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Land grant to Levi Shumway : Monroe, Mich., 1835 October 6.

Description: 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.
Date: January 6, 1835
Creator: United States. General Land Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

[The Guest Book]

Description: The guest-book: in which may be recorded the coming and the going of guests, with pages for autographs, incidents, and sketches pertaining to pleasant visits, social calls, and other gatherings designed and illustrated by Annie F. Cox. This book was part of the private library of Mrs. Delas A. Blodgett, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Bound in olive green cloth over boards; gilt lettering and brown-stamped decorations. The signatures on the first page include that of Delas A. Blodgett, Daisy P. Blodgett of Mackinac Island and Grand Rapids, Michigan. The guest book also includes verses, encouraging friends and visitors to "leave here in the book sacred to friendship some recording of your tarrying." Many pages of autographs are interspersed throughout the book with illustrated half-titles. On the first page for signatures is the inscription, "Perfect equality of rights for women - civil & political - is the demand of yours gratefully, Susan B. Anthony - Rochester - N. Y. In this lovely home from Nov. 22 to 24 - 1897 - equality reigns!!"
Date: 1891
Creator: Cox, Annie F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Farmers' Reading Courses

Description: Report discussing the main features of the farmers' reading courses that have become popular in several states through agricultural colleges and experiment stations. The reading courses are designed to provide farmers with a systematic approach to their work through the study of a scientifically sound and accessible textbook curriculum.
Date: 1900
Creator: Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rape as a Forage Crop

Description: Report discussing the cultivation of the rape plant as a forage crop, including its varieties, soil requirements and preparation, and harvesting. Also describes various uses of rape as a forage crop, weed destroyer, and cover crop.
Date: 1903
Creator: Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Profitable Tenant Dairy Farm

Description: Report explaining how to successfully operate a tenant dairy farm by example of a 120-acre farm in southern Michigan. The farm discussed was owned by Mr. J. N. Neal and managed by Mr. Charles J. Angevine.Topics under consideration include operations contracts, cropping systems, buildings, employees, manure, equipment, and finances.
Date: 1907
Creator: Carrier, Lyman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Residue of Condemned Cannon Used in Statue of Stevens T. Mason, Late Governor of Michigan, Report

Description: Report of the Committee on Military Affairs detailing the opinions and recommendations of the Committee on the proposed Senate resolution 38 granting to the State of Michigan permission to use for its own purposes unused portions of condemned cannon.
Date: 1908~
Creator: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Military Affairs
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evening coat

Description: Evening jacket of ivory of Battenburg cotton lace. 3/4 sleeves; knee length. Open front with two large lace flowers and hanging tassels; black velvet ties stem from the flowers and close with two hook & eyes. Matching black velvet sewn into neck edge. Embroidered retailer's(?) label at inside back neckline: "J. Hook / Detroit / Mich."
Date: 1910
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Sixty-Day and Kherson Oats

Description: Report discussing the results of experiments undertaken to determine the viability of early oats in different regions of the United States since early oats typically thrive only in the Corn Belt and Great Plains regions.
Date: 1910
Creator: Warburton, C. W. (Clyde William), 1879-1950
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analyses of Coals in the United States with Descriptions of Mine and Field Samples Collected between July 1, 1904 and June 30, 1910: Part 1. -- Analyses

Description: From Significance and value of Analyses of Coal: "The analyses published in this report cover samples of coal collected in many different parts of the country with unusual care by experiences men, in such manner as to make them representative of extensive beds of coal."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analyses of Coals in the United States with Descriptions of Mine and Field Samples Collected between July 1, 1904 and June 30, 1910 Part 2. Descriptions of Samples

Description: From Introduction: "This volume contains the descriptions of the samples whose analyses are published in the preceding volume, Part I of this bulletin. The descriptions have been compiled from the notebooks of the persons who collected the samples, have been condensed from accounts given in published reports of the United States Geological Survey, or have furnished by the collection themselves. Inasmuch as the descriptions represent the work of many persons during a period of six years, and inasmuch as they were recorded under widely differing conditions, they necessarily vary in fullness detail."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coal-Mine Accidents in the United States and Foreign Countries

Description: From Introduction: "The lack of comparable and accurate statistics of coal-mine accidents in the united States as a whole led the Bureau of Mines in 1911 to undertake the collection of such data. The mining departments of the leading foreign coal-producing countries have long taken cognizance of the importance of statistics. The bureau feels that in presenting the tables embodied in this report it is offering the and comparable statistics of coal-min accidents for the country as a whole that have ever been published."
Date: 1913
Creator: Horton, Frederick W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Common White Grubs

Description: "The present publication is merely intended to give a brief summary of the life history and habits of [common white grubs], as now understood, together with the best known means of controlling them." -- p. 2.
Date: 1913
Creator: Davis, John J. (John June), 1885-1965
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Cultivation of Peppermint and Spearmint

Description: This report discusses the cultivation of peppermint and spearmint in the United States, especially in the northeastern and mid-western United States. Climate and soil conditions, fertilizers, diseases and pests, and the costs of cultivation are discussed.
Date: 1915
Creator: Van Fleet, Walter
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Roundheaded Apple-Tree Borer

Description: This report discusses the roundheaded apple-tree borer, an insect in the eastern and midwestern United States that, in its larval stage, destroys the bark and wood of apple trees. Several methods of control are discussed, including worming, paints and washes, and sprays.Apple-tree borers.
Date: 1915
Creator: Brooks, Fred E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Wheat Jointworm and Its Control

Description: Revised edition. "The wheat jointworm is a very small grub which lives in stems of wheat, sucking the juices of the plant and causing a swelling in the stem. The egg from which it hatches is laid in the stem by an insect resembling a small black ant with wings. This insect attacks no other kind of plant. The injury which it does to wheat is very distinct from that caused by the Hessian fly, yet the depredations of these two insects are often confused by farmers. This paper is intended, therefore, to give a brief outline of the life history and the nature of the injury to the plant by the jointworm so that any farmer may readily recognize its work and be able to apply the measures of control herein recommended." -- p. 3-4
Date: 1918
Creator: Phillips, W. J. (William Jeter), 1879-1972
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sweet Clover on Corn Belt Farms

Description: "Sweet clover is now grown successfully on many farms in the corn belt, both in rotation and as a catch crop to be plowed under. It has proved excellent for hay and pasture, and is unequaled by any other legume for soil improvement. Sweet clover may be used to good advantage for silage, and on some farms, with proper management, it is a profitable seed crop. Mixed with bluegrass, it makes a pasture of nearly double the carrying capacity of bluegrass alone. The object of this bulletin is to present details of management and of the more important farm practices followed on some of the successful corn-belt farms on which sweet clover is grown as one of the principal crops of the rotation. Cropping systems are outlined for farms of different types, and special attention is called to the three essentials of success in growing the crop -- lime, inoculation, and scarified seed." -- p. 2
Date: 1919
Creator: Drake, J. A. & Rundles, J. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Alsike Clover

Description: Report discussing the distribution and cultivation of the leguminous crop alsike clover, which grows primarily in the northeastern United States. Topics discussed include soil requirements, seeding, uses, and insect enemies and diseases.
Date: 1920
Creator: Pieters, A. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Beef Production in the Corn Belt

Description: This bulletin discusses beef production in the Corn Belt of the United States with special regard to feed preparation, cattle selection, and methods for fattening cattle.
Date: 1921
Creator: Black, W. H. (William Henry), 1888-1949
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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