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Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design, when used "as a corn-planter the slotted plate upon the inclined portion of the bottom is adjusted to cover the entire slot, and the pitman is attached to the pin projecting from the bar operating the seed slide, and when the machine is to be used as a cotton-planter the pitman is attached to the crank at the side of the seed-box, and the plate in the bottom of the box is adjusted so as to give the slot sufficient width to allow the cotton-seed to be forced through it" (lines 84-94).
Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Armstrong, John J. & Lowrey, Andrew S.
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Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design "has for its object to provide a device of this character which shall be cheap and simple in its construction, one that may be easily operated, and yet be positive in its engagement with the latch to prevent it from being opened by cattle, &c." (lines 8-14).
Date: December 8, 1885
Creator: Dunn, Henry Frankling.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton-seed planter in the arrangement of the hopper, roller with stirring and feeding teeth attached while distributing seeds accurately, including illustration.
Date: December 27, 1859
Creator: Kesler, Charles & Reinhard, Fred
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Improvement in Cotton-Worm Destroyers.

Description: Patent for a wheeled vehicular device to destroy cotton worms that can be connected to a horse or a wagon. It carries a poisonous cotton-worm destroying agent and disburse this substance on crops or foliage to deter worms.
Date: October 13, 1873
Creator: Johnson, Jehu W.
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[Letter from John J. Herrera - 1950-12-18]

Description: Carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera without name of addressee, dated December 18, 1950. Reports on receipt of Palacios, Texas, LULAC Council charter; installation of Wharton County Ladies LULAC Council; and interest in Eagle Lake, Texas, to form a LULAC Council.
Date: December 18, 1950
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Locario Cordova - 1950-12-05]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC First National Vice-President, to Locario Cordova of Eagle Lake, Texas, dated December 5, 1950. Herrera invites interested persons to form a LULAC Council in Eagle Lake, Texas. Includes a well-written summary of LULAC development in Texas, describing how LULAC has helped improve discriminatory conditions in other areas.
Date: December 5, 1950
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Marley Giddens to John J. Herrera - 1961-12-07]

Description: Letter from Marley Giddens, Columbus Independent School District Superintendent, to John J. Herrera, dated December 7, 1961. In the letter, Giddens thanks Herrera for their meeting and further explains the events leading up to the incident at Columbus Elementary School.
Date: December 7, 1961
Creator: Giddens, Marley
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library