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[Col. Nicholas Copeland letter to Martin Bridgman, April 25, 1835]

Description: 1835 letter of Col. Nicholas Copeland to his son-in-law Martin Bridgman of Arkansas, enticing him to move to Texas. The letter discusses the price of land and cattle, as well as the profitability of crops such as cotton and corn. Copeland adds a note for Harry Currin, a free African-American, stating that Texas is a safe place to settle. His land grant (settlement & fortification) described in the letter was 25 miles west of the Trinity River just before crossing the Navasota River. This letter was written at Robbins' Ferry on the Old San Antonio Road at the crossing of the Trinity River (letters went east from there to be carried & put in the US mail system).
Date: April 25, 1835
Creator: Copeland, Nicholas
Partner: Other

[Transcript of Letter from Mozea Rousseau to Stephen F. Austin, September 1830]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Mozea Rousseau to Stephen F. Austin, in which Rousseau expresses his disappointment and frustration with Austin and complains of unfair treatment regarding the location of his land. Rousseau appeals to Austin for assurances that there will be no future interference with attempts to procure a piece of land in a decent location.
Date: September 1830
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

General Highway Map Caldwell County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Caldwell County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, and oil fields. Map includes ten inset maps - Uhland, Lytton Springs, Dale, McMahan, Stairtown, Reedville, Martindale, Maxwell, Fentress, and Prairie Lea - a key to counties diagram, and an extensive legend in the lower-left corner, indicating geographical and human-made features. A hand-drawn line , with a corresponding note, has been made to the map in pencil to mark the approximate route of the Old San Antonio Road. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1967
Creator: Texas. Highway Department.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map Bastrop County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Bastrop County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, cemeteries, oil fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, mines or quarries, railroads, ranches, state parks, military bases, a federal prison, and airports. Map includes five inset maps in the upper-right corner (Cedar Creek, Red Rock, McDade, Rosanky, and Page), a key to counties diagram, and a legend in the lower-left corner. A handwritten note has been made on the front of the map in pencil about the Old San Antonio Road survey lines. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (appropriately 2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1967
Creator: Texas. Highway Department. Planning Survey Division.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

The San Antonio Roads

Description: Map of three San Antonio roads: Ramon's Road, Later San Antonio Road, and Southern Loop. Map includes towns, counties, rivers, creeks, boundaries, and landmarks, with a legend in the lower-right corner. Scale [ca. 1:1,520,640] (24 miles to the inch).
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Leon County.

Description: Survey map of Leon County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes rivers, creeks, cities, towns, and railroads. No scale information given.
Date: 1853
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Caldwell Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Caldwell County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil and red ink. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1896
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Bastrop County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Bastrop County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the Old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Hand drawn lines have been added to the published map in pencil and red ink. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1917
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Wicker, George T.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Madison Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Madison County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, and towns. Hand drawn lines have been added to the published map in red pencil to denote the addition of La Bahia Road and San Antonio Road. At the intersection of La Bahia Road and San Antonio Road, the annotation "Robbins Ferry" has been added. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1922
Creator: Matzow, Fr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map Cherokee County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Cherokee County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, and oil fields. Map includes four inset maps - Reklaw, Dailville, Forest, and Maydelle - a key to counties diagram, a key to sheets diagram, and an extensive legend in the lower-left corner, indicating geographical and human-made features. Handwritten notes have been made made to the map in pencil to denote the approximate route of the Old San Antonio Road. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1960
Creator: Texas. Highway Department. Planning Survey Division.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Guadalupe Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Guadalupe County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, roads, the Old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Handwritten legend with hand drawn red lines to impose San Antonio Road, Road from New Braunels to Seguin, Gonzales Road, Seguin Road, and Mill Road in 1854 onto published map. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (2000 varas to 3/8 of an inch).
Date: 1919
Creator: Davis, Grady W. & Matzow, Fr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map, Houston County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Houston County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, oil fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, national forests, and state parks. Map includes three inset maps - Austonio, Latexo, and Weldon - key to counties and key to sheets diagrams, and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features. Handwritten notes have been made to the map in pencil to indicate the approximate route of the Old San Antonio Road and the location of Robbins's Ferry. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1966
Creator: Texas. Highway Department.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Cherokee Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Cherokee County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in red ink to highlight San Antonio Road, "1851 Cherokee Co. Map." Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1902
Creator: Jelinek, J. W. & Campbell, C. C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Hays County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hays County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the Old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in red pencil to denote the addition of roads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1919
Creator: Hawkins, Lee & Pinckney, T. F.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Lee County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Lee County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the Old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Hand drawn lines have been made on the published map in red ink. Scale [ca. 1:228,571] (6000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1890
Creator: Maxcy, J. W. & Wynne, Amos
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Burleson County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Burleson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the old San Antonio road, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1920
Creator: Atlee, Tom & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library