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[Bills of Sale of a Slave Named Nancy, June 18, 1838]

Description: Bills of sale of a slave named Nancy. The initial bill was written by notary William Christy in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jacob Sevy is selling Nancy, approximately 15, to John Covington Thomas of Gainsville, Alabama, for $1,200. Handwritten bills are added explaining that John C. Thomas sells Nancy to James Chessher in August 1838 for $3,000, who in turn sells her to Stephen Jackson of Jefferson County, Texas, in 1840 for $1,000. A separate paper is included with a description of this document.
Date: June 18, 1838
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast


Description: Patent for a new and improved carburetor. This design calls for "the apparatus [to be] submerged in water for the purpose of equalizing the temperature of the carbureting-liquid, and thereby imparting a more uniform illuminating quality to the gas; also obviating the danger of explosion from access of flame to the exterior of the apparatus" (para. 2).
Date: July 18, 1876
Creator: Pollard, James M. & Barton, Wallace R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in the Methods of Baling and Packing Cotton

Description: Patent for improvement in the methods of baling and packing cotton specifically optimizations in the packing and baling of cotton by avoiding all the mechanical appliances used in forming and securing bales of cotton, such as the press, canvas bagging, band, buckles, and bale-ties.
Date: July 18, 1876
Creator: Drake, James A. & Singer, Edgar C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from David F. Glines to Alex Bradford - October 18, 1943]

Description: Letter from David F. Glines to Alex Bradford discussing three (3) key points. The first point describes the last A.P.O. that he has on Captain Glenn G. Griswold, however he is unsure exactly where he is now. In the second point, he asks that Mr. Bradford send him the A.P.O. of Lieutenant Ed. Noland and Geo Kennedy. In the final point, Mr. Glines asks Mr. Bradford to share his experiences and observation on the conditions in the fields.
Date: October 18, 1943
Creator: Glines, David F.
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from I. H. Kempner to Caswell P. Ellis, Jr., June 18, 1945]

Description: Letter from I. H. Kempner to Caswell P. Ellis, Jr. discussing Kempner not being able to attend a dinner hosted by the New York Cotton Exchange because of inconvenient travel and a prior engagement for Sam Hubbard. Kempner also shows his interest in Ellis's opinions regarding the cotton industry after previous remarks on the subject.
Date: June 18, 1945
Creator: Kempner, Isaac H. (Isaac Herbert), 1873-1967
Partner: Rosenberg Library

[Memo from Commandant of Eighth Naval District to Commanding Officer, Naval Section, S.A.T.C, November 19, 1918]

Description: Memorandum from the commandant of U.S. Eighth Naval District to the commanding officer of the Student Army Training Corps Naval Section regarding the eligibility of sailors assigned to the SATC to apply for Officer Material School.
Date: November 18, 1918
Creator: Commandant; United States. Navy. Eighth Naval District
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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