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[Letter from J. H. Davidson to J. D. Giddings - October 25, 1872]

Description: Letter from J. H. Davidson to Hon. J. D. Giddings. Davidson attempts to clarify an issue about which he wrote in a previous letter to Giddings. He says that when the building committee borrowed money, he expected that the committee members' names would appear on the note or notes after the settlement.
Date: October 25, 1872
Creator: Davidson, J. H.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from F. A. Mood to J. D. Giddings - January 31, 1876]

Description: Letter from F. A. Mood to Hon. J. D. Giddings. Mood explains that his letter encloses original and duplicate copies of contracts made by the Trustees of Southwestern University regarding Southwestern Life Insurance Company. He asks Giddings to sign and forward the contract at his earliest convenience. Mood then describes how Southwestern has experienced an encouraging influx of students at Christmas and expects more by 21 February, the beginning of the spring term. The university enjoys a high level of scholarship, and Mood hopes for continued blessings for the school.
Date: January 31, 1876
Creator: Mood, F. A.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from B. D. Dashiell to J. D. Giddings - December 18, 1872]

Description: Letter from B. D. Dashiell to Hon. J. D. Giddings. Dashiell gives some dates when he expects to be home and expresses his desire to be present when the abitrators meet. He then recommends various people to "estimate the work." Dashiell says that the Soule University board has given Kennon and himself the authority to give bond for the cost in the case of Keesee's heirs. In the case of Mrs. Browning's claim, the matter is not yet settled to Dashiell's disappointment. He plans to be absent often from his home and may move to Houston, and so the board would have to elect new officers, but Dashiell is reluctant to pass on his troubles to a new officer.
Date: December 18, 1872
Creator: Dashiell, B. D.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from W. G. Connor to J. D. Giddings - April 24, 1871]

Description: Letter from W. G. Connor to J. D. Giddings. Connor explains that he has sent Bro. Mood with twelve dollars to give to Giddings, and since he has another subscriber, Connor asks Giddings to pay him back fifteen dollars for a three dollar credit. Connor also says that Giddings needs to pay Dr. F.O. Dannelly of Waxahachie five dollars for paying Giddings' subscription to the Southern Quarterly.
Date: April 24, 1871
Creator: Connor, W. G.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from John H. Stone to J. D. Giddings - January 27, 1872]

Description: Letter from John H. Stone to J. D. Giddings. Stone says that he is willing to sell the boarding house property to the highest bidder and have Mrs. Carmer take her share. Otherwise, a civil suit would harm everyone involved.As for Mrs. Carmer's interest, it would be best for her to sell it on the market. Stone is also frustrated that so little stock has been paid, and he seeks Giddings' advice on that matter. Stone has talked to Dr. Connor, and the latter is willing to pay the rent as soon as he knows Mrs. Carmer's prorate share.
Date: January 27, 1872
Creator: Stone, John H.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from Charles Marechal to J. D. Giddings and Morris - June 3, 1872]

Description: Letter from Charles Marechal to Giddings and Morris. Marechal explains that he has heard of a vacant position in the French and German department of Soule University and would like more information as well as advice from Giddings and Morris, who hold considerable influence over the institution. Marechal has spent most of his twenty years in Mobile teaching modern languages and assisting the English department at Barton Academy. His background also includes various positions in institutions in the northern states. He was born and educated in France and has great familiarity with the German language. Marechal has many recommendations and testimonials attesting to his character and competency that he is prepared to send to the university.
Date: June 3, 1872
Creator: Marechal, Charles
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from W. R. Jarmon and A. H. Cross to J. D. Giddings and Morris - October 10, 1872]

Description: Letter from W. R. Jarmon and A. H. Cross to Giddings and Morris. W. R. Jarmon and A. H. Cross, of the firm Jarmon & Cross: Lawyers, Collectors and Land Agents, confirm that they have received a letter containing $1 and the Soule University deed from D. Gregg. After having recorded the deed, the partners are returning it to Giddings and Morris in this letter.
Date: October 10, 1872
Creator: Jarmon, W. R.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from F. A. Mood to J. D. Giddings - February 18, 1872]

Description: Letter from F. A. Mood to J. D. Giddings. Mood apologizes for being so fussy about a matter where a Mr. Cook refuses to sign anything that he would draw up but demands that Giddings present something to him. This matter is very important to Mood because it would settle his debt to his friend, Captain Smith, who has waited patiently over a year for payment.
Date: February 18, 1872
Creator: Mood, F. A.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from William Chappell to J. D. Giddings - November 2, 1872]

Description: Letter from William Chappell to J. D. Giddings. Chappell begins by stating that he has seen a copy of the order that the Soule University Board of Trustees gave to the Building Committee to hypothecate all of the estate real and personal in order to secure a loan to build a "stone edifice." However, the committee failed to include the Rock Building and donated lands in the hypothecation, and this failure is not the fault of the Board of Trustees because it was explicit in its instructions to include all estate real and personal. Discussing a different matter, he explains how William Keesee with a black man purchased D. Ayrs' land, which had been given to him by his father in Alabama in 1837 or 1838. The deed to Mr. Ayrs' land was not made until after Keesee's death. Ayrs knew that the land had been donated, but Chappell does not know whether he deeded it to the university or his heirs.
Date: November 2, 1872
Creator: Chappell, William
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from E. D. Pitts to J. D. Giddings - October 1, 1872]

Description: Letter from E. D. Pitts to Hon. J. D. Giddings. Pitts says that his daughter, Anna, would serve as a good tutor for Giddings' daughters, with the exceptions that she has no musical ability and charges a high price for her services. She has good character, disciplines students well, and is skilled in subjects including Latin and advanced math. Since Ms. Pitts would charge no less than $75.00 per month, Pitts suggests that sending the Giddings daughters to Chappell Hill Female College would be a cheaper and preferable alternative, and provides an estimate for the education of the two girls at the college.
Date: October 1, 1872
Creator: Pitts, E. D.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from John M. Davis to J. D. Giddings - April 4, 1871]

Description: Letter from John M. Davis to "Judge Giddings." Davis describes his success in selling land around the San Jacinto River and offers to sell some more land in the area for the judge. As a professor of mathematics at Soule University, he is also anxious to know the financial state of the university as well as the Kirby estate.
Date: April 4, 1871
Creator: Davis, John M.
Partner: Southwestern University