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    • Bone Letter, October 8, 1862

    • Correspondence; Military life; Civil War
    • Camp near Des Arc, Arkansas. Dr. Bone to Minerva: he's enjoying the excitement of being close to the fighting and is studying the effects of the excitement of others in the regiment.
    • Bone Letter, December 31, 1861

    • Correspondence; Health; Soldiers; Civil War
    • Nacogdoches County, State of Texas. Minerva to Dr. Bone: is sending supplies he requested, news of deaths of acquaintances involved in the war, provisions, health, financial matters, respects from friends.
    • Bone Letter, February 21, 1862

    • Correspondence; Health; Soldiers; Medicine; Military life; Family; Civil War
    • Camp Hebert. Dr. Bone to Minerva: many sick in camp, saddened by the Confederate defeat at Roanoke Island but gladdened by another victory at Fort Donelson, everyone in camp admired the gray Jeans she made and want some, he is extremely busy with...
    • Bone Letter, March 17, 1862

    • Correspondence; Military life; Civil War
    • Camp Hebert. Dr. Bone to Minerva: his camp is excited at the news that they will be discharged and sent home to stand the draft, he's not pleased to enlist for war nor does he want to be subject to a draft, he will keep his same position if he...
    • Bone Letter, December 7, 1861

    • Correspondence; Military life; Health; Family; Civil War
    • Camp Hebert, Austin County, Texas, Dr. Bone to Minerva: Galveston vacated by General Hebert causing great excitement, requests a Bible and another suit of clothes and his case of instruments
    • Bone Letter, June 8, 1862

    • Military life; Health; Military medicine; Military hospitals; Civil War; Family; Military personnel
    • Camp Young. Dr. Bone to Minerva: he has been ordered to Tyler which pleases him, many men are sick at his camp, hospital provisions are scarce, many men in the hospital in town are dying from neglect, soldiers are demoralized and wickedness abounds.
    • Bone Letter, December 19, 1861

    • Correspondence; Military life; Medicine; Health; Civil War
    • Nacogdoches County, Texas,. Minerva to Dr. Bone: offers to send a mattress and towels, visits friends. health of the family, the children, moved in with her parents, news of their property.
    • Postcard Booklet

    • Postcards; Postal stationery; Pictures; Prints; Art; Souvenirs; Animals; Scenic overlooks; Stereotyping;
    • Souvenir postcard booklet that opens to reveal a fold out of images showing several representations or stereotypes of Texas life and depictions of scenic places.
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, November 30, 1852

    • Hurricanes; Communication; Correspondence; Intergenerational relations; Social life;
    • Letter from Eugenia Barret to her Uncle Charles S. Taylor. She is writing to thank him for the "goodies" he sent and about how disappointed she was that he could not make the visit they had planned. Eugenia also mentions a hurricane that had...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, January 3, 1860

    • Correspondence; Government relations; Social justice; Economic & social conditions;
    • Letter from E. W. Cave to Charles S. Taylor about the unrest in Brownsville, Texas. He mentions Juan Cortina, William Gerard Tobin, Sam Houston, Jose Angel Navarro, Robert Taylor, John G. Walker, and John Salmon Ford
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, July 7, 1861

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Economic & Social conditions; Economic aspects of war;
    • Letter from Milam Taylor, Fort Bliss, to Charles S. Taylor. He mentions Ben Thorn and rumors of abolition taking Fort Bliss. He also writes about crops and trading food with the Mexicans.
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, March 30, 1846

    • Correspondence; Economic & Social conditions; Interpersonal relations;
    • Letter from George W. Posselwhite, New York, to William Jones, Nacogdoches. Posselwhite is writing to Jones in hopes of getting a response from him before he returned to Europe. He mentions the annexation of Texas and how he hopes it will help the...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, December 7, 1859

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Travel;
    • Letter from E. W. Cave to Charles S. Taylor. He is writing from Alto, TX where he had to stop because of problems with a spring. Cave also writes about how cold the weather has been. It appears that he is traveling with his family.
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, January 21, 1860

    • Correspondence; Economic & social conditions; War; Government relations; Railroads; Civil War;
    • Letter from C. W. Cave to Charles S. Taylor. He writes about the Rio Grande War, Col. Ford and his misconduct. Tobin, Sabine Pass Railroad Charter, South Carolina Secession and a call for a Southern Convention, Bids for Pacific Railroad in...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, July 21, 1861

    • Military life; Military deserters; Military camps; Correspondence; Interpersonal relations;
    • Irion Taylor writing to his father Charles S. Taylor while at Fort Bliss, El Paso County. Texas. Irion mentions the capture of U. S. spies, a captain from Fort Fillmore that deserted to join the confederate army. He shares his thoughts about...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, August 10, 1861

