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[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 from C.E. Detmold to Edward Trelawny - January 8, 1842]

Description: Letter from C. E. Detmold in New York to Edward Trelawny at Putney Hill near London. It discusses his fears for Thomas Falconer's safety as he has heard that the "Texian" Santa Fe Expedition had been captured by Mexican forces and touches on British Whig finance politics. Detmold is Christian Edward Detmold (see Wikipedia article) and Trelawny is John Edward Trelawny the English biographer, novelist, adventurer and friend of the Romantic poets Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron.
Date: January 8, 1842
Creator: Detmold, C. E. (Christian Edward), 1810-1887
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter to Thomas Falconer - June 28, 1846]

Description: Letter from unknown author from Washington [D.C.] to Falconer thanking him for a letter and an article from the Washington Review. The author hopes that the "vexatious" war with Mexico will be cut short and references the border dispute between Oregon and Canada that was settled by the 1846 Oregon Treaty. The letter is incomplete.
Date: June 28, 1846
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

[Letter from Thomas Falconer to John David Falconer, December [January] 5, 1841]

Description: 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. 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. This letter has a modern handwritten transcription available via the Portal to Texas History.
Date: January 5, 1841
Creator: Falconer, Thomas, -- 1805-1882.
Partner: Southwestern University

[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 F. A. Mood to J. D. Giddings - January 31, 1876]

Description: Letter from F. A. Mood to Hon. J. D. Giddings. Mood explains that his letter encloses original and duplicate copies of contracts made by the Trustees of Southwestern University regarding Southwestern Life Insurance Company. He asks Giddings to sign and forward the contract at his earliest convenience. Mood then describes how Southwestern has experienced an encouraging influx of students at Christmas and expects more by 21 February, the beginning of the spring term. The university enjoys a high level of scholarship, and Mood hopes for continued blessings for the school.
Date: January 31, 1876
Creator: Mood, F. A.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from J. W. Hodges to Heber Stone - May 4, 1897]

Description: Letter written by J. W. Hodges to Heber Stone. Includes details of where and when the annual Southwestern University Board of Trustees meeting will take place. Invites Heber Stone to attend.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Hodges, J. W.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from H. Chilton to Heber Stone - December 31, 1897]

Description: Letter written by H. Chilton to Hon. Heber Stone. Chilton expresses his thanks and describes what he liked about the address Stone gave at Southwestern University.
Date: December 31, 1897
Creator: Chilton, Horace
Partner: Southwestern University

[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 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 R. S. Hyer to Heber Stone - May 31, 1900]

Description: Letter written by R. S. Hyer to Heber Stone. Describes the value of ore in a mine (owned by Stone?) and the costs involved in smelting it in order to make a profit.
Date: May 31, 1900
Creator: Hyer, R. S.
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 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 J. W. Hodges to D. C. Giddings - September 28, 1877]

Description: Letter from J. W. Hodges to Col. D. C. Giddings. Discusses how the citizens of Georgetown are making an effort to raise money for Mood's home and expresses appreciation for Giddings' interest in making a contribution.
Date: September 28, 1877
Creator: Hodges, J. W.
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 Jno. H. McLean to Heber Stone - March 27, 1895]

Description: Letter written by Jno. H. McLean (Southwestern University regent, according to the stationary) to Heber Stone. Expresses appreciation for Stone's visit to Houston on behalf of the university and boasts that university graduates have attained high positions in church and state.
Date: March 27, 1895
Creator: McLean, Jno. H.
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