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Map of Robertson County

Description: Blueline print of survey map of Robertson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, railroads, and blocks of land. No scale information given.
Date: 1863
Creator: Thielepape, George F.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Robertson Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Robertson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1919
Creator: Maxey, John W. & Newton, John C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map, Robertson County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Robertson County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, cemeteries, oil fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, mines or quarries, railroads, ranches, state parks, military bases, a federal prison, and airports. Map includes eight inset maps (Easterly, Ridge, New Baden, Inset No. 1, Bremond, Benchley, Wheelock, and Mumford), a key to counties diagram, and a legend in the lower-right corner. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (appropriately 2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1969
Creator: Texas. Highway Department. Planning Survey Division.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Merchandise Tokens]

Description: Two of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." Only one side of the first coin is included and says, "Not Transferable, Good for 25 [cents] in Merchandise Only as the store of Steiner & Dallmeyer, Burton, Texas." The second coin says, "Good for 10 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Paul Schultz Bank, New Baden, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Photograph of Dr. Wesley Asbury Smith]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Wesley Asbury Smith, shown from the waist up in a suit, jacket, and bow tie. Wesley Asbury Smith, MD was the son of Anthony Garnett Smith, Jr. and Elizabeth M. Smith of Upson and Talbot Counties, Georgia. He came to Texas in 1886 after graduating with honors from the Louisville Medical College. He married Nellie Welch in 1887. For a time, he was associated in the drug business with Dr. James G. Adams. Over the years, he and his family lived in Branchville, Millican, and Hearne, Texas.
Date: 18uu
Creator: M. & G. Photo Pavillion
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Automatic Weighing-Machine

Description: Patent for "an automatic weighing-machine possessing simplicity, accuracy, and capable of continuous and automatic operation" (lines 13-16).
Date: March 12, 1901
Creator: Perry, Frank S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Fence Building Implement

Description: Patent for a wire fence building implement. This implement is "adapted to take up slack in an unbroken fence-wire, draw together ends of a broken fence-wire, so as to permit said ends to be spliced together, cut off surplus wire, and pull staples from the fence-posts" (lines 9-15). Illustrations included.
Date: December 4, 1902
Creator: Hall, Ed Francis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a plow. Illustration included.
Date: July 15, 1903
Creator: Wilhitte, Lemuel Manuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Press

Description: Patent for cotton press. This invention "is the production of a press adapted for baling cotton and other materials in cylindrical bales in which the material forming the bales is compactly arranged under heavy pressure in superimposed spiral layers or laps" (line 10-15). Illustrations inlcuded.
Date: December 13, 1899
Creator: Fuller, James T. & Workum, Julius F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mower or Reaper

Description: Patent for the improvements of machines called mowers or reapers. It includes an explanation of the improved specifications.
Date: September 17, 1901
Creator: Love, Patrick H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton Feeders and Cleaners for Cotton-Gins.

Description: Patent for "devices for feeding seed-cotton to cotton-gins, and also, for cleaning the same preparatory to ginning; and it consists of a hopper having wires extending from side to side over a revolving toothed cylinder and a concave thrasher, and being made to reciprocate on a track by pinions on the ends of the thrasher-cylinder, working in double rack-bars, one in each side of the hopper, so contrived that the pinions run them over one way and under the other, making a simple and cheap mode of obtaining the motion." (Lines 6-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 25, 1876
Creator: Colquitt, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for "an improved fastening or tie for cotton-bales, &c.; and it consists of two angular plates, secured at the rear part to one end of the band generally used in baling cotton, &c., and the front part thereof being provided with V-shaped jaws, which engage with angular slots in the opposite end of the band." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 30, 1877
Creator: Hanson, Asbury J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department