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[Letter from R.C. Elliot - December 9, 1896]

Description: Letter written by R.C. Elliot, speaking of an enclosed will being sent to the recipient for safe-keeping.
Date: December 9, 1896
Creator: Elliot, R. C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from H. J. Bardwell to John Patterson Osterhout, December 8, 1896]

Description: Letter from H. J. Bardwell to his cousin, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding their family tree. Bardwell had been spending his time in the library trying to trace the Osterhout family back to the first settler and shared what he had found so far. He asked John for clarification on what he had told Bardwell about the family before and hoped to hear back soon.
Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Bardwell, H. J.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from H. J. Bardwell to John Patterson Osterhout, December 5, 1896]

Description: Letter from H. J. Bardwell to John Patterson Osterhout regarding questions he had about the Osterhout family. He asked John where an older member of the family was born and who her parents were so he could trace the family farther back.
Date: December 5, 1896
Creator: Bardwell, H. J.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Charles and Mary Moore, November 30, 1896]

Description: Letter from Laura Jernigan to Charles and Mary Moore in which she informs them that Linnet is doing well in school with Lizzie Jernigan. She states that Jack is serving on the grand jury again. She updates them on the weather and family and friends. She also writes about soap making. It looks like one sheet of paper is missing from the letter.
Date: November 30, 1896
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to her Family, November 22, 1822]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her family regarding her arrival at Austin. She detailed her trip down there and told her family that she had arrived safely. Ora enrolled in the local university after she settled into the boarding school. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: November 22, 1896
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John K. Streger, Jr. to Josephine Bahl, November 10, 1896]

Description: Letter written to Josephine Bahl from John K. Strecker, Jr. describing the events of Election Day in Waco; much of his activity took place at the Republican Headquarters. He goes on to describe the dance that he attended where he was given excellent comments on his dancing skills.
Date: November 10, 1896
Creator: Strecker, John K., Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Letter from Camilla Wallace to Charles Moore, October 19, 1896]

Description: Letter from Camilla Wallace to Charles B. Moore in which she relates the health of her family; a trip up a mountain and its impact on the health of Tom; Will has a new camera; and her plans to join the camera club. Will is the secretary of the irrigation company. She is helping with the office work, which she enjoys. She plans to vote for William Jennings Bryan in the hopes of changing policies.
Date: October 19, 1896
Creator: Wallace, Camilla
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from John K. Strecker, Jr. to Josephine Bahl, October 12, 1896]

Description: Letter written to Josephine Bahl from John K. Strecker, Jr. in which Strecker, Jr. discusses the upcoming election and his support for William McKinley and the Republican party. He later goes on to talk about dances he attended and says that a woman named Gertrude said that "nearly everybody thought that I was the prettiest dancer."
Date: October 12, 1896
Creator: Strecker, John K., Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, October 11, 1896]

Description: Letter from Alice Griffin to the Moore family in which she up dates them on the health of her family and friends; going to Plano; fixing up an old buggy; and the choice of cloth for Lillian's cloak. She included swatches of the cloth in the letter.
Date: October 11, 1896
Creator: Griffin, Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[An invitation to a wedding.]

Description: Copy of an invitation to a wedding. Invitation reads: Mr. And Mrs. J.H.P. Davis announce the marriage of their daughter Mary E. to Mr. Albert P. George, Wednesday, October the seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety six. Richmond, Texas. At Home after November the first. Richmond, Texas.
Date: October 7, 1896
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Wedding invitation to the Mary Davis and Albert P. George wedding]

Description: Wedding invitation on off-white paper which reads: "Mr. & Mrs. J.H.P. Davis announce the marriage of their daughter Mary E. to Mr. Albert P. George. Wednesday, October the seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety six. Richmond, Texas. At Home after November the first, Richmond, Texas."
Date: October 7, 1896
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Letter from A. F. Hicks to Dr. Joseph Pound, September, 22, 1896]

Description: Letter from A. F. Hicks to Major J. M. Pound Brigade Surgeon saying that he will not be able to come visit due to his "expecting a telegram from [Hick's] Ranch and may have to leave for there at any moment."
Date: September 22, 1896
Creator: Hicks, A. F.
Partner: Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead

