after the DRT was granted custody of the site in 1905. Her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Riddle Eagar (1842-1947), took over the position when Florence married Major Harris L. Roberts in 1907 and followed her husband to his assignment in the Philippines.

The collection documents the activities of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and their custody of the Alamo. It includes a telegram from Clara Driscoll Sevier to Florence Eagar Roberts dated 1910 April 20; an undated photograph of the exterior of the Alamo; an undated postcard of Sarah Eagar inside the Alamo church; and newspaper clippings documenting the DRT's efforts to gain custodianship of the Alamo and the state government's involvement with the property.

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Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo

Publication Date

2020

Eagar (Sarah) and Roberts (Florence Eagar) Alamo Papers, 1905-1913 and undated

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