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[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 F. A. Mood to J. D. Giddings - February 19, 1876]

Description: Letter from F. A. Mood to Hon. J. D. Giddings. Mood says that all the trustees have signed the agreement except for Major John R. Henry and Hon. H. E. McCollough, but Mood is not hopeful for any results from this agreement. He states that Judge J. P. Hughes gave him a favorable lot in exchange for a small bonus for a lot near the university. When Mood examined the house at the lot, he realized that it was empty and not suitable for holding classes. Mood has invested all of the money he has saved and his wife's money in the university and so would like the church to refund him. His health has improved enough that he has resumed his duties to the university.
Date: February 19, 1876
Creator: Mood, F. A.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from E. D. Pitts to J. D. Giddings - November 11, 1872]

Description: Letter from E. D. Pitts to Col. J. D. Giddings. Pitts asks Giddings to send him $30.83 and explains that he wants to remit his life insurance premium payment. He will repay Giddings by next Saturday. Also, Pitts and his wife will visit Brenham next Saturday, and on Sunday Pitts will preach. He informs Giddings that Louise and Annie are doing well at Chappell Hill Female College and suggests that Annie take up music lessons.
Date: November 11, 1872
Creator: Pitts, E. D.
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 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 F. A. Mood to J. D. Giddings - February 12, 1876]

Description: Letter from F. A. Mood to Hon. J. D. Giddings. Mood writes an impassioned letter in response to Giddings' doubts about Southwestern and his desire to resign from the Board of Trustees. Mood addresses Giddings' concerns in five numbered points. It appears that one of Giddings' biggest concerns is about the lack of financial support for the university. Mood responds that he is well aware of the risks that he is taking. Mood seems to have had a falling out with his Board of Trustees, and Giddings recommends the he abandons them, but Mood feels too indebted to the board to just let them go. He begs Giddings not to resign for the sake of the institution. Mood fears that his time is limited to lay the foundations of Southwestern University since he has been suffering from pulmonary hemorrhage.
Date: February 12, 1876
Creator: Mood, F. A.
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 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 George T. Jester to Heber Stone - July 1, 1897]

Description: Letter written by George T. Jester to Hon. Heber Stone. Says that the requested scholarship for a young woman cannot be given. Mentions some of the affairs of the Texas legislature.
Date: July 1, 1897
Creator: Jester, George T.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from R. S. Hyer to Heber Stone - October 13, 1905]

Description: Letter written by R. S. Hyer to Heber Stone. Hyer says that neither he nor the professor of chemistry has time to spare to examine the ore that Stone sent.
Date: October 13, 1905
Creator: Hyer, R. S.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from R. S. Hyer to Heber Stone - August 10, 1897]

Description: Letter written by R. S. Hyer to Hon. Heber Stone. Hyer explains his delay in sending plates to Stone and describes the condition of a box he is sending him.
Date: August 10, 1897
Creator: Hyer, R. S.
Partner: Southwestern University

[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 Horace Bishop to J. D. Giddings - November 2, 1877]

Description: Letter from Horace Bishop to Hon. J. D. Giddings. Discusses what should be done with two tracts of land in order to raise money to make improvements to Southwestern University.
Date: November 2, 1877
Creator: Bishop, Horace
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