1884 Courthouse

1884 Courthouse

Date: c. 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo collage with the 1884 Clay County Courthouse in the center surrounded by Henrietta officials and businessmen around 1890.
Contributing Partner: Clay County Historical Society
[Bill of Sale for Slaves]

[Bill of Sale for Slaves]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Bill of sale from R. Christmas to John Seward & brother, for several slaves, including a blacksmith and carpenter.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Banner Dairies

Banner Dairies

Date: 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a worker at a dairy using the equipment. On the right, a large metallic tank is connected, on the left, to a large white piece of dairy equipment. The worker appears to be operating the white machine. According to accompanying information, the dairy is located on S. Fourteenth and Butternut Streets in Abilene, TX.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[600 Block S. May - Dilley's Iron Foundry]

[600 Block S. May - Dilley's Iron Foundry]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Illinois-native George Mansfield Dilley, the prominent railroad-building contractor who played an instrumental role in the expansion of railroads throughout Texas and the South, established this foundry in 1873, one year after the railroad arrived in Palestine. The George M. Dilley & Son Foundry, located adjacent to the I&GN tracks, at one time contained more than ten buildings. The enterprise manufactured some farm equipment and machinery, but its primary output was gray iron and brass castings for Texas railroads. The elder Dilley moved to Dallas in the 1880s, but the foundry continued to be run by his son, George Edward Dilley – one of Palestine’s most prominent citizens of the late 19th century. G.E. Dilley continued operations at the foundry until his death in 1932; his son Clarence V. Dilley then took over until his own death five years later. In the mid-1930s, the plant had an average payroll of about twenty thousand dollars, for a workforce of twenty to twenty-five men. The foundry ceased operations in the late 1930s. All that remains today are the frame office building, the nearby brick brass furnace building, and a lengthy iron fence which borders the property and faces May Street (which local historians ...
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[List of names and financial information]

[List of names and financial information]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: List of names and financial information with a note at the bottom that the writer could take cash or merchandise for the balance.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[Document containing notes about debts and credits]

[Document containing notes about debts and credits]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Document containing notes about debts and credits and items out on loan titled "Folder H notes".
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[A note about silk ribbon]

[A note about silk ribbon]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A note about silk ribbon in any color except black, 15 yards.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[Bill for wickerwork wares and hats]

[Bill for wickerwork wares and hats]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Bill for wickerwork wares and hats lined with fur.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[Document listing provisions]

[Document listing provisions]

Date: unknown
Creator: Huth, Louis
Description: Document listing provisions, including ham, barley, rice, salt and more, with prices.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[Document describing an agreement between Henri Castro, Ferdinand Louis Huth, and Huth & Co., October 5, 1843]

[Document describing an agreement between Henri Castro, Ferdinand Louis Huth, and Huth & Co., October 5, 1843]

Date: October 5, 1843
Creator: unknown
Description: Agreement between Henri Castro in Paris, Ferdinand Louis Huth and Huth & Co. in Neufreystaedt, in which they set forth the terms of their joint venture. Namely, that Ferdinand Louis Huth will travel to Texas and conduct trade business there for at least two years. Signed by Hy. Castro, Huth & Co. and Louis Huth, Jr. in Paris and Neufreystaedt on October 5, 1843.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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