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Kerr County

Description: Map of Kerr County, Texas, including the Hill Country region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: July 12, 1864
Creator: Reichel, Robert
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Map of Kerr County.

Description: Survey map of Kerr County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes rivers, creeks, towns, and roads. No scale information given.
Date: July 12, 1864
Creator: Reichel, R.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Kerr County

Description: Map of Kerr County, Texas, including the Hill Country region. The road to Friedricksburg, Texas is marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1869~
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Kerr County

Description: Map of Kerr County, Texas, including the Hill Country region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: April 30, 1873
Creator: Schultz, L. & Lungkwitz, Herman
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Map of Kerr County

Description: Blueline format print, copied from microfilm, of survey map of Kerr County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, and blocks of land. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1878
Creator: Von Rosenberg, E.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Bee Hive.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bee hive. This design consists of "the combination, with the removable section, having the right-angled slots and the comb-frames of the securing-bar" (lines 95-98).
Date: September 20, 1881
Creator: Norwood, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Warranty Deed Prepared for George and Virginia Leigh to D. P. Slottery, July 24, 1883]

Description: Warranty deed prepared between George and Virginia Leigh and D. P. Slottery acknowledging the sale of land for one thousand dollars. The deed is signed at the bottom by the notary public, William D. Drown, vouching for the fact that all parties were in attendance.
Date: July 24, 1883
Creator: Drown, William D.
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library

[Bill of Sale and Transfer from George L. Leigh to John A. Bonnell]

Description: Bill of sale from George L. Leigh to John A. Bonnell acknowledging the sale of land and 110 heads of cattle. The note goes on to say that this "transfer and Bill of Sale is made on the following terms and conditions to secure the payment of a promissory note for $782.66" from Bonnell, payable on May 1, 1887. The check included in the record is worth $716.66 from John A. Bonnell to Edward A. Leigh.
Date: October 1, 1886
Creator: McFarland, A. M.
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library

[Articles of Agreement Between Edward B. Leigh and W. D. C. Burney, March 1, 1887]

Description: Articles of agreement prepared "by and between W. D. C. Burney...and Edward B. Leigh of St. Louis Mo." This agreement was for the sale of a piece of land for the sum of four hundred dollars; W. D. C. Burney promises to "make and deliver to the said E. D. Leigh, a good and sufficient deed."
Date: March 1, 1887
Creator: Leigh, Edward B. & Burney, W. D. C.
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library

[Warranty Deed from George and Virginia Leigh to Edward Leigh, July 23, 1887]

Description: Warranty deed from George and Virginia Leigh to Edward B. Leigh for the purchase of a parcel of land in Kerr County, Texas. The deed specifies that Edward is paying $1,000 for the track "or parcel of land known as survey No. 1429" situated along Sunflower Creek, a tributary of the Guadalupe River.
Date: July 23, 1887
Creator: McFarland, A.
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library

Windmill.

Description: Patent for an improvement in the vertical wheel of windmills including illustrations.
Date: March 26, 1889
Creator: Dietert, Gustav
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rack and Pinion Mechanism.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rack-and-pinion mechanism. This design "relates to improvements on rack-and-pinion mechanism to dispense with the connecting-rod on steam-engines, whereby a more equal, constant motive power at any point of the piston-stroke, and no dead or weak points of the same, will be obtained" (lines 9-14).
Date: October 22, 1889
Creator: MacDonald, Peter M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Two Documents Relating to Land Tracts and Sales]

Description: Two documents related to separate tracts of land, one is a drawing of a piece of land belonging to George Bigford and the other is a promissory note from George L. Leigh to Joseph Heimen. On the back of the map there is a note describing the location and borders of the land belonging to Bigford. The promissory note states that George promises "to pay to the order of Joseph Heimen, Six Hundred Dollars at Comfort, Texas with 9% interest...from date until paid." This note "is given for the part purchase money for 320 acres of land situated in Kerr County."
Date: October 13, 1890
Creator: Leigh, George L.
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library

[Land Grant Certificate Presented to George L. Leigh, October 25, 1890]

Description: Land grant certificate presented to George L. Leigh and signed by the governor of Texas, L. S. Ross. This grant to George, his heirs or assigns "forever Three Hundred and Twenty (320) acres of land." The rest of the certificate references the specified land and details the perimeter and borders of it in terms of longitude and latitude degrees as well as compass directions.
Date: October 25, 1890
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library