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Hill County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hill County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1922
Creator: Matzow, Fr.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of Elizabeth "Betty" Howell]

Description: Photograph of Elizabeth "Betty" Howell, wife of James William Howell. Her hair is pulled away from her face, and she wears a black high-necked dress with a white cravat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a cultivator attachment which is designed to be "a guard to protect the young growing crop from being covered by dirt when it is being cultivated." (Lines 14-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 17, 1894
Creator: Maxfield, Nelson; Griffin, Richard Frankling & Speer, Henry Alson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Joshua Calhoun Howell Remembrance Card]

Description: Remembrance card for Joshua Calhoun Howell of Hill County, Texas. It reads: "In Loving Remembrance of J. C. Howell, Died Jan. 5, 1901. Gone but not forgotten. 'Tis hard to break the tender cord,/When love has bound the heart./'Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words:/"We must forever part."/Dearest loved one we must lay thee/In the peaceful grave's embrace,/But thy memory will be cherished/'Til we see thy heavenly face." Below the inscription is an illustration of the Bible.
Date: 1901
Item Type: Text
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of Elizabeth Martin Howell]

Description: Photograph of Elizabeth "Eliza" Martin Howell, mother of Joshua Calhoun Howell. She lived from April 20, 1823 to July 3, 1898. Her hair is pulled back, she has glasses, and wears a brooch at the neck of her black button-up dress.
Date: 18uu
Creator: Duff, N. F.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of John Noah Howell and Elizabeth Martin Howell]

Description: Photograph of John Noah Howell and Elizabeth "Eliza" Martin Howell, parents of Joshua Calhoun Howell, sitting side by side. Elizabeth Howell wears her hair pulled back, has glasses, and a brooch at her neck. John Howell wears a suit jacket and a waistcoat over a white shirt.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Calipers and Dividers.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in measuring instruments, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 12, 1898
Creator: Taulman, Joseph Edwin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cultivators, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 27, 1898
Creator: Owens, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Press.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in cotton presses, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 20, 1898
Creator: Mason, William R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bicycle-Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and useful bicycle frame, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 23, 1899
Creator: Mills, Virgel H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Engine.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in rotary engines, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 9, 1898
Creator: Mason, William R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in plows. This improvements are to " render the plow right and strong and easy-running, reducing the effort required by the plowman to handle the plow to a minimum, and to render the handles and beam and plow-plate readily adjustable as regards pitch and height (line 10 - 16).
Date: December 28, 1897
Creator: Kirkpatrick, James M. & Files, Jerry B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Step.

Description: Patent for a new and useful vehicle step, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 30, 1900
Creator: Erikson, Eduard August Olef
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvement sin acetylene gas generators, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 20, 1900
Creator: Pitts, William Wirt
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Roller Cotton-Compress.

Description: Patent for a new and useful roller cotton compress, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 27, 1900
Creator: Raborn, Louis
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Reservoir For Stoves.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in water reservoirs for stoves, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 13, 1900
Creator: Horsley, Robert Lee
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Portrait of Howell Sisters]

Description: Portrait of Elizabeth "Bessie" Lethella Howell, a young girl, standing next to her baby sister, Mamie Ross Howell. They were the daughters of Joshua C. and Adalade "Addie" Smith Howell.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Sad - Iron Attachment For Pressing Seams.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in Sad-Iron Attachments for pressing Seams to "provide a device of this class which is adapted to be connected with an ordinary sad - iron" (line 12 - 14)
Date: November 2, 1897
Creator: Rice, Margaret Elizabeth
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter Attachment For Cultivators.

Description: Patent for a new and useful planter attachment for cultivators, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 24, 1899
Creator: Collier, Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Portrait of Emma Howard]

Description: Photograph of Emma Howard, sitting atop a structure of multicolored fabric, wearing a light-colored sleeveless gown with a lace collar and hem. A hand written note on the back of the photograph reads, "Emma Howard, 9 mo. old."
Date: unknown
Creator: Blanchard
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of Agnes Weatherred]

Description: Photograph of Agnes Weatherred, wearing a black dress, sitting in a rocking chair on a porch with flowers in her lap. Behind the rocking chair is a wooden door and a window with wooden plantation shutters. A hand written note on the back reads, "From Agnes Weatherred to Agnes. Aug. 4, 1898 - Mar. 25, 1916, Hill Co., Tex., daughter of J. M. and E. C. Weatherred."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of Xantippe Frazier's Second Home]

Description: Photograph of Xantippe Frazier's second home in Hillsboro, Texas. The house is two stories and has a fence to the right. The back of the image reads: "2nd Home West of Franklin School."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Bicycle-Frame

Description: Patent for a bicycle frame that can be used on bicycles in general, but is particularly suited for spring frame bicycles including illustrations.
Date: September 11, 1900
Creator: Mills, Virgel H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator and Planter

Description: Patent for improvements in combined cultivators and corn/cotton planters to adapt an ordinary cultivator for planting of seeds with adjustable seed-tube and furrow opener to accommodate various character of ground being worked or cultivation being done.
Date: July 5, 1900
Creator: Prentice, Peter Mack
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department