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"Grimes County, Texas"

"Grimes County, Texas"

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Large blue-line map of Grimes County abstracts printed on light-weight cotton
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 85, July 1981 - April, 1982

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 85, July 1981 - April, 1982

Date: 1981/1982
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 477.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Historical Association
[Aerial Route Mapper's Stop at Love Field]

[Aerial Route Mapper's Stop at Love Field]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a plane and pilot at Love Field in 1918. This image shows the stop of an aerial cartographer at Love Field. The plane was in route from Houston, Texas to Detroit, Michigan.
Contributing Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives
Combination Roller and Protector.

Combination Roller and Protector.

Date: June 24, 1890
Creator: Turner, Ephraim M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved roller and protector for maps and charts. This design consists, "with the case having longitudinal slot at its under side, the caps upon the ends of the case and formed with ears, the springs upon the case having their ends engaging the ends of the caps, metal bearings in the ends of the caps, the roller within the case with its pintles journaled in said bearings, and the cord wound upon the roller at one end in a reverse direction to the article carried by the roller with its free end passed through the opening in the under side of the cap at that end of the roller" (lines 21-32).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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