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[Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, August 24, 1879]

Description: Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis including a discussion between him and his parents about working and crops. In a postscript to the letter he discusses mutual acquaintances and wanting a horse from his father.
Date: August 24, 1879
Creator: Brewer, John C.
Partner: Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mr. Moore and Sis, August 31, 1879]

Description: She was glad to hear that the Moore's were doing well and mentions they are doing well also. The weather is still warm, but they are expecting more rain after a thunderstorm last Saturday. They are plowing to sow wheat. The Christians have had preaching every night and Abe and Bettie went to Union to preach. Bob has made cider and sold $3 worth in town. They have apples falling and peaches that are ripe. Dinky and Bettie are going to can some apples. They have beans, tomatoes, sweet potatoes in abundance and the late irish potatoes look good. She gives information on Faunt, that he is a good guy and has two brothers. She asks that they write back soon.
Date: August 31, 1879
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Letter to Mary Jones, 10 August 1879

Description: Letter from Cromwell Anson Jones, son of the last president of the Republic of Texas. The original letter is housed in the University of North Texas Archives.
Date: August 10, 1879
Creator: Jones, C. Anson
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Elvira Moore to Jo Wallace, August 20, 1879]

Description: They are on a trip and Jo is in the wagon in a makeshift bed. Along the trip Jo improved. They stopped at a red house and fed the team and ate dinner. They ate squirrel and chicken with crackers. They arrived at aunt Nancy's by sundown. Uncle Even had just left and got a free ride to Nashville, he is going to pick up his railroad dividends. Jo wrote to John to come, they will be going with her to Texas. When they arrived Charles and Bettie had already arrived from Sherman. Jo is still not doing well, but they are waiting on him and will be able to provide for him. Minlele E. has had several offers to buy his land, but he didn't want to do anything without hearing from Wallace. She will get her last letters today, but maybe more from the office.
Date: August 20, 1879
Creator: Moore, Elvira
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote his wife while she was away visiting family. He updated her about how their family was doing, a trade he made, and an event that their children attended. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. Osterhout."
Date: August 18, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 26, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote about how their family was faring while Junia was away. He mentioned a church meeting they attended recently that saw many baptisms and conversions. He told her that he would send her money around Christmas if she wanted to return home.
Date: August 26, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College