Notes and Documents
1871 Ground-Plot of the Post of Fort Bliss, Texas #1673
The map shows all the structures, the road to San Antonio, and the Rio Grande.
The map is endorsed by Morris S. Miller, Deputy Quartermaster General, Brevet
Brigadier General, United States Army, Chief Quartermaster. Note: "This tracing
was furnished July 25/71 by Col McFerran. ..." Photograph taken with six inch
ruler for true scale calculation. Original in National Archives, Washington, D. C.
Size: 171/8 inches x 173/4 inches.
1871 Plan of Fort Griffin, Texas #1668
The sketch was furnished June 26, 1871, for file by Colonel McFerran according to
an inscription on the map. It was endorsed by James A. Ekin, Deputy Quartermaster
General, United States Army. The map bears one illegible signature. The map
shows all buildings and roads in the fort area. Photograph taken with six inch
ruler for true scale calculation. Original in National Archives, Washington,
D C. Two reproductions Sizes: 81/4 inches x lo/g inches; 17 inches x 22 inches.
1871 Plan of Fort Stockton #1674
"This tracing was furnished by Colonel McFerran July 25, 1871, for file," according
to an inscription on the map. It shows structures in the fort as well as Comanche
Creek. Photograph. Scale: I inch-loo feet. Size: 17/4 inches x 17s/ inches.
1871 Richardson's New Map of the State of Texas #389
Corrected for the Texas Almanac to 1871
Published by Richardson and Company, Galveston. In printed colors the map
shows counties, towns, rivers, mountains, roads. Insets: (1) Plan of Galveston Bay
(s) Plane of Sabine Lake (3) Plan of Matagorda Bay (4) Plan of the Northern
Part or Panhandle of Texas (5) Plan of the Great West [United States]. Two copies
and one photostat. One copy has noted in ink the population of each county; the
figures are given for white and colored. This copy was "Gift of Mrs. James P.
Newcomb, San Antonio, Texas, 4/19/38." The other copy has major railroad lines
drawn in blue and red with railroad names in black ink. Photostat is of the copy
with the population notations. Scale: 21/4 inches-8o miles. Size: 161/ inches x 251/
1871 Map of Texas #1448
Accompanies William Brady, Glimpses of Texas: Its Divisions, Resources, Develop-
ment and Prospects (Houston, 1871). The map shows Texas and parts of Indian
Territory, Arkansas, and Louisiana, and denotes Texas counties, county towns, rail-
roads, common roads, villages, post offices, routes, trails, location of Indian tribes,
Indian agencies, routes of military parties, emigrants route, rivers, mountains, creeks,
state capital. Insets (1) General Map of the United States and Mexico (2) Plan
of the environs of Houston Showing its Railroads and Water Connections. Photo-
stat. Original in possession of Paul C. Ragsdale, 2311 Red River, Austin, Texas.
Size: 12 inches x 151/4 inches.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101196/. Accessed August 20, 2014.