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 Language: English
[English Script on Parchment]
Vellum sheet with about 55 lines of English writing, circa 1500s. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29463/
The Environs, or Countries Twenty Miles Round London
Hand-drawn map of 20 counties around London in 1761. Various buildings and features are marked on the map pictorally. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29423/
A New and Correct Plan of London, Westminster and Southwark, with several Additional Improvements, not in any former Survey.
Map showing plan of London (Westminster and Southwark) as of 1761. Streets and some buildings are noted. Scale 1:10,800. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29424/
[Collection of Travel Maps]
Nine maps depicting the travels of the author to accompany his journals. The first map shows routes through parts of the Middle East and Asia with references to the Orenburgh Expedition. The second map shows routes in Northern Europe and parts of Russia, including towns in Prussia, Germany, and the Netherlands. The third map shows various portions of the Volga River in four separate, overlapping insets with nearby towns noted. The fourth map shows an area around the Eastern Ocean including present-day Saudi Arabia and India; regions and towns are noted as well as geographic features (with relief shown pictorially). The fifth map shows land around the Caspian Sea including routes of the Russian Embassy, towns, and geographic features (with relief shown pictorially). The sixth map shows a portion of Russia depicting the Orenburgh Expedition as well as towns, landmarks, and geographic features which are marked pictorially. The seventh map shows the Caspian Sea with surrounding regions and geographic features (with relief marked pictorially). The eighth map shows Europe and some surrounding areas including routes taken by the Russia Company, cities, and geographic features. The final (ninth) map is of Siberia and bordering areas; regions and landmarks are noted as well as geographic features (with relief shown pictorially). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29425/
Course of the River Mississippi, from the Balise to Fort Chartres: Taken on an Expedition to the Illinois, in the latter end of the Year 1765.
Course of the Mississippi River from the Balise to Fort Chartres based on surveys made by the French. Surrounding geographic features are noted with relief shown pictorially. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29450/
Rural amusements, or the history of Billy and Kitty
The story of Billy and his sister Kitty. Billy tries to correct the behavior of the "forward and headstrong" Kitty who had learned all the worst aspects of education at her boarding school. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc734/
[Theatre Royal Playbill]
One-page announcement of plays to be performed January 25, 1798 at the Drury Lane Theatre, London. The first advertisement reads: "Never Acted. Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane. This present Thursday January 25, 1798, Their Majesties Servants will perform a New Comedy in Five acts called Knave or Not" (followed by a list of actors), "To which will be added (8th time) a new Grand Dramatick Romance called Blue-Beard; Or, Female Curiosity! The Scenery, Machinery, Dresses, and Decorations, entirely new." (followed by a list of additional actors, composers, and other contributors). A note at the bottom of the page says, "From the most unbounded and universal approbation, with which the new Dramatick Romance of Blue-Beard; Or, Female Curiosity! is receiv-ed, the fame will be repeated every evening till further notice. Ladies and Gentlemen who have been disappointed of Places for the New Drama of The Castle-Spectre, are respectfully informed, that the same will be repeated for the 23rd. time on Monday next." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29464/
Plan of the City of New Orleans and the Adjacent Plantations
Map of the city of New Orleans in 1798, including adjacent plantations (with property notes and the history of land ownership) and points of interest. Scale ca. 1:18,676 (ca. 280 toesas per inch). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29433/
Ground Plan of Newgate.
Floor plan for part of Newgate Prison in London, England. Scale ca. 1:192. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29421/
The World on Mercator's Projection, Western Part
Hand-drawn color map of the western part of the world as known in 1812. Shows major rivers, explorers' routes, place names and locations of some population groups. Relief is marked by hachures. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29445/
Map of the Northwestern Territories of the United States, Showing the Track pursued by the Expedition under Gov. Cass in 1820
Map of the Great Lakes region showing the track of the expedition under Governor Cass in 1820. Includes place names, rivers and an inset drawing of Upper Red Cedar or Cassina Lake. Some routes are highlighted in red. Scale 1:3,801,600 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29427/
Adam and Eve
The story of Adam and Eve. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2096/
An address at the grave of a Sunday-school child.
At the gravesite of one of their classmates, the Sunday-school teacher tells the class that Sarah Pearce will be with God, for she loved him and honored him. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2115/
All the world's on stilts
Moralizing story, where the narrator, after seeing a "lubberly boy" on stilts, reflects on people that set themselves above others and make spectacles of themselves. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2114/
The baby is with God
Text exhorting readers not to grieve over the death of the infant, for it has been received into God's arms. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2113/
Death of little Mary
Little Mary S., devout and faithful, is dying at the age of 8. Her faith touches all around her, and helps bring them closer to God. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2112/
The fall of man
The story of the Fall of Man. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2090/
The fourth commandment broken.
Martha Scott, who would censure others for breaking the Sabbath, herself not only breaks the Sabbath but looses her temper - not realizing the sins she is committing. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2111/
Give us this day our daily bread.
His mother unable to provide for himself and his siblings, six year old Little Johnny prays on the way to school. On arriving home, he finds food has been left for the family. Not an angel, but an earthly agent of God heard his prayer and provided for the family. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2110/
The glass of gin; or, when it is safest to run.
Mr. Grace advises Samuel Hawkes to take the long path around Mr. Benson's orchard to avoid temptation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2109/
Going apprentice.
Words of wisdom from an old German schoolmaster to a young boy about to go learn a trade, and how being good will help him succeed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2108/
The grocery ruined him.
