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Trussell Family Papers:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Trussell Family.
Title: Trussell Family Papers
Dates: 1831-1962
1839-1945
Abstract: The Trussell Family Papers contain correspondence, legal and financial documents, photographs, a diary, artifacts, and other items that document the activities of the Trussell family from 1831-1962. Materials pertain to topics such as social and family life, business pracitices, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, World War II, religious beliefs, daily life, genealogy, and agricultural and livestock practices.
Identification: GA66-73
Extent: 16 boxes (12 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Biographical Note

The Trussell Family Papers document the saga of one American family from 1831 to 1962. Originating in England, the family settled in Virginia around 1622, but gradually migrated westward throughout the nineteenth century to virgin frontier lands in South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and finally Texas in the 1870s. The dominant personality, primary letter writer, and family historian was James Madison Trussell, Sr., born in Franklin County, Tennessee in 1808. Largely self-educated, he became a school teacher, church deacon, businessman, farmer, and politician. His move to Mississippi in 1834 coincided with his marriage to Susannah Slaughter Parks. Trussell owned land in three counties (Neshoba, Newton, and Lauderdale), but lived for over twenty years near Battlefield, Mississippi in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. He was elected to two terms in the Mississippi state legislature (1838-1839 and 1850-1851). Both terms were cut short by family obligations. As a popular, honest man, he was persuaded and petitioned throughout his life by neighbors and friends to run for public office. In 1850, he established and named the post office at Battlefield, Mississippi where he served for nine years as its postmaster.

For background information about the Trussell family ancestors, researchers should begin with the diary of James M. Trussell, Sr., and his reminiscences written at Llano, Texas on July 11, 1885. Near the end of his life, he thought it important to leave his children a written family history. Although the diary is riddled with incomplete stories and missing names and dates which leave many questions unanswered, it is a poetic, historical account of a family imbued with patriotic pride and love of God and family. The writer conveys a deep sense of family, while projecting himself as a moral, religious, poetic, and humble person. This poem written by him on May 15, 1877 catches his spirit nicely:

A few more days on earth to spend And all my toils and cares shall end Then - Retired let me live unseen, unknown And thus unlamented let me die Steal from the world and not a stone Tell where I lie.

Scope and Contents

From 1832 through 1887, the correspondence, legal papers, financial documents, and account books, as well as the political and religious speeches and essays, and memoranda books are primarily the works of James M. Trussell, Sr. The letters between family members and Trussell are the focus of the collection. These papers perceptively document the social and cultural history of the early nineteenth-century South. Topics of interest include social and family life, agricultural and livestock practices, religious beliefs, morals, and advice to a young son on his own. Business practices and land trading as well as the hardships and joys of everyday life are also communicated through the family's letters.

The Trussell Family Papers document a family heritage replete with the zealous national spirit typical of American pioneer families. The men of the family participated in every American war from the French and Indian War (under General George Washington) in 1755 through World War II. Of special interest are the 1847-1848 Mexican-American War letters from Andrew Jackson Trussell to his brother, James, about his experiences in Mexico with the United States Army. This adventurous Trussell brother was a 2nd Lieutenant in Captain Daniel's Company of the 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry. Trussell's diary states that Andrew Jackson Trussell first came to Texas in 1841, but no letters from that time exist. Also a cousin or other relative named John Trussell migrated to Texas and may have participated in the Texas Revolution of 1836 (see GA 73 for photostatic copies of a land grant to John Trussell in the 1850s).

There are Civil War letters (1861-1865) from Trussell's oldest son, John F.H. Trussell (who was killed in the the Battle of Vicksburg) as well as letters from nephews, sons-in-law, and friends who participated in battles and Confederate activities throughout the South. These letters relate the sadness, fatigue, and devastation inflicted on families during this tragic war. The Trussell family home in Lauderdale County was robbed and destroyed by a fire set by Northern troops in 1864. Most of the family's library and possessions perished then except for the early papers in this collection, a few books, and several artifacts all of which were passed down through the generations and thus were preserved.

