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[Letter from Lew to Mr. Byrd Williams - November 6, 1955]
Letter from "Lew" at Stewart Studios in Bay City, Texas to Byrd Williams of Fort Worth, requesting that Williams share tips about his customer service practices in his photography career, from which Lew intends to write an article.
[Letter from Mrs. B. M. Williams to B. M. Williams, Jr. - February 24, 1907]
Letter from Mrs. B.M. Williams of Gainesville to her son, describing events that have happened at home, including health of family members, the farming business, the weather, and a torrential hail storm. It includes the original envelope, addressed to Mr. B. M. Williams, Jr. in El Paso, Texas.
[Letter from Mrs. B. M. Willliams to B. M. Williams, Jr. - November 5, 1907]
Letter from Mrs. B. M. Williams of Gainesville, Texas to her son B. M. Williams, Jr., discussing previous letters, normal household goings on, church gossip, and domestic chores such as gardening. It includes an envelope addressed to Byrd M. Williams, Jr. in Ogden, Utah.
[Letter from Johnson to his brother - October 27, 1906]
Letter from "Johnson" to his brother, written on University of Texas at Austin letterhead. The writer discusses getting his friend a job, and references their previous correspondence, asking what the friend might want the writer to send. The envelope is addressed to Mr. B. M. Williams in El Paso, but a handwritten note on the back says: "Opened by mistake by B. M. Williams - 720 N. Florence." The postmarks on the envelope are from El Paso, TX and Austin, TX.
[Letter from Chestnut Bluff - June 12, 1887]
Letter to and from unnamed individuals, in which the writer discusses the prevalence of scarlet fever in their hometown of Dyersburg. It also includes an account of the possible sickness of the writer's son, and ends with her calling for the doctor.
[Letter from Byrd to Irene - February 22, 1912]
Letter from Byrd to a friend named Irene, in which Byrd suggests remedies for Irene's recent sickness and appears to be responding to Irene's recent letters regarding friends in El Paso, going to see shows, and working to earn money for a trousseau.
[Letter from William Waybourn and Dallas Gay Alliance]
Letter from William Waybourn to members of the Dallas Gay Alliance responding to critical remarks made by Don Baker.
[Letter from Phil Johnson to Circle of Friends board members]
Letter from Phil Johnson on Circle of Friends letterhead, written to board members. It includes a brief description and history of the organization and a proposed change to the organizational documents to change the title from "By-Laws" to "Bi-Laws."
[Letter to Phil Johnson - October 4, 1994]
Letter from the Foundation for Human Understanding (AIDS Resource Center) to Phil Johnson announcing the opening of the Phil Johnson Archives and Research Library at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center.
[Letter from Mark White to Richard Peeples - July 7, 1977]
Letter from Mark White, Secretary of State, to Richard Peeples accepting the articles of incorporation for the Dallas Gay Political Caucus.
[Letter from Hugh Callaway to Frederick Kirby - February 3, 1994]
Letter from Hugh Callaway to one of the killers of his friend, Thanh "Tom" expressing his anger about Kirby's actions.
[Letter to the Editor from Ann Brown - 1983]
Letter from Ann Brown to members of the Dallas Gay Alliance concerning issues during 1983 centering around the AIDS epidemic and the Texas Freedom Festival.
[Letter from Irene Williams to B. M. Williams, February 11, 1923]
Letter from Irene Williams to her husband, complaining that he has not been writing to her and updating him on family and local news. She also enclosed clippings of four newspaper articles on various topics related to El Paso, Texas. The envelope is addressed to Mr. B. M. Williams in Long Beach, California.
[Letter from Frederick Kirby to Hugh Callaway - February 22, 1994]
Letter from Frederick Kirby, one of the killers of Hugh Callaway's friend (Thanh Nguyen), asking Callaway to give the inmate a second chance. It includes the envelope addressed to Callaway.
