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 County: Robertson County, TX
 Collection: Texas History Collection
[Col. Nicholas Copeland letter to Martin Bridgman, April 25, 1835]

[Col. Nicholas Copeland letter to Martin Bridgman, April 25, 1835]

Date: April 25, 1835
Creator: Copeland, Nicholas
Description: 1835 letter of Col. Nicholas Copeland to his son-in-law Martin Bridgman of Arkansas, enticing him to move to Texas. The letter discusses the price of land and cattle, as well as the profitability of crops such as cotton and corn. Copeland adds a note for Harry Currin, a free African-American, stating that Texas is a safe place to settle. His land grant (settlement & fortification) described in the letter was 25 miles west of the Trinity River just before crossing the Navasota River. This letter was written at Robbins' Ferry on the Old San Antonio Road at the crossing of the Trinity River (letters went east from there to be carried & put in the US mail system).
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Prospectus of Twelve Central Texas Counties.

Prospectus of Twelve Central Texas Counties.

Date: 1895
Creator: Crawford, Wilbur F.
Description: This book gives an overview of the twelve Blackland Counties of Texas in alphabetical order. For each county, a brief description of the geographic and agricultural characteristics is given as well as statistics on population and county income. Additionally, a geological description of the Black Prairie Region gives more specific aspects of the area and the soil compositions and a final chapter discusses the property market of the area.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Texarkana Gateway to Texas and the Southwest

The Texarkana Gateway to Texas and the Southwest

Date: 1896
Creator: Texas & Pacific Railway
Description: This text gives an overview of the places and resources in Texas with an emphasis on the locations where the railroads run through the state. Indexes start on page 220.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries