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Texas Almanac, 1992-1993

Description: The almanac covers general topics about the state of Texas including statistics for individual counties, history, wildlife, science, agriculture, expenditures, and weather, as well as discussions of legal and social issues of the time. The general index and advertisers index begin on page 626.
Date: 1991
Creator: Kingston, Mike
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Refracting telescope

Description: Two part brass telescope covered with leather. Has leather strap near eyepiece and a sliding brass cover for eyepiece. Marked, “ORKNEY & SHETLAND VIGILANT ASSOCIATION”
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 325.
Date: 1926
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 107, July 2003 - April, 2004

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 643.
Date: 2004
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Texas Almanac, 2002-2003

Description: The almanac covers general topics about the state of Texas including statistics for individual counties, history, wildlife, science, agriculture, expenditures, and weather, as well as discussions of legal and social issues of the time. A general index is on page 629.
Date: 2001
Creator: Ramos, Mary G.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Texas Almanac, 1996-1997

Description: The almanac covers general topics about the state of Texas including statistics for individual counties, history, wildlife, science, agriculture, expenditures, and weather, as well as discussions of legal and social issues of the time. The general index and advertisers index begin on page 631.
Date: 1995
Creator: Ramos, Mary G.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Texas Almanac, 1994-1995

Description: The almanac covers general topics about the state of Texas including statistics for individual counties, history, wildlife, science, agriculture, expenditures, and weather, as well as discussions of legal and social issues of the time. The general index and advertisers index begin on page 633.
Date: 1993
Creator: Kingston, Mike
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 67, July 1963 - April, 1964

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 635.
Date: 1964
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Texas Almanac, 2004-2005

Description: The almanac covers general topics about the state of Texas including statistics for individual counties, history, wildlife, science, agriculture, expenditures, and weather, as well as discussions of legal and social issues of the time. The general index and advertisers index begin on page 642.
Date: 2004
Creator: Alvarez, Elizabeth Cruce
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Texas Almanac, 1990-1991

Description: The almanac covers general topics about the state of Texas including statistics for individual counties, history, wildlife, science, agriculture, expenditures, and weather, as well as discussions of legal and social issues of the time. The general index and advertisers index begin on page 574.
Date: 1989
Creator: Kingston, Mike
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Texas Almanac, 1998-1999

Description: The almanac covers general topics about the state of Texas including statistics for individual counties, history, wildlife, science, agriculture, expenditures, and weather, as well as discussions of legal and social issues of the time. The general index and advertisers index begin on page 631.
Date: 1997
Creator: Ramos, Mary G.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

[The Sun]

Description: Photograph of the sun. The photo, taken from Earth, shows light from the sun playing across the camera lens. A bare tree rises to the left.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

[Projecting a Solar Eclipse Through a Telescope]

Description: Photograph of a man affixing something to a piece of cardboard upon which an image of a solar eclipse is projected. The man is wearing a jacket and a wristwatch on his left wrist.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

MacDonald Observatory

Description: Photograph of the MacDonald Observatory on Mt. Locke in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

[McDonald Observatory and Davis Mountains]

Description: Photograph of two domed buildings on a mountaintop; they contain telescopes that are part of the McDonald Observatory. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The McDonald Observatory was constructed on Mt. Locke in the Davis Mountains in the 1930's with money given to the University of Texas by William Johnson McDonald. The site was chosen because of its high percentage of clear nights and its isolation from brightly lighted cities. The observatory is sixty-eight hundred feet above sea level, and until 1948, the 82-inch lens was the larges in the world. In 1968, a new 107-inch lens was installed in a new building adjacent to the original plant" (pp. 9-10).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[McDonald Observatory]

Description: Close-up photograph of the exterior of McDonald Observatory, a round, white building several stories tall, capped with a very large dome. A seal and text are visible above the entrance. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Some would designate the rough inaccessibility of the Davis Mountains of the Big Bend a handicap, but this resource has turned to great advantage. The McDonald Observatory was constructed on Mt. Locke in the Davis Mountains in the 1930's with money given to the University of Texas by William Johnson McDonald" (pp. 9-10).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Clipping: Astronomical Charts]

Description: A newspaper clipping that includes an astronomical table and an outline of the moon's phases for the month. The clipping is badly stained and is unintelligible in some areas of the table.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 11, 1885]

