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[Page written in autograph album to Mamie Davis from Zemma Schley]

Description: Page written in autograph album. It states: "To Mamie Davis Peace be around, thee, wherever thou p__est; May life be for thee, one summer's day, And all that thous wishest, and all that thou lovest come smiling around thy sunny way! If sorrow e'er this calm should breath, May even thy tears pass off so lightly; Like spring-showers they'll only make The smiles that follow - shine more brightly. May time, who sheds his blright [sic] o'er all, And dayly dooms some joy to death, O'er thee, let years so gently fall, They shall not crush one joy beneath! As half in shad and half in sun This world along its path advances May that side the sun's ____ Be all that e'er shall meet thy glances Zemma Schley Richmond Mar 6th 1889".
Date: March 6, 1889

[Autograph album "To my little Friend"]

Description: Page from the autograph album that reads: "To my little Friend, This world is like a garden Your heart the fairest spot. Now in this fairy bower, Let me plant "Forget me-not" Your Friend Richmond April 20th 1886".
Date: April 20, 1886

[Page from an autograph album from Katie C. Bell to Mamie]

Description: Page from the autograph album that reads: "To Mamie May flowers along thy pathway bloom, From every care thy heart be free And of every joy that earth can yield Be a portion given to thee Your true friend Katie C. Bell Richmond Jan 28th 1887".
Date: January 28, 1887

[Autograph album "To darling Mamie"]

Description: Page in autograph album reads: "To darling Mamie =My prayer= May choicest blessings crown thy head A"around [sic] thee beauteous robes be spread M"ay [sic] never sorrows gloomy pall. I"n [sic] all thy life - like a dark shadow fall E"ver [sic] guard her Father from starless skies D"o [sic] grant she may grow in beauty as old Time flies A"ye [sic] give a life all peace - or strength to bear with Fale V"erify [sic] every promise - of her present state I" pray for sunshine on her days and years S"avions [sic]! Save her, from storms and tears. Lovingly subscribed C.M. Reading Home- April 16, 1886".
Date: April 16, 1886

[Page from an autograph album addressed "To Mary"]

Description: Page from autograph album that states: " 'To Mary' Made for the low, on high though it be, A name could not more fitting be found for thee. Ready for courtly dames, for poor ones meet Yet even as thou art, divinely sweet. A.C(?)..."
Date: unknown

[Manila envelope with a note written on it]

Description: Manila envelope that contained four photographs. Text written in red ink near top of envelope reads: "Note: It appears that these photograph were among items belonging to Stanley Decker that were in George Office vault - Sent to the park on 2-12-82-".
Date: February 12, 1982

[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

[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

[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

[Linen style envelope with "Mrs. A. P. George Richmond, Texas" printed on it]

Description: Linen style envelope has writing in blue ink on front that reads: "Cousin Babe Pictures". The flap on the back of the envelope reserved for the return address has text that reads: "Mrs. A. P. George Richmond, Texas". The envelope is lined with blue paper. The envelope contained four photographs.
Date: 1954

[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

[Cardboard white envelope with a white label on front]

Description: Cardboard white envelope with a white label on front which reads: "First Class Mail From The Cattleman 410 East Weatherford Street Fort Worth 2, Texas To Hilmar Moore George Building Richmond, Texas 77469" . The envelope had a label with red writing in top right corner and is only partially legible because it was cut off.
Date: unknown

[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

[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

[The letterhead reads: "The Santa Gertrudis Journal"]

Description: The letterhead reads: "The Santa Gertrudis Journal". The contents of the letter dated December 22, 1969 are: "Roger B. Letz, Publisher P. O. Box 2386 Fort Worth, Texas 76101 Phone (817) 336-3611 December 22, 1969 Mrs. Clark Berry Mamie E. George Ranch Box 33 Richmond, Texas 77469 Dear Mrs. Berry: I am returning the picture of the champion Shorthorn bull Prince Peter Jasper that I borrowed from you the other day. Many thanks for the use of it. Sincerely yours, [signed] Roger B. Letz Roger B. Letz RBL/mm Enc.". The photograph referred to in the letter is 2000.034.025.
Date: December 22, 1969

[Envelope with print reading: "Houston Fat Stock Show"]

Description: Envelope that contained 38 photographs. Manila envelope with red print reading: "Houston Fat Stock Show - and Live Stock Exposition - Houston, Texas" below this print is a red image of a cow's head in a star with ribbons, sheep, hog, and cow drawing at interval between star points. The star is enclosed in a circle. Written below circled star image is written "Premium List" Stamped in red near top center "[drawing of a globe] The Best Job In The World Enlist U. S. Army" The stamp is postmarked "Houston, Texas Oct 21 '46 PB Meter 93104 U. S. Postage Paid .04 1/2" and addressed to "For [in red print] A. P. George Richmond, Texas [in blue ink]
Date: 1940

[Manila envelope from "the Geizendanner company"]

Description: Manila envelope from "the Geizendanner company Houston 6, Texas Advertising" to " Mr. A. P. George Richmond, Texas" postmarked "Houston, Tex. June 13 1951". Four purple 3 cent United States Postage stamps are cancelled in the top right corner. Written in red ink near top left corner: "Cattle Pictures". Eighteen cattle photographs were enclosed in this envelope.
Date: June 13, 1951