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[Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges by the Shivers Family]

Description: Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges by the Shivers Family. Exterior cover shows a black drawing of a front porch of a house with large columns. The focus is on a lamp attached to a wall with purple lines radiating from the lamp. The background shows bare trees and a large dome roofed building (capital?). Text on front reads: "Merry Christmas". The "M" and "C" are in purple; remaining lettering in black. The interior of the card is a drawing of a family hanging stockings near the mantle of a fireplace; candles and a wreath with two bells are placed on top of the mantle; decorated Christmas tree in left background. The photograph shows a young girl standing next to a large upholstered chair where a woman holding a baby is seated. A man dressed in a black suit is standing behind the chair. To the right of the chair is a young boy kneeling on one knee next to a Boxer dog. On right, a boy is standing near the fireplace holding up a snowman decorated stocking with the name "Bud" printed on it. Text at bottom of photo reads: "Marialice Sue (Cissie), Brian McGee, Marialice, Allan, "Dynamite", John Sharp, Allan, Jr. (Bud). Text in purple and black at bottom of card: "With the Best of Good Wishes for the Season The Shivers Family".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork

[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

[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
Item Type: Letter

[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

[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 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

[Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges from the Frosts]

Description: Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges from the Frosts. The exterior cover of the card is red with white border on left and right. White text reads: "[holly leaf attached to the "H"] Holiday Greetings [holly leaf attached to the cross of the "t"]. The interior of the card is a paper "frame" for the enclosed photograph. The photograph shows a man and woman dressed the same in brown knit pants, red satin shirts, and felt hands. The man is standing in front of a mare and her colt while the woman is sitting on her heels and holding her hat out to the colt. Red text reads: "Mary and Pete Frost". Written in blue ink on the back of the cover [interior]: "Fruit Cake [underlined]". There is a white wooden house with red shutter trim in the background; picnic table on far left with a tree trunk that partially obscures it. Tree and shrubs on right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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
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

[Newspaper article titled "Pushing cattle to Bellaire"]

Description: Newspaper article titled "Pushing cattle to Bellaire Cowboy: No place like home on the range" taken from the HERALD COASTER and written by Sharon Wallingford dated Wednesday, April 27, 1988. The article spotlights Oscar "Lightning" Autrey, a African-American cowboy. Written at the top of the article "Grandpa Jodarski first settled in Booth Tex when he came here - This is how it was 1920 - He knew Mr & Mrs Booth well. Written at bottom: "Ethel was born in Booth, Texas."
Date: April 27, 1988
Item Type: Clipping

[Newspaper photo titled "Home From West Coast Trip"]

Description: Newspaper photo taken from the Houston Chronicle newspaper titled "Home From West Coast Trip". The photograph shows a woman wearing dark dress. There is a little girl standing in her lap. The little girl is wearing a white dress. Caption below photo reads: "Mrs. Tom Booth and daughter, Helen, of Booth, frequent visitors in Houston, Have returned from an extended trip to the West Coast." Photo credit to " -Robinson Portrait." Written in pencil in top left corner: "Photo in Map Case".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping

[Wedding invitation to the Mary Davis and Albert P. George wedding]

Description: Wedding invitation on off-white paper which reads: "Mr. & Mrs. J.H.P. Davis announce the marriage of their daughter Mary E. to Mr. Albert P. George. Wednesday, October the seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety six. Richmond, Texas. At Home after November the first, Richmond, Texas."
Date: October 7, 1896
Item Type: Letter

[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
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

[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
Item Type: Letter

[Envelope contain thirteen negatives of Mr. And Mrs. Flet]

Description: A small manila envelope used for storing negatives. This envelope contained thirteen negatives of Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Morgan Sr. and their children. Printed in black print on front of envelope: "No. Name Order Remarks Retouched Order Finished Reorder Reorder". Type written on front: " 1/27/71 FAMILY & Mr. & Mrs. Morgan Fletcher Sr." Written on front in blue ink: "1-5x7 #2 glossy 6-5x7 #2 B&W 6-8x10 #9 B&W 6-5x7 #9 B&W". Printed on back in black: "No. Name Order Remarks Retouched Order Finished Reorder Reorder" and in blue ink: "M/M Fletcher Morgan".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text

[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