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[Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Cobb family]

Description: Greetings card sent to the Georges from the Cobb family. The left side of the card has a photographic image of two young boys. Child on left, wearing overalls and white shirt, is seated in a folding chair next to a table bearing two shiny wrapped gifts. Boy on right wearing overall shorts with white shirt is standing next to the table. He has ribbon in his left hand and his right hand is on a gift box on top of the table. Written in black below the photo: "Charles [&] Chris". Text to right of photo reads: "Seasons Greetings". Written in black in below the text: "Shirlee and Irby Cobb". The card has scalloped edging.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Jones family]

Description: Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Jones family. A photographic image of the family is at the top of the card. Photograph shows a man sitting in a chair with a toddler on his lap, a little girl wearing a short sleeved dress, and a woman with dark hair wearing a light colored dress with white collar is standing next to a fireplace (on right). There is a lamp in left background and a brick wall with lettering that reads "Merry Christmas" in center background. Text near center of card reads: "Merry Christmas" and has an eagle with ribbon in his beak and stars above it drawn below the text. Text at bottom reads: "John, Jay, Melissa, Freddie". Written in blue ink below text: "All of the very best of the best to you both - John Jones".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Jones family]

Description: Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Jones family. The exterior cover of the card has a photographic image of three children. The children are sharing the seat of an upholstered chair. Girl sitting on left is wearing a light colored, belted, elbow length dress. Boy in center is wearing a plaid short set with striped socks and dark leather shoes. Boy on right is wearing a suit with striped tie. He has his left hand on his knee. There is partial view of a cat (head) on the left side of the photo. A lamp sits on a table next to a wooden wall in center right background. In right background, there is a brick wall with partial view of a broom and another fireplace tool hanging on the wall. Text on interior page reads: "Season's Greetings and all best wishes [four stars]" and "Melissa [star] John Clinton [star] Jay John and Winifred Jones".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Lewis family]

Description: Greeting card that was sent to the Georges from the Lewis family. The card has a photograph of a young girl, who has blonde hair and wears eyeglasses, holding a cat in front of a ornate wooden framed mirror. The photo is framed by black line drawings of four thin Christmas trees with stars on top. Text at top of photo reads: "a very merry Christmas" with stars in between "very" and "merry". Written in top left corner of face of card: "over [encircled]". Written at bottom of photo in black ink (slightly smeared): "Bob, Do and Carol Lewis". Written on back of photo in blue ink: "12-20-58 Card sent - thanking Do and Bob Gray for the picture [underline].
Date: December 20, 1958
Item Type: Photograph

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from The Richard Newkirk family]

Description: Greeting card sent to the Georges from The Richard Newkirk family. The card has a photographic image of two young girls standing in front of a fireplace. The young lady on the left is wearing a short sleeved dark velour dress. The girl on right is wearing a striped taffeta dress with elbow length sleeves and a plaid black trimmed inset at bodice. She is holding a wrapped gift box. There is a pot plant in bottom left corner. Over the mantle of the fireplace is an ornate wooden framed mirror. On top of the mantle are two vases with floral arrangements, and several candles with greenery surrounding them. Small votive candles fill in between flowers and tapered candles. Black text at bottom of card reads: "Suzanne and Joan send Greetings from The Richard Newkirks". The card has scalloped edging. Written in green ink on back of card: " 'Hello' Cousin Mamie! You can see what big girls I now have. Write us how you are getting along. We'd love to hear from you. Sincerely, Johny (?)".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from The Richard Newkirk family]

Description: Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Richard Newkirk family. The card has a photographic image of two young girls decorating a Christmas tree. Girl on left is wearing a black jumper with white short sleeved shirt underneath, young lady on right is wearing a belted dress with short cuffed sleeves. The Christmas tree is decorated with ornaments (mostly doves) and gifts with shiny wrapping and large bows are stacked beneath the tree. Larger wrapped gifts can partially be seen behind both young women. The tree and the girls are in front of a large window that has the drapery pulled back leaving partial viewing of the outdoors. Text at bottom of card reads: "Suzanne and Joan send Greetings from The Richard Newkirks".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[In Camp, the Texas Cattle Trade]

Description: A drawing from a magazine. The drawing has a caption that says "In Camp. The Texas Cattle Trade" at the bottom. The drawing is of people camping out by a tent while the sun is setting.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork

[Large tree that has been uprooted and is laying on its side]

Description: Photograph of a large tree that has been uprooted and is laying on its left side. The right side (now top) of the tree is full, while the bottom side that is laying on the ground is barren. On bottom of photo, handwritten: "Getting ready to crawl off-flood is coming!"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Letter from Miss Jean Kiger to Mrs. Mamie George]

Description: Letter enclosed in a portrait [2000.042.009b] of Miss Jean Kiger to Mrs. Mamie George. The letter, written in black ink, reads as follows: "Miss Jean Kiger R. 6 Box 1012 Houston 8, Tex Dear Mrs. George, I thought you might like to have one of my graduation pictures. I would have sent you one with the invitation but the studio did not have them finished then. I hope Mr. George is over his flu by now. Tell him "Hello" for me. Very Sincerely Yours Jean Kiger".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Robinson Portraits to Mr. Tom Booth]

