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[Byrd Williams, Jr., 1906]

Description: A photograph of Byrd Williams, Jr. standing outside a brick building. He is wearing a uniform with a light-colored shirt and tie, slacks with tall leather boots, and a hat.
Date: 1906
Creator: Williams, Byrd, Sr.
Item Type: Photograph

[Byrd Williams, Jr. standing outside a darkroom]

Description: Photograph of Byrd Williams, Jr. standing in front of the family darkroom at 811 S Denton Street in Gainesville, Texas, taken by Byrd Williams, Sr. shortly after his graduation.
Date: 1906
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Sr.
Item Type: Photograph
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[Death Notice for A. R. Franklin]

Description: Notice regarding the death of A. R. Franklin, who died November 23, 1906. The funeral was held November 24th at the grave side, officiated by Rev. R. M. DuBose; he was buried at Gallatin Cemetery in Gallatin, Tennessee. The notice also includes the list of pall bearers.
Date: November 24, 1906
Item Type: Text

[Kendall-Bruce Literary Society, 1905-1906]

Description: Photograph of members of the Kendall-Bruce Literary Society, North Texas State Normal College, 1905-6. The photograph shows 49 young men seated and standing in rows facing the camera. The Kendall-Bruce Literary Society was founded September 30, 1901, and named after Joel Sutton Kendall and William H. Bruce, who would each serve as President of North Texas State Normal College, and had been "beloved teachers". Photographic print mounted on dark card mount. At lower right corner is embossed logo of photographer/printer "Shaw & Hargrove, Denton, Tex." Reverse of mount has transfer from another photographic image. Handwritten notes on reverse: "ST.7.96-3", "Kendall-Bruce Literary Society 1905-06" and "Jesse Legett".
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore and Linnet and Claude White, April 5, 1906]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee saying that she hasn't gotten her garden in yet, so won't have vegetables for at least three months. Alice is getting glasses, Will gave notice at his job and is going to farming, Uncle Abe is getting better and other family news. She says Sallie Love has gone crazy again and now has become a Christian Scientist and is curing Bailey of consumption. He is nothing but a skeleton and hasn't been able to leave the house all winter.
Date: April 5, 1906
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Mary Moore, February 28, 1906]

Description: Letter from Birdie McGee to her Aunt Mollie [Mary] giving family news. Uncle Abe Franklin is very ill He wore himself down riding more than 20 miles in one day to go get a new horse and took sick. Talks of Uncle Tobe's death. From what they can tell, he starved himself to death after he lost all his money. Includes letter dated February 11, 1906 from Gallatin, Tennessee addressed to Aunt Molly, with no author listed. He talks of Uncle Tobe's funeral costs and the sale of a saddle.
Date: February 28, 1906
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Fannie Hoffman, May 11, 1906]

Description: Letter from Fannie Hoffman that contains no salutation or names of original person addressed to. This letter contains family news and news that Viola is not doing well, but she is being well nursed by Ed and Cy Wallace. Cy is 16 and nearly as big as his father. Lizzie Wallace has eczema on her right hand and has to wear a kid glove at all times.
Date: May 11, 1906
Creator: Hoffman, Fannie
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Johnson to his brother - October 27, 1906]

Description: Letter from "Johnson" to his brother, written on University of Texas at Austin letterhead. The writer discusses getting his friend a job, and references their previous correspondence, asking what the friend might want the writer to send. The envelope is addressed to Mr. B. M. Williams in El Paso, but a handwritten note on the back says: "Opened by mistake by B. M. Williams - 720 N. Florence." The postmarks on the envelope are from El Paso, TX and Austin, TX.
Date: October 27, 1906
Creator: Johnson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Lilian and Allice Griffin to Mary Moore, December 16, 1906]

Description: Letter from Lillian Griffin to Mary Moore in which she tells her aunt about "hog killing," taking sausage over to Aunt Bettie on her "boy saddle" and the farm animals she helps care for. She also lists the presents she has received from relatives. Alice writes Lillian being at home until school starts in the spring; clothing; and that Mayme married Jo St. John. She updates Mary on the activities of family and friends.
Date: December 16, 1906
Creator: Griffin, Lillian
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore, 1906]

Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore that has pages missing. The only has pages present are 5 through 8. Sally says that Mattie Franklin married a Mr. Walker. She advises Mary to either rent out her farm or sell it. She said she heard that Linnet and Claude White are planning a trip to Tennessee and asks that they come and visit her. She said that there are "many old cronic [sic] cases through the country and many deaths."
Date: 1906~
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore, February 6, 1906]

Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to Cousin Mary Moore discussing family news, weather, and agricultural news. Her sister, Lu, has had fits and is suffering from paralysis. She has her on a lounge in her bedroom and her husband in the bed so she can care for both of them at once.
Date: February 6, 1906
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore, July 16, 1906]

Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore in which she writes of "sister's" death and the impact it has had on her. Mr. Thornhill can not walk and is unwell. She asks if Mary has heard of the death of Sarah Wallace. She died at Gainsville, Texas. The health of family member, her garden, farm animals and canning are also detailed.
Date: July 16, 1906
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore, May 20, 1906]

Description: Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Moore in which she says that she has had little time to write as Mr. Thornhill and sister Melissa are unwell. Bertha now has an organ to play. She tells how she made rhubarb pudding. Sally gives an update on her garden, an invasion of locusts, and the crops. She also passes on the news of the activities and health of friends and family.
Date: May 20, 1906
Creator: Thornhill, Sally
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Will McGee to Mary Moore, February 26, 1906]

Description: Letter from Will McGee to his Aunt Mary Moore. He says that he has wanted to write earlier, but has not had time. He can only write at night. He mentions that he is working for J. N. R. R., although it is not regular work. There are plans to put a new depot in Hendersonville. He enjoys the railroad work. He made a place to put his tools and was promoted to inside work. He then got into a spat with one of the bosses. He mentions that Henry is getting into the pills and almost had a serious accident. Henry has gotten bigger.
Date: February 26, 1906
Creator: McGee, Will
Item Type: Letter