Little Robert would not heed the advice of his Sunday school teacher and avoid the men at the grocery store who kept trying to get him to drink rum. By the age of 13, Robert becomes a drunkard. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2107/
Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!
Moralizing tale of the fate of a man who starts out as a Sabath-breaker, and who ends up a murderer. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2106/
Harvest close upon seed time.
Moralizing tale of the youth who starts by missing just a few minutes of Sunday school, slides into sin, skips class, joins a fire company, and eventually lands in prison in Maryland with a 15 year term for robbery. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2105/
The home-made boy.
Moralizing tale of the differences between two boys in the Sunday school, Arthur and Lewis, which are "chiefly made at home!" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2104/
Is it worth climbing for?
Moralizing tale of how boys, men, peasants and princes all may climb over obstacles towards a goal, but are worldly goals worth the climb? digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2103/
Jacob and Esau
The story of Jacob and Esau. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2095/
The kink in the engine rope.
Moralizing tale where an apprentice printer is cautioned against following the fire engine, as it will lead to bad habits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2102/
The new bonnet.
Moralizing tale where Miss Amelia F. Johnson learns that the pretty new bonnet she wants to wear to church is not as important as learning to serve God. The story is followed by the poem "The child's prayer." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2101/
Noah and the flood.
A retelling of the story of Noah. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2093/
Parental anxiety.
Moralizing tale about how good parents care for their children, and thus children should obey their parents. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2100/
Signs.
Moralizing tale which reflects that how children act is a signal of their future character. Story is followed by "The substance of the Ten Commandments." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2098/
Vanity.
Moralizing tale about Little Betsey Green. Constantly told how pretty she is, she becomes vain and prideful. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2097/
Map of Routes to the Principal Mining Districts in the Central States of Mexico.
Map of several states bordering the Gulf of Mexico in central Mexico from 1828. The routes to the principal mining districts and other roads are marked, as well as towns, landmarks, rivers, and some topographic features (with relief shown by hachures). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29432/
Land grant to Levi Shumway : Monroe, Mich., 1835 October 6.
Land Grant for 40 acres in Monroe, Michigan, granting "the north east quarter of the south west quarter, of section nine, in the township eight south, of range three east, in the District of lands subject to sale at Monroe, Michigan Territory, containing forty acres." This is Certificate 149. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29441/
The Poetic Gift : or, Alphabet in Rhyme
Child's pictorial primer with the alphabet, and wood-cut illustrated rhymes to teach the letters. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc736/
Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 1
Notes and descriptions of things seen during the author's visit to the United States from 1838-1840. Includes detailed information on visits to various institutions, people met, and the author's views on religion and education. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1028/
Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 2
Notes and descriptions of things seen during the author's visit to the United States from 1838-1840. Includes detailed information on visits to various institutions, people met, and the author's views on religion and education. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1027/
Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 3
Notes and descriptions of things seen during the author's visit to the United States from 1838-1840. Includes detailed information on visits to various institutions, people met, and the author's views on religion and education. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1026/
The little story book. Full of pretty pictures.
Child's gift or toy book of short stories illustrated by woodcuts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc737/
Map of the Western & Middle Portions of North America
An 1845 map of the Pacific coastline starting slightly west of present-day Alaska and extending to Mexico, including Oregon, California,and regions north to the Arctic. It shows cities and some towns, and selected rivers, mountains, and other features. This map is meant to accompany a history of Oregon, California, and other west-coast territories. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29434/
Parables of our Lord
An elegant gift volume from the early Victorian era consisting of a selection of parables from the New Testament. The text is done in a calligraphic style, with ornate illuminated borders. Within many of the borders are small illustrations of the text. The text and illuminations were recreated from the originals by chromolithographs. The binding is a "papier-mâché" binding, consisting of front and back covers of deeply-molded black paper-mâché and a leather spine. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5782/
Pocket almanack, for the year of our Lord 1847
Almanac for 1847, bound in publisher's yellow printed wrappers, with hole at upper left through which a string is looped for suspension. The almanac contains information on eclipses, tides, phases of the moon, rising and setting of the moon/sun, historical facts, and quotations. Anonymous gift to the Miniature Books Collection in 2003. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc739/
Battles of Mexico : line of operations of the U.S. Army under the command of Major General Winfield Scott on the 19th and 20th of August, 1847
Hand-drawn map showing U.S. Army battles in Mexico, under Major General Winfield Scott. Several different lines are marked to show different Army divisions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29454/
[Maps and Notes to Accompany an Expedition Narrative]
Two maps that accompany a narrative about a U.S. expedition in 1849. The first sketch map is of the area around the Dead Sea (Scale ca. 1:126,720). The second sketch map details the area around the River Jordan (Scale ca. 1:63,360). Each map includes some landmarks of the area and depths including relief shown by hachures. An additional page (front and back) has handwritten notes containing the expense sheet from the expedition. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29435/
Phelps's National Map of the United States, a Travellers' Guide
Hand-drawn color map showing the eastern half of the United States, including railroads, canals, steamboat and stage routes. The border of the map has state seals and drawings of some U.S. presidents. Geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures. Includes two insets in the lower right corner: Southern part of Florida -- Map of Oregon, California & Texas; as well as one inset near the upper right corner of the N. Part of Maine. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29446/
Flowers for a juvenile garland.
Child's gift book of short stories illustrated with woodcuts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc738/
Aaron
Biography of Aaron, first High Priest of Israel. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc756/
Moses. Part 1
The story of Moses. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2094/
Isaac
Biography of Isaac, Patriarch of Israel. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc755/
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