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[Pennsylvania Land Grant]

Description: Land grant transferring ownership of a tract of land called "Rich Hill" from Thomas Say to Stacy Potts. The grant is signed by the governor and secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Date: March 2, 1802
Creator: United States. Pennsylvania.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Texas Land Grant]

Description: Land grant for Ira Ellis signed by the governor of the state of Texas. There is a handwritten note from the clerk of Smith County regarding the grant and where it is recorded in the clerk's office about a year after the grant was issued.
Date: June 9, 1848
Creator: United States. Texas.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Message of Gov. O. M. Roberts on appropriations and expenditures under the control of the governor to the seventeenth legislature of the state of of Texas, convened at the city of Austin, in regular session, January 11, 1881.

Description: Message to the 17th Legislature, Jan, 1881.-Appropirations and expenditures under the control of the Governor.-The sale and exchange of lands.-On quarantine
Date: January 11, 1881
Creator: Roberts, Oran M.
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Statistics and information concerning the state of Texas: with its millions of acres of unoccupied lands...

Description: This book covers statistical information for the state of Texas. It includes "great inducements for the investment of capital, health for the invalid, interesting sights and scenes for the tourist and pleasure seeker, broad fields of research for the historian, unsurpassed hunting grounds for the sportsman, and other resources waiting to be unlocked by the key of capital in the hands of labor and industry" (title page).
Date: 1890
Creator: Missouri Pacific Railway Company.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Message of Gov. J. S. Hogg to the twenty-third Legislature of Texas.

Description: This document is a message to Texas legislature from Governor J. S. Hogg. The document was a call to action concerning the matters of: railroad bonds and stocks, municipal indebtedness, land corporations, the railway commission, land and county boundaries, state banks, public education, mechanics' liens, convict labor, indigent ex-confederates, taxation, criminal laws, deadly weapons, lotteries, injunctions, stock quarantine, charities, board of pardon advisers, and the overall condition of the state of Texas.
Date: January 12, 1893
Creator: Hogg, J.S. (James S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Prospectus of Twelve Central Texas Counties.

Description: This book gives an overview of the twelve Blackland Counties of Texas in alphabetical order. For each county, a brief description of the geographic and agricultural characteristics is given as well as statistics on population and county income. Additionally, a geological description of the Black Prairie Region gives more specific aspects of the area and the soil compositions and a final chapter discusses the property market of the area.
Date: 1895
Creator: Crawford, Wilbur F. & [Moore, Monta J.]
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comprehensive History of Texas 1685 to 1897, Volume 1

Description: First volume containing a comprehensive history of Texas; this volume has two parts, starting with a reprint of "History of Texas, 1685-1845" by Henderson Yoakum (original text with additional notes). The second part contains a series of essays on various aspects Texas history, broken into 19 chapters. Index starts on page 849.
Date: 1898
Creator: Wooten, Dudley G.
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The Cuban and Porto Rican campaigns

Description: This book covers the organization of warships during the Spanish American War, and discusses the battles in Cuba and Puerto Rico. Also mentioned in the book are the Rough Riders, General Miles, General Shafter, General Wheeler, General Sumner, Colonel Wood, General Young, the Red Cross, General Wilson, Key West, Admiral Sampson, Captain Chadwick, General Kent, General Lawton, Buena Ventura, Ensign Curtin, Captain Paget, Commander Davis, General Breckinridge, and General Chaffee.
Date: 1898
Creator: Davis, Richard Harding
Partner: UNT Libraries

Locations and Depths of the Artesian Wells of the Black and Grand Prairies of Texas

Description: This map shows a portion of Texas with markings for different kinds of artesian wells. In the top, left-hand corner, there is an inset showing the entire state and marking the area detailed in the map. The header at the top of the map says, "U. S. Geological Survey, Twenty-First Annual Report, Part VII, PL. LXVIII." Scale [1:316,800] "Contour Interval 100 feet."
Date: 1898
Creator: Hill, Robert Thomas, 1858-1941
Partner: UNT Libraries

Sabine Pass, Texas: A Few Facts concerning the Harbor and Town

Description: Pamphlet about Sabine Pass, Texas gives an overview of the area and its potential as an area of trade and industry. According to the start of the text, "The object of this pamphlet is to present such facts in a strightforward manner as it will enable the fairminded investigator to draw just conclusions [...] to call attention to the advantages of Sabine Pass as the natural site, and where the most favorable conditions exist, for the building of a city upon Sabine Pass Harbor" (p. 3).
Date: 1898
Creator: Sabine Land & Improvement Company
Partner: UNT Libraries