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Documents pertaining to the case of The State of Texas vs. William F. Weeks, cause no. 307, 1853

Description: Documents related to the case of The State of Texas vs. William F. Weeks, accused of betting at Rondeau, filed between March 12, 1853 and October 17, 1854. Documents include a bill of indictment signed by grand jury foreman M.C. Hamilton, an alias capias, and a subpoena.
Date: 1853
Creator: Brown, Frank
Partner: Travis County District Clerk’s Office

Documents pertaining to the case of The State of Texas vs. James Burdett, cause no. 306, 1853

Description: Documents related to the case of The State of Texas vs. James Burdett,accused of betting at Rondeau, filed between March 12, 1853 and October 30, 1854. Documents include a subpoena, bill of indictment grand jury foreman M.C. Hamilton, appearance bond, an alias capias, and arrest warrant.
Date: 1853
Creator: Brown, Frank
Partner: Travis County District Clerk’s Office

Annals of Travis County and of the City of Austin (From the Earliest Times to the Close of 1875): Volume 1

Description: First volume of a book describing all aspects of the history of Travis County and Austin, Texas. These three chapters describe the geography, climate, and boundaries of the area, the native tribes living in the area, and the exploration of the area by Spanish explorers.
Date: unknown
Creator: Brown, Frank
Partner: Travis County Historical Commission

Apparatus for Boring Artesian Wells.

Description: Patent for a new and improved artesian-well borer. This design "has for its object to furnish a combination tool which will wear or cut the harder grades or rock frequently met with in boring wells of this class, and also to furnish a tool which will be harder than the common steel too or auger, thereby dispensing with the necessity of taking out and sharpening" (lines 13-20). It consists in "[a] fluted hemispherical mass of corundum for boring Artesian wells, said mass being provided with cutting-edges which extend from the apex to the base, [and] a metallic core embedded within the mass" (lines 16-20).
Date: April 5, 1892
Creator: Brown, Frank O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Documents pertaining to the case of The State of Texas vs. Thomas Elgin, Owen Adkins, John Wooldridge, John Haynie, cause no. 367, 1853

Description: Documents related to the case of The State of Texas vs. Thomas Elgin, Owen Adkins, John Wooldridge, John Haynie, accused of Disturbing Religious Worship, filed between September 9, 1853 and November 14, 1854. Documents include a bill of indictment signed by grand jury foreman Thomas A. Washington, subpoenas, appearance bonds, arrest warrants, a charge to the jury, a witness fee, and alias capias.
Date: 1853
Creator: Costley, John M. & Brown, Frank
Partner: Travis County District Clerk’s Office

Documents pertaining to the case of The State of Texas vs. George W. Scott, cause no. 363,1853

Description: Documents related to the case of The State of Texas vs. George W. Scott, accused of betting at Kino, filed between September 9, 1853 and September 12, 1853. Documents include a bill of indictment signed by grand jury foreman Thomas A. Washington, subpoenas, and a charge.
Date: 1853
Creator: Costley, John M. & Brown, Frank
Partner: Travis County District Clerk’s Office

Documents pertaining to the case of The State of Texas vs. Gray Clements, cause no. 366, 1853

Description: Documents related to the case of The State of Texas vs. Gray Clements, accused of Assault with Intent to Kill, filed between September 12, 1853 and November 14, 1854. Documents include a bill of indictment signed by grand jury foreman Thomas A. Washington, subpoenas, an appearance bond, an arrest warrant, and witness fees.
Date: 1853
Creator: Costley, John M. & Brown, Frank
Partner: Travis County District Clerk’s Office