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Oral History Interview with Ruth Simons (Kerr) Ray, December 6, 1996

Description: Interview with Ruth Simons (Kerr) Ray, the great-great granddaughter of James Kerr, from Canyon Lake, Texas. Mrs. Ray discusses her ancestor's life and his history in the Hill Country, as well as the Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony at the Kerr County Courthouse.
Date: October 6, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Ray, Ruth Simons
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[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

[Transcript of Letter from A. J. Yates to Stephen F. Austin, Branch T. Archer, and William W. Wharton, January 14, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from A. J. Yates to Stephen F. Austin, Branch T. Archer, and William H. Wharton, on January 14, 1836, informing them that he intends to go to New York City and buy a steam boat and fill it with troops and instruments of war, and to sail it down to Galveston to help with the Texas Revolution.
Date: January 14, 1836
Creator: Yates, A. J.
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from A. H. Blackshear, Jr. to Robert Lee Kempner, Daniel W. Kempner. and I. H. Kempner, September 20, 1948]

Description: Letter from A. H. Blackshear, Jr. to I. H. Kempner, Daniel W. Kempner, and Robert Lee Kempner explaining the current value of Galveston, New York, New Orleans, and Liverpool Cotton Exchange companies and discussing the change in shares advised by the Liverpool Cotton Exchange.
Date: September 20, 1948
Creator: Blackshear, A. H., Jr.
Partner: Rosenberg Library

Oral History Interview with Voris C. Riley, November 1, 2005

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Voris C. Riley of Kingland, Texas. He discusses enlisting in the military while living in Abilene, Texas and getting sent to civil service for the Army before being offered to join the Navy. In the Navy he went through basic training in San Diego, California, then to St. Louis Electrical School and finally through firefighting training in Rhode Island. After he completed his training Mr. Riley was assigned to the U.S.S. Lake… more
Date: November 1, 2005
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 12 seconds
Creator: Riley, Voris C.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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