In 1877 James M. Trussell, Sr., and his second wife, Mary Anne Altman, left Mississippi to settle in the central Texas Hill country (Llano and Burnet counties) where other family members preceded them. They gladly left behind a spiritually and agriculturally depleted Mississippi. Trussell's letters to his son, James, Jr. (who stayed behind to manage the family lands) glow with the excitement of life in a new fresh land: "this land of milk and honey … a pleasant healthy country."

From the death of Trussell, Sr., in 1887 until 1950 the collection is dominated by the letters of Jennie Jones Trussell (Marguerite Dunn's mother) to and from her extensive family and friends left behind in Mississippi and scattered throughout Texas. Her husband's sisters and their husbands were also regular correspondants. All the letters vividly express the feelings, thoughts, family news and moral views of the typical American family in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Especially poignant is the 1907 diary of Jennie Trussell which describes her daily tasks and expresses her frequent problems with loneliness, family illnesses, and fatigue. An extensive group of letters from Jennie Trussell's grandsons, Alvin Aubrey Trussell, James H. Trussell, and J.C. Snowden were written to her during their service in World War II. These letters display a religious zeal, and family loyalty similar to that expressed in the original documents of their grandfather.

The photographs in the collection are primarily portraits of family and friends, however, most are not identified. The 114 artifacts donated with the collection are tangible evidence of the past and have been useful in enhancing exhibits in Special Collections. An antique trunk along with a rifle and a saber probably used by Andrew Jackson Trussell during the Mexican-American War are highlights of the artifacts collection.

Box GA 73 contains handwritten notes on family genealogy compiled by the donors as well as a family tree and transcriptions of letters in the collection. Included with the transcriptions are notes and anecdotes about the family by Mrs. Dunn as told to her by her father. There are also photostatic copies of muster rolls listing Andrew Jackson Trussell, copies of land grant papers issued to John Trussell, and photocopies of pages from the family Bible listing births, marriages, and the church memberships of family members.


Organization

Papers consist of 181 folders and additional oversized items arranged in 10 series.
Artifacts were assigned numbers in the order in which they were received and were wrapped and stored in oversized boxes or shelved in Special Collections. Although only 116 artifact numbers were used, more than 300 items were donated. Coins, pairs, and sets were not given individual numbers.
Series I. Correspondence, 1832-1962, undated (98 folders)
Series II. Financial Records, 1837-1911, 1940 (10 folders)
Series III. Legal Documents, 1831-1891, 1924 (4 folders)
Series IV. Literary Works, 1850-1882, undated (12 folders)
Series V. Printed Material, 1838-1945 (6 folders)
Series VI. Diaries, Autograph Books and Memoranda Books, 1864-1914 (19 folders)
Series VII. Photographs, approximately 1848-1945 (16 folders)
Series VIII. Transcriptions and Genealogy (16 folders)
Series IX. Account Books, 1834-1880.
Series X. Artifacts.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Trussell family--Archives.
Trussell family--Genealogy.
Trussell family--Photographs.
Trussell, James M., Sr., (James Madison), 1808-1887--Archives.
Trussell, Susannah S., 1819-1859--Archives.
Trussell, Andrew J. (Andrew Jackson), 1822-1858--Archives.
Trussell, John F. H., 1836-1863--Archives.
Trussell, Jennie, 1863-1950--Archives.
Trussell, James M., Jr., (James Madison), 1854-1943--Archives.
Altman family--Archives.
Hayes family--Archives.
Hicks family--Archives.
Jones family--Archives.
King family--Archives.
Murphy family--Archives.
Reynolds family--Archives.
Gilbert family--Archives.
Subjects
Plantation life--Mississippi--Lauderdale County--Nineteenth century--Sources.
Farm life--Texas--Llano County-Nineteenth century--Sources.
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.
Women--Texas--Diaries.
Places
Lauderdale County (Miss.)--Social life and customs--Nineteenth century--Sources.
Texas Hill Country (Tex.)--Social life and customs--Nineteenth century--Sources.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

Separated Material

The following books were donated with the Trussell Family Papers and are cataloged and maintained elsewhere in Special Collections:

