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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.
Item Type: Book

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
Item Type: Book

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
Item Type: Map

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.)
Item Type: Book

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.]
Item Type: Book

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
Item Type: Book

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.
Item Type: Book

The Texarkana Gateway to Texas and the Southwest

Description: This text gives an overview of the places and resources in Texas with an emphasis on the locations where the railroads run through the state. Indexes start on page 220.
Date: 1896
Creator: Texas & Pacific Railway
Item Type: Book