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  Partner: Denton Public Library
 Resource Type: Letter
[Denton County letterhead]

[Denton County letterhead]

Date: unknown
Creator: Denton County Commissioners
Description: A Denton County letterhead is printed on a piece of stationary with various names and the dates of September 17, 1886-October 4, 1886. The letterhead includes a portrait of the Denton County Courthouse as well as a list of Denton County Commissioners.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[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 Sam Houston to Joseph Ellis, June 12, 1847]

[Letter from Sam Houston to Joseph Ellis, June 12, 1847]

Date: June 12, 1847
Creator: Houston, Sam
Description: A letter from Sam Houston to his friend Joseph L. Ellis of Grand Cane at his plantation "Pleasant Lawn." Discusses Judge Worsham, the health of the Houston family and neighbors. This letter is purported to be a hoax and forgery, as multiple copies exist.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[Letter to Colonel John Singleton from L. W. Kemp]

[Letter to Colonel John Singleton from L. W. Kemp]

Date: October 10, 1938
Creator: Kemp, L. W.
Description: L. W. Kemp wrote Colonel John V. Singleton in response to a complaint about an inscription on a historical marker in John Simpson Chisum's honor. The discrepancy concerns the actual date of Chisum's death.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[Letter to Lota M. Spell]

[Letter to Lota M. Spell]

Date: c. 1936-04-25
Creator: Williams, William
Description: Mrs. William Williams wrote Lota M. Spell of Austin, Texas concerning the installation of a historical marker at the site of John Simpson Chisum's home. John Chisum was a cattle king in Denton County in the mid-1800s.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[Letter to Mrs. Chambers from Texas State Library]

[Letter to Mrs. Chambers from Texas State Library]

Date: September 14, 1934
Creator: Goree, Edwin Sue
Description: Letter from Edwin Sue Goree, field worker of Texas State Library, to Mrs. W. B. Chambers, Chair of Library Club, Denton County Council, P.T.A., regarding the procurement of school books. Goree replied that the Texas State Library was not able to loan books or further assistance at present but suggested establishing a Denton county library.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[Letter to Mrs. William Williams concerning John Chisum]

[Letter to Mrs. William Williams concerning John Chisum]

Date: April 23, 1936
Creator: Spell, Lota M.
Description: Lota M. Spell of the Advisory Board of Texas Historians wrote Mrs. Will Williams concerning the installation of a historical marker at John Simpson Chisum's home in Denton County.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[Letter to Record-Chronicle from Mrs. W. B. Chambers]

[Letter to Record-Chronicle from Mrs. W. B. Chambers]

Date: May 15, 1935
Creator: Denton County Council of P.T.A.
Description: Letter to the Record-Chronicle newspaper in Denton, Texas from the Library Extension Committee of the Denton County Council of Parents and Teachers. The letter contains information about a traveling library that was created to provide books to rural schools.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[Letter to Will Williams regarding the Chisum Trail]

[Letter to Will Williams regarding the Chisum Trail]

Date: July 27, 1938
Creator: J. B Cranfill, M.D. LL.D.
Description: J. B. Cranfill writes Will Williams, President of the Denton Historical Society, in response to Mr. Williams's letter about whether the Texas cattle trail should be known as the Chisholm or Chisum Trail.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[Letters to Mrs. W. B. Chambers from Denton County Public Schools]

[Letters to Mrs. W. B. Chambers from Denton County Public Schools]

Date: 1935~
Creator: Denton County Public Schools
Description: Letters to Mrs. W. B. Chambers from R. L. Proffer, Superintendent of Denton County Public Schools, and Pyrene Wilson, County-School Librarian, regarding the Denton County-School Library.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library