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[Letter from John H. Stone to J. D. Giddings - December 21, 1871]

Description: Letter from John H. Stone to J. D. Giddings. Stone presents the "facts" of the financial history of the boarding house at Chappell Hill Female College. He and Mr. Carmer, as part of a joint stock company, were appointed a building committee to work on a female boarding house. Mr. Carmer initially rejected Stone's advice to remodel the existing building and set out to build an entirely new one. After purchasing lumber for the new building, Mr. Carmer realized the project would be too expensive and so returned to Stone's remodeling plan. However, the cost of the remodel turned out to be double what the building committee expected. Mr. Carmer failed to collect more stock before he died, and the stockholders have suffered for it. Mrs. Carmer's agent, B. D. Dashiell was sent to collect rent on the building, but he allowed Dr. Connor to delay this payment. Stone says that Mrs. Carmer should not bring any suit against the company but is welcome to sell her claim.
Date: December 21, 1871
Creator: Stone, John 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 R. T. P. Allen to J. D. and D. C. Giddings - October 20, 1871]

Description: Letter from R. T. P. Allen to J. D. and D. C. Giddings. Colonel Allen writes that he needs to collect some notes on behalf of Helen L. Carmer from the Giddings brothers, who received the notes from the late Allen Lewis. Mrs. Carmer also would like the brothers to take up the matter of a claim on the Female College Boarding House in Chappell Hill between $2,000-$3,000.
Date: October 20, 1871
Creator: Allen, R. T. P.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from F. A. Mood to J. D. Giddings - September 13, 1871]

Description: Letter from F. A. Mood to J. D. Giddings. Mood is concerned that members of the Texas Methodist conferences are reluctant to support the movement of Soule University. He says the conference delegates will instead hold a vote for Marvin College in Waxahachie. Mood suggests that some of their supporters should go with the joint stock company to purchase some more land for the university and asks Giddings to become a stockholder. The thought of the university's failure greatly distresses Mood.
Date: September 13, 1871
Creator: Mood, F. A.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from John C. Wallis to J. D. and D. C. Giddings - June 16, 1871]

Description: Letter from John C. Wallis to J. D. and D. C. Giddings. Wallis expresses his consternation that he may have to pay the note that W. J. Armstrong made against Colonel Browning and himself. He is disappointed that Soule University did not protect him against the claim and insists that he will only pay it if Col. Browning pays half and if he can pay it after July 10th. If any more claims are made against him as a result of his holding the university's deed of trust, he will consult the Giddings brothers for legal assistance. Wallis ends by inquiring about claims that may have been settled already.
Date: June 16, 1871
Creator: Wallis, John C.
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 B. D. Dashiell to J. D. Giddings - May 22, 1872]

Description: Letter from B. D. Dashiell to Hon. J. D. Giddings. Dashiell tells Giddings that the boarding house at Chappell Hill Female College is insured by the Planters Insurance Company of Houston for $2,500, and since he believes that Mrs. Carmer has forgotten this detail, he will write to her to remind her. Also, he showed Giddings' letter to Joseph Stone and received his advice to sell the boarding house property and divide the proceeds among the stockholders.
Date: May 22, 1872
Creator: Dashiell, B. D.
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 B. D. Dashiell to J. D. and D. C. Giddings - December 2, 1871]

Description: Letter from B.D. Dashiell to J. D. and D. C. Giddings. Dashiell explains that he has not collected rent from Dr. Connor on the female boarding house and wants the brothers to take up the matter. He will send them a list of the stockholders for the house. He also expresses his appreciation for the Giddings' kindness to Brother Burford.
Date: December 2, 1871
Creator: Dashiell, B. D.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from B. D. Dashiell to J. D. Giddings - June 3, 1872]

Description: Letter from B. D. Dashiell to Hon. J. D. Giddings. Dashiell explains that he has visited Mr. Stone and some of the stockholders, and they are unwilling to transfer. Stone says that he can prove Mr. Carmer failed to exact the payment of stock and therefore take recourse on the boarding house, yet Dashiell claims that Stone is and was president of the board of stockholders and also failed to exact the unpaid stock. The stockholders do not trust Dashiell as their advisor because they think he is attempting to get the best bargain that he can for Mrs. Carmer.
Date: June 3, 1872
Creator: Dashiell, B. D.
Partner: Southwestern University