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D.C. Russell Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01409
Content Description Two letters from D.C. Russell, a lawyer from Albany, New York who is visiting Houston, Texas to his wife, Hattie. In the second letter, Russell reports that he fell ill and was cared for by a very kind black nurse who claimed she was once a slave owned by President Monroe. He reported that he was able to make a full recovery due to the attentiveness of this woman but that her care and the business dealings with others cost him a great deal of money.

Dorothy Silbiger Letters to Richard Silbiger

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Identifier: SC 01411
Content Description Collection of letters from Dorothy to her husband, Richard, a Reservist in the Army during World War II. He was stationed with the 59th Training Group in Squadron 598 V at Keesler Field, Mississippi.

Dowdy Family Letters

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Identifier: MS 00117
Content Description Collection of letters to and from the Dowdy family from 1944-69. Daniel and Gladys Dowdy were residents of Eggleston, VA. Their letters to each other, written in 1944-45, discuss their life together, their plans for after the war, and their romance in explicit detail. Also includes letters from 1961-62 from the Dowdy children's German penpal, and letters from 1969 as son Harold began basic training in the US Army.

Dr. H. R. Green Letter

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Identifier: SC 01384
Content Description Two page letter addressed to Dr. H. R. Green of the 6th Virginia Calvary from his cousin Netti dated July 13, 1864. In the letter she describes feeling tired of missing him and sends along the desire for him to write to her and the girls so their spirits can be uplifted. She reports on family and neighbors and informs Dr. Green of the many compliments she has heard of him.

Eddie to Lottie Letter

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Identifier: SC 01501
Scope and Contents Letter about how he misses her and mentioning life in Burma.

Edna Ferber Letters

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Identifier: SC 01371
Content Description Three letters addressed to Edna Ferber, an American Novelist, from varying individuals including Mayor of New York, John Lindsay and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Edwin Petelle Letters to Joan and Tommy Petelle

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Identifier: SC 01366
Content Description Letters from Edwin Petelle, stationed in Korea, to his wife and child from June to December of 1953. This collection has not been processed.

E.J. Kotter Letter to George Buske

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Identifier: SC 01403
Content Description Four page letter from E.J. Kotter to George Buske dated October 27, 1918 from Toloedo, Ohio to the Base Hospital at Camp Jackson, South Carolina. He writes inquiring about George's health and reports on the ill health of the people in his area. He reports that even the doctor recently died of the flu.

Elden to Ma Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01511
Scope and Contents Letter to Ma about being discharged from the army and coming home, and asking for money for the trip and to ship belongings.

Encounter with an Elephant Glass Slides

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Identifier: MS 00299
Scope and Contents Twelve glass plate slides depicting a cartoon scene of a native African American shooting a spear into the back end of an elephant. Rather than wounding the animal, it provokes it. The following scenes show the elephant holding the native underwater, almost feeding it to a crocodile, and then finally deciding to throw the native onto a prickly bush. The last scene of the cartoon slide shows the elephant walking off and the native covered in thorns. The scenes depict the African American in a...

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