Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: June 29, 1897
Creator: Martin, David D.
Description: Patent for "an automatic link-coupler which shall embody strength, simplicity, certainty of action, and adaptability for manipulation without entering between the cars and without necessity of relieving strain." (Lines 9-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Flooring or Ceiling Jack.

Flooring or Ceiling Jack.

Date: August 22, 1893
Creator: Holiman, William Moses
Description: Patent for a flooring or ceiling jack that is meant to "provide a device, whereby the laying of the flooring, and the fitting of siding and ceiling strips are greatly facilitated, and enables one carpenter to do the work that ordinarily requires two" (lines 14-18).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Part of Tom Green County, Texas

Part of Tom Green County, Texas

Date: 1870
Creator: Gast, August
Description: Blueline format of the second survey map of Tom Green County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, lakes, railroads, townships, and blocks of land. A diagram of a section is included in the upper-right corner. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil to label specific tracts of land. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Map of Tom Green County

Map of Tom Green County

Date: 1910
Creator: Schutze, E.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Tom Green County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Part of Tom Green County, Texas

Part of Tom Green County, Texas

Date: 187u
Creator: Gast, August
Description: Blueline format of the third part of the survey map of Tom Green County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, lakes, railroads, townships, and blocks of land. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil to label specific tracts of land. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Part of Tom Green County, Texas.

Part of Tom Green County, Texas.

Date: 187u
Creator: Gast, August
Description: Blueline format of survey map of Tom Green County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, townships, and blocks of land. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[San Angelo, Texas Fire Department Patch]

[San Angelo, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Patch from the San Angelo, Texas fire department that has blue edging and two sections. The outer section has "San Angelo Fire Department" written across the white edge of the shield-shaped patch. The second section has a red background, a blue, green, and yellow edge, and a what image of a "fire scramble."
Contributing Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
Carl Harton and Kristiane Christiansen Harton

Carl Harton and Kristiane Christiansen Harton

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of Carl Harton and his wife Kristiane Christiansen Harton standing in front of a wooden bench. Kristiane stands to the right of Carl, wearing a jacket and long skirt, a brimmed hat, and carrying a cloth folded over her arm. Carl stands with his hands behind his back, wearing a suit jacket, a vest, trousers, and a bow tie.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-7469

Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-7469

Date: October 29, 1946
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Description: Document issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas, providing an interpretation of Texas law. It provides the opinion of the Texas Attorney General, Grover Sellers, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: Does the Junior College District which is co-extensive with the boundaries of Tom Green County have the authority to tax the intangible assets of railroad rolling stock?
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Bexar Scrip 2692

Bexar Scrip 2692

Date: 1873/1928
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Description: Land Grant file for land issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railway Company in the Bexar Land District. Includes a folder jacket with table of contents and notes about the land grant (filed July 12, 1928); field notes by M.J. Doyle, Deputy Surveyor, Bexar Land District for Section 21 Block 20 (January 13, 1873); the affidavit of ownership of S.N. Allen (July 12, 1928); and a note by Land Commissioner J.H. Walker indicating that the file has no relation to the O. Henry story of the same name (December 4, 1933). O. Henry’s story tells the tale of a Railroad baron taking a poor homesteader’s land by stealing this file. Walker notes that although the file was missing for a period, due to office procedures the land fraud could not have occurred.
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