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Portable Dressing-Cabinet.

Description: Invention for a portable structure to be used as a dressing-cabinet that is easy to set up and take down, light enough to move on rollers, conveniently accessible, and containing mirrors and folding shelves.
Date: August 29, 1905
Creator: Mistrot, Felix Emile
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Receipt Roll No. 1, June 1865]

Description: Receipt Roll No. 1 of clothing distributed to non-commissioned officers, artificers, musicians, and privates of Company F, 1st New York Cavalry. The list includes the names of the men and what type of clothing they received.
Date: June 1865
Creator: Redway, Hamilton K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Alice Griffin, Matilda Dodd and Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, November 18, 1892]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore in which she says that her teacher's mother is ill and that they have called off school until Monday. She also spent time dressing up a pumpkin and making a doll. A class photograph was taken at her school. Matilda Dodd wrote to Linnet that Birdie's teacher was sick; that it had been very rainy; and that they are waiting to sow the wheat. Alice Griffin wrote about her family's new buggy; the cold weather; and about her improving health.
Date: November 18, 1892
Creator: Griffin, Alice; McGee, Birdie & Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Alta Bryan to Linnet Moore, January 29, 1899]

Description: Letter from Alta Bryan to Linnet Moore in which she discusses going to school. She says that the teacher separated all the girls that were sitting with their friends and had them sit with their sisters. Alta updates Linnet on the health and activities of the friends they have in common. She says who is getting married, who is courting, and who has broken up.
Date: January 29, 1899
Creator: Bryan, Alta
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, November 4, 1899]

Description: Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore in which she expresses how much she misses Linnet. She says that Leta Fowler is to be married. She also writes about the new clothes she has had made or altered for he winter wardrobe. She also writes about Jim Cooke. The Floral Society has plans to put up an exhibit.
Date: November 4, 1899
Creator: Dalton, Lula
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, June 29, 1896]

Description: Letter from Alice Griffin to the Charles B. Moore family. She writes that she is unwell and able to do little but tend to the baby. She says that Florence Dodd is unwell and Florence and her husband Tobe are having a hard time financially. She describes her baby, Lillian Griffin. Included with the letter are swatches of fabric that she has used to make clothing.
Date: June 29, 1896
Creator: Griffin, Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Luara Jernigan to Mary and Charles B. Moore, November 2, 1885]

Description: Letter from Laura Jernigan to Charles and Mary Moore in which she says that she received Charles's letter about his trip. She says that she is unwell with dengue fever. She also talks about the mortality of babies in her area; the health of her family; and how the crops are doing.
Date: November 2, 1885
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Linnet and C. B. Moore to Mary Moore and Birdie McGee, Noveber 7, 1893]

Description: Letter from Linnet Moore to her mother, Mary Moore, and her cousin Birdie McGee. Linnet writes about the trip she made with her father to by a cape, some shoes, and some flour. She gives the details of the party she threw and a list of the individuals who attended. She expects the house to be done by next week. Mary Kennedy and her mother are moving to Dallas. She said she was invited on a trip with friends, but could not go as it would require an overnight stay. Charles B. Moore wrote to Mary Moore that the house is ready for the shingles. He updates Mary on the crops; the health of family and friends; her flowers
Date: November 7, 1897
Creator: Moore, Linnet & Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Lilian and Allice Griffin to Mary Moore, December 16, 1906]

Description: Letter from Lillian Griffin to Mary Moore in which she tells her aunt about "hog killing," taking sausage over to Aunt Bettie on her "boy saddle" and the farm animals she helps care for. She also lists the presents she has received from relatives. Alice writes Lillian being at home until school starts in the spring; clothing; and that Mayme married Jo St. John. She updates Mary on the activities of family and friends.
Date: December 16, 1906
Creator: Griffin, Lillian
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, July 13, 1900]

Description: Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore in which Lula describes her illness and lists all the social gatherings that she has missed. She updates Linnet about her friends and family's activities. Lula plans to visit Linnet "next summer." She remarks on Linnet's plans to tell Tom she can't love him. Lula is reading "Prisoners of Hope."
Date: July 13, 1900
Creator: Dalton, Lula
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, October 16, 1891]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary and Charles Moore in which she updates them on her and her family's health; the weather; the crops; the new house Mrs. Ellis is building; taking rags to a weaver; hunting for chestnuts; Frank Albright studying to be a lawyer; and the children and their schools. Dinkie wrote part of the letter. She gave updates on the health of friends and family; the sowing of wheat; the weather and how that has affected her flowers; new shoes; and the chores Birdie does before she goes to school. She also comments on how Birdie is smart about work, but not about book learning.
Date: October 16, 1891
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

T. D. Morton, Corner of Cedar and Cherry Streets, Nashville, Tennesee: Importer of French and English Fancy & Staple Goods.

Description: A pamphlet for the the T. D. Morton import company in Nashville, Tennessee. The cover displays the title of the company and an eagle perched on a shield and holding an arrow in its claw. The other pages each have a heading for different types of goods which are then listed below.
Date: unknown
Creator: T. D. Morton
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Spring Trade! Fain, Peery, and Shelton!!

Description: An 1882 advertisement for Fain, Peery, and Shelton claims the very latest style from New York and other eastern markets. Dress goods, buntings, lawns, alpaccas, cashmeres, carpets, etc. are sold at this department store on the east side of the square.
Date: March 11, 1882
Creator: Fain, Perry, & Shelton
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Photograph of Goods Drying Outside Furniture Store]

Description: Photograph of businesses in downtown Corpus Christi after the 1919 hurricane. Clothing is hung on lines to dry in front of the furniture store. Horses and wagons stand in the street beside the businesses, Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Sept 1919 - East side of Chap. just north of Lichenstein's (old store) - goods hung out to dry."
Date: September 1919
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Plaiting Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plaiting machine. This design consists in "[t]he combination, of a plaiting apparatus, of a fixed transverse bar, a second transverse bar adapted to be adjusted relative thereto, and means for securing the said adjustment, each of said bars being provided with a transverse metallic strip bent to form inclined ribs" (lines 98-103).
Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Raney, Ollie T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knee-Protector.

Description: Patent for leg protectors that have "a pad or reinforcement on the knees thereof, such as will afford a sufficient protection against injury by stones or other hard substances or irregularities on the surface of the ground or other place upon which the wearer is obliged to kneel." (Lines 16-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 24, 1897
Creator: Herbelin, Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hats

Description: Patent for "a new and improved ventilated hat...which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification" (lines 3-5). including instructions and an illustration.
Date: September 1, 1868
Creator: Watkins, M.S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Refugees]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about 87 Hungarian refugees that came to Dallas seeking employment.
Date: December 17, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections