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[US Post Office Department Honorary Recognition of Thomas F. Forrest]

Description: Certificate of honorary recognition accorded to Thomas F. Forrest by the United States Post Office Department for meritorious accomplishment and devotion to duty. The certificate says Mr. Forrest is receiving this award on the occasion of his retirement from the postal service. The certificate is signed by the postmaster and postmaster general, and was issued in Dallas, Texas.
Date: 1956-10~
Creator: United States. Post Office Department
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[US Post Office Department Honorary Recognition of Thomas F. Forrest]

Description: Certificate of honorary recognition accorded to Thomas F. Forrest by the United States Post Office Department for devotion to duty. The certificate says Mr. Forrest is receiving this award on the occasion of his retirement from the postal service. The certificate is signed by the postmaster general, and was issued in Washington D.C.
Date: 1956-10~
Creator: United States. Post Office Department
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Letter from W. B. Hudson to Thomas F. Forrest, November 6, 1956]

Description: Letter from W. B. Hudson to Thomas F. Forrest discussing the replacement of a temporary certificate of honorary recognition with a permanent one. He explains that he had sent Mr. Forrest the temporary one because the certificate from the postmaster general in Washington had not arrived yet. He writes that he has enclosed it with his letter, along with a commendatory letter from the postmaster general.
Date: November 6, 1956
Creator: Hudson, W. B.
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Two Men and US Mail Cart]

Description: Photograph of two men with a United States Mail bike cart parked in a dirt lot with scrub-brush, mall trees, and a fence - one man (at left) sitting on the bike, and the other standing to the right of the cart, with his right forearm resting on the side of the cart. The mail vehicle is comprised of the back part and engine of a motorcycle, connected at the front to a large, wooden, two-wheel cart. The man sitting on the bike is wearing a bowler hat, a white dress shirt and tie (with a tie clip), dark dress slacks, and medium-colored oxford shoes. The other man is wearing a boater hat, glasses, a white long-sleeve shirt, black slacks held up by a belt, and dark dress shoes. On the back of the photo are notes about the men, the location, and date the picture was taken.
Date: 1916
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Form 3602 - Permit imprint for postage]

Description: A group of documents of a 3602-r permit form from a postal service. Written on first page with a blue marker: "Sample: Must include a sample of the letter you are sending. In duplicate this form."
Date: July 1996
Creator: Lesbian Gay Political Coalition (The Dallas Way)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[TLU Students at Hot Springs Post Office]

Description: Photograph of Texas Lutheran University students at an old hot springs post office and store in Big Bend National Park. A palm tree is located on the right side of the photo and other plant life is growing throughout the area.
Date: January 1987
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

[Back of El Paso Post Office]

Description: Photograph of the back of a U.S. Post Office building in El Paso, Texas, taken from the northwest corner. It is a two-story white stone building with many tall windows along the north and west sides of the building, several of which have decorative designs above them. Handwritten text on the back of the photo says, "January 1st 1919, Looking East."
Date: January 1919
Location Info:
Partner: El Paso Public Library

Package Tie

Description: Patent for improvements made to package ties that are utilized by letter carriers to bind multiple letters or newspapers. This patent details improvements in efficiency of use, and construction for mass production to be sold at a small price.
Date: March 10, 1914
Creator: Patrick, Charles A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post Route Map of the State of Texas with Adjacent Parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, Indian Territory and the Republic of Mexico 1878 (1).

Description: Map of the U.S. Postal Service stations and routes in the Gulf Coast region of Texas, showing the beginning and end of routes, the frequency of the mail delivery (e.g. two times a week), special supply routes, and discontinued office. The map also includes railroads, major towns, bodies of water, and county lines.
Date: 1878
Creator: Nicholoson, W. L. & Key, D. M.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Post Route Map of the State of Texas with Adjacent Parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, Indian Territory and of the Republic of Mexico (1).

Description: Map of U.S. Mail stations and routes in parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mexico, and various Indian Territories, showing the beginnings and endings of routes, the frequency of the mail delivery (e.g. six times a week), special supply routes, and discontinued offices. The map also includes railroads, major towns, bodies of water, and state and county lines.
Date: 1884
Creator: Nicholson, W. L. & Gresham, Walter Q.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Post Route Map of the State of Texas with Adjacent Parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, Indian Territory and of the Republic of Mexico (2).]

Description: Map of U.S. Mail stations and routes in parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mexico, and various Indian Territories, showing the beginnings and endings of routes, the frequency of the mail delivery (e.g. six times a week), special supply routes, and discontinued offices. The map also includes railroads, major towns, bodies of water, and county lines.
Date: 1884
Creator: Nicholson, W. L. & Gresham, Walter Q.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Preliminary Post Route Map of the State of Texas with Adjacent Parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Indian Territory (1).

Description: Map of the preliminary U.S. Postal Service mail stations and routes in parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and various Indian Territories, showing the beginning and end of routes, the frequency of the mail delivery (e.g. six times a week), special supply routes, and discontinued offices. The map also includes railroads, major towns, bodies of water, and county lines.
Date: 1874
Creator: Nicholson, W. L.; Jewell, Marshall & Routt, John L.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Post Route Map of the State of Texas with Adjacent Parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, Indian Territory and the Republic of Mexico 1887 (1).

Description: Map of U.S. Postal Station mail stations and routes in parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mexico, and various Indian Territories, showing the beginning and end of routes, the frequency of the mail delivery (e.g. six times a week), special supply routes, and discontinued offices. The map also includes railroads, major towns, bodies of water, and state and county lines.
Date: 1887
Creator: Enright, David & Vilas, William F.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Post Route Map of the State of Texas with Adjacent Parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, Indian Territory and the Republic of Mexico 1889 (1).

Description: Map of U.S. Postal Service mail stations and routes in parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mexico, and various Indian Territories, showing the beginnings and endings of routes, the frequency of the mail delivery (e.g. six times a week), special supply routes, and discontinued offices. The map also includes railroads, major towns, bodies of water, and state and county lines.
Date: 1889
Creator: Roeser, C., Jr. & Wanamaker, John
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library