Numismatic stories and slide presentations

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“The South Texas National Bank of Houston, Charter #4350” (20 minutes) is the story of the 6th National Bank to be chartered in Houston — and the first presentation to come out of encyclopedia entries I am developing for the Handbook Of Texas Online (Houston). Special attention is paid to the Notes, the signers, and the other officers of #4350. National Banks in the 19th Century did NOT perform many of the functions that we associate with banking today, and #4350 is a prime example of the changing roles of these banks in a dynamic economy.