Houston, TX: Gifford, nd [ca.1879]. Single folio sheet, 55 x 37 cm.,  pp. of text, printed in six columns, with a "Correct Geographical County and Outline Map of Texas published by the 'Texas Sun.' Gifford, Proprietor, Houston, Texas," occupying the top two thirds of the second page. The map shows the railroad lines, including the projected line of the Texas & Pacific from Ft. Worth to north of El Paso, with parts of Indian Territory to the northeast and New Mexico to the west. Articles include a reprinting of a medical lecture delivered in New York City on March 30, 1877, by Dr. D.W. Fairchild regarding "Nature's Laws... New Ideas Concerning Them, Illustrating the Principles of Absorption." Short articles and ads for agents of the "Holman Liver Pad Company," based in New York, with representatives in Texas and Mexico, follow. On the verso is a short article on the expansion of the railway being built by Col. Paul Bremond to the town of Shepherd in Jacinto county. Lightly creased from folding, long separation along a fold extending into the map, with no loss. An otherwise very good copy. Item #59814
The Texas Sun was published between ca.1873 and the 1880's. According to Pettingill's Newspaper Directory & Advertisers' Hand-book [Pettengill & Co.: 1878], the Texas Sun's focus was on immigration into Texas, extolling the state's advantages and opportunities. It was published monthly by Alvah W. Gifford & W.L. Winter, with a circulation of some 25,000.
One listing for this supplement on OCLC: Brigham Young Univ. Three other listings for issues of the newspaper on OCLC: Houston Public Library (1878 only); Panhandle-Plains Hist. Mus. (1879 only); Univ. of Texas-Austin (1877, 1879, 1880).