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[Letter from John C. Wallis to J. D. and D. C. Giddings - January 9, 1871]

Description: Letter from John C. Wallis to J. D. and D. C. Giddings. Wallis begins his letter by saying he is writing in response to the brothers' taking of the Chadwick case upon writ of error and requests that they send the bona for him to sign. Wallis describes his financial distress and his reluctance to pay his liability. He has even considered selling out the University under the Deed of Trust to a Mr. Browning and himself in order to settle the matter. He asks for the brothers' advice on this matter and for details about payment to E.J. Fettock.
Date: January 9, 1871
Creator: Wallis, John C.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from J. Cicero Jenkins to J. D. Giddings - January 10, 1871]

Description: Letter from J. Cicero Jenkins to J. D. Giddings. On behalf of his committee, Jenkins asks Giddings to donate some land in Coryell County so that a Methodist university may be built there. He includes a postscript asking how many acres Giddings is willing to give.
Date: January 10, 1871
Creator: Jenkins, J. Cicero
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

[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 William Giddings to D. C. Giddings - May 7, 1871]

Description: Letter from William Giddings to his uncle D.C. Giddings. William begins by talking about going to a picnic and a concert with his friends, although Dr. Connor would not permit their female companions to accompany them to the concert. The concert raised $100 to renovate the room for the debate society, in which William will soon debate Native American land rights. He explains to his uncle why he made a bad mark in German and asks for advice on his goal to become a lawyer. He sends his love to his relatives and mentions Louise Lyan's production of maple sugar.
Date: May 7, 1871
Creator: Giddings, William
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from William G. Giddings to D. C. Giddings - May 11, 1871]

Description: Letter from William Giddings to his uncle D.C. Giddings. William discusses his indecision about whether to work on the farm as his uncle suggested or continue with his studies at Soule University. He says that he could, if needed, work during the day and study at night. Next, he talks about the University Stylus school newspaper that includes his name in a list of students who got distinctions and promises to send his uncle a copy. Finally, William says that half of the money raised by the concert was going to fix the debate society room, but the society decided instead to give the money to Mr. Mood to buy a printing press for Soule University.
Date: May 11, 1871
Creator: Giddings, William G.
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 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 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 Thomas C. Thomson to J. D. and D. C. Giddings - November 8, 1871]

Description: Letter from Thomas C. Thomson to J. D. and D. C. Giddings. Thomson first describes how on his trip to Caldwell he received a notice from F. A. Mood concerning his son's tuition at Soule University. He has given Mood a "draft" on the brothers for fifteen dollars. In the postscript, he offers to send D. C. Giddings a list of rejected votes and illegal votes that would have voted for him in the election. Ed Hudson had been told to register some voters shortly before he was removed from his position in the registrar, and since he had no official notice of his removal at the time, the votes are still valid, even if Governor Davis does not agree, according to Thomson.
Date: November 8, 1871
Creator: Thomson, Thomas C.
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 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 John Atkinson to J. D. and D. C. Giddings - January 18, 1872]

Description: Letter from John Atkinson to J. D. and D. C. Giddings. Atkinson asks the Giddings brothers to meet with a Mr. Breedlove to settle the amount owed on the Crockett Estate. He and his partner are in danger of losing some land if Mr. Chadwick issues a judgment and execution.
Date: January 18, 1872
Creator: Atkinson, John
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from B. D. Dashiell to J. D. Giddings - January 19, 1872]

Description: Letter from B. D. Dashiell to J. D. Giddings. Dashiell tells Giddings that he has received half of the rent owed by Dr. Connor on the boarding house. On Sunday, Dashiell will announce a stockholders' meeting scheduled for Tuesday, where he will tell them of Gidding's proposition.
Date: January 19, 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 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 P. E. Carnes to J. D. Giddings - February 26, 1872]

Description: Letter from P. E. Carnes to Mr. Giddings. Carnes explains that he is returning a deed to Giddings because he has failed to make any progress in making arrangements for the property. There is a homestead with considerable land for cultivation, but it cannot be sold until its heirs come of age. Carnes is concerned at the possibility that F. A. Mood may leave Soule University. He knows of people who would leave the college along with Mood, and he feels that this would be very detrimental to the school. In the postscript, Carnes requests the order of a kitchen implement.
Date: February 26, 1872
Creator: Carnes, P. E.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from C. W. Hurley to J. D. Giddings - March 22, 1872]

Description: Letter from C. W. Hurley to J. D. Giddings. Hurley needs the stockholders of the Texas University Committee to make a payment of 5% of the subscription amount to pay for printing expenses and F. A. Mood's salary. Giddings' subscription is $3,000 below the amount called for.
Date: March 22, 1872
Creator: Hurley, C. W.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from T. Smith to J. D. Giddings - April 9, 1872]

Description: Letter from T. Smith to Col. J. D. Giddings. Smith explains that he is casting about for donations for the rebuilding of the burned Female College and asks Giddings to be one of ten to contribute $2,500.
Date: April 9, 1872
Creator: Smith, T.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from J. F. Matthews to J. D. Giddings - May 14, 1872]

Description: Letter from J. F. Matthews to J. D. Giddings. Matthews says that Mr. Browning suggests that Giddings should settle a claim according to the terms he described in a previous letter. The money to settle the claim is not available now, but it will be in thirty days.
Date: May 14, 1872
Creator: Matthews, J. F.
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 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

[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