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Erath County

Description: Map of the Prairies and Lakes region covering Erath County, Texas. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: November 25, 1856
Creator: Martin, Joseph
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Erath County

Description: Map of the Prairies and Lakes region covering Erath County, Texas. Peter's Colony line is marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: December 1864
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Erath County

Description: Map of the Prairies and Lakes region covering Erath County, Texas. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1872
Creator: Klappenbach, L. & Lungkwitz, Herman
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Map of Erath County

Description: Cadastral map of Erath County, Texas in the Prairies and Lakes region. Several features are marked on the map including bodies of water and the line for Peter's Colony. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1872
Creator: Klappenbach, Louis & Lungkwitz, Herman
Partner: Texas General Land Office

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 25, 1874]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to tell his wife when mail arrived at Stephenville, Texas, and the route he would be taking when he began to head home. He mentioned that he had people he needed to visit and hoped their children were behaving well.
Date: May 25, 1874
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1874]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He lamented that a mobbing had occurred in Belton, Texas, where his family resided. He wrote about a murder case he handled as a judge and, at the end of his letter, prayed his family was well and in God's grace. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: May 29, 1874
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 11, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He commented that he had not received letters from home recently and wished to receive news from his wife. John purchased a pony for their son, Jeremiah, and planned to have it sent back while he continued to travel for business.
Date: March 11, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

Erath County

Description: Map of the Prairies and Lakes region covering Erath County, Texas. Peter's Colony line is marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: September 1875
Creator: Thielepape, George J.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Erath Co., Texas

Description: Map shows tract numbers, land patents, and landowners; county boundaries; portions of adjacent counties where property extends beyond county limits. Scale [1:133,334].
Date: 1879
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Erath Co., Texas.

Description: Map shows tract numbers, land patents, and landowners; county boundaries; portions of adjacent counties where property extends beyond county limits. Scale [1:133,334].
Date: 1879
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Erath County

Description: Map of the Prairies and Lakes region covering Erath County, Texas. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1879
Creator: Blau, F. G.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Grain Toller.

Description: Patent for a new and improved grain toller. This design "consists in a novel construction of a revolving cylinder provided with cavities representing certain measures . . . separating a certain portion [of grain] to be retained as toll, and whereby, also, provision is made for varying the size of the toll-measure, so as to enable it to separate different proportions from the main body of the grain, according to the amount of toll to be taken" (lines 7-19).
Date: July 20, 1880
Creator: Wilson, William John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design "consists in a novel arrangement and combination of wings or gates in a casing outside and independent of the wheel, whereby provision is made for adjusting the position of said wings, and consequently regulating the speed of the wheel, according to the force of the wind" (lines 7-13).
Date: September 21, 1880
Creator: Smith, Hilliard Bonaparte.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon Bow Socket.

Description: Patent for new and improved wagon-bow sockets. This design "furnishes a firm support for the [wagon] bow at both top and bottom of the socket, by which it is evident it will be rigidly secured against all lateral motions" (lines 38-41). This eliminates the "unsightly appearance, leaking, and other defects of the uneven height of bows so often resulting from the use of ordinary staples" (lines 44-47).
Date: December 28, 1880
Creator: Williams, Richard P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tire Tightener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design calls for a wheel with a gap rather than a continuous ring, so a double-threaded bolt in the gap may be tightened or loosened to contract or expand the wheel and subsequently the tire.
Date: November 8, 1881
Creator: Jones, James Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design "provide[s] a cheap, durable, and easily-operated motor for dash-churns, and one the length of stroke of which can be varied to suit the size of the churn and the quality of the cream to be churned. [The] invention consists of a dash-lever, connecting-rod, crank and pulley shaft, and large drive-wheel, the dash-lever being made adjustable as to its length of stroke" (lines 7-15).
Date: March 14, 1882
Creator: Blackstock, John Lafayett
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department