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Military deserters; Military mobilizations; Civil War;
    • Letter from Milam Taylor to Charles S. Taylor. Milam is writing about the a recent reconnaissance mission. Troops from Fort Bliss were going to attack Fort Fillmore. Milam said that if it had not been for a deserter telling the Union Army of their...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, October 21, 1854

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Yellow fever;
    • Letter from Charles S. Taylor to Colonel Robert Lane. Taylor is writing Lane about his departure from Rio Grande City, Texas. He describes his route coming in at New Orleans and taking the Red River to a destination the a stage. He also mentions...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, January 12, 1847

    • Correspondence; Government relations;
    • Letter written by David G. Burnet to Charles S. Taylor. He mentions Taylor's attendance at the Texian Independence Convention Washington-on-the-Brazos, March 1, 1836. He asks Taylor about the book recently published, "Sam Houston and his Republic."...
    • Wilson with Afghan boy

    • Men; Children; Hospitals; Medical aspects of war; Wounds & injuries; War;
    • This is a photo of Congressman Charlie Wilson with an unidentified Afghan boy. The photo was taken at an International Red Cross Hospital that was located on the Afghan-Pakistani border. The boy was injured by an exploding toy.
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, August 14, 1860

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations;
    • Charles S. Taylor to Eva Catherine Rosine Sterne. Taylor is writing to Eva about power of attorney for her signature. He also mentions needing a Notary Public. Eva Catherine Rosine Sterne had problems with her finances after the death of her...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, November 3, 1860

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations;
    • Julia Taylor Curl to Charles S. Taylor. Julia writes about chinkapin picking with Henry, going to Sulphur Springs in Chireno with Henry and Carrie, as well as the new couples living arrangements and her hopes of getting a house of her own.
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter November 9, 1860

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Stagecoaches; Travel; Railroads; Political elections; Political activity;
    • Eugenie Sterne Barret to Charles S. Taylor. Eugenie was Taylor's niece. She is writing to him while traveling by stagecoach to Austin. She is traveling with Dolph and Corinne. She mentions the election of Lincoln and how she feels about the people...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, December 4, 1860

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Political issues; Political elections;
    • Eugenia Sterne Barret to Charles S. Taylor. She arrived in Austin, TX but she still has the blues. The election of Lincoln has caused quite a stir in Austin amongst the politicians. She says that she may start teaching again after winter and that...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, January 23, 1861

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Political issues; Secession;
    • Eugenia Sterne Barret to Charles S. Taylor. She writes about how beautiful Austin is and her visit to Mount Bonnell to see Judge Townes. She mentions people who stopped by to visit: Harvey H. Allen, Dr. Robards, Gen. Edwards and Clark. She still...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, December 29, 1860

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Political issues; Indians of North America; Civil War; Abolitionists;
    • Eugenia Sterne Barret to Charles S. Taylor. She starts out by telling Taylor about companies forming to go out on the frontier. She mentions Indian problems on the northern boarder of Texas. She voices her concerns over the issues of civil war,...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, December 17, 1861

    • Interpersonal relations; Economic & social conditions; Economic aspects of war; Social life; War relief; Scarcity; Civil War; Tableaux
    • Eugenia Barret to Charles S. Taylor. She writes that she received word of Riley's Regiment camped on the Rio Grande and that they were without ammunition. Mr. A. wrote from Ft. Davis about Colonel Baylor and the lack of ammunition. She also writes...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, December 29, 1861

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Military scouts; Medical aspects of war; Military life;
    • Milam Taylor to Charles S. Taylor. Writes that about half his company is sick. General Sibley's command is getting close, and Captain Rusk and Hardeman's companies have arrived. Colonel Baylor went out scouting the area. He also mentions that he...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, January 24, 1862

    • Correspondence; Economic & social conditions; Economic aspects of war; Interpersonal relations; Sick persons; Sick children;
    • Eugenia Barret to Charles S. Taylor. She is still asking Taylor to collect money owed to her mother Mrs. Sterne. She says that money is scarce in Austin, TX and that all she sees are Treasury Warrants. Eugenia mentions that they moved to a new...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, January 9, 1863

    • Civil War; Prisoners of war; Military service; Rivers
    • Henry Curl to Charles S. Taylor. Reports news about the Civil War: attacks on Vicksburg, Captain Richardson's company, prisoners taken who stated they were part of an Iowa regiment. McCullock Division, J. F. Gilberts, and St. Charles and the White...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, February 23, 1862