[Letter from John K. Strecker, Jr. to Josephine Bahl, August 22, 1896]

Description: Letter written to Josephine Bahl from John K. Strecker, Jr. This letter discusses his recent bout of sickness and the fact that his doctor says he should not read or write. John also relays information on her relatives in Waco who were recovering from scarlatina: "Leda, boy, and Blon are all nearly well...they merely had a light form of scarlatina."
Date: August 22, 1896
Creator: Strecker, John K., Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Letter from George L. Meyer to Josephine Bahl, August 17, 1896]

Description: Letter written to Josephine Bahl from George L. Meyer while Josephine was in Mascoutah, Illinois visiting relatives. Meyer says that he will be visiting Mascoutah soon and wants to eat with her in the morning; he also mentions the fact someone sent him a letter and he wants to talk to her about the sender.
Date: August 17, 1896
Creator: Meyer, George L.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Letter from John K. Strecker, Jr. to Josephine Bahl, August 12, 1896]

Description: Letter written to Josephine Bahl from John K. Strecker, Jr. discussing his recent visit to her family members in Waco, Texas; her relatives had been struck by the Scarlet Fever and their house was quarantined. Later in the letter he discusses his recent publication of one of his articles on a Florida bird."
Date: August 12, 1896
Creator: Strecker, John K., Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Letter from John K. Strecker, Jr. to Josephine Bahl, August 1896]

Description: Letter written to Josephine Bahl from John K. Strecker, Jr. describing events taking place in Waco. He spends part of the letter talking about a woman named Gertrude saying: "she is just the right height for me."
Date: August 1896
Creator: Strecker, John K., Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Song Lyrics Created by John Greaves to Josephine Bahl, July 25, 1896]

Description: Song lyrics written by John Greaves to Josephine Bahl entitled: "Try Me Once Again." A few lines in the chorus section read: "Remember the promise I made to you while driving in the lane the letter I did write you..."
Date: July 25, 1896
Creator: Greaves, John
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Letter from Alice Griffin to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, June 29, 1896]

Description: Letter from Alice Griffin to the Charles B. Moore family. She writes that she is unwell and able to do little but tend to the baby. She says that Florence Dodd is unwell and Florence and her husband Tobe are having a hard time financially. She describes her baby, Lillian Griffin. Included with the letter are swatches of fabric that she has used to make clothing.
Date: June 29, 1896
Creator: Griffin, Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Camilla Wallace to Charles B. Moore, May 10, 1896]

Description: Letter from Camilla Wallace to Charles B. Moore in which she discusses the William Boyd family. She says she met "Auntie" and was impressed. She says that she has never known anyone else that old. She says that Mollie Moore and family are living on a coffee plantation in Mexico. She says she the fruit grown in Grand Junction, Colorado are the source of most of the funds in the valley. Camilla requests the last letter her father wrote the last day of his life that is in the possession of Charles Moore. She thanks Charles Moore for the family history he sent to her.
Date: May 10, 1896
Creator: Wallace, Camilla
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from A. Rilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 7, 1896]

Description: Letter from A. Rilley to her friend, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing local news and pensions. Rilley wanted Junia's husband to investigate whether she qualified for a pension since he was running for a position in Congress and might know more. She wrote of others who had received pensions in Texas, including veterans and family members, and about two women she had renting her home.
Date: May 7, 1896
Creator: Rilley, A.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter John K. Strecker, Jr. to Josephine Bahl, April 3, 1896]

Description: Letter written to Josephine Bahl from John K. Strecker, Jr. concerning his affection for her and no other: "Must the thought always find birth in your mind that I love another?" He later tells her that "you of all girls have respect for my hobbies, my animals and books."
Date: April 3, 1896
Creator: Strecker, John K., Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Letter Linnet Moore, March 26, 1896]

Description: Letter from Teddie to Linnet Moore in which the author notes that they have not kept up their correspondence well and wishes she would come and visit. She tells Linnet about the new Methodist minister named Miller and two of his children.
Date: March 26, 1896
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections