Notes and Documents
1896 Map of Aransas County #1490
Compiled and drawn by E. Schutze, General Land Office, August 1896. Map shows
bays, islands, towns, land sections by names of owner, surrounding counties, and
rivers. Blueprint. Size: 835/s inches x 321/4 inches.
1896 Texas, Eden Sheet #1873
"Reconnaissance Map. United States Geological Survey, J. W. Powell, Director.
Henry Gannett, Chief Topographer. R. U. Goode, Geographer in charge. Triangu-
lation by C. F. Urquhart. Topography by R. O. Gordon. Surveyed in 1886-7. Edition
of February 1896. Reprinted November 19o6." Printed in three colors the map
shows towns, roads, mountains, rivers, creeks, elevations, streams, and names of
adjoining published sheets in the margins for parts of Concho, Menard, and
McCulloch counties. On the reverse side of the map is "Description of the
Topographic Map of the United States" and a legend of "Conventional Signs."
Two copies. Scale: 1/125,000 or 3 inches-6 miles. Size: 171/ inches x 15 inches.
1896 Map of the International Routes and #1653
Map is on the back of a letter to W. H. Mabry, Esq., Adjutant General, Austin,
Texas, from and signed by D. J. Price, Assistant General Passenger Agent of
International and Great Northern Railroad. Map shows Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas,
Oklahoma, Missouri, and parts of surrounding state and Mexico; the routes of the
International and Great Northern Railroad and connections; towns; and rivers.
Manuscript note on the map side of the sheet reads "Palestine, June 26, '96. D. J.
Price, I & GN, asks when troops from San Antonio should leave for Tyler. S. A.
June 27, '96." Brown on white print. Size: 9 inches x 61/ inches.
1896 Map of lack County #1758
Copyright 1895. Map is certified by the signature of Andrew J. Baker, Commissioner
of the General Land Office of Texas, 1896. Lithography by August Gast Bank-Note
and Lithographic Company, Map Publishers, St. Louis. Map shows land sections
by owner, rivers, creeks, school lands, mountains, towns, forts, and names of
surrounding counties. Black and white print. Scale: 1 inch--4ooo varas. Size: 20
inches x 171/ inches.
1896 Midland County #1697
Note: "Copy of tracing in use to January 1896, General Land Office, Austin, Texas."
Map shows townships, land sections by number, land blocks, Texas and Pacific
Reserve, and names of surrounding counties. Photostat. Size: e22/ inches x 19gs
1896 Texas (Presidio County) Polvo Sheet #1858
"United States Geological Survey, George Otis Smith, Director. Henry Gannett,
Chief Topographer. E. M. Douglas, Topographer in charge. Triangulation by C. F.
Urquhart. Topography by C. C. Bassett. Surveyed in 1895. Edition of November
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 March 30, 2015.