[Letter from Ronald Woodroof to William Waybourn - September 6, 1988]
Photocopy of a letter from Ronald D. Woodroof to William Waybourn, president of Dallas Gay Alliance, regarding the pneumococcal vaccine. It includes a copy of a press release from the Dallas County Health Department regarding the vaccine.
[Letter from Donald J. Maison, Jr. to Ronald Woodroof - September 7, 1988]
Photocopy of a letter from Donald J. Maison, Jr. to Ronald D. Woodroof clarifying legal advice that he provided to Woodroof regarding a civil action case. He also mentions a phone call regarding a drug protocol that they had discussed. The subject line reads "Dallas Gay Alliance, Inc., et al. vs. Dallas County Hospital District, et al., Civil Action Number CA 3-88-1394-H, In the United States District Court for the Northern District Texas - Dallas Division."
[Letter from Jerry Falwell on keeping Old Time Gospel Hour on air]
Letter from Jerry Falwell on his opposition to homosexuality and asking for support in keeping his "Old-Time Gospel Hour" television program on the air. Falwell writes that the Old Time Gospel Hour "is one of the few major ministries in America crying out against militant homosexuals" (p. 1). The letter is printed on what appears to be lined yellow notepad paper.
[Letter from Sarah T. Hughes to Norma Payne]
Letter from United States District Judge Sarah T. Hughes to Ms. Norma Payne, in response to a previous letter from Ms. Payne regarding bias against women in law school admission and in the legal profession in general. Judge Hughes describes her admission to and graduation from law school. She writes about the discrimination, or lack thereof, that she encountered as a woman in the law profession and in her later legislative and judicial career.
[Letter from Campbell B. Read to Station Manager of KVTT-FM 91.7, "Request for Equal Time" - May 14, 1983]
Letter from Campbell B. Read, Ph.D. to the Station Manager of the Christian radio station KVTT 91.7 FM in Dallas. Dr. Read is requesting equal time to respond to certain claims made by Dr. Paul Cameron, Dr. Clem Mueller, and a vice officer of the Dallas Police Department on the "Point of View" talk radio program on May 13, 1983. The topic of the talk show was the health aspects of homosexual behavior. Read writes that the Federal Communications Commission requires that radio stations give equal time for rebuttal if "questionable, if not slanderous, statements are made about [minority] groups". Read, who holds a Ph. D. in Statistics, challenges the claims made by the guests on the talk show and claims that their comments about the gay community were indeed slanderous.
[Letter from Jerry Falwell and Liberty Alliance on re-activating Moral Majority]
Letter from Jerry Falwell and the Liberty Alliance asking Falwell's supporters if he should "re-activate the Moral Majority to help bring this nation back to moral sanity" (p. 3). In the letter, Falwell identifies contemporary events in the news which he considers to be evidence of America's moral decline and "the agenda of the homosexuals, abortionists, feminists, New Agers and humanists" (p. 1). Following the letter, there are copies of newspaper clippings of stories that concern Falwell and his supporters, including the issues of abortion and homosexuality. In an "Important Note", Falwell offers to send a VHS videotape of his documentary "The Truth About Aids and Clinton's Hidden Agenda" in exchange for "a gift of at least $35". Finally, the letter includes a "Reply Form to Jerry Falwell" with the question "Should I re-activate MORAL MAJORITY to help bring this nation back to moral sanity?" and an envelope addressed to the Liberty Alliance in Madison Heights, Virginia.
[Letter from H. Clem Mueller, M.D. of Alert Citizens of Texas, Inc. to "Concerned Texan"]
Letter from H. Clem Mueller, M.D. of Alert Citizens of Texas, Inc. to supporters of the corporation "who are concerned about the various threats posed by homosexual conduct to the normal citizens of this State" (p. 3). "BEWARE" is written in red ink on the first page of the letter. In the letter, Mueller cites various studies and statistics about the "Gay Plague" (i.e., AIDS) and includes other warnings about how "homosexuality is extremely dangerous from a public health standpoint" (p. 2). The letter encourages readers to express their concerns about the "Gay Plague" to the Texas Legislature, and asks for financial contributions from the organization's supporters.
