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Map no. 2 showing a continuation of details of Fort Smith and Santa Fé route from Old Fort Holmes to Mounds near 100 1/2 degree of longitude.

Description: Map shows natural resources along overland route taken by emigrants and military escort following the Canadian River from "Old Fort Holmes" to "Natural Mounds." Includes "Table of Distances from Fort Smith" [Arkansas] and notes on vegetation and water. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [1:633,600].
Date: 1849
Creator: Simpson, J. H. (James Hervey), 1813-1883
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map, no. 3 showing continuation of details of Fort Smith and Santa Fé route, from mounds near 100 1/2 degree of longitude to Tucumcari Creek.

Description: Map shows natural resources and camp stops along overland route taken by emigrants and military escort following the Canadian River across the Texas Panhandle to Tucumcari in New Mexico Territory. Includes "Table of Distances from Fort Smith" [Arkansas]. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [1: 633,600].
Date: 1849
Creator: Simpson, J. H. (James Hervey), 1813-1883
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map no. 4 showing continuation of Fort Smith and Santa Fé route from Tucumcari Creek to Santa Fé.

Description: Map shows natural resources and camp stops along overland route taken by emigrants and military escort from Tucumcari to Santa Fe and Albuquerque in New Mexico Territory. Includes "Table of Distances from Fort Smith [Arkansas], with suggestions" and notes on vegetation and water sources. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [1:633,600].
Date: 1849
Creator: Simpson, J. H. (James Hervey), 1813-1883
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map of route pursued by U.S. troops from Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Santa Fé, New Mexico, via south side of Canadian River in the year 1849.

Description: Map shows Native American habitation, military outposts, river crossings, wooded areas, physical landmarks, wagon roads and trails from Fort Smith, Arkansas to Old Fort Holmes in Indian Territory en route to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Includes table of distances and descriptive notes. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [1:645,000].
Date: 1849
Creator: Simpson, J. H. (James Hervey), 1813-1883
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map of the route pursued in 1849 by the U.S. troops under the command of Bvt. Lieut. Col. Jno. M. Washington, Governor of New Mexico, in an expedition against the Navajos Indians.

Description: Map shows expedition routes [in red], military camps, and Navajo Indian pueblos. Includes notes, map notations, and Table of Distances. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:633,600].
Date: 1849
Creator: Simpson, J. H. (James Hervey), 1813-1883
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for a "new and improved cotton-press" (line 5) relating to "improvements in friction-clamping apparatus used on vertical bars or rods of presses for holding the follower and lever in working the follower in passing the bale" (lines 11-14) including instructions and an illustration.
Date: December 26, 1871
Creator: Simpson, Thomas D. & Lamkin, William S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Churns.

Description: Patent for improvements in churns with specific improvements in dasher-rods and lids. This patent includes illustrations.
Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: Davis, Henry T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harvester-Reel.

Description: Patent for the placement of a "covering of canvas, cloth, or other suitable material" (lines 16-17) around a harvester-reel for various improvements, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Moore, Joseph Martial
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved insect trap. This design "relates to certain new and useful improvements in devices for distributing liquid poison on cotton and other plants to destroy insect life thereon; and it consists in the [novel] construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 14-18).
Date: July 18, 1882
Creator: Binkley, James E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "has for its object to produce a plow which shall scour or clean itself readily in sticky soil and shall be Light of draft. To this end it consists in the construction and combination of the point and mold-board of a plow" (lines 8-13).
Date: July 3, 1883
Creator: Simpson, George.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ice Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ice machine. This design consists in "[a]n oil-trap for compression ice-machines, consisting of cylinders provided with inclined diaphragms, and having extensions provided with water-chambers and pipes extending down through the same" (lines 96-100). Said pipes are "to communicate with the cylinders, one of said pipes communicating with the extension of one of the cylinders and the other pipe leading from the ammonia-pump, said cylinders having a suitable arrangement of pipes and valves" (lines 1-6).
Date: August 31, 1886
Creator: Diener, Frederic
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for "...certain new and useful Improvements in Car-Couplings..." (lines 4-5) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 12, 1886
Creator: Mitchell, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Cleaning Gun Barrels, Flues, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gun-barrel cleaner. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a flat shank having a hole in its intermediate portion, a pivot-bolt having its middle round and its ends square, and a cleaning-head secured upon said bolt, said head consisting of two parts, one part being secured upon each end of said bolt" (lines 4-9).
Date: February 22, 1887
Creator: Simpson, John Speake
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ice Making and Blocking Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ice machine. This design consists in "the combination of a non-conductive casing containing a freezing tank having water supply and discharge pipes, a water-tight diaphragm supported in said casing above the bottom of said tank having downwardly-tapered hollows in its upper surface and corresponding upwardly-tapered molds in its under surface, and a refrigerating medium contained within the said casing over said diaphragm and filling the hollows in the latter" (lines 82-91).
Date: May 17, 1887
Creator: Knox, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

River Steamboat

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction and design of passenger and freight river steamboats.
Date: December 13, 1887
Creator: Simpson, George Louis James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insecticide

Description: Patent for "a compound or composition for the extermination of ants, moles, salamanders, prairie-dogs, large rats, &c." (lines 11-13).
Date: August 21, 1888
Creator: Simpson, James Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Writing Pen.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pen. This design has for its object "to provide a simple implement which may be readily employed for writing purposes; and it consists in a thimble-like sleeve having a writing-pen arranged at its outer end, adapted to be easily applied to the index or fore-finger; and it further consists in the peculiar construction of implement" (lines 7-14).
Date: October 16, 1888
Creator: Seabaugh, Conrad
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bee Hive Stand.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bee-hive stand. This design consists in "the combination, with a floor, of a frame provided with opposite side standards and a row of central standards, the longitudinal side bars, and a central longitudinal bar connected with said standards, tie-bars constructed to hook on said longitudinal bars, and a roof provided with hinged lids and supported by said side and central standards" (lines 85-93).
Date: December 10, 1889
Creator: Lipp, Simpson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department