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[Transcript of Letter from Emily Austin Bryan to James Bryan, 1815]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Emily Austin Bryan to James Bryan, on the 11th day of an unidentified month in 1815, discussing her illness keeping her at her father's house, a barrel of whiskey she will try to sell, and asking him to keep up the garden at home.
Date: 1815-uu-11
Creator: Perry, Emily Austin Bryan
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, March 8, 1852

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother, Sarah Osterhout, regarding his time in Bellville, Texas since his recent move there. He was undecided about whether or not he would remain in the county or travel around Texas. He wrote about how sparse buildings were where he lived and that the way wealth was measured there was not by amount of land, but by the amount of slaves owned. Many in the area had begun growing their own gardens and he had learned from them that he needed to be careful of poisonous spiders and centipedes. John told his mother that the mail was arriving with irregularity and they were lucky if they got it once a week.
Date: March 8, 1852
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from J. C. and Mary A. Barr to Charles B. Moore, December 3, 1865]

Description: Letter sent to Charles B. Moore from J. C. Barr discussing oil drilling in Jersey County, the health of acquaintances, railroad construction, farming, weather, as well as other family and local news. The third page of the letter is a segment added by Mary A. Barr discussing family life including visiting and gardening.
Date: December 3, 1865
Creator: Barr, J. C. & Barr, Mary A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Scholz Garden]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of Scholz Garden (Scholz Garten/Scholz Beer Garden) with an unidentified man standing in front of the door.
Date: [1866,1900]
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife while traveling around to work as a judge. He wanted to know more about the state of their garden and crops because their son, Paul, had not written much about them in his last letter. John let her know where she should direct her future letters and requested that she send them early enough so that he would receive them upon his arrival.
Date: May 29, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 16, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her mother about her life at school. Gertrude provided information about her recent exams and her efforts to study and asked for dresses or materials to have dresses made for the summer. She asked about her mother's plan to have a garden this year and when she would receive another letter from home.
Date: March 16, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 6, 1883]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote her mother to update her on her life at school. She detailed examinations she had and the praise she had received for one of her papers. Gertrude mentioned visiting lecturers, letters she owed family members, and other bits of news. At the end of the letter, she has a list of items she requested her mother to send.
Date: April 6, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, May 6, 1886]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout from Paul Osterhout. She wrote to tell her brother that she wanted to hear from him more often and what was happening with their family. She told him that Gertrude sent him some money and that their father might be able to send some too. Gertrude has been thinking about attending school in Independence and Ora wrote of a garden that they had started.
Date: May 6, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Three Photographs of the McQuigg Home]

Description: Three photographs of the McQuigg home and grounds. The top photograph shows Jesse P. Sewell in the McQuigg backyard garden with a crochet mallet in his hands behind his head. The second photograph shows Jesse and Daisy McQuigg in the yard of the McQuigg home in the summer of 1898. The final photograph shows the home of the three McQuigg sisters.
Date: 1898
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Photograph of Stone Building Behind Trees]

Description: Photograph of a three-story stone building with a tower at the top, partially hidden behind a grove of trees, bordering a small path leading to the building. The building sits in a large grassy lawn, beyond which in the background on the left is another building. A small plant bed sits in the lawn at the bottom left of the photo.
Date: [1900..1929]
Partner: Howard Payne University Library

Supporting-Stake.

Description: Patent for a stake for supporting tomato plants, which has wire coils on a stake with cords that wrap around the plant and then attach to the coils.
Date: November 24, 1908
Creator: Ford, John Owen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard, April 21, 1909]

Description: This document is a postcard from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is addressed to Mary Moore who was located in Omaha, Nebraska. The author of the document is Alice G. In the document, Alice details that she has received Mary's letter and will write a better response soon. She also mentions that her and her family are doing better and that their gardens are growing nicely. She mentions that the weather has been exceptional with good rain, but notes that the winds are unusually strong. The front of the postcard is a photograph of the Presbyterian church in Gallatin, Tennessee.
Date: April 21, 1909
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Woman in Garden]

Description: Photograph of a woman identified as Mrs. Harriett Carr. She is wearing a light blouse and dark skirt, and standing between large plants in a garden. Her hair is pulled back and she is smiling towards the camera.
Date: 1910
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mollie Moore and Family, February 21, 1915]

Description: Letter to Mollie Moore and family from Birdie McKinley discussing family and local health, the sentencing of two men in her town, and miscellaneous news, including some about Christmas, other people who are going to write Mollie, and gardening. Birdie does not mention the crime committed in the case, but that the men involved were sentenced and she does not think they are guilty.
Date: February 21, 1915
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McKinley to Mollie Moore and Family, July 18, 1915]

Description: Letter to Mollie Moore and family from Birdie McKinley regarding the bad weather they have been having, her children, visitors she has had, and her garden. Birdie writes of her children coming down with bad colds and a recent Kodak picture they had taken of their family that she might send to Mollie.
Date: July 18, 1915
Creator: McKinley, Birdie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Scouting, Volume 4, Number 23, March 15, 1917

Description: Semi-monthly publication of the Boy Scouts of America, written for Boy Scout leaders, officials, and others interested in the work of the Scouts. It includes articles about events and activities, updates from the national headquarters, topical columns and essays, and news from various chapters nationwide.
Date: March 15, 1917
Creator: Boy Scouts of America
Partner: Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum

Scouting, Volume 6, Number 9, May 1, 1918

Description: Semi-monthly publication of the Boy Scouts of America, written for Boy Scout leaders, officials, and others interested in the work of the Scouts. It includes articles about events and activities, updates from the national headquarters, topical columns and essays, and news from various chapters nationwide. This issue focuses on "Gardening and Special Equipment."
Date: May 1, 1918
Creator: Boy Scouts of America
Partner: Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum

[Postcard to Mrs. Gus Lindner, February 4, 1919]

Description: Postcard to Mrs. Gus Lindner, discussing Mrs. Lindner and her family's wellness, as well as the sender's work as a substitute teacher. The front of the postcard features an illustration of a long path lined with small trees, part of a network of pathways through a green lawn. A man stands on the path, facing right, and holding his hand out for a dog who sits in front of him. There is a semi-circular flower bed behind the man, and a single agave plant in the lawn to the front and right of him. In the background, there is a white, one-story house with a short flight of steps leading up to a long front porch
Date: February 4, 1919
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library