[Letter from James Stuart to L. Moore, November 4, 1832]
Letter from James Stuart to L. Moore. In the letter, Stuart expresses his concern and anxiety over the news that his "old lady" is not well, and hopes to receive another letter from home. He discusses a his business plans as well as news from a Presbyterian Theological Society camp meeting.
[Letter to Charles B. Moore, August 1863]
Letters to Charles B. Moore written during the Civil War. In the letter, the author discusses the lives of several family members and friends and how the war is affecting them. He also discusses his allegiance to the Union as well as the sides that many of his friends and family decided to take.
[Letter from James Stuart to L. Moore, September 5, 1832]
Letter from James Stuart to L. Moore. In the letter, Stuart discusses business about a sale made on his account. He talks about past and potential interviews with the President as well as travel plans. Stuart continues to describe various news concerning family and friends.
[Letter from H. S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, July 6, 1865]
Letter from H. S. Moore to Charles Moore discussing family news, farming conditions and crops, news related to the Civil War, and news related to local events and people in Mill Creek, Arkansas.
[Letter from J. A. Nimmo to H. S. Moore, July 22, 1875]
Letter from J. A. Nimmo to Henry Moore discussing farm crops and the weather as well as details about the "steam works" that Moore has requested. He also talks about a device that he is thinking of patenting and local news including ways to bring more immigrants to the area and the health of his family and others in the area.
[Letter from J. C. and Mary A. Barr to Charles B. Moore, December 3, 1865]
Letter sent to Charles B. Moore from J. C. Barr discussing oil drilling in Jersey County, the health of acquaintances, railroad construction, farming, weather, as well as other family and local news. The third page of the letter is a segment added by Mary A. Barr discussing family life including visiting and gardening.
[Letter from H. S. Moore to J. and Ziza Moore, February 8, 1850]
Transcript of a letter to J. and Ziza Moore. Henry has written to Solomon and Sabina, but has not heard from Charles. He talks about the weather and the dances he has been attending. He mentions that his Aunt is going to visit Mary Ann and George Wilson is happy with his land. People are trying to start up businesses of hauling logs. He has to cancel his trip to visit because of the hard economic time he is having. He then goes into detail about the engine he has. Henry then writes to Ziza Moore an anecdote about a man trying to please everyone.
[Letter from the Mountzire Society]
Letter regarding the creation of a society in support of prohibition. The letter discusses the name (Mountzire Society) and organization of the society including the purpose, meeting times, membership, officers, and governance documents. The letter also includes a list of current subscribers who are members of the society.
[Letter from Cora M. Dodson to Mary Ann Moore and Family, November 24, 1907]
Letter from Cora M. Dodson to Mary Ann Moore and family discussing a recent visit with them. Cora and Madeline have now returned home safely and remembers her trip fondly. There is an envelope addressed to Mrs. Mary Moore, Route 4, Box 25, McKinney, Texas. It is postmarked Dallas, Texas, November 24, 1907, and there is a postmark for McKinney on November 25 on the back.
[Letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore]
A letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore, discussing farming, milling, a saw mill, hauling crops, and people he knows. Written upon a sheet of paper that was torn in half horizontally.
[Letter from from Charles Moore to Henry Moore, March 8, 1870]
Letter from Charles Moore to Henry Moore discussing farm topics, deaths, shootings, and family illnesses. Includes a transcribed advertisement for boilers.
[Letter from Josephus Moore to Charles Moore, November 3, 1864]
Letter from Josephus Moore to Charles Moore about politics, encroaching rebels, further horse thievery, and taking a class to improve his penmanship.
[Letter from Josephus Moore to Charles Moore, October 20, 1864]
Letter from Josephus Moore to Charles Moore featuring local news, including encroaching rebel activity and the continuing theft of horses.