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Interpersonal relations; Social life; Economic & social conditions; Economic aspects of war;
    • Eugenia Barret to Charles S. Taylor. She writes about how expensive goods have become and gives prices for the "principle articles of food." She writes about visiting the governors house, Francis R. Lubbock. She mentions Charles and Toliver and how...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, May 1, 1862

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; Civil War; Sick persons; Measles; Economic aspects of war; Social life;
    • Lawrence Taylor to Charles S. Taylor. He arrived at Camp Likens. He says people are very nice to the troops and help feed them. The young ladies of Louisiana are very nice. Nobles company is suffering from measles, Colonel Whitaker has measles. He...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, June 17, 1862

    • Correspondence; County government; Draft; Civil War;
    • E. W. Cave to Charles S. Taylor. Reports that Milam Taylor has been appointed Enrolling Officer by General Herbert due to the Conscription Law. He also tells Taylor that Nacogdoches County needs a new Parish Marshal and he wants him to find a "good...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, July 18, 1862

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Economic aspects of war; Military deserters; Military camps;
    • Lawrence Taylor to Charles S. Taylor. Lawrence writes that the men in his regiment are given little food, only one good meal a day. He had to send his horse home with Alvin Swinburn because they had been dismounted. Treatment of the soldiers had...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, July 29, 1862

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Sick persons; Military camps; Military medicine;
    • Lawrence Taylor to Charles S. Taylor. Many of the soldiers at Camp Hope have the mumps and the camp has no medicine to treat them. Crystal Hill Camp was nicknamed "Camp of the Shadow of Death" because so many died there from illness. Mentions...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, August 3, 1862

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Military camps; Military deserters; Military life; Military leadership; Military officers;
    • Lawrence Taylor, Camp Crystal Hill, to Charles S. Taylor. Lieutenant-Colonel Hendricks resigned. Captain Nobles was subsequently made captain but the men did not agree with the new arrangement. They wanted Henry Curl to be captain but he refused so...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, August 5, 1862

    • Correspondence; Economic aspects of war; Economic & social conditions; Civil War; Scarcity; Assistance
    • Thomas J. Curl to Charles S. Taylor. Curl is writing to answer Taylor in regards to a proposal to make cloth and blankets for the soldiers. He finds it doubtful that they will be able to make anything but he would be willing to help in the effort.
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, December 4, 1862

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Sick persons; Smallpox; Military bands; Military camps; Military leadership; Military life; Military maneuvers; Military officers; Military medicine; Military tactics; Weather;
    • F. Voigt, Camp Bayou, Metoe Prairie County near Brownsville, Ark., to Charles S. Taylor. Voigt is writing Taylor to inform him of the recent "incidents and conditions" of the Texas Regiments in the Arkansas wilderness. He mentions William Taylor's...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, October 27, 1862

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Troop movements; African Americans; Economic & social conditions;
    • Charles Irion Taylor to Julia Curl. Irion complains that he has not received very many letters from home. He needs Pa (Charles S. Taylor) or Milam to get J. T. Holman or Henry Schroeder to make him a new pair of boots. Mentions rumors of General...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, November 2, 1863

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Weather; Military camps; Military deserters; Military life; Prisoners of war; Military reconnaissance;
    • William Taylor to Amelia Taylor. William writes of the weather and how muddy the bayou has gotten because of the rain. A deserter was shot from Randal's Brigade. He explains that the man thought he was with Union soldiers but it was really men from...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, January 9, 1864

    • Correspondence; Interpersonal relations; War casualties; Medical aspects of war; Sick persons;
    • Eugenia Barret to Charles S. Taylor. She is writing in regards to the death of William Taylor. She recounts the letter she received from Captain Hancock detailing his sickness and last moments. He died December 9, 1893 in a house near Red River...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, March 1, 1864

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Military leadership;
    • Lawrence Taylor to Charles S. Taylor. He is requesting a pair of boots or shoes. He tells Charles to give the task to Jim Curl to get Mr. Wilson below Chireno to make the boots and get Tom Rusk to bring the boots to him. He also mentions Jim Curl...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, March 3, 1864

    • Correspondence; Naval warfare; Gunboats; War casualties; War damage;
    • Lawrence Taylor to Charles S. Taylor. Lawrence describes the Union Naval attack at Harrisonburg, LA. He describes the different artillery fired from the gun boats and sharp shooters. Cicero Rusk was killed, John Rusk (David's son) was wounded, 15...
    • Charles S. Taylor Letter, March 20, 1864

