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[Letter from C.I. Scofield to Judge David H. Scott, January 25, 1888]

Description: Letter from C.I. Scofield to D.H. Scott, dated January 5, 1888. On the letterhead of the Central American Mission. He discusses the Paris church's idea of merging with the Southern Presbyterian Church in Paris. Scofield says, "the Southern Presbyterian Church is the deadest, most thoroughly, hopelessly fossilized religious organization on this earth today."
Date: January 25, 1888
Creator: Scofield, C. I. (Cyrus Ingerson), 1843-1921.
Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards

[Mary Conner College]

Description: Postcard with an image of Mary Conner College located in Paris, Texas. Below the image is the text, "Mary Conner College, Paris, Texas. The correspondence on the back of the postcard reads, "From your 'Auto' Rosa Bassano." The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 206 E. 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is postmarked Monett & Paris on May 13, 1907.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Mary Conner College, Paris, Texas

Description: Green monochromatic postcard depicting Mary Conner College in Paris, Texas. Female students stand on the lawn and next to the building, while others sit on balconies of the four-story building. On the back, the correspondence reads, "My dear Little Precious, I wonder what you are doing tonight. I would give a whole lot to see you and get just one kiss and hug with two little hands for I am so blue I am sick. Your Auntie Rosa". It is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 296 East 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Monett & Paris RRO May 10, 1907. The date 5/9/07 is written on the front.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Nancy Della Cruse kneeling next to a puppy

Description: Nancy Della Cruse kneels next to a puppy in the yard next to a house. The place is at the Scrivner home on Polk Street in Paris, Texas. House was built and occupied in 1875 by three old maid sisters. There was an outhouse, garden, fruit trees, smoke house and the well was just off the kitchen on the porch. The teacake cookies that came out of the wood stove were the best in the whole world.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Charles R. Delphenis