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Coleman County

Description: Map of Coleman County, Texas, including the Panhandle Plains region. The center of Coleman County is marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: October 1858
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Limestone County

Description: Map of Limestone County, Texas, including the Prairies and Lakes region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: January 26, 1858
Creator: Martin, Joseph
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Freestone County

Description: Map of the Prairies and Lakes region covering Freestone County, Texas. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: February 4, 1858
Creator: Martin, Joseph
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Grimes County

Description: Map of the Prairies and Lakes region covering Grimes County, Texas. The map shows the district line between Montgomery and Harris Counties, as run by James W. Henderson. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: May 1858
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Alabama Land Deed with President Buchanan's Signature

Description: Photograph of a Alabama land deed for 220 acres belonging to Garrison Deens. it is signed by President James Buchanan on November 1, 1858. Mr. Deens sold this land to James O. Sellers in 1859 or 1860. Mr. Sellers was Ethel Bryant's grandfather. This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Date: November 1, 1858
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Eugene, Arthur and Mrs. Thomas Bancroft

Description: Photograph of Mrs. Thomas Bancroft and her two sons, Eugene William Bancroft on her right and Arthur J. Bancroft on her left. Mrs. Bancroft is wearing a dark dress, white gloves, lace collar and a bonnet with a large bow tied underneath her chin. She has her arm around Eugene who is wearing a dark dress with white collar. Arthur is wearing a dark outfit with white collar.
Date: 1858
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Die Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerica nebst Canada.

Description: Map shows states by region; major cities, major roads, areas of Native American habitation; Washington, Oregon, Nebraska, Utah, New Mexico, Kansas, "Minesota," and "Indian" territories. Includes translation table of place name words: English, Spanish, German. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale [1:8,000,000].
Date: 1858
Creator: Kiepert, Heinrich, 1818-1899
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Colton's railroad & township map of the state of Ohio.

Description: Map shows mid-nineteenth century Ohio railroads, canals, post roads, counties, township grid, and notable physical features; limestone and conglomerate geological formations across the state. Includes illustration, table, "Census of the state of Ohio," and references. Scale [ca. 1:760,000].
Date: 1858
Creator: Colton, G. Woolworth (George Woolworth), 1827-1901
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, March 4, 1858]

Description: Letter to David W. Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing the receipt of his letter and his arrival at Prairie Lea; a request for Frank to write a letter informing Maud of his travels; a discussion of sending information and gifts; a brief discussion about marriage and gifts;a dialogue concerning "Episcopacy or Pickett"; news about the weather; the affect of the weather on the planting of crops; a discussion of real estate; a brief mention of Maud's health; a request for information on "how the presents went" and if pictures were received; a discussion requesting a visit from David's "Aunt", "Uncle", as well as from Tom and Frank; an ending statement requesting letters from David, Clara, and Frank.
Date: March 4, 1858
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections