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[Envelope addressed to Lizzie Johnson]

Description: Envelope addressed to Lizzie Johnson, Austin, Travis Co., Texas from unknown correspondent in Big Bend, Louisiana.
Date: 18uu
Partner: Southwestern University

[Invitation to Lizzie Johnson for the American Ball]

Description: Invitation for Lizzie Johnson to attend the American Ball on the 23rd of the unknown month of mailing, unknown year. It is also unknown where the ball was held.
Date: unknown
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from Margaret Lea Houston (Mrs Sam Houston) to Sam Houston - March 16, 1848]

Description: Letter from Margaret in Huntsville, Texas, to General Sam Houston in Washington, D.C. The letter is addressed to "My dearest love" and records her affection for her husband, her desire for his salvation, references to their children and relatives, and details of illnesses. Letter heavily mended with tape, laminated, and has lacuna.
Date: 18uu
Creator: Houston, Margaret Lea, -- 1819-1867
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter to Brother Fisher, from E.A. Simons]

Description: Letter to Orceneth Asbury Fisher from E.A. Simons inquiring if he has received the money he sent in paying back an advance and asks his opinion regarding selling a particular tract of land. He also discusses the health and illnesses of various acquaintances.
Date: 18uu-03-18
Creator: Simons, E. A.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter to Lizzie Johnson from Dic]

Description: Letter to Lizzie Johnson from Dic on various topics, including Chappell Hill, and preparations that Texan Confederate troops are making to join the Civil War battles in the eastern theater.
Date: 186u
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter to Lizzie Johnson from Fannie]

Description: Letter to addressed to Lizzie Johnson from Fannie, dated March 7th. Fannie states that the recipient (Emma Johnson?) is now married, and expresses concern over their new address. The letter also discusses Kleberg Trigg, noting he is busy and is a colonel.
Date: 18uu
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter to Orceneth Asbury Fisher, from James and Anna]

Description: Letter to Orceneth Asbury Fisher from his brother James and sister Anna giving their sympathies on the death of O.A. Fisher's daughter, Fannie.
Date: 18uu-06-11
Creator: Fisher, James & Fisher, Anna
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter to Orcenteth Asbury Fisher, from Mary Fisher]

Description: Letter to Orceneth Asbury Fisher from his wife, Mary Fisher discussing his absence from his family and news of acquaintances. She also mentions the state of produce in their garden.
Date: 18uu-05-02
Creator: Fisher, Mary, 1843-1912
Partner: Southwestern University

[Love letter from unknown sender to Lizzie Johnson]

Description: Love letter from unknown sender to Lizzie Johnson. The letter states "Accept my [drawing of a heart] and we will make a [inserted match in letter]." Item also has a hand drawn manicule.
Date: unknown
Partner: Southwestern University

[Note from Marsh Glenn to Lizzie Johnson]

Description: Note from Marsh Glenn to Lizzie Johnson asking if Glenn could call on Johnson on an unknown date.
Date: unknown
Creator: Glenn, Marsh
Partner: Southwestern University

[Transcript of letter from Thomas Falconer to John David Falconer, December [January] 5, 1841]

Description: Handwritten transcript of a letter from Thomas Falconer to John David Falconer, dated Dec. 5, 1841, but the December is probably a mistake for January since Falconer was captive in Mexico in December 1941. The letter chronicles Falconer's trip by steamboat down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers from Louisville, KY, to New Orleans, LA. There is a small sketch of the steamer, the William French, in the original letter, which is also available via the Portal to Texas History. The letter gives details of the price of passage; accommodations and food; how the steamer is different from "ours"; the stokers (slaves) who "make a most infernal singing"; fellow passengers; Americans for whom "the making of money is their chief pursuit from the time they can talk until they die"; and various towns and cities along the way. From New Orleans, Falconer went to Texas where he was caught up in the Texan Santa Fe Expedition.
Date: unknown
Creator: Falconer, Thomas
Partner: Southwestern University

[Transcript of letter from William G. Giddings to D. C. Giddings - May 11, 1871]

Description: Typewritten transcript of letter from William G. Giddings to his uncle D. C. Giddings, dated May 11, 1871 from Chappell Hill. 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: unknown
Creator: Giddings, William G.
Partner: Southwestern University