Dear Portal friends: Do you enjoy having history at your fingertips? We’ve appreciated your support over the years, and need your help to keep history alive. Here’s the deal: we’ve received a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Now it’s time to keep our word and raise matching funds for the Cathy Nelson Hartman Portal to Texas History Endowment. If even half the people who use the Portal this month give $5, we’d meet our $1.5 million goal immediately! All donations are tax-deductible and support Texas history: yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Not Now
Hill County

Hill County

Date: 1922
Creator: Matzow, Fr.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hill County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Photograph of Elizabeth "Betty" Howell]

[Photograph of Elizabeth "Betty" Howell]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Elizabeth "Betty" Howell, wife of James William Howell. Her hair is pulled away from her face, and she wears a black high-necked dress with a white cravat.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
Cultivator.

Cultivator.

Date: July 17, 1894
Creator: Maxfield, Nelson; Griffin, Richard Frankling & Speer, Henry Alson
Description: Patent for a cultivator attachment which is designed to be "a guard to protect the young growing crop from being covered by dirt when it is being cultivated." (Lines 14-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Joshua Calhoun Howell Remembrance Card]

[Joshua Calhoun Howell Remembrance Card]

Date: 1901
Creator: unknown
Description: Remembrance card for Joshua Calhoun Howell of Hill County, Texas. It reads: "In Loving Remembrance of J. C. Howell, Died Jan. 5, 1901. Gone but not forgotten. 'Tis hard to break the tender cord,/When love has bound the heart./'Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words:/"We must forever part."/Dearest loved one we must lay thee/In the peaceful grave's embrace,/But thy memory will be cherished/'Til we see thy heavenly face." Below the inscription is an illustration of the Bible.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
[Photograph of Elizabeth Martin Howell]

[Photograph of Elizabeth Martin Howell]

Date: 18uu
Creator: Duff, N. F.
Description: Photograph of Elizabeth "Eliza" Martin Howell, mother of Joshua Calhoun Howell. She lived from April 20, 1823 to July 3, 1898. Her hair is pulled back, she has glasses, and wears a brooch at the neck of her black button-up dress.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
[Photograph of John Noah Howell and Elizabeth Martin Howell]

[Photograph of John Noah Howell and Elizabeth Martin Howell]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of John Noah Howell and Elizabeth "Eliza" Martin Howell, parents of Joshua Calhoun Howell, sitting side by side. Elizabeth Howell wears her hair pulled back, has glasses, and a brooch at her neck. John Howell wears a suit jacket and a waistcoat over a white shirt.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
Calipers and Dividers.

Calipers and Dividers.

Date: July 12, 1898
Creator: Taulman, Joseph Edwin
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in measuring instruments, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Cultivator.

Cultivator.

Date: September 27, 1898
Creator: Owens, John H.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cultivators, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Cotton-Press.

Cotton-Press.

Date: December 20, 1898
Creator: Mason, William R.
Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in cotton presses, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Bicycle-Frame.

Bicycle-Frame.

Date: May 23, 1899
Creator: Mills, Virgel H.
Description: Patent for a new and useful bicycle frame, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
FIRST PREV 1 2 3 4 5 NEXT LAST
Beta Preview