[Letter from Henry Moore and a child to Charles Moore, October 25, 1870]
Letter sent by Henry Moore and co-written by a younger relative of Charles Moore that discusses farm life and hunting. Large sections of the text and paper are missing.
[Letter from Elvira Moore to Charles Moore, October 6, 1864]
Letter from Elvira Moore to Charles Moore with news, including the return of Charley Moore, who has been missing since the Battle of Shiloh, and the collapse of her family's chimney.
[Letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore, February 21, 1870]
Letter to Charles Moore from Henry Moore (H. S. M.) at "Catons old mill" discussing taxes, farming, crops, a mill, and people that he knows. .
[Letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore, September 8, 1870]
Letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore, discussing such topics as family health issues, farming, and news of an attempted rape of an African American girl.
[Letter from Lana Gleesort to Charles Moore, May 17, 1868]
Letter sent by Lana Gleesort to her cousin, Charles Moore, regarding crops, family members, and community affairs.
[Letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore, February 5, 1870]
Letter to Charles Moore from Henry Moore (H.S.M.) in "Catons old mills stand" discussing various jobs and the possibility of new opportunities, mending appliances, farming and crops (corn and peaches), and people that he knows including Mr. Eads and Miss Lee.
[Letter from E. D. Tarpley to Charles Moore, June 18, 1863]
Letter from E. D. Tarpley to Charles Moore, discussing the nearly total failure of fruit crops in the hilly part of Bedford and that there has been steady rain after a dry season that is threatening the other crops. There has been no groundwater due to the local creek overflowing, so they've had to make do with buttermilk. He also mentions that illness has been unusually common lately. Other local news is discussed.
[Letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore, March 13, 1862]
Letter from Henry Moore to Charles Moore, discussing Henry Moore's experience as a cavalryman in a Confederate regiment during the Battle of Pea Ridge. He describes terrible weather, engaging the Union soldiers, and eventually retreating.
[Letter from Bettie Franklin to Elizabeth Moore, July 9, 1863]
Letter from Bettie Franklin to her sister Elizabeth Moore, relating family news and farm activities.
[Letter from L. J. Wallace to Jo Wallace, March 9, 1862]
Letter from L. J. Wallace to Jo Wallace wherein L. J. discusses the excitement and unease being felt in the area due to the presence of both Union and Confederate forces. Weather and health are discussed, and it is mentioned that a few Confederate soldiers were hunting some African Americans.
[Letter from Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Constant to Charles Moore, September 11, 1863]
Letter from Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Constant, describing divisions of Union and Confederate loyalty amongst friends and neighbors and their own story of being refugees. In addition, their crops are doing well but there aren't enough laborers to work the fields.
[Letter from Josephus C. Moore to Charles and Jo Moore, April 19, 1863]
Letter from Josephus C. Moore to Charles Moore and Jo containing news of a wounded family member, crop growth, and of a family member (Jo) thinking about moving to Texas.
[Letter from Susan Cluderson to Charles Moore, July 14, 1863]
Letter from Susan Cluderson to Charles Moore discussing local news, deaths, weddings, and her lamentation of the war.
[Letter from Charles Moore to W. S. Wallace, J. Cowan Bass and family, March 24, 1862]
Letter from Charles Moore to W. S. Wallace, J. Cowan Bass and family, relating his visit with relatives in Monroe County, Iowa. He also tells the story of a man who was waylaid by [Brigadier General John Sappington] Marmaduke, and wonders if Vicksburg has fallen to the Union. In addition, he discusses civil unrest in Texas and expresses his desire to return.
[Letter from Ziza Moore to Charles B. Moore, July 9, 1860]
Letter from Ziza Moore to Charles B. Moore discussing news of friends and family, agriculture, politics, and weather. He writes of the Know-Nothing party and what they have been doing in his area before continuing to speak of other unrelated local matters.
[Letter to Convill, May 23, 1860]
Letter to Convill regarding daily events. On one of the pages is an illustration of a man in green pencil with a caption.