    • Correspondence; Civil War; Forts & fortifications; Naval warfare; Military life;
    • Irion Taylor to Charles S. Taylor. He recently arrived on Galveston Island. On the way to Galveston Irion's horse became very sick and he had to leave the it with a man near Richmond, Fort Bend County. The regiment is staying at the Tremont House...
    • Middle East Trip, Israel, 1973

    • Travel; Visiting; Immigrants; Arms & armament; Cannons; Confiscations; Equipment & supplies; Politicians; Political activity;
    • On November 21, 1973, Representatives Charlie Wilson and Rosenthal visited a immigration absorption center at Mikhmoret in Israel then viewed Soviet equipment captured by Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
    • Middle East Trip, 1973

    • Travel; Visiting; Buildings; Historic sites; Churches;
    • In November of 1973 Representatives Benjamin S. Rosenthal, Charlie Wilson, Ray Taylor, Wolf, and staff consultant Clifford Hackett took a trip to the Middle East and visited many cities during their week long stay.
    • Middle East Trip, 1973

    • Travel; Mountains; Animals; Land; Children; People; Water;
    • In November of 1973 Representatives Benjamin S. Rosenthal, Charlie Wilson, Ray Taylor, Wolf, and staff consultant Clifford Hackett took a trip to the Middle East and visited many cities during their week long stay.
    • Middle East Trip, 1973

    • People; Travel; Camels; Buildings; Pyramids;
    • In November of 1973 Representatives Benjamin S. Rosenthal, Charlie Wilson, Ray Taylor, Wolf, and staff consultant Clifford Hackett took a trip to the Middle East and visited many cities during their week long stay.
    • Afghan Children from Houston Hospitals, 1986

    • Children; Wounds & injuries; People; Politicians
    • Nine young Afghans aged 8 through 18, some of them rebel fighters against invading Soviet forces, arrived at the Houston Intercontinental Airport to receive medical treatment. Charlie Wilson was credited with initiating the arrival of the nine...
    • Crockett Juneteenth Celebration, 1992

    • Celebrations; Politicians; People; African Americans; Holidays
    • Congressman Charlie Wilson at a Juneteenth African American celebration in Crockett, Texas. Celebrations are held on June 19 to commemorate the day slaves in Texas heard they were free. The celebrations started in Texas and spread throughout the...
    • Lori Jo Learned

    • Politicians; Students; Student works; Programs;
    • Presidential Classroom student from Orange, Texas. From the Presidential Classroom program - "Presidential Classroom provides today’s outstanding high school students from the United States and abroad with rigorous educational experiences in...
    • Political Rally

    • Political activity; Political campaigns; Political organizations; Political participation; Politicians; Political parades & rallies
    • Republican rally in Longview, Texas.
    • Republican National Convention, 1968

    • Political activity; Political campaigns; Political conventions; Political organizations; Political participation; Politicians;
    • The 1968 Republican National Convention was held in Miami Beach, Florida. Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew were the nominees.
    • Yamboree Parade

    • Political activity; Political campaigns; Political organizations; Political participation; Politicians; Political parades & rallies; Floats (Parades);
    • Yamboree Parade in Glimer, Texas.
    • Town Meetings, 1985

    • Politicians; Town meetings; Constituents;
    • Congressman Wilson at town hall meetings with constituents and Sam Houston State University students. The following is from an April 1, 1985 Press Release, "Wilson Plans Town Meetings." As part of his effort to keep the people of East Texas in...
    • Thomas Letters, January 19, 1914

    • Lawyers; Law & legal affairs; Travel
    • Letter from Oscar to Jessie. He explains that he has not been in his office and that there has been a murder trial going on. The rest of the letter is discussion as to whether he will go to see her or Jessie coming to see him. Envelope is from R....
    • Thomas Letters, December 2, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Dance parties; Social life;
    • Letter from Albert to Lera. Lera had written that she went to a dance in Lufkin, Texas. Albert reminded her to weary of some of the boys because they are no good. She was upset that he did not come home for Thanksgiving but he assures her that he...
    • Thomas Letters, September 19, 1916

    • Students; Dormitories; Education; Railroad travel; Railroad porters;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Writes about how different Houston is from Nacogdoches, starting school and admittance into the dormitories. Mentions the Pullman they rode on and the porter who shined their shoes. He says that he hopes...
    • Thomas Letters, October 15, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Circuses & shows; Dance parties;
    • Letter from Albert to Lera. Albert finally received a letter from Lera and is very disappointed in her. He took a boat ride with some friends and had lunch at the San Jacinto Battle Ground but he said he did really enjoy himself because Lera was...
    • Thomas Letters, November 21, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Testing; Social life; Courtship; Holidays;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Received a letter from Lera. He is studying extra hard because final exams are coming up soon. He is taking an extra tutoring course to make sure he passes but he says it doesn't look good. He tells her...
    • Thomas Letters, October 24, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Football; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert recieved a letter from Lera that was not very nice. He tells her, her running around has to stop. He also says that he feel they are heading for a break up but then tells her that she is his girl...
    • Thomas Letters, October 4, 1916

