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Patent 87, Volume 40-A

Description: This document was issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railroad Company as the final instrument in the land grant process, assigning ownership to the railroad company for 640 acres in Tom Green County, section 21, block 20, as described in the patent. O. Henry wrote a fictional account of illegal proceedings concerning a land certificate, Bexar Scrip 2692, in the short story "Bexar Scrip 2692.” This is the patent that ultimately gave land ownership to the railroad via that certificate.
Date: July 18, 1928
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

[Harvey J. Bailey FBI Criminal Record]

Description: FBI Criminal Record for Harvey J. Bailey. It dates from his first arrest in 1920 to his last wanted notice in 1933
Date: February 29, 1928
Creator: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Agreement Between the Bonnells, Dickeys, and Liljagrens]

Description: Agreement made between members of the Bonnell, Dickey, and Liljegren families regarding the rights and interests on the land owned by the deceased Charlotte Francis Bonnell in Kerr County. This agreement, made on June 17, 1921, divides the land into parts to be owned by each of the members of the family, after W. H. Bonnell "brought a suit in the District Court of Kerr County, Texas" due to his dissatisfaction with Charlotte's will.
Date: November 12, 1928
Creator: McBryde, Mrs. Mark
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library

[Land Sale Agreement Betwen the Bonnells, Dickeys, and Liljegrens]

Description: Land sale agreement made for the Bonnells, Dickeys, and Liljegrens for the sum of $10,752.80 to L. Roy Nowlin, "to be paid by L. Roy Nowlin with $3,584.26 cash, and "the following notes "one payable to Allie Bonnel, One note for $500.00 payable to Ethel B. Dickey and one note for $500.00 payable to Helen Bonnell Liljegren." The rest of the document contains information about the land that has been sold to Nowlin.
Date: November 23, 1928
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library

[Two Drafts of a Memorandum of Contract Between Three Couples and Richard Nowlin]

Description: Memorandum of contract between Mr. and Mrs. Bonnell, Mr. and Mrs. Dickey, and Mr. and Mrs. Liljegren of the first party, and Richard and R. W. Nowlin of the second. The members of the first party "agree to sell and convey unto Richard and R. W. Nowlin the following real estate situated in Kerr County, Texas" including 500 acres from the James E. Bettner survey; in return, Nowlin will pay "twenty four dollars per acre" with one fourth being in cash and the remainder in three promissory notes.
Date: December 7, 1928
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library