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Letter from Kirk Watson, Mayor of Austin

Description: Letter from Austin Mayor Kirk Watson, supporting Ernestine Thompson and First Baptist Church on its project to chronicle its 133 year past.
Date: January 22, 2001
Creator: Kirk Watson
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

[Letter from L. B. H. to Edith Wilson, May 26, 1907]

Description: Letter from L. B. H. to Edith Wilson, on May 25, 1907, discussing a brother who is going to marry soon, and the strangeness of marriage.
Date: May 26, 1907
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

[Letter from Mary H. to Yvonne and James Sutherlin, May 22, 1984]

Description: Letter from Mary H. to Yvonne and James Sutherlin, on May 22, 1984, asking for important dates and church activities of James' parents so they may be included in a book of First Christian Church history.
Date: May 22, 1984
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

[Letter from Robert L. Schaadt to Yvonne Sutherlin, January 2, 1986]

Description: Letter from Robert L. Schaadt to Yvonne Sutherlin, on January 2, 1986, thanking her for her donation of her mother-in-law's diary. He expresses his delight at reading it, and asks if Sutherlin would like to donate anything else to the Sam Houston Regional Library & Research Center.
Date: January 2, 1986
Creator: Schaadt, Robert L.
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Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

[Letter from Rudene Graham to Yvonne Sutherlin, July 15, 1985]

Description: Letter from Rudene Graham to Yvonne Sutherlin, on July 15, 1985, discussing the research they have both been doing into their ancestors. Graham asks Sutherlin about a book she had heard of concerning the Sutherlin family.
Date: July 15, 1985
Creator: Graham, Rudene
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

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

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.
Date: June 12, 1847
Creator: Houston, Sam
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Letter from Sophia Wilson to her sister, August 4, 1909]

Description: Letter from Sophia Flint Wilson to her sister, on August 4, 1909. She talks about her daughters, and asks that her sister visit soon.
Date: August 4, 1909
Creator: Wilson, Sophia Flint Angeline
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

Letter from State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos

Description: Letter from State Senator of District 14 Gonzalo Barrientos, supporting First Baptist Church on its project to record their history as the oldest Baptist church for African- Americans.
Date: March 30, 2001
Creator: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

[Letter from the Jacksonian Optical College to Edith Wilson Sutherlin, February 11, 1913]

Description: Letter from the Jacksonian Optical College to Edith Wilson Sutherlin, on February 11, 1913, informing her that they believe her to have a clear understanding of optics, and reminding her of a diploma fee that must be paid before they can forward her diploma to her.
Date: February 11, 1913
Creator: Jacksonian Optical College
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

[Letter from W. S. W. to Edith Wilson, October 14, 1907]

Description: Letter from W. S. W. to Edith Wilson, on October 14, 1907, congratulating Edith on the news of her recent engagement and discussing plans for her upcoming wedding. A newspaper clipping that states Edgar B. Sutherlin and Edith Wilson have applied for a marriage license is included in the envelope.
Date: October 14, 1907
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

[Letter from Yvonne Sutherlin to Lorna Lutes Sylvester, March 17, 1983]

Description: Letter from Yvonne Sutherlin to Lorna Lutes Sylvester, on March 17, 1983, supplying information on the relatives they have in common. She encloses a copy of Edith Sutherlin's diary, and gives a small biography of her life.
Date: March 17, 1984
Creator: Sutherlin, Yvonne Aaron
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

[Letter from Yvonne Sutherlin to Rudene Graham, July 24, 1985]

Description: Letter from Yvonne Sutherlin to Rudene Graham, on July 24, 1985, giving Graham background on the members of the family that may be related to her, as well as mentioning the books Sutherlin has found on her husband's family.
Date: July 24, 1985
Creator: Sutherlin, Yvonne Aaron
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

[Letter from Yvonne Sutherlin to Texas Secretary of State, June 11, 2000]

Description: Letter from Yvonne Sutherlin to the Texas Secretary of State, on June 11, 2000, enclosing photocopies of share certificates taken out by E. B. Sutherlin, and asking for information on The Se-Cola Bottling Company.
Date: June 11, 2000
Creator: Sutherlin, Yvonne Aaron
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

[Letter Informing Soloman Falls of Jett Fall's Death]

Description: A letter addressed to Mr. S (Soloman) Falls in Roxton, Texas informing him of his son's (Jett Falls) death. The letter is appears to be a standard government-issued form with blank spaces available for personalization. The spaces on this form have been completed to show that "Jett Falls" was killed at the "Meuse-Verdun Sector" on "Nov. 5th". It expresses appropriate sentiments of loss and condolence and is signed by the Chaplain of the 359th division, M. M. Hoffman, Jr. A handwritten note at the bottom reads "He is buried in this sector with a number of his companions and has a cross at his grave".
Date: 1919
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Letter, June 27, 1935]

Description: Letter from "kids" to "Hubby, Uncle John, and All" on June 27, 1935, discussing a visit with Maurine and Ted McElroy, and a dinner.
Date: June 27, 1935
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

[Letter regarding a loan for William Murrell, January 12, 1861]

Description: Letter to a "cousin" from J. Thompson and Giles Thompson, introducing William Murrell and discussing acceptable terms for a loan to Murrell with slaves as collateral.
Date: January 12, 1861
Creator: Thompson, Giles
Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin

[Letter to Edith Wilson, July 22, 1903]

Description: Letter to Edith Wilson, on July 22, 1903, asking her to write. The author implores her not to give up on him, and promises to do anything she wants to make her happy.
Date: July 22, 1903
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

[Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, November 28, 1859]

Description: Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, regarding acceptable terms of sale for land in Cooke County Texas. Discusses abolition and the potential dissolution of the Union.
Date: November 28, 1859
Creator: Ward, Thomas
Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin