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Map of Asylum Lands

Description: Survey map of land grants for "blind and lunatic asylums" in Shackelford, Jones, Taylor, and Calhoun Counties, showing blocks of land and plat numbers. The map also includes rives, creeks, and areas of elevation. Relief shown in hachures. Scale [ca. 1:70,000] (2000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1857
Creator: Creuzbaur, Robert
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Bill From George O. Harrell, April 16, 1940]

Description: Document listing the cost of receiving copies of the proceeding in cause no. 4035, W. O. Rainwater vs. Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company, requested by Sayles & Sayles. The listed cost of the copies is $2.00.
Date: April 16, 1940
Creator: Harrell, George O.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Truett Latimer to David Ratliff, October 31, 1953]

Description: Letter from Truett Latimer to David Ratliff discussing two tickets he is giving to Ratliff for the S.M.U.-Texas A&M game, and stating that Ratliff can also have tickets for the Texas-Texas A&M game if no one else asks for them. He also thanks Ratliff for inviting him to speak at a Rotary Club meeting.
Date: October 31, 1953
Creator: Latimer, Truett
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Personal Statement of Truett Latimer]

Description: First-person statement made by Truett Latimer summarizing his educational background growing up in Lueders and attending Hardin-Simmons University, describing his career in insurance and tenure as a state legislator, and making a statement about the growth of Abilene and the need for an "educated, thinking populace."
Date: 1952~
Creator: Latimer, Truett
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from J. D. Sandefer Jr. to H. A. Pender, E. F. Pittard, Dan Moody, Claude McAden, and Barney Carter - February 9, 1950]

Description: Letter from J. D. Sandefer Jr. to Mrs. Pender, Mrs. Pittard, Mrs. Moody, Mrs. McAden, and Mr. Carter concerning a photo he found while at his mother’s house in Abilene. He includes a limerick that he describes as “unfair to use.”
Date: February 9, 1950
Creator: Sandefer, J. D., Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Probated Will of Henry Sayles]

Description: Will of Henry Sayles with a court decree declaring it the official last will, and a sworn oath from Hattie Sayles stating the same. The document was notarized by John Sayles and includes multiple certificates of being filed for record in multiple counties.
Date: 1911-03-23/1916-10-20
Creator: Sayles, Henry & Sayles, Harriet McAlpine (Hattie)
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library