Postcard of Robert Carl Alexander and Wife

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Postcard of a couple photographed together, identified as Robert Carl Alexander (the Probate Judge for Wilson County 1919-1926) and his wife, Mary Emmeline. They are both visible from the chest up, wearing light-colored shirts; Robert is also wearing a checkered bow tie. A letter, addressed to "Mrs. Hattie", was written on the back of the postcard and has been obscured by other handwritten notes in various inks that were added later. The original text appears to read: "Dear Sister, Many thanks for the nice present you sent me. I will remember [...] when I come [...] time."

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1 postcard : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.

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This postcard is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2010 and was provided by Wilson County Historical Society to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 31 times . More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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Wilson County Historical Society

Wilson County Historical Society contributes its collection of photographs of people, places, and structures that show the rich history of Wilson County, often called the "Cradle of Texas Ranching."

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Postcard of a couple photographed together, identified as Robert Carl Alexander (the Probate Judge for Wilson County 1919-1926) and his wife, Mary Emmeline. They are both visible from the chest up, wearing light-colored shirts; Robert is also wearing a checkered bow tie.

A letter, addressed to "Mrs. Hattie", was written on the back of the postcard and has been obscured by other handwritten notes in various inks that were added later. The original text appears to read: "Dear Sister, Many thanks for the nice present you sent me. I will remember [...] when I come [...] time."

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1 postcard : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2010

Rescuing Texas History 2010, presents local history materials from twelve partners: Bell/Whittington Public Library, Cedar Hill Museum of History, Cleveland Historic Society, Cooke County Library, Dallas Firefighters Museum, Dallas Municipal Archives, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, Fort Worth Jewish Archives, Friench Simpson Memorial Library, Harris County Archives, Longview Public Library, McAllen Memorial Public Library, Mesquite Public Library, Midwestern State University, Richardson Public Library, St. Philips College, Texas Woman's University, and the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

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  • Nov. 23, 2010, 1:38 a.m.

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  • Feb. 2, 2011, 9:34 a.m.

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Postcard of Robert Carl Alexander and Wife, postcard, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth130051/: accessed August 26, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Wilson County Historical Society.