CBCST benefits from RR Auction of Alamo papers

Rare documents tied to the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, including receipts signed by William Barret Travis for lumber, gunpowder and other supplies, are on display in the state shrine this weekend.

The papers, from the estate of a Waco collector, will be sold by RR Auction after online bidding Thursday through Nov. 17. A portion of sales proceeds will benefit the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas.

In 2004, a receipt Travis signed for cattle to feed his men sold for $147,000.

Alamo visitors can view the documents free of charge today and Sunday only. The Alamo, open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., also will have 1830s period demonstrations as part of its monthly “First Saturday” program.