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Colton's New Map of the State of Texas

Description: Full color atlas map by county of the state of Texas, showing county towns, post offices, forts, railroads, roads, and water bodies. Map includes a note describing the significance of selecting this map for reproduction to depict American expansionism and three inset maps, located in the lower-left corner ("Plan of the Northern Part of Texas," "Plan of Galveston Bay," and "Plan of Sabine Lake"). Relief shown in hachures. Scale [ca. 1:4,118,400] (appropriately 65 miles to the inch).
Date: 1861
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Glass Slide of Arab Family on Donkey Cart

Description: A glass slide of a family in Arabic dress on a donkey cart in Beirut, Lebanon.., arabic dress. The photograph was taken by French photographer Felix Bonfils. When Bonfils and his family moved to Beirut in 1867, they opened a photographic studio called "Maison Bonfils."
Date: [1867..1885]
Creator: Félix Adrien Bonfils (1831–1885)
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Gonzales Co.

Description: Survey map of Gonzales County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, rivers, creeks, and roads. No scale information given.
Date: 1869
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Houston County

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Houston County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, and blocks of land. A key is included in the upper-right corner of the map, indicating titles in Burnet's Colony and Vehlin's Colony, titles by Alcaldes of Nacogdoches and Charles S. Taylor, and old titles on deposit. No scale information is given.
Date: 1868
Creator: Stremme, C. O.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

J. De Cordova's map of the state of Texas

Description: Map of Texas, showing counties, towns, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Includes list of land districts, official State of Texas seals, and notes. Relief shown in hachures. Scale ca. 1:1,169,700 The map also includes an inset map of the southwestern United States and Mexico in the lower-right corner. Scale ca. 1:9,000,000
Date: 1861
Creator: De Cordova, Jacob & Creuzbaur, Robert
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Johnson's Texas

Description: Blue line print of atlas map of Texas, showing counties, towns, forts, post offices, railroads, roads, and water bodies. Map includes large inset maps of the northern parts of Texas and Galveston Bay in the lower-left corner. Relief shown in hachures. Scale [ca. 1:2,534,400] (approximately 40 miles to the inch).
Date: 1866
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Annie Watts Winston to Effie Watts, June 20, 1860]

Description: Letter from Annie Watts Winston, to her sister, Effie Watts discussing her being upset with Effie, for leaving so quickly to a hot state such as Texas. Everyone back home was distressed of her leave, illness struck little Johnnie, and a few family members put some pounds on. All of the fruits grew nicely back home.
Date: May 20, 1860
Creator: Winston, Annie Watts
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from Annie Watts Winston to Effie Watts Rector, February 12, 1865]

Description: Letter from Annie Watts Winston, to her sister, Effie Watts Rector discussing how her eyesight is failing her. Slowly. Even though it was leaving, she still wanted to write Effie a letter. Somewhatly happy about the marriage, yet doesn't like Effie going to Texas. Misses her and the kids an hopes her sister is able to make a great fruit garden.
Date: February 12, 1865
Creator: Winston, Annie Watts
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from Annie Watts Winston to John Watts, June 24, 1863]

Description: Letter from Annie Watts Winston, to her brother, John Watts discussing how letters coming in were burned by the enemy. So finding out what's going on or a response from someone will be hard. She informs her brother how the family is doing and wishing him good health. Words for Effie Watts were on the last page.
Date: June 24, 1863
Creator: Winston, Annie Watts
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from Jeanette Rector to Kenner K. Rector, April 16, 1860]

Description: Letter from Jeanette Rector, to her brother, Kenner K. Rector discussing how Kenner is probably wrapped around a damsel's finger to the point where he can't write to his own sister. The school is flourishing, she's learning a lot, but caught a cold like the other students. She sends her love back home and would love a letter from John as well.
Date: April 16, 1860
Creator: Rector, Jeanette
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from John B. Rector to Kenner K. Rector, July 4, 1863]

Description: Letter from John B. Rector, to his brother, Kenner K. Rector discussing the awful weather in Tennessee while dealing with the enemy. He explains the whole battle of how separate groups were on the battleground; he hopes Kenner's arm heals quickly. John warns his brother to not come back to battle, for nothing good is waiting for him. He's starving, in need of sleep, and wishes he was home.
Date: April 4, 1863
Creator: Rector, John B.
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from John B. Rector to Kenner K. Rector, September 9, 1864]

Description: Letter from John B. Rector, to his brother, Kenner K. Rector discussing how he's returned to the regiment again. More raids occur, the enemy is killing all who they capture that seem to be scouts, and different battle plans are being set. To strike the enemy from different directions or areas.
Date: September 9, 1864
Creator: Rector, John B.
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group

[Letter from Kenner K. Rector to Effie Watts, April 16, 1862]

Description: Letter from Kenner K. Rector to Effie Watts discussing hoe often he writes her and how she probably gets the letters faster. Then when he gets hers, He thinks the war will come to a close soon. Nashville was taken back,had a surprise victory in the Battle of Shiloh, and both armies are using all of there strength in the battle. Managed to acquire supplies when the enemy left a camp in confusion but they were able to capture a few who seemed wanting out of the war. More recruits are arriving and he sends his thanks as well as John, for the sock she sent them.
Date: April 16, 1862
Creator: Rector, Kenner K.
Partner: McWhiney History Education Group
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