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Heller's Galveston Directory, 1880-1881

Description: General directory for Galveston, Texas includes address listings for businesses and individuals as well as advertisements from local businesses. According to the title page, it contains "the address of all white persons, in and out of the city limits, with a classified business directory, post offices and counties in this state, money-order offices, &c."
Date: 1880
Creator: Heller, John H.
Partner: Rosenberg Library

Account Book

Description: Patent for an account book that is to be used "to receive in condensed form the dates and other particulars when sums are due to and from a person or firm are payable" (p. 2).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Goldberg, Samuel W. & Tillmann, Emanuel M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adjustable Book Support.

Description: Patent for a new and improved book rest. This design consists "of an upright pivoted in a support or base, a sliding lower supporting cross-bar, an upper sliding supporting-bar, both bars having sockets upon their rear sides sliding upon the upright and provided with set-screws, and leaf-clamps consisting of a piece of spring doubled at one end to form slides sliding upon the arms of the upper cross-bar, forming curved yielding portions, forming transverse eyes at the other ends, having flat blocks hinged at the said eyes, and provided with thumb-pieces" (lines 72-83).
Date: November 25, 1884
Creator: Johnson, William Oscar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Receipt Book Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved holder for receipt books. This "is especially designed for the use of weighers" (line 8). The design calls for being "attached to the scales . . . that is, in the most convenient and agreeable position for the weigher. The book is always at hand, can be fully controlled by the weigher, and saves him [or her] very much trouble" (lines 42-48).
Date: November 2, 1880
Creator: Dickey, Robert Barbour
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Galveston City Company Accounts: 1883-1895]

Description: Ledger containing financial records relating to the Galveston City Company including the expense account, cash, cancelled stocks, city bonds, and other transactions from June 2, 1883 through May 18, 1895 (p. 163).
Date: 1883-06/1895-05
Creator: Galveston City Company
Partner: Stewart Title Company