Winedale Historical Complex, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Local Resource Number
Accession No.: W 67.31.2 ; Catalogue No.: W-1a 17-67
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Hill Texas Archive Research Notes
The chair once belonged to Matthias Melchior, father of Rudolph and Earnest Melchior. According to the family, Earnest Melchior purchased the chair between 1858-1860 for his mother upon her arrival in Texas. He supposedly carried it home on his shoulders, and so it is assumed he purchased it in Round Top. Gifted to Winedale by Miss Helen Kuehne, niece of Rudolph Melchior.