Description: Letter from Robinson Portraits to Mr. Tom Booth. Letterhead in blue: "Robinson Portraits Marijo Robinson One Studio Only Children and Pets [emblem] Member The Photographers Association of America 2912 Fannin, JA 9 - 1108 Houston 2, Texas Established 1935". The note reads as follows: "April 15 - 58 Mr. Tom Booth Richmond, Tex- 1-3 /14 [sic] x 4 1/4 colored copy in Frame - 5500 Paid April 16 - Robinson Portraits [sic] 1958". The photograph referred to in the letter is accession 2000.052.003b.
Date: April 15, 1958
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from the American Veteran Industries]

Description: This letter from the American Veteran Industries had the newspaper article with picture of Mr. And Mrs. A.P. George Accession # 2000.020.005a. The letter reads: "American Veteran Industries P. O. Box 834 Kansas City, Missouri. Attention: The American Veteran has selected YOUR Article! Your new item containing memories of the golden past has been preserved by the process of Permolasting to defy the elements of time, air and water. Your remittance of $1.00 or more if you wish would be greatly appreciated so that we may continue our work. If you desire we can obtain additional copies through the courtesy of the publishers. Your Favorite photographs, membership cards, social security cards, etc., can also be processed for a small fee if you will send them to us. Enclosed for your convenience is a prepaid remittance envelope. Thank you in advance for your reply. Sincerely yours, The American Veteran." A form below the letter request name and address information.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter

[Letter sent to Mamie George from "The Rosenberg Herald"]

Description: Letter sent to the Mamie George from "The Rosenberg Herald". The letter has a letterhead with black text that reads: "The Rosenberg Herald" 'Fort Bend County's Leading Newspaper' NO2-3737 Rosenberg, Texas [in black border] Memo From the Desk of Don Bryant Editor-General Mgr." The type written letter reads: " 3/25/60 Dear Mrs. George: Found this in our files - - an aerial picture of your ranch. Thought maybe you'd like to have it. Regards, [signed] Donald B. Bryant, Editor - Gen. Mgr. The Herald-Coaster". An aerial photograph, 2000.048.007b, was enclosed with letter.
Date: March 25, 1960
Item Type: Letter

[Letter with letterhead "The Cattleman"]

Description: Letter with letterhead from "The Cattleman Published By The Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association 410 E. Weatherford St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102, Phone 817/332-7155, Paul W. Horn, Editor" Contents of letter dated April 27, 1970: Mr. Hilmar G. Moore 900 Hillcrest, Richmond, Texas 77469 Dear Hilmar: Enclosed are the photographs which I took when I was with you and Walter at the George Ranch. The day was not the best and the photographer could have been a little better too. I understand Roger went out the next day when he had some sunlight. I hope he got some good shots for you. Sincerely, [signed] Paul W. Horn (cr) Paul W. Horn PWH/cr Enclosure CC: Walter Cardwell, Jr. Box 1018 Lockhart, Texas 78644."
Date: April 27, 1970
Item Type: Letter

[Letter with letterhead "The Santa Gertrud Journal"]

Description: Letter had three photographs attached to it. The letter had the following contents:" [letterhead] The Santa Gertrudis Journal Roger B. Letz, Publisher P. O. Box 2386 Fort Worth, Texas 76101 December 12, 1969 Mr. Walter W. Cardwell, Jr. Box 1080 Lockhart, Texas Dear Walter: Here are several photos made yesterday at the George Ranch. Included is one of No. 99, the bull which is scheduled to be used in the January ad, of which you have a layout. All photos are identified on the back. Hilmar was not here, but I called him and he said to go ahead without him being in the pictures. We are mailing the January issue early, so we need copy as soon as possible. Sincerely yours, [signed] Roger B. Letz RBL/mm."
Date: 1969
Item Type: Letter

[A letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal"]

Description: A letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" as the letterhead reads as: "Roger B. Letz, Publisher P. O. Box 2386 Fort Worth, Texas 76101 (817) 336-3611 October 20, 1970 Mr. Walter W. Cardwell, Jr. P. O. Box 1018 Lockhart, Texas Dear Walter: Here are the pictures made at Kingsville. I have copies of them on hand here at the office so if you wish just call me collect about the copy for the next ad. I would suggest using the picture of the three men along with an announcement of the purchase of the highest selling polled bull in the history of the breed; along with a thank you to those who purchased Mamie E. George cattle at the Pioneer sale. I will use a picture of the bull editorially. Sincerely yours, [signed] Roger Roger B. Letz RBL/mm Encs."
Date: October 20, 1970
Item Type: Letter

[Letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" letter head]

