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[Extracts from Osterhout Family Letters]

Description: The first extract is from Burgess Osterhout to May Patterson Frear Osterhout, referred to as Mrs. Paul Osterhout, discussing what he had found at the Osterhout library. He found their family coat of arms and promised to mail her a photo of it. The second letter fragment is from George E. Osterhout to May Patterson Frear Osterhout regarding a marker for Jeremiah Osterhout's wife, Juna Reno.
Date: January 24, 1931
Creator: Osterhout, Burgess & Osterhout, George E.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ben King Green to Opal Roberts, June 18, 1931]

Description: Letter from Ben King Green to Opal Roberts in Abilene, Texas discussing matters taking place in Cleburne while he is away for business reasons. At the end of the letter Green wishes her a good time on her upcoming honeymoon and is sorry he will not make it to the wedding.
Date: June 18, 1931
Creator: Green, Ben King
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library

[Letter from Benjamin R. Harris to Dr. Meyer Bodansky - June 5, 1931]

Description: Letter from Benjamin R. Harris to Dr. Bodansky concerning a patent application on compounds similar to lecithin that may reduce the spattering of butter, margarine, and the like, that Harris wants resolved. It also includes his heartfelt regard to Mrs. Bodansky and his congratulations to the Bodansky's on the recent birth of their child.
Date: June 5, 1931
Creator: Harris, Benjamin R.
Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT

[Letter from D. D. Parramore to Bill Shugart, January 23, 1931]

Description: Letter from D. D. Parramore to Bill Shugart discussing filing a map of the Cienega Ditch with the surveyor, J. L. Wells, and asking Sugart or Charles Chinoweth to sign as a witness that the ditch existed before 1895. The word, "Coppy", is handwritten in pencil at the top of the letter.
Date: January 23, 1931
Creator: Parramore, Dock Dilworth
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from D. D. Parramore to J. L. Wells, January 23, 1931]

Description: Letter from D. D. Parramore to J. L. Wells discussing receiving a map of the Cienega Ditch and sending payment for it, signing of legal forms related to the surveying of the ditch, and discussing the existing legal ambiguity of the current ownership of the property. A postscript note at the end of the letter reads, "Am working with Bill Sugart to get Charles Chinoweth or someone else and go up to Lordsburg and sign the papers." The word, "Coppy", is written in pencil at the top of the letter.
Date: January 23, 1931
Creator: Parramore, Dock Dilworth
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from F. P. Loughridge to D. B. Maney, January 11, 1931]

Description: Letter from F. P. Loughridge to D. B. Maney discussing differences in record between old and new seniority lists, requesting verification from firemen's personal records.
Date: January 11, 1931
Creator: Loughridge, F. P.
Partner: Smithville Heritage Society

[Letter from J. L. Wells to D. D. Parramore, February 10, 1931]

Description: Letter from J. L. Wells to Dock Dilworth Parramore discussing the filing of maps and a statement of the Cienega Ditch and making suggestions on raising the value of the property by adding a water ditch on the Arizona side.
Date: February 10, 1931
Creator: Wells, J. L.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from J. L. Wells to D. D. Parramore, January 28, 1931]

Description: Letter from J. L. Wells to Dock Dilworth Parramore discussing mapping and measurements of the Cienega Ditch Property. A handwritten note at the bottom of the letter reads, "Regarding the ownership of the Cienega, the notes and affidavit only intend to show the owner - no difference how you obtained it or when."
Date: January 28, 1931
Creator: Wells, J. L.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from J. L. Wells to J. J. Parramore, January 7, 1931

Description: Letter from J. L. Wells to J. J. Parramore discussing why Mr. Atwood is out office, promising to complete a map of the Cienega Ditch while having Atwood draw up a form of oath for Parramore, Sugart, and Chinoweth to sign. He requests the first initials of Chinoweth and Sugart, to which a response is written at the bottom of the page from Dock Dilworth Parramore that reads, "Called Cienega Ditch. Wm Sugart Charles Chinoweth. D.D.P."
Date: January 7, 1931
Creator: Wells, J. L.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from James W. Hunt to Dora Roberts]

Description: A letter from James W. Hunt to Mrs. Dora Roberts of Big Spring, Texas, dated March 27, 1931. The letter is an emotional appeal for a sizeable donation from Mrs. Roberts to expand and endow McMurry College.
Date: March 27, 1931
Creator: Hunt, James W.
Partner: McMurry University Library

[Letter from James W. Hunt to Josephine Hunt]

Description: A two-page letter from James W. Hunt to Miss Josephine Hunt of Morning Sun, Iowa, dated January 6, 1931. The letter concerns James Hunt's background and personal history, specifically how he came to Texas.
Date: January 6, 1931
Creator: Hunt, James W.
Partner: McMurry University Library