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General Highway Map Bexar County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Bexar County, Texas, showing boundaries, highways and roads, railroads, oil fields, gas fields, structures, and landmarks. Map includes fourteen inset maps (Inset No. 1, Inset No. 2, Inset No. 3, Inset No. 4, Macdona, Mangus Corner, Von Ormy, Somerset, Cassin, Thelma, Losoya, Buena Vista, and Southton), a key to counties diagram, and a legend in the lower-left corner. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (approximately 2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1969
Creator: Texas State Highway Department Planning Survey Division
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Fort Concho Reserve

Description: Cadastral map of the 1648 acre Fort Concho Reserve, showing property lines, ownership, and plat numbers. The map also includes roads, rivers, mail stations, and Fort Concho. Scale [ca. 1:17,000] (500 varas to the inch).
Date: 1870
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Bexar County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Bexar County, Texas, showing towns, roads and highways, railroads, and landmarks. Map includes eight inset maps: Helotes, Monte Robles Park, Oakland Estates, Airport City, Luxello, Leon Springs, Kentwood Manor, and Inset Map No. 1. A hand drawn line has been made on the map in approximation of the Old San Antonio Road. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (approximately 2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1966
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Bexar County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Bexar County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil and red ink and denote the addition of roads and highways, crossings, and landmarks. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1896
Creator: Rowe, S. J.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Trolley Cut-Out.

Description: Patent for "a new and improved cut-out designed for use on trolley-wires, electric light and power wires, and telegraph wires, the cut-out being arranged to reduce the danger from such wires incident to the breaking of the live wires." (Lines 7-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Fletcher, Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Gun-Locks.

Description: Patent for gun locks: "This invention relates to the arrangement of a complete hair trigger for Colt's revolving pistols, which is so constructed that it may be adjusted to anyone of said pistols without the assistance of a gunsmith, the only tool required for the purpose being a screw driver." (lines 21-26.)
Date: September 11, 1866
Creator: Schenck, F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerial View of Military Base

Description: Copy negative of an aerial view of Kelly Field, Texas. Planes, buildings, and roads are visible. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "15 Kelly Field, Texas Looking from East (0-467G-22)(10-23-25A)(20-200)."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Parade Float

Description: Copy negative of a parade float at Kelly Field, Texas. There is a model airplane covered in flowers on top of the float, which is also covered in flowers. Text on the float says "Kelly Field;" there is also an emblem made in flowers on the front.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

The Siege of Bexar

Description: Map of the line of attack by Texans against the Mexican forces occupying Bexar, showing the layout of San Antonio de Bexar, including roads, major buildings, rivers, and creeks. The distances to various locations are given. Some twentieth century streets of San Antonio are superimposed. No scale indicated.
Date: 1938?
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Lewis Grist Mill painting by Hermann Lungkwitz]

Description: Photograph of a painting by Hermann Lungkwitz titled, "Lewis Grist Mill." The painting looks west from Lewis Mill on the right, towards the San Fernando Cathedral tower and the three-story section of the French Building visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Raba, Ernst Wilhelm, 1874-1951
Partner: San Antonio Conservation Society

Can-Opener

Description: Patent for a new and improved can opener. This design "consists of can-opener comprising a blade or cutter vertically adjustable to allow it to be forced into a can-head to be cut" (lines 34-36).
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Connett, Matthew F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Composition Pulp Plaster and Process of Manufacturing Same.

Description: Patent for "a composition pulp plaster designed as a substitute for ordinary lime-plaster and equivalent materials and particularly adapted for use in warm moist climates, where the ordinary lime-plaster lacks durability and is rendered non-adherent. A further objective of the invention is to provide a cheap substitute for plaster which will be not only waterproof, but also fireproof and gas-proof or practically impervious to air" (lines 9-18). It includes instructions for manufacturing the plaster with various proportions of the ingredients depending on the purpose.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Blake, David H. & Ray, Jeramiah P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[San Antonio de Bexar lithograph]

Description: Photograph of a section of a lithograph titled, "San Antonio de Bexar," reproducing various Hermann Lungkwitz paintings. The main illustration features Crockett Street looking west.
Date: unknown
Creator: Raba, Ernst Wilhelm, 1874-1951
Partner: San Antonio Conservation Society

[The Alamo illustration]

Description: Photograph of an illustration of the Alamo after the 1836 battle. The building to the left of the ruined church is the old convento, or Long Barracks. The building in the foreground is the Galera, or Low Barracks, which also contained the gate to the original mission compound. Artist unknown.
Date: unknown
Creator: Raba, Ernst Wilhelm, 1874-1951
Partner: San Antonio Conservation Society

[Contract between Felix H. Morales and Charles L. Belfi - May 10, 1947]

Description: A memorandum of a contract made between Felix H. Morales and Charles L. Belfi in Bexar County, Texas. The contract stated that Morales had employed Belfi as the general manager of the proposed radio station in Houston, Harris County, Texas. The contract listed the salary and commission terms Belfi was to receive as well as housing and transportation accommodations. The full term of the contract was to expire after ten years on May 10, 1957 and it was signed by both parties and notarized.
Date: May 10, 1947
Creator: Morales, Felix H.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Seige of the Alamo

Description: Map of the zone fire between Mexican batteries and the Alamo, showing the San Antonio River, various locations of attach, streets, trees, and places where bodies were burned. Distances to various cities are given. Some twentieth century features of the city are superimposed. No scale indicated.
Date: 1938?
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library