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 Resource Type: Letter
 Language: English
 Collection: Texas History Collection
[Col. Nicholas Copeland letter to Martin Bridgman, April 25, 1835]

[Col. Nicholas Copeland letter to Martin Bridgman, April 25, 1835]

Date: April 25, 1835
Creator: Copeland, Nicholas
Description: 1835 letter of Col. Nicholas Copeland to his son-in-law Martin Bridgman of Arkansas, enticing him to move to Texas. The letter discusses the price of land and cattle, as well as the profitability of crops such as cotton and corn. Copeland adds a note for Harry Currin, a free African-American, stating that Texas is a safe place to settle. His land grant (settlement & fortification) described in the letter was 25 miles west of the Trinity River just before crossing the Navasota River. This letter was written at Robbins' Ferry on the Old San Antonio Road at the crossing of the Trinity River (letters went east from there to be carried & put in the US mail system).
Contributing Partner: Other
[Home Service Memorial Pamphlet]

[Home Service Memorial Pamphlet]

Date: March 7, 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: This pamphlet describes the memorial service held by the First Baptist Church of Paris, TX to honor the soldiers from Lamar County who were killed during World War I. The front cover features text identifying the event to be held as a Home Service Memorial conducted by the American Red Cross "For the sons of Lamar County who have given their lives in service of their country" at the First Baptist Church of Paris, Texas on March 7th, 1919. The inside of the pamphlet contains a program guide to the memorial events, including a list of hymns to be sung and masses read, as well as an honor roll of the fallen soldiers for whom the memorial was conducted. Jett Falls name on the third page under the list of Honor Roll individuals, tenth from the top.
Contributing Partner: Euless Public Library
[Index for the Vore Letter Collection]

[Index for the Vore Letter Collection]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Description of a letter collection between I.G. Vore to J.W. Denver in Washington D.C. Regarding the claims of the Texas Cherokees. All of the letters are digitized and online in the Portal to Texas History.
Contributing Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
[Insurance Refund Notification Upon Death of Jett Falls]

[Insurance Refund Notification Upon Death of Jett Falls]

Date: May 3, 1920
Creator: Treasury Department, United States of America
Description: A letter written Mr. Soloman Falls of Paris, Texas informing him of his son's (Jett -- Johnny, Jetty --- Falls) insurance benefits upon his death. The letter was issued by the Treasury Department on May 3rd, 1920 and details the amount paid by Mr. Soloman towards Jett Falls War Risk Insurance, and the amount owed to him upon his son's death. The amount owed was determined to be $65.16, and the letter states that future payments will occur in the amount of $57.50 each month. The letter is typed, and was written by R. H. Hallett, the Assistant Director in charge of Compensation and Insurance Claims Division.
Contributing Partner: Euless Public Library
Irving Near Dallas

Irving Near Dallas

Date: c. 1908
Creator: Irving Board of Trade
Description: Advertisement from the Irving Board of Trade, enticing farmers to move to Irving, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
[Legal payment agreement of John B. Denton and John B. Craig]

[Legal payment agreement of John B. Denton and John B. Craig]

Date: October 21, 1840
Creator: unknown
Description: Legal payment agreement of John B. Denton, John B. Craig, John Morton , and Samuel W. Sims, binding them in an agreement to pay Abel Bland the sum of $600.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[Letter from Craig C. Watkins to Edgar B. Sutherlin, July 2, 1958]

[Letter from Craig C. Watkins to Edgar B. Sutherlin, July 2, 1958]

Date: July 2, 1958
Creator: Watkins, Craig C.
Description: Letter from Craig C. Watkins of the Veterans Administration to Edgar B. Sutherlin, on July 2, 1958, acknowledging receipt of Sutherlin's application for compensation or pension, and informing him that it has been referred to the Veterans Benefit Office.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family
[Letter from D.H. Scott to Mrs. C.I. Scofield, July 26, 1921]

[Letter from D.H. Scott to Mrs. C.I. Scofield, July 26, 1921]

Date: July 26, 1921
Creator: Scott, David Howell
Description: Letter from D.H. Scott to Mrs. C.I Scofield with condolences on the death of her husband. Judge Scott comments on his 38 years of fellowship with C.I. Scofield.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards
[Letter from Edgar B. Sutherlin to Edith Wilson, 1903]

[Letter from Edgar B. Sutherlin to Edith Wilson, 1903]

Date: 1903
Creator: Sutherlin, Edgar Brown
Description: Letter from Edgar B. Sutherlin to Edith Wilson, in 1903, complaining that he has recently been sick, and explaining to her the work he does.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family
[Letter from Edgar B. Sutherlin to Edith Wilson, March 3, 1902]

[Letter from Edgar B. Sutherlin to Edith Wilson, March 3, 1902]

Date: March 3, 1902
Creator: Sutherlin, Edgar Brown
Description: Letter from Edgar B. Sutherlin to Edith Wilson, on March 3, 1902. He apologizes for taking so long to write back, and informs her that his father has died. He also mentions his plans to join the Navy.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family
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