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[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 Charlotte Mexia to Emily de Zavala, April 22, 1837]

Description: Letter from Charlotte Mexia to Emily de Zavala, widow of Lorenzo de Zavala, dated April 22, 1837 from New Orleans. The letter refers to her sadness after her son Henry and many friends have left the city. Mrs. Zavala, with her three children and a servant, traveled from Texas to New Orleans on the schooner Flash, arriving March 20, 1837. She and Mrs. Mexia had been friends in Mexico in 1832. Mrs. Zavala and her children left New Orleans for New York on April 9, 1837, thirteen days before Mrs. Mexia wrote this letter to her. The letter also references Lorenzo de Zavala Jr., the son of Lorenzo de Zavala and stepson of Mrs. Emily de Zavala. Lorenzo, Jr. arrived in New Orleans from Texas on April 10, and sometime after April 22 left New Orleans for New York. Charlotte Mexia was married to Jose Antonio Mexia.
Date: April 22, 1834
Creator: Mexia, Charlotte
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letters Between R. Osthoff and M. W. H. Holls, May 19, 1930]

Description: Letter from R. Osthoff to M. W. H. Holls, notifying him of the time and place an election for a new professor will take place. Holls' reply is typed at the bottom of the page, sending his regrets that he won't be able to attend the meeting.
Date: May 19, 1930
Creator: Osthoff, R. & Holls, M. W. H.
Partner: Concordia University Texas

[Transcript of Letter from Sam Houston to Hon. William Henry Daingerfield, February 1843]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Sam Houston to Hon. William Henry Daingerfield discussing an errand being run by Daingerfield to New Orleans to have money engraved for the Republic of Texas. The letter includes an amendment to prior instructions, and a request to bring the money engraving plates to Texas to prevent fraud.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Sam Houston to Hon. William Henry Daingerfield, February 1843]

Description: Letter from Sam Houston to Hon. William Henry Daingerfield discussing an errand being run by Daingerfield to New Orleans to have money engraved for the Republic of Texas. The letter includes an amendment to prior instructions, and a request to bring the money engraving plates to Texas to prevent fraud.
Date: February 10, 1843
Creator: Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Jane M. Martin]

Description: A letter from Jane Morrill Martin to Carl B. Compton concerning the formation of a Southern branch of the College Art Association.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Martin, Jane M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Arthur Feitel]

Description: A letter from Arthur Feitel to Armin Scheler regarding an upcoming exhibit of Carl B. Compton's watercolor paintings.
Date: October 14, 1944
Creator: Feitel, Arthur
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Jane M. Martin]

Description: A thank you letter from Jane M. Martin to Cart B. Compton.
Date: December 19, 1940
Creator: Martin, Jane M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from I. H. to Cecile Kempner, October 16, 1950]

Description: Letter to Cecile from her father about progress on his health, recent events in his social life, plans to go to Houston, New Orleans, informing her of what his new diet consists of, correspondence between friends and family, and president's meeting with General MacArthur.
Date: October 16, 1950
Creator: Kempner, Isaac H. (Isaac Herbert), 1873-1967
Partner: Rosenberg Library

[Letter from I. H. to Cecile Kempner, October 31, 1950]

Description: Letter to Cecile from her father about his trip to New Orleans with her mother and the friends they visited. A check is also included.
Date: October 31, 1950
Creator: Kempner, Isaac H. (Isaac Herbert), 1873-1967
Partner: Rosenberg Library