Improvement in Fences.

Improvement in Fences.

Date: August 20, 1872
Creator: Willie, William T.
Description: Patent for improvement in rail-fence by using “triangular-shaped posted or couplings; it consists in arranging posts of a triangular form and a certain construction diagonally with the rails forming the body of each panel, so that long and short rails may be utilized.” (Lines 14-19) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Cotton-Worm-Poison Distributers.

Improvement in Cotton-Worm-Poison Distributers.

Date: December 29, 1874
Creator: Willie, William T.
Description: Patent for new and valuable improvement in cotton-worm-poison distributer (distributor) to secure to a saddle upon a horse.
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Improvement in Convertible Cotton-Planter.

Improvement in Convertible Cotton-Planter.

Date: December 20, 1877
Creator: Willie, William T.
Description: Patent for improvement in convertible cotton-planters. The mechanism has a seed-dropping mechanism and a rear or side plow covers the dropped seed.
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Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: May 26, 1896
Creator: Willie, William T.
Description: Patent for a wire-stretcher that has "a body portion bifurcated at one end with the rigid integral forks of the bifurcation oppositely notched with said notches arranged in line substantially transverse of the body portion, whereby the device is adapted to operate in holding the wire for stretching" (lines 75-81).
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Dish-Cleaner.

Dish-Cleaner.

Date: March 17, 1896
Creator: WIllie, William Thomas
Description: Patent for a dish cleaner that consists of an oscillating vessel where dishes are placed, which goes inside another vessel. The inner vessel has openings so the water can go in and out while cleaning dishes, and the vessel is hand-turned by a crank on the top of the machine.
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Desk.

Desk.

Date: November 30, 1897
Creator: Welch, James N.
Description: Patent for a new and useful desk "with depressible leaves or writing bed sections" (line 10)
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Photograph of Baylor University

Photograph of Baylor University

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph (reprint) of old Baylor University at Independence with students
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 10, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 10, 1881]

Date: February 10, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. Gertrude wrote to update her father on life at school. Among other small news, she mentioned a couple of incidences with fire that may lead to the suspension of a girl and the use of Gertrude's camphor by girls who have gotten sick. Her brother, Paul, was working to raise money to bring a guest lecturer to their schools.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 6, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 6, 1881]

Date: March 6, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote her mother to update her about her life at school. Among the small bits of news Gertrude gave, she mentioned a musical performances that the girls gave, a memorial service, and upcoming examinations.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 26, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 26, 1880]

Date: November 26, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote her mother to update her on life at school. Gertrude mentioned the Thanksgiving dinner they had at school and time she had been spent with her brother, Paul. She had started learning to crochet and was excited about being able to go home in a few weeks for Christmas.
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