    • Universities & colleges; Students; Student organizations; Interpersonal relations;
    • Letter from Albert to Lera. The Freshmen at Rice Institute had the freshman officer elections. Albert was elected president of his dormitory but lost the officer election, he was beat by three votes. Lera is still not writing and he is getting...
    • Thomas Letters, October 27, 1915

    • Correspondence; Resolutions;
    • Letter and resolution from M. C. Parrish of the First National Bank in Jacksonville, Texas to Mrs. J. W. Millard of Nacogdoches, Texas. The resolution was adopted by the directors of the First National Bank in regards to the death of Robert Oscar...
    • Thomas Letters, September 23, 1916

    • Education; Students; Hazing; Initiation rites; Social life;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. In the letter Albert writes about registration at the Rice Institute and the social life at the institute. He also discusses the hazing that occurred at the school. Albert mentions an incident in which the...
    • Thomas Letters, November 15, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Fraternal organizations; Social life; Courtship; Students; Dance parties;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. He received a letter from Lera. Woodmen of the World, Nacogdoches. Freshman Dance will happen Friday nigh and he has a Physics exam Saturday morning so he was not going to go so he can study. Writes that...
    • Thomas Letters, November 11, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Balls (Parties); Parties; Parades & processions; Social life;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert mentions that Lera had been sick when she wrote her last letter. Rice had a holiday on the day he is writing letter but he had spent most of the day studying. Tells Lera that he was able to go to...
    • Thomas Letters, November 2, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Testing; Football; Carnival; Parties; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Got a letter from Lera. Midterms are coming up and Albert has to study. Lera had gone to Dallas and Albert wished that she had told him so that he could have met her there. Rice Institute set to play A&M,...
    • Thomas Letters, November 6, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Football; Parades & processions; Fighting;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert starts off by complaining to Lera that she does not write him enough. Rice Institute beat A & M so he will be taking a short vacation down to Galveston as he mentioned in his letter from November 2,...
    • Thomas Letters, November 16, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Courtship; Social life;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Received a letter from Lera Millard. He wants to know who she would like to go with besides himself. He tells her who he likes. He says that he has to study hard because he does not want to flunk his...
    • Thomas Letters, November 20, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received a box of candy from Lera. Says he loves her more and more then accuses her of going around with other guys. Tells her that he has not gone to bed before twelve midnight in a long time and...
    • Thomas Letters, October 27, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Physicists; Physics; Studying; Students; Social life; Courtship
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert has not received a letter from Lera in a while and just assumes that she is busy. He has been really busy as well with his studies. Albert writes that physics is the hardest course at the Institute...
    • Thomas Letters, October 18, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Parties; Hazing;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. One of the students at the Rice Institute died from Typhoid fever so classes were canceled. Albert explains how he is worried that Lera is not behaving herself the way that he feel she should be in his...
    • Thomas Letters, September 30, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Studying; Social life; Eating & drinking; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert had received a letter and package containing candy from Lera. Describes the food that they serve the students at Rice Institute. He calls his dormitory room the "bull pin." Albert says that he has...
    • Thomas Letters, September 26, 1916

    • Courtship; Parades & processions; Snake dance; Education; Universities & colleges; Students; Hazing;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert has finally received a letter from Lera in which she apparently discusses the attention she is receiving from other boys in the absence of Albert. In the letter he also writes about the Rice...
    • Thomas Letters, November 28, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Dance parties; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received two letters from Lera on the same day. The Sophomore dance at Rice Institute is coming up but he is not worrying about it because he will be studying. He misses breakfast often because he...
    • Thomas Letters, November 10, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Testing; Courtship
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. He received a letter from Lera. He failed two of his mid-term examinations so he can not take time to off to visit Nacogdoches. Albert says he may not return to Rice Institute after Christmas break because...
    • Thomas Letters, October 17, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Courtship; Universities & colleges; Circuses & shows; Students;
    • Letter from Albert to Lera. It seems that Albert received a letter from Lera that has led him to break things off with her. He is upset with some attention she is getting from another boy. He tells her that he got a telegram from his sister and...
    • Thomas Letters, December 5, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Weather; Examinations
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received a letter from Lera. Albert got his schedule for his final exams and he has started studying for them. He hopes she is keeping up with her studies as well. He received a box from home and...
    • Thomas Letters, December 13, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. They only have one more week left before winter vacation. All the boys at Rice Institute are studying really hard at the moment. Everybody goes in there rooms and locks their doors, studying until two in...
    • Thomas Letters, December 7, 1916

