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Nebraska.

Description: Map shows counties, railroads, cities and towns, and notable geographic features. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:1,300,000].
Date: [1880..1900]
Creator: Cram, George Franklin, 1841-1928
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Dr. James A. Gibson, Jr.]

Description: Photograph (copy) of Dr. James A. Gibson, Jr. Gibson is wearing a military uniform with three rows of buttons down the front of his jacket. He has tassels on each shoulder. His cap has a two bayonets that crisscross as an emblem in the center. He has short trimmed hair and a mustache. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1880
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Red wooden station staff]

Description: Red wooden station staff to surveyor's transit set. Round staff is capped at base with pointed iron end piece. Brass tip at top swivels. The object is called a "Jacob's Staff" and is used by surveyors to support a compass. The pointed end is jabbed into the ground and the compass is attached to the threaded piece at the top. The ball at the top allows the compass to be levelled.
Date: 1880
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Surveyor's transit]

Description: Surveyor's transit, mounts with spring-action pin to tripod (1999.012.001b). Face is engraved with cardinal directions, with a star replacing North. Two bubble levels built into face. Degrees and minutes marked around circumference of face. Dial on side changes display on face to read numbers between 1 and 16. Manufacturer: T.F. Randolph, Cincinnati, Ohio. Patent date June 24, 1879. Scope mounts to compass body with screw pins from underneath. Needle tightens by screw action on "W" side of compass. Scope is mounted on a triangular support with single cross beam and center pivot. Focus knob moves but is tight. Surveying equipment belonged to Henry Hamilton Russell (1847-1932) , who came to Hallettsville, Texas from England before 1870. Russell was a surveyor for Lavaca County.
Date: 1880
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mildred Ryon (Booth)]

Description: Full-length photograph (copy) of Mildred Ryon (Booth). Ryon is wearing a dark skirt with ruffles at hemline. Her matching blouse has long sleeves with fabric covered buttons down the front and ruffles at sleeve hems. White sleeves can be seen underneath the dark and white collar at neckline also. She has various items around her neck- A chain and a fringed ornament at neckline. She has a dark colored braided chain around her hips ending in a tassel on her right hip.Partially covering her curling hair is a dark colored hat with light trim and flowers at the center. She has her left hand resting on the handle of a parasol. Background of portrait is a wooden fence. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1880
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Monkey Wrench]

Description: Starting at the bottom, the handle of the monkey wrench is a flat oval shape with two holes, it probably had two wooden pieces, one on each side attached with screws or nails. The neck has a vice that extends all the way to the head to the top of the handle. The head is rectangular with a sloping side. The back of the head is square and looks as though it was used as hammer.
Date: 1880
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Rand, McNally & Co.'s new sectional map of Colorado.

Description: Map shows late nineteenth century Colorado counties, township grid, roads, railroads, Native American reservations, military reservations, mining activity, and physical features. Relief shown by contours and spot heights. Scale [1:760,320].
Date: 1880
Creator: Rand McNally and Company
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

British America.

Description: Map shows existing and proposed major railroads lines, provinces, major cities, rivers and lakes, commercial and military posts in late nineteenth century Canada. Relief shown by hachures, spot heights, and height of land delineation. Scale [ca. 1:1,840,000].
Date: [1880..1885]
Creator: Rand McNally and Company
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Mexico.

Description: Map shows existing and incomplete railroads; shipping routes in the Pacific and in the Gulf of Mexico; state boundaries, cities, and towns. Inset: [map of the Yucatán Peninsula]. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [1:9,220,000].
Date: [1880..1900]
Creator: Fisk & Co.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Bar opposite Dubuque, Ia.

Description: Map shows layout of Dubuque, Iowa, and Dunleith, railroads, named streets, buildings, bridges, ferries, and river sedimentation; plans to effect sedimentary deposits and water flow. Includes note indicating dates of previous surveys and dredging, 1864-1880. Relief shown by hachures. Scale not given.
Date: 1880
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library