Description: These are two letters from the Charles B. Moore Collection. They are written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles B. Moore. In the first letter, Henry updates Charles on news about their home county in Texas and it includes: a dialogue about the quality of paper the letter is written on and details about the previews correspondence he has sent to Charles, update on the weather, political news about the prohibition party and the party's agenda, a discussion about a new star he has found in the 'Great Nebula of Andromeda' and the stir it has caused in the astronomical world, further updates on the prohibition party, and a description of the election as the "morning of Waterloo." Henry closes the letter by remarking on the poor quality of the paper and mentions that all is well. The second letter was dated two days after the first and it includes updates on the election results and community news. In this letter, Henry details that the prohibition party lost the election, but mention the profound impact the party had on the community and the other political parties. He notes that he has received the Moore's letter and congratulatory letter from E. E. Davenport and H. S. Davenport on the discovery of the new star. Henry discusses his interest in the star and that he has been trying to view the "Brooks new comet." He details that Tuttles' old comet is visible in the sky, but he has not attempted to view it. Henry mentions in this discussion of astronomy that he and some friends attempted to view the sky the previous night, though were unable to due to poor visibility. He gives Charles an update on who did or did not not vote in the past election as well ...
Date: September 11, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 16, 1885]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles. In the letter, Henry details community happenings in McKinney and the news includes: a dialogue about the amount of rain they have been having, details about the recent deaths and subsequent burials, a community health brief, a discussion about his dinner plans last Monday at S. A. Wilson's and his visit to Andrew's barn after dinner, details of the conversation Henry and Andrews had while waiting out the rain in the barn, political news, and updates on family friends who are visiting. Henry closes this letter by stating that it is a bad time to view the stars and he might have to use a "supplement" to view them. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 16, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 25, 1885]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore to his brother Charles. The letter is a four page letter.In the letter,on the first and second pages, Henry updates Charles on community news and it includes: an aside concerning the letters he has received from Charles, health updates of family and friends, details on the lack of news from Hunt County, a discussion about Vick's invitation, a discussion about a trip made by friends, a dialogue about Sam's white corn, news on the death of Kite and a subsequent discussion about the animal's fate in the afterlife, update on the eclipse viewing Henry held with friends on the night of the twenty-third as well as an aside about an astronomical publication he subscribed for, a discussion about Sabina's, the Moore's, and Henry's stopped clocks, and details about an ordered book written by General Grant. In the third and forth pages of the letter, Henry details updates on the happenings in McKinney and the news includes: news about the cool weather and the amount of rain in Charles' tank, an aside about cotton, a discussion about Joe Johnson, news about an extension, a dialogue about Dago's hospitality, details about Lily's time at the barber, a brief about Sam's intention to sow wheat and his need for help to gather corn at present, news about Cope White and McLean's dilemma and how McLean is at present, weather update with temperature and humidity readings, a dialogue about George Long's desire to sell out, and an aside about Vanter's agricultural endeavors. No envelope is included with this letter.
Date: September 25, 1885
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Neal Moore to Henry Moore, November 11, 1885]

Description: Letter from Neal Moore to his cousin Henry Moore. Neal writes about the start Henry discovered on the 30th of August. He says that it is a shame that it seems to be "going out." He also says that he read in the paper that a Dr. Hartwick announced he discovered the new star on August 31.
Date: November 11, 1885
Creator: Moore, Neal
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 14-18, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore and addressed to Charles, who was in Gallatin at the time. In this letter, Henry updates the Moore family on the goings-on in Collin County and the news includes: weather updates and how the rains have raised the water levels around the county, news about the Choctaw bridge, a dialogue about Gross mowing the yard and the sprouting of the cotton seed, a discussion concerning the Roland P.O. Box, details on a community funeral,news from Melissa, a dialogue concerning the debate that was had between Parson Conly and Moore, news on the cattle, and a discussion about family friends and their visits to Moore's place. Moore begins a second letter on September 15th on page five. In this letter, Henry continues to inform the Moore Family on the happenings in Collin County and the news includes: an update on the Rucker's and the Kendal's going-on, a dialogue about Pidy, news about the rabbit hunt, a weather update, a dialogue about astronomy, a discussion about Neal Moore's fine archery skills, community news concerning land, an update on the property's condition and crop news from around Collin County, a discussion about family friends and their goings-on, an update on Pidy's calf, a dialogue about the shooting match, news about the red heifer's cause of death, an additional weather update, and a discussion about family and their present goings-on. Moore continues his letter to the Moore family in two brief one page letters written on September 17th and September 18th. In these letters, Henry informs Moore of the weather and provides details for the daily goings-on in Collin County. Henry notes agricultural updates and news about cattle. He closes his letter on the tenth page of ...
Date: September 14, 1889
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Tellurian.

Description: Patent for a device "which shall illustrate the axial and orbital movements of the earth and the directions of the sun's rays upon our globe... by simple and effective means of automatic character." (Lines 17-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 22, 1897
Creator: McArthur, Neel John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Total Solar Eclipse in Fort Worth (1878)

Description: Photograph of seven astronomers -- Leonard Waldo, R.W. Wilson, J.K. Rees, W.H. Pulsifer, F.E. Seagrave, Alfred Freeman, and A.M. Britton -- with various telescopes set up out-of-doors near a large wooden barn or other structure. According to accompanying information they are on the S.W. Lomax farm, waiting to observe the total solar eclipse that happened on July 29, 1878.
Date: July 29, 1878
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room