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Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Description: Patent for an improved gang-plow with an adjustable crank-axle, mechanism to raise and lock the plows, and a brace for increasing rigidity.
Date: January 27, 1874
Creator: Cummins, Allison G. & Cummins, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Journal of William Maxwell]

Description: Journal of William Reason Maxwell containing daily thoughts, activities, and accounts. Several pages in the back have been cut out.
Date: January 1876
Creator: Maxwell, William Reason
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Letter from Fletcher S. Stockdale to Charles B. Moore, January 1, 1876]

Description: A letter from Fletcher S. Stockdale to Charles B. Moore on January 1, 1876. In the letter, Stockdale discusses aspects of the Texas Constitutional Convention of 1875 related to separation of church and state. Stockdale notes that all the liberal men of the convention voted for a clause requiring officeholders to acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being, though he himself strongly opposed the clause. Stockdale tells Moore that he is glad to hear from him and is grateful for memories of old f… more
Date: January 1, 1876
Creator: Stockdale, Fletcher S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mary Moore, January 27, 1876]

Description: A letter to Mary Moore from her mother, Matilda Dodd, and her sister, Bettie Franklin, on January 27, 1876. In the letter, Dodd and Franklin tell Moore about the well-being of the family and of the farm. They mention that they are not sure if they will be moving to Texas. Dodd mentions that she would like Moore to visit, and would like to return to Texas with Moore. Franklin closes by sending regards to Mary's husband, Charles B. Moore. Included with this item is the envelope in which the lett… more
Date: January 27, 1876
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from William Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mary Moore and Matilda Dodd, January 15, 1877]

Description: A letter from William Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore on January 14, 1877. Mary Moore's mother, Matilda, is presumably visiting her in Texas. In the letter, William and Bettie talk about the warm and wet weather, as well as the state of the farm and animals. Bettie tells Mary and her mother that her son, Quincy, is teething. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The envelope, postmarked January 15 from Gallatin, Tennessee, is addressed … more
Date: January 14, 1877
Creator: Dodd, William & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore, January 28, 1877]

Description: A letter from Bettie Franklin to Matilda Dodd and Mary Moore on January 28, 1876. Mary's mother, Matilda, is visiting her in Texas. In the letter, Bettie talks about the warm and clear weather, as well as the state of the farm and animals. She mentions that there have been several weddings, including that of Laura Wallace and Frank Dorris. In closing, Bettie says that many neighbors' dogs have gone mad - she fears that hers will also go mad. Included with this item is the envelope in which the… more
Date: January 28, 1877
Creator: Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Stalk and Weed Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk cutter for plows. This design "consist[s] of the beam having rearwardly, downwardly, and forwardly curved standard, the arrow-point, having the stem or shank formed entire or open at its bottom, rear side, and top to receive the said standard, and the diamond-shaped cutter consisting of two wings inclined upwardly from their front to rear edges, and curved inwardly at their outer ends from their cutting-edges to their back edges" (lines 72-82).
Date: January 5, 1886
Creator: Faires, Joseph J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harvester-Truck.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Trucks for Harvesters"(lines 5-7)
Date: January 6, 1886
Creator: Willcoxson, Coulmon W. & Hamilton, Samuel R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent to an improvement to churns "in which its action may be either single or double acting by means of a simple and efficacious arrangement of parts" (lines 18-21).
Date: January 19, 1886
Creator: Persohn, John William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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