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[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 - December 18, 1872]

Description: Letter from B. D. Dashiell to Hon. J. D. Giddings. Dashiell gives some dates when he expects to be home and expresses his desire to be present when the abitrators meet. He then recommends various people to "estimate the work." Dashiell says that the Soule University board has given Kennon and himself the authority to give bond for the cost in the case of Keesee's heirs. In the case of Mrs. Browning's claim, the matter is not yet settled to Dashiell's disappointment. He plans to be absent often from his home and may move to Houston, and so the board would have to elect new officers, but Dashiell is reluctant to pass on his troubles to a new officer.
Date: December 18, 1872
Creator: Dashiell, B. D.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from J. Matthews to J. D. Giddings - November 23, 1872]

Description: Letter from J. Matthews to J. D. Giddings. Matthews says that he has received a letter concerning a purchase of land and is forwarding this letter to Giddings. He feels that the estate suffers from many troubles.
Date: November 23, 1872
Creator: Matthews, J.
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 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 B. D. Dashiell to J. D. Giddings - September 26, 1872]

Description: Letter from B. D. Dashiell to Hon. J. D. Giddings. Most of the trustees do not want to do anything further in the Browning suit and would just let the suit determine the case. If the institution is lost, then the trustees will have the opportunity to "begin afresh."
Date: September 26, 1872
Creator: Dashiell, B. D.
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 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 Unnamed Addressee - September 30, 1872]

Description: Letter from F. A. Mood to unnamed addressee. F. A. Mood urgently requests that the addressee attend a meeting concerning the location of Texas University, which will take place on 24 October 1872 in Belton, Bell County, Texas.
Date: September 30, 1872
Creator: Mood, F. A.
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

[Letter from W. R. Jarmon and A. H. Cross to J. D. Giddings and Morris - October 10, 1872]

Description: Letter from W. R. Jarmon and A. H. Cross to Giddings and Morris. W. R. Jarmon and A. H. Cross, of the firm Jarmon & Cross: Lawyers, Collectors and Land Agents, confirm that they have received a letter containing $1 and the Soule University deed from D. Gregg. After having recorded the deed, the partners are returning it to Giddings and Morris in this letter.
Date: October 10, 1872
Creator: Jarmon, W. R.
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 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 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 William Chappell to J. D. Giddings - November 2, 1872]

Description: Letter from William Chappell to J. D. Giddings. Chappell begins by stating that he has seen a copy of the order that the Soule University Board of Trustees gave to the Building Committee to hypothecate all of the estate real and personal in order to secure a loan to build a "stone edifice." However, the committee failed to include the Rock Building and donated lands in the hypothecation, and this failure is not the fault of the Board of Trustees because it was explicit in its instructions to include all estate real and personal. Discussing a different matter, he explains how William Keesee with a black man purchased D. Ayrs' land, which had been given to him by his father in Alabama in 1837 or 1838. The deed to Mr. Ayrs' land was not made until after Keesee's death. Ayrs knew that the land had been donated, but Chappell does not know whether he deeded it to the university or his heirs.
Date: November 2, 1872
Creator: Chappell, William
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from B. D. Dashiell to J. D. Giddings - October 1, 1872]

Description: Letter from B. D. Dashiell to Hon. J. D. Giddings. Dashiell begins by apologizing for the brevity of his previous letter and lays down the "facts" of the Browning suit. Captain T. Smith, the chairman of a committee formed to deal with the Browning claim as well as other claims against Soule University, made efforts to convince Mrs. Browning to give her claim for land, but she has refused. Giddings had served as the main advisor to the Board of Trustees and yet was also serving as Mrs. Browning's attorney, so Giddings suggested that Col. Swearingen take his place as the board's advisor. Dashiell would rather not lose the university without a fair effort to save it. The Trustees are awaiting any agreement Giddings and Swearingen can work out. Dashiell concludes with questions expressing his confusion as to why Mrs. Browning is not satisfied with claiming the land when it would benefit her family.
Date: October 1, 1872
Creator: Dashiell, B. D.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from E. D. Pitts to J. D. Giddings - October 1, 1872]

Description: Letter from E. D. Pitts to Hon. J. D. Giddings. Pitts says that his daughter, Anna, would serve as a good tutor for Giddings' daughters, with the exceptions that she has no musical ability and charges a high price for her services. She has good character, disciplines students well, and is skilled in subjects including Latin and advanced math. Since Ms. Pitts would charge no less than $75.00 per month, Pitts suggests that sending the Giddings daughters to Chappell Hill Female College would be a cheaper and preferable alternative, and provides an estimate for the education of the two girls at the college.
Date: October 1, 1872
Creator: Pitts, E. D.
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 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 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

[Correspondence from E.M. Pease to Julia Maria Pease, his daughter]

Description: A letter from E.M. Pease to his daughter Julia Maria Pease—among other things, he discusses “the extravagance in dress that now prevails.” Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
Date: November 17, 1872
Creator: Pease, Elisha Marshall
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library