Description: Letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" letter head reads: " Roger B. Letz, Publisher P. O. Box 2386 Fort Worth, Texas August 12, 1969 Mr.. Walter W. Cardwell, Jr. Box 1018 Lockhart, Texas Dear Walter: Here are the layouts we discussed yesterday. The September ad has been sent to Hilmar. I found a good picture of Walter Hellyer. Many thanks for your efforts in my behalf on this matter and I will try my best to help you as time goes by. Should you want me to meet with you and Hilmar at the ranch I will be happy to do so. I have in mind doing a story on the cattle Hilmar has sold that are on feed at Eagle Lake and in turn made into barbecue for a man in El Campo. These are his personal cattle. We have 47 students for the school of knowledge at Valley Mills, from six states and Mexico, a turn out that is much better than we expected. Looks like this will be a successful venture. Sincerely yours, [signed] Roger Roger B. Letz RBL/mm Encs.".
Date: August 12, 1969
Item Type: Letter

[Letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" letterhead]

Description: Letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" letterhead reads: "Roger B. Letz, Publisher P. O. Box 2386 Fort Worth, Texas 76101 Phone (817) 336-3611 July 6, 1971 Mr. Hilmar Moore, Manager Mamie E. George Ranch Richmond, Texas 77469 Dear Hilmar: It will be the George Ranch time to be featured in the cooperative Polled advertising page in our August 1 issue. I would suggest using something like "Headquarters For Polled Cattle Breeders Since 1932". You might also include a description of what you have for sale and a sentence such as "watch for our all-polled offering in the Pioneer Sale". We have a number of pictures on hand that could be used. I am sending two for your consideration, a group of young bulls and one of a herd sire which I think is Husky George 100. Please let me know what your wishes are in regard to the ad and return the picture you want to use. Sincerely yours, [signed] Roger Roger B. Letz" .
Date: July 6, 1971
Item Type: Letter

[Letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" letterhead]

Description: Letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" letterhead reads: Roger B. Letz, Publisher P. O. Box 2386 Fort Worth, Texas 76101 August 10, 1970 Mr. Walter W. Cardwell, Jr. P. O. Box 1018 Lockhart, Texas Dear Walter: Attached are two pictures each of four of your Pioneer Sale heifers, one picture of one of the heifers and four pictures of the sale bull. Also included is a suggested layout of a page ad, which includes all six pictures. You will need to fill in appropriate remarks about each animal under its picture. The promotion of these sale cattle could be done in any of the following ways. 1. Run the attached layout in both the September and October issues. 2. Increase the size to two pages to run in September, thereby making the pictures larger; run a follow up smaller ad of a half page in the October issue. 3. Do not run a picture of all of the heifers - use only one or two. We will need to have the layout, copy and pictures you want to use in September by August 20. Sincerely yours, [signed] Roger Roger B. Letz RBL/mm Encs."
Date: August 10, 1970
Item Type: Letter

[A magazine page clipping taken from "The Santa Gertrudis Journal"]

Description: A magazine page (23) taken from "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" dated July 1971. The page is in reference to a letter 2000.034.044a. The page shows an advertisement for breeders of �Polled Santa Gertrudis Cattle and lists Ranches and Farms that offer the sale of these cattle. Mamie E. George Ranch is listed in the bottom right corner of the page (23). In this particular article, the "Ballenger Farms" cattle were featured. The Ballenger Farm information was marked through with a black crayon.
Date: July 1971
Item Type: Text

[Manila envelope from R. W. Shirer]

Description: Manila envelope containing one photograph 2000.028.014b. The label on the envelope reads: "From R. W. Shirer 210 Westport Road Kansas City, Mo. Return Postage Guaranteed To Mr. C. M. Frost, 25th Floor Esperson Bldg., Houston 2, Texas." and is stamped "First Class Mail" to the top and left of the label. The envelope has a United States 10 cents Postage Stamp bearing the image of John Tyler 1841-1845 and is postmarked Kansas City Mo. Jul 29 6 PM 1955. Written in pencil across the front of envelope: "1/4 + 7/8 9/8" "9/16" On label and "C".
Date: 1955
Item Type: Letter

[Manila envelope from "The Cattleman"]

Description: Manila envelope that contained a letter from "The Cattleman", four photo proofs, and fifteen photographs. Envelope front reads: "The Cattleman 410 East Weatherford Street Fort Worth, Texas 76102 [on white label with black print] First Class Mail From The Cattleman 410 East Weatherford Street Fort Worth 2, Texas To Mr. Hilmar Ge. Moore 900 Hillcrest Richmond, Texas 77469. Address Correction Requested Return Postage Guaranteed." The pre-postage paid stamp reads in red: "Help Stamp Out Cattle Thefts Brand Your Cattle As Evidence of Legal Ownership". Postmarked in red: "Fort Worth Tex. Apr 27' 70 U. S. Postage 30 PB Meter 300530".
Date: 1970
Item Type: Letter

[Manila envelope with pencil writing on it]

Description: Manila envelope that contained one 8 x 10 photograph 2000.057.063b. The front of the envelope has pencil writing that reads: "12 - 8 x 10 nights of Pitters (?) 105 Bouth (?)". Written on back of envelope in pencil: "Due 10 00 [line] x x goe 4261 180 2 [line] 360 180 [line] 540 3 3 3 3 x 3 J".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter