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[A Letter Concerning Mineral Wells High School 1953 Graduation]

Description: A letter is shown here (dated November 27, 2002) from R. B. Shiflet to Bob Bellamy, concerning the Mineral Wells High School graduating classes of 1953 and 1954. It states that the move to the "new" campus occurred during the Christmas holidays of 1953. The letter also describes classroom conditions during this period. Houston School faculty members are mentioned, as well. They included R. B. Shiflet, Mrs. D. R. (Ferne) Hudson and Mrs. Mildred Burnham.
Date: 1954?
Creator: R. B. Shiflet

[A Letter from Texas Governor to D.C. Harris]

Description: James V. Allred, then governor of Texas wrote, on July 14, 1938, to D.C. Harris a charming response to a letter Mr. Harris had sent to him. The original letter, that prompted this reply, has not survived to this day [2010]. Mr.Allred's letter is reproduced here for the benefit of the curious.
Date: unknown

[A Letter from Mrs. William Wehunt to A.F. Weaver]--dated to about 2002

Description: The letter shown is from "Mrs. William Wehunt", who was the former Katherine Brookshire, whose father owned a furniture store in Mineral Wells. The bank referred to in the letter is believed to have been the Bank of Mineral Wells, that failed in 1924. It had been Mineral Wells' first bank. The Brookshire family of Mineral Wells is believed to be distantly related to the founder of the chain of Brookshire grocery stores.
Date: unknown
Creator: Katherine Brookshire Wehunt

[Letter from Zack Mosley to Major Phillips, August 29, 1967]

Description: Handwritten letter from cartoonist Zack Mosley to Major Phillips, responding to a letter he received from the major. He writes that he has enclosed a drawing of his cartoon, Smilin' Jack. At the top of the letter is a stylized letterhead with Smilin' Jack's head and Mr. Mosley's signature. On the back of the letter is a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address. The letterhead on the front is clearly visible from the back of the letter.
Date: August 29, 1967
Creator: Mosley, Zack

[Letter from Chet Huntley to Major William D. Phillips, August 25, 1967]

Description: Letter from Chet Huntley, of NBC News to Major William D. Phillips congratulating the U.S. Army Primary Helicopter School on their 11th anniversaries. He briefly mentions the war in Vietnam. On the back of the letter is a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address.
Date: August 25, 1967
Creator: Huntley, Chet

[Letter from Eric Sevareid to Major William D. Phillips, August 25, 1967]

Description: Letter from Eric Sevareid, of CBS News, to Major William D. Phillips congratulating the U.S. Army Primary Helicopter Center on their 11th anniversary. He also briefly touches on the war in Vietnam. On the back of the letter is a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address.
Date: August 25, 1967
Creator: Sevareid, Eric

[Letter from U.S. Army General W. C. Westmoreland to Colonel E. P. Fleming, September 7, 1967]

Description: Letter from U.S. Army General W. C. Westmoreland to Colonel E. P. Fleming congratulating him on the 11th anniversary of the United States Army Primary Helicopter Center. The General commends the Colonel on the the Center's work and touches on the war in Vietnam. On the back of the letter is a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address.
Date: September 7, 1967
Creator: Fleming, E. P.

[Letter from Igor I. Sikorsky to Major William D. Phillips, August 31, 1967]

Description: Letter from Igor I. Sikorsky to Major William D. Phillips congratulating the U.S. Army Primary Helicopter Center on its 11th anniversary. In a post-script, he mentions that he has enclosed a photograph with the letter. On the back of the letter is a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address.
Date: August 31, 1967
Creator: Sikorsky, Igor I.