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Montgomery County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Montgomery County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes and hand drawn lines have been made on the published map to add railroad lines and roads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1901
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Montgomery County

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Montgomery County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, and blocks of land. No scale information given.
Date: 1855
Creator: Willke, H.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Improvement in Apparatus for Applying Poison to Plants.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvement in apparatus for applying poison and cotton to potato plants" (lines 3-5), as well as to "destroy worms and bugs"(lines 13-14), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 11, 1877
Creator: Goodin, James L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[North Montgomery County, Texas Volunteer Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the North Montgomery County, Texas volunteer fire department. The rectangular patch has a navy blue background and yellow edging. A yellow cross with red borders occupies most of the space. "No. Montgomery Co. Texas" is written across two banners on the top and bottom of the patch. Images of a fire hydrant, a crossed hook and ladder, a fire helmet, and "VFD" appear in the points. The center of this cross contains a silver and white five pointed star.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Executor's Sale

Description: Notice of estate sale of Thomas Gay, deceased, for two tracts of land in Montgomery County, Texas on the west bank of the Trinity River. The notice was written in Washington County.
Date: May 31, 1842
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Letter from William Grimes to Jesse Grimes, January 1, 1846]

Description: Papers of Jesse Grimes. Letter from William Grimes to Jesse Grimes, concerns horse sale and immigration. Mentions F.H. Womack, E.G. Collier, John Dunbar, Albert Grimes, Mrs. Pew, Joseph Black, and Judge Lister.
Date: January 1, 1846
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[25-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is gold-colored and says, "Good for 25 [cents] in merchandise in Company Store Only" on one side; on the other it has the text: "J. A. Parker Lumber Co., Willis, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

White wedding gloves

Description: One pair of white wedding gloves with metal lacings and cloth facing. The gloves have a manufacturer's stamp inside. This pair was worn in the marriage of Bartow Angus Harper to Mary Barroe Hendrix, Montgomery Co., near Conroe, Texas, 1892
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Appointments of commissioners]

Description: Papers of Jesse Grimes. [Gwyn] Morrison to Jesse Grimes, Montgomery County, Appointments of commissioners to settle land dispute
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[10-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is gold-colored and says, "Good for 10 [cents] in Merchandise in Company Store Only" on one side; on the other it has the text: "J. A. Parker Lumber Co., Willis, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[$1.00 Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin says, "Good for $1.00 in Merchandise in Company Store Only" on one side; on the other it has the text: "J. A. Parker Lumber Co., Willis, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Lumber Company Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This token says, "Good for 50 [cents] in Merchandise in Company Store Only" on one side; on the other side, the text is difficult to read, but appears to say, "J. A. [P]arker, Lumber Co., Willis, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for a new improvement in cattle guards, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 4, 1899
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet Lester
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate-Latch.

Description: Patent for a new and useful gate latch, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 16, 1899
Creator: Perkins, Oscar P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint Fastening.

Description: Patent for a new improvement in railroad rail joint fastenings, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 6, 1899
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet Lester
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stove-Damper.

Description: Patent for stove-damper by using “a damper-valve which not only subserves the usuall function of an ordinary cooking-stove damper which works over the smoke-exit flue, but also acts as a draft regulating device to provide for regulating the draft the damper is thrown to a closed position.” (Lines 19-26) Illustration is included.
Date: November 27, 1900
Creator: Witcher, John C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting-Frame

Description: Patent for "a construction which will be cheap and simple in construction and efficient in its operation and which may be adjusted to hold the quilt with the proper degree of tension at all times" (lines 12-16).
Date: March 26, 1901
Creator: Glacken, Hugh
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photographs of Young Students]

Description: Photographs of students and their teacher posing as a group in front of a brick building. A handwritten note on the back of the photos identifies the teacher as Mittyleene Matthews and two of the students as Lois S. Crooke and Lillian O'Brien.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Montgomery County Memorial Library

Railway Cattle-Gate.

Description: Patent for a gate that automatically opens when cattle are crossing and closes afterward, so that the track is unobstructed for trains. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 17, 1897
Creator: Westmoreland, Joseph M. & Strange, Benjamin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Brooms.

Description: Patent for improvement in the manufacture of corn brooms.
Date: August 15, 1871
Creator: Anderson, Edward Americus
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Sawing-Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and valuable sawing-machine is combined and, "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the vibrating beam, vertically-sliding block, and flanged support," (pg. 3) e.g...including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 18, 1873
Creator: Westmoreland, Joseph M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow Mold Board.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow mold board. This design "consists of a circular roll arranged in the mold-board near the point and covered with belting, which, in the forward movement of the plow, is revolved and carries the earth backward on an endless belt passing around rollers journaled in the end of transverse slots made in the mold-board, whereby, in the forward movement of the plow, the belt is revolved and the friction of the earth on the mold-board decreased and the plow scoured" (lines 17-28).
Date: August 22, 1882
Creator: Dahlman, Carl Oscar
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department