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. He apologizes at the begriming because he accidentally sent her half a letter he wrote. He is working to had, he says about twelve hours a day. He hopes that he can pass all his classes so that he can have...
    • Thomas Letters, January 5, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert is not feeling too well and he is home sick. He does not want Lera hanging around with a girl named Laura Del. He really does not like her and thinks that she will be a bad influence on Lera. He...
    • Thomas Letters, January 4, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Studying; Students; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert has gone back to Rice Institute. He was able to spend ten days with her. He did not really spend any time at his home with his parents. He wishes he could spend all his time in Nacogdoches as long...
    • Thomas Letters, February 13, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Examinations; Social life; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received a letter from Lera. There might have been some interruption in Lera receiving letters from Albert because he had been giving the letters to his friends to send off in town and they might...
    • Thomas Letters, March 1, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Examinations; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received a mean letter from Lera. Albert must have gotten after her for talking to some boys and she did not like that. Lera has examinations soon and Albert hopes that she does well on them. The...
    • Thomas Letters, February 5, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Examinations; Basketball; Courtship; Social life;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received a cheerful letter from Lera. He tells her that the only things he has to do are study and think about her. Lera told Albert in her letter that her mother had been discussing their...
    • Thomas Letters, March 22, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Social life; Report cards; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. He tells Lera that she has made a nice fellow out of him because he is going to stop smoking and he has never gotten drunk. He feels that Lera does not feel the same way about him as she did in September. ...
    • Thomas Letters, January 7, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert has really been missing Lera. Reassures her that he will not be going with other girls and hopes that she feels the same about him. He tells her to be particular about the boys she does choose to go...
    • Thomas Letters, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Courtship; Relations between the sexes;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert and Lera must have had a telephone conversation the previous night. He wishes to withdraw his affections towards her. He feels that it is best for both of them to forget the other. He is upset with...
    • Thomas Letters, February 9, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Masquerades; Dance parties; Examinations;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Lera mentioned a masquerade ball Nacogdoches high school is putting on and Albert wants to know more about it. He tells her that Rice Institute will be having a mask dance soon in the Shriners Hall but he...
    • Thomas Letters, January 19, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert tells Lera that he is going to lay off the letter writing and leave it to her because he has been doing too much of the writing. He went on a date with a nice girl recently to a basketball game. The...
    • Thomas Letters, April 7, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Teachers; World War I; Military training; Students; Studying; Social life; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received a letter from Lera that morning. He explains to her that all the news is posted for the students on a bulletin board and it is up to the students to stay informed. That morning as he was...
    • Thomas Letters, April 2, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Teachers; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert says that she must have been in a bad mood when she wrote the letter he had just received. He reassured Lera that he has not been writing to a girl named Mamie recently. Albert made a good grade in...
    • Thomas Letters, April 22, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Social life; Dance parties; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert has not received a letter from Lera in a long time since she has been sick. He is behind in all his work and term examinations are coming up soon. Rice will not have an officers training camp....
    • Thomas Letters, March 10, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Studying; Social life; Social life; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received a letter from Lera and he was really pleased with it. He tells her that he is really starting to trust her and that he misses her. He had his German exam and he believes that he passes it....
    • Thomas Letters, March 7, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Social life; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received a letter from Lera that morning. He had been up late the night before writing a theme for one of his courses. He is glad that it will be his last theme to write. There was a woman from...
    • Thomas Letters, January 21, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Courtship; Basketball;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert says that Lera is trying to make him feel bad just because he is not at home in Nacogdoches. He asks what "Farmer Stallings" has been telling her. Someone told Lera that he had been going on dates...
    • Thomas Letters, March 23, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Social life; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received a letter from Lera and he tells her that he wishes to receive more from her because it makes him happy. Tells her that he does not like her going on dates with a man named Will Pearson or...
    • Thomas Letters, March 3, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Social life; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received a letter from Lera. Trigg's girlfriend, M.L.B., sent him some pictures of herself and Lera. Albert was not very happy with them. He went to town because he could not study and now he is...
    • Thomas Letters, October 10, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Quarreling; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert was surprised to hear from Lear because of a previous exchange that they had. He thought that Lera had decided not to write to him anymore. He seems to be upset that she has had some correspondences...
    • Thomas Letters, February 16, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Basketball; Social life; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert has not received a letter from Lera in several days. He stopped smoking. He went to a basketball game last night, Rice Institute played Texas Christian University and Rice won. A group of boys just...
    • Thomas Letters, February 15, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Social life; Dance parties; Holidays; Courtship;
    • Letters from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. The boys Albert gives his letters to to send off must not be sending them off so Lera has not been getting as many letters. He has been working really hard a math but he still cannot make a decent grade....
    • Thomas Letters, February 4, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Courtship; Social life;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert did not go to bed until four a.m. because he said "the Rice boys were looking for trouble" and now he is exhausted. Mid term exams started and he didn't do well on his German exam. Albert can not...
    • Thomas Letters, March 5, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Examinations; Social life; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received his examination schedule and he is pleased with it. He will be about to leave Houston the night of the sixteenth to head home. He mentions that something big occurred and that it the...
    • Thomas Letters, January 10, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Football; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. He has started studying for his classes everyday. He went to a Rice football game, Rice Institute won. Albert discusses going out on dates again and tells Lera that he has no desire to date anyone because...
    • Thomas Letters, February 1, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Courtship; Music; Opera singers;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received a letter from Lera and he tells her that he would like to receive more. Lera had told him in her letter that she was thinking about leaving Nacogdoches. Albert got to see Alma Gluck perform...
