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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

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

Rail Tie and Brace

Description: Patent for a rail tie and brace. Illustrations included.
Date: June 21, 1907
Creator: Frampton, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hot Box Cooler and Oiler

Description: Patent for a hot box cooler and oiler. This device is for cooling and lubricating journal boxes of railway cars. Illustration included.
Date: September 26, 1907
Creator: Barnes, Ned Eastman
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

Insect Destroying Machine

Description: Patent for an insect destroying machine. Illustrations included.
Date: June 1, 1903
Creator: Kelley, Michael C. & Terrell, William P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fish-Hook

Description: Patent for a fish hook with additional hooks attached in order to ensure a caught fish remains on the hook.
Date: August 21, 1906
Creator: Strozier, John J. & Wilson, Francis Marion
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railroad Joint and Chair

Description: Patent for a railroad joint and chair. Illustration included.
Date: May 21, 1903
Creator: Hooper, William N. & Sunday, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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