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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

[Copy of Legal Complaint from Mary E. Sayles]

Description: Copy of a legal complaint in which the plaintiff, Mary E. Sayles, disputes land rights between herself and the defendants, G. R. Pierce, J. H. Pierce and J. C. Maxwell with intentions to sue for the title and rights to the specified properties. A second copy of the document received by the Pierces is included, on which a response from the Pierces accepting the citation and agreeing to file answer is handwritten.
Date: March 22, 1899
Creator: Texas
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Legal Complaint from Mary E. Sayles]

Description: Legal complaint in which the plaintiff, Mary E. Sayles, disputes land rights between herself and the defendants, G. R. Pierce, J. H. Pierce and J. C. Maxwell with intentions to sue for the title and rights to the specified properties.
Date: March 22, 1899
Creator: Texas
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Gifting of Land from M. E. Sayles to Relatives with Partial Will]

Description: Unsigned document in which Mary E. Sayles is gifting land from the Austin and Williams league #340 to her children and their spouses. She names Henry Sayles and her son-in-law George C. Harris as executors of the estate once she passes, and the document includes a response from all parties stipulating that Mary E. Sayles may continue to benefit from the properties as long as she lives. A portion of Mary E. Sayles' final will bequeathing property to her daughters is also included.
Date: March 1905
Creator: Sayles, Mary E.; Sayles, Henry; Harris, George C.; Sayles, Henry; Harris, Hattie S.; Sayles, B. G. et al.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Gifting of Land from M. E. Sayles to Relatives with Partial Will]

Description: Unsigned document in which Mary E. Sayles is gifting land from the Austin and Williams league #340 to her children and their spouses. She names Henry Sayles and her son-in-law George C. Harris as executors of the estate once she passes, and the document includes a response from all parties stipulating that Mary E. Sayles may continue to benefit from the properties as long as she lives. A portion of Mary E. Sayles' final will bequeathing property to her daughters is also included.
Date: March 1905
Creator: Sayles, Mary E.; Sayles, Henry; Harris, George C.; Sayles, Henry; Harris, Hattie S.; Sayles, B. G. et al.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Mary E. Sayles Naming Her Attorneys]

Description: Document written by Mary E. Sayles appointing her son, Henry Sayles, and her son-in-law, George C. Harris, as attorneys in fact to her estate so that they may distribute and sell off her portions of the Austin and Williams land on her behalf. An addendum is handwritten and signed by the two men at the end of the document.
Date: March 15, 1905
Creator: Sayles, Mary E.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Mary E. Sayles Naming Her Attorneys, Unsigned]

Description: Unsigned portion of a document written by Mary E. Sayles appointing her son, Henry Sayles, and her son-in-law, George C. Harris, as attorneys in fact to her estate so that they may distribute and sell off her sections of the Austin and Williams land on her behalf.
Date: March 15, 1905
Creator: Sayles, Mary E.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Land Sale Memorandum]

Description: Memorandum stating all the contractual terms for the sale of subdivision #32 of the Austin and Williams League # 340 from Mary E. Sayles to C. E. Jones. The document is signed by C. E. Jones and by John Sayles on behalf of Mary E. Sayles.
Date: February 27, 1906
Creator: Sayles, Mary E. & Jones, C. E.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Last Will and Testament of Mary E. Sayles, October 16, 1906]

Description: Last will and testament of Mary E. Sayles, in which she bequeaths much of her property to her daughters, Mary and Emma Sayles, and names her son and her son-in-law, Henry Sayles and George C. Harris, as the executors of the will. The document is not hand-signed and has the word, "copy.", typed in the header.
Date: October 16, 1907
Creator: Sayles, Mary E.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from A. W. Weatherford to William John Bryan, February 7, 1909]

Description: Letter from A. W. Weatherford to William John Bryan discussing Bryan's recent successful speech and suggesting that Bryan push to have Tom McCleere appointed a member of the "Live Stock Sanitarion Board". The letter is headed by an illustration of a building with the title, "Texas Anchor Fence Co.".
Date: February 7, 1909
Creator: Weatherford, A. W.
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

[Last Will and Testament of Mary E. Sayles, May 29, 1914]

Description: Copy of the last will and testament of Mary E. Sayles, in which she bequeaths much of her property to her daughters, Mary and Emma Sayles, and names her son and her son-in-law, Henry Sayles and George C. Harris, as the executors of the will. The copy was typewritten by John Sayles and compared to the original by he and Perry Sayles, who both deemed it an accurate copy of the original.
Date: May 29, 1914
Creator: Sayles, Mary E.; Sayles, John & Sayles, Perry
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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