    • Thomas Letters, February 19, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Social life; Basketball; Dance parties; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received a very nice letter from Lera and told her that she should write all her letters like it from now on. Albert made an appointment with the head of the head of the mathematical department, Dr....
    • Thomas Letters, January 28, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Courtship; Dance parties;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Lera sent Albert candy. Albert says he is homesick. He went to a dance the night before and described it as the "best dance that had ever been pulled off" and that the music had a beat unlike anything he...
    • Thomas Letters, January 11, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert says that he wants to become very good at math so he is working extra hard at it. He wants to know about the gossip going around. Makes a comment about the wind being really strong recently. He has...
    • Thomas Letters, February 27, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Social life; Ukeleles; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. He received a letter from Lera. Lera must be worried that Albert enjoys receiving letters from other girls so Albert has to reassure her that she is the one that he thinks of the most. Rice Institute has a...
    • Thomas Letters, March 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Social life; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert has arrived back at Rice Institute from his spring break at home in Nacogdoches. He tells her that he did not get to talk to her as much as he wanted to. He says that he is going to go to town and...
    • Thomas Letters, January 27, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Military education; Military training; Newspapers; Dance parties;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert seems to be a little upset with Lera because of her last letter. He tells her that it seems as though she was not thinking. An anonymous paper, Red Tape, was distributed around the Rice Institute...
    • Thomas Letters, February 20, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Social life; Dance parties; World War I; Weddings; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert apologizes for the mail schedule because it takes a long time for Lera to get letters. He discuses war weddings during World War I. He figures that Lera does not feel the same way that he does about...
    • Thomas Letters, January 3, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Courtship; Dormitories; Universities & colleges; Students;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. He arrived back at Rice Institute to his dorm room 322. When he got in to his room he found that his two freshman roommates had made a mess of the suite so he sent them to cleaning everything up right...
    • Thomas Letters, January 14, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Basketball; Military education; Military training; Social life; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Thomas. Albert received a letter from Lera and has learned that her and their friend R. A. have been getting close. He tells her that they better not get too close. He has stopped studying for almost two weeks....
    • Thomas Letters, February 16, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Social life; Courtship; Relations between the sexes;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert had called Lera for Valentines day since he did not send her a valentine. Lera's father is ill. He has been thinking about going to Austin but has backed out because he needs to study. He stopped...
    • Thomas Letters, November 27, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Wagers; Courtship; Military education; Military training;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert wishes Lera would come visit him. He says that all the other boys have had their sisters or sweethearts visit but he has not had anybody. He saw in the paper that there is a controversy over a...
    • Thomas Letters, November 11, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Dance parties; Social life; Draft; Military service; Military training; Military education; World War I;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert had received a letter from Lera. She had been in Tyler on an outing. Albert says that all the boys have the blues because about twenty-five of the boys will be leaving for aviation camp the...
    • Thomas Letters, November 14, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Military education; Military standards; Military training;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Lera wrote to him that she has been ill and he hopes she will feel better soon. Lera had told Albert in her letter that someone had been spreading defamatory rumors about him around town. He told her that...
    • Thomas Letters, November 5, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Military education; Military standards; Students; Studying; Hazing; Dance parties; Tobacco habit;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. The students at Rice Institute are very unhappy and he feels that the majority of the student body wants to leave school. He has not been studying as much as he should be. Hazing is no longer allowed at...
    • Thomas Letters, January 6, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Social life; Courtship; Military education; Military training;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert tells her that he misses her and loves her very much. He tells her that he will be coming to visit her in March. The Commandant called all the first sergeants in to his office for a meeting. Albert...
    • Thomas Letters, January 11, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Weather; Snow; Military education; Military training;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received a letter from Lera but Lera has not been receiving his letters. He says that it is snowing and very cold and says that it is the first time it has snowed in Houston in twenty-three years....
    • Thomas Letters, December 4, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Football; Wagers; Examinations; Military education; Military training; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Texas A&M beat Rice Institute in the Thanksgiving football game. He is apologizing for neglecting to write her but he has been trying to study more and does not have the time. He now has to spend extra...
    • Thomas Letters, November 23, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Football; Gambling; Wagers; Military education; Military training;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert says that all the boys at the Institute are very excited for Thanksgiving because of the South West Championship football game between Rice Institute and Texas A&M. He says that a great deal of...
    • Thomas Letters, January 9, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Knitting; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert tells Lera that he has not been working on his school work and that he skipped his chemistry lab because he was not feeling well. He does not feel like studying anymore because he does not see the...
    • Thomas Letters, January 17, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Newspapers; Military education; Military training;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Lera sent him a sweater that she made and some candy. Albert has a cold again. He has become circulation manager of the Thresher which is the weekly paper Rice Institute puts out. He tells her that...
    • Thomas Letters, January 29, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Rumor; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert is enjoying the rainy weather the Houston are is having. He mentions a lot of gossip about people in Nacogdoches that he has heard recently. Mentions the names: Wilfred, Mrs Gillette, Louise Dow,...
    • Thomas Letters, October 17, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Social life; Hazing; Military training; Military education; Football;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received a letter from Lera. He was not happy that Lera did not answer his letter within hers. She is having a good time but Albert reminds her that she should focus on her school work too. Albert...
    • Thomas Letters, February 8, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Quarreling; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Examinations; Vaudeville shows;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert received a letter from Lera and she must be upset with him for not writing or not really wanting her letters. He reassures her that he loves her and that he still wants to write to her just as much...
    • Thomas Letters, December 12, 1917

