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[Letter from John H. Stone to J. D. Giddings - December 21, 1871]

Description: Letter from John H. Stone to J. D. Giddings. Stone presents the "facts" of the financial history of the boarding house at Chappell Hill Female College. He and Mr. Carmer, as part of a joint stock company, were appointed a building committee to work on a female boarding house. Mr. Carmer initially rejected Stone's advice to remodel the existing building and set out to build an entirely new one. After purchasing lumber for the new building, Mr. Carmer realized the project would be too expensive and so returned to Stone's remodeling plan. However, the cost of the remodel turned out to be double what the building committee expected. Mr. Carmer failed to collect more stock before he died, and the stockholders have suffered for it. Mrs. Carmer's agent, B. D. Dashiell was sent to collect rent on the building, but he allowed Dr. Connor to delay this payment. Stone says that Mrs. Carmer should not bring any suit against the company but is welcome to sell her claim.
Date: December 21, 1871
Creator: Stone, John H.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from R. T. P. Allen to J. D. and D. C. Giddings - October 20, 1871]

Description: Letter from R. T. P. Allen to J. D. and D. C. Giddings. Colonel Allen writes that he needs to collect some notes on behalf of Helen L. Carmer from the Giddings brothers, who received the notes from the late Allen Lewis. Mrs. Carmer also would like the brothers to take up the matter of a claim on the Female College Boarding House in Chappell Hill between $2,000-$3,000.
Date: October 20, 1871
Creator: Allen, R. T. P.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from F. A. Mood to J. D. Giddings - September 13, 1871]

Description: Letter from F. A. Mood to J. D. Giddings. Mood is concerned that members of the Texas Methodist conferences are reluctant to support the movement of Soule University. He says the conference delegates will instead hold a vote for Marvin College in Waxahachie. Mood suggests that some of their supporters should go with the joint stock company to purchase some more land for the university and asks Giddings to become a stockholder. The thought of the university's failure greatly distresses Mood.
Date: September 13, 1871
Creator: Mood, F. A.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from John C. Wallis to J. D. and D. C. Giddings - June 16, 1871]

Description: Letter from John C. Wallis to J. D. and D. C. Giddings. Wallis expresses his consternation that he may have to pay the note that W. J. Armstrong made against Colonel Browning and himself. He is disappointed that Soule University did not protect him against the claim and insists that he will only pay it if Col. Browning pays half and if he can pay it after July 10th. If any more claims are made against him as a result of his holding the university's deed of trust, he will consult the Giddings brothers for legal assistance. Wallis ends by inquiring about claims that may have been settled already.
Date: June 16, 1871
Creator: Wallis, John C.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from W. G. Connor to J. D. Giddings - April 24, 1871]

Description: Letter from W. G. Connor to J. D. Giddings. Connor explains that he has sent Bro. Mood with twelve dollars to give to Giddings, and since he has another subscriber, Connor asks Giddings to pay him back fifteen dollars for a three dollar credit. Connor also says that Giddings needs to pay Dr. F.O. Dannelly of Waxahachie five dollars for paying Giddings' subscription to the Southern Quarterly.
Date: April 24, 1871
Creator: Connor, W. G.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from B. D. Dashiell to J. D. and D. C. Giddings - December 2, 1871]

Description: Letter from B.D. Dashiell to J. D. and D. C. Giddings. Dashiell explains that he has not collected rent from Dr. Connor on the female boarding house and wants the brothers to take up the matter. He will send them a list of the stockholders for the house. He also expresses his appreciation for the Giddings' kindness to Brother Burford.
Date: December 2, 1871
Creator: Dashiell, B. D.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from William G. Giddings to D. C. Giddings - May 11, 1871]

Description: Letter from William Giddings to his uncle D.C. Giddings. 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: May 11, 1871
Creator: Giddings, William G.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from William Giddings to D. C. Giddings - May 7, 1871]

Description: Letter from William Giddings to his uncle D.C. Giddings. William begins by talking about going to a picnic and a concert with his friends, although Dr. Connor would not permit their female companions to accompany them to the concert. The concert raised $100 to renovate the room for the debate society, in which William will soon debate Native American land rights. He explains to his uncle why he made a bad mark in German and asks for advice on his goal to become a lawyer. He sends his love to his relatives and mentions Louise Lyan's production of maple sugar.
Date: May 7, 1871
Creator: Giddings, William
Partner: Southwestern University

[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 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 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