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Examinations; Social life; Military education; Military training;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. The Houston area had bad weather. Albert had bought a regulation overcoat for fifty dollars so the bad weather didn't bother him as much. He wishes that he could be in Nacogdoches for a day or two so he...
    • Thomas Letters, March 20, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Courtship; Social life; Quarreling;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert had recently gone home to Nacogdoches for spring break. Albert was surprised to receive a letter from her. He tells her that she seemed distant and un-welcoming to him when he came to visit her. She...
    • Thomas Letters, March 2, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Basketball; Aircraft; Airplanes; Hazing; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert tells Lera that he is having a hard time concentrating on writing her the letter because planes keep flying over the school. The planes fly over so much he is sick of seeing them. He writes about...
    • Thomas Letters, May 9, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Studying; Courtship; Military training; Military education;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert had been trying to study over the weekend but the rainy weather was too distracting and he fell asleep. He only has three more weeks left of school. He questioned several of his peers to see what...
    • Thomas Letters, May 5, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Courtship; Military training;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert has been pleased with Lera's letters, she has been sending more that he has expected from her. His friend Jack Trigg and Trigg's girl Helen broke up because she was going around with an oil man. He...
    • Thomas Letters, May 1, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Military education; Military training; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert is apologizing for not being able to visit with her as much on a recent visit home to Nacogdoches. He found out from Captain Reagan that the R.O.T.C. schools in Texas would be having a thirty day...
    • Thomas Letters, April 8, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Universities & colleges; Students; Military inspections; Military education; Military personnel; Military training; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert tells her that according to the rules of courtship they do not write to each other enough. Colonel Miller from Fort Sam Houston visited Rice Institute to inspect the boys. He is disappointed in Lera...
    • Thomas Letters, April 3, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Daylight savings; Motion pictures; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. Albert writes about the new time changes that went into effect when the United States adopted daylight savings time in March of 1918. He feels that the new time standard is a good thing because more work...
    • Thomas Letters, March 25, 1918

    • Interpersonal relations; Courtship;
    • Letter from Albert Thomas to Lera Millard. There is some trouble with the families at home in Nacogdoches. Albert apologized for the previous letter. He hopes that he will be able to leave on a Friday to visit Nacogdoches soon and he tells Lera...

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