  1. - The Great Controversy, A Biblical and Historical Search after the True Basis of Christian Union, Ashley S. Johnson, LL.D., Knoxville, Tennessee, Ogden Bros. & Co., 1894.
  2. - History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, J.H. Merle D'Aubigne, D.D., Vol. I, American Tract Society, New York, 1849.
  3. - History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, J.H. Merle D'Aubigne, D.D., Vol. II, title page and preface missing.
  4. - History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, J.H. Merle D'Aubigne, D.D., Vol. III, American Tract Society, New York, 1849. Caption title, title page missing. Melancthon's Sorrow. Set him far above the fathers of the church.
  5. - History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, J.H. Merle D'Aubigne, D.D., Vol. IV, American Tract Society, New York, 1849.
  6. - The Holy Bible, New York: American Bible Society, 1881.
  7. - Practical Arithmetic by Induction and Analysis. Joseph Ray, M.D. Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co., Cincinnati, 1881.
  8. - Report of the Agriculture and Geology of Mississippi, B.L.C. Wailes, E. Barksdale, State Printer, 1854.
  9. - The Complete Works of Thomas Dick, LL.D.: Eleven Volumes in Two, Vol. I., H.S. & J. Applegate, Publishers, Cincinnati, 1851.
  10. - English Grammar in Familiar Lectures, Samuel Kirkham, M'Elrath & Bangs, 85 Chatham Street, New York, 1831.
  11. - Life and Reminiscences of Jefferson Davis by Distinguished Men of His Time, Introductory by Hon. John W. Daniel, U.S. Senator from Virginia, R.H. Woodward & Company, Baltimore, 1890.
  12. - Bryant's Poems, Biographical Sketch. Four of Dr. Bryant's sisters also wrote verses, but if William Cullen inherited his genius from his father's family, he had no ear for music. Caption title, title page missing.
  13. - McGuffy's Sixth Eclectic Reader, American Book Company, from the Press of Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co., 1879.
  14. - The People's Common Sense Medical Advisor, R. V. Pierce, M.D., World's Dispensary Printing Office and Bindery, Buffalo, N.Y., 1888.
  15. - Report on the Secretary of the Treasury of the State of the Finances for the Year Ending June 30, 1855, Cornelius Wendell, Washington, 1856.
  16. - Sermons from the Pulpit, H.B. Bascom, DD., LL.D., Morton & Griswold, Louisville, Kentucky, 1850.
  17. - Young Folks' History of Greece, Charlotte M. Yonge, Hitchcock and Walden, New York, 1878.
  18. - Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry, William Wirt, McElrath & Bangs, New York, 1831.
  19. - The History of America. Preface: As it was from Spain that I had to expect the most important information, with regard to this part of my work, I considered it as a very fortunate circumstance for me, when lord Grantham … Caption title, title page missing.
  20. - The Naval Battles of the United States, Higgins, Bradley & Dayton, Boston, 1858.
  21. - The History of America, William Robertson, D.D., Vol. II, E. & E. Hosford, Albany, New York, 1822.
  22. - The Life of Jefferson Davis, Frank H. Alfriend, Caxton Publishing House, Cincinnati and Chicago; National Publishing Company, Philadelphia, Richmond, Atlanta and St. Louis; P.M. Savery & Co., Baldwyn, Mississippi; J. Laws & Co., San Francisco, Cal., 1868.
  23. - Preface: The recent war between the United States and Mexico has awakened in the people of the former country a degree of interest in the history and condition of the latter, which it never possessed before. Caption title, title page missing.
  24. - List of Post Offices in the United States, compiled from the records of the Post Office Department, by D.D.T. Leech, John C. Rives, Washington, 1857.
  25. - Sixth and Seventh Annual Reports of the Bureau of Animal Industry for the Years 1889 and 1890. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1891.
  26. - Pictorial History of the World. Preface: A General History has been said to resemble a map of the world… Caption title and title page missing.
  27. - Hitchcock, Roswell D. Hitchcock's New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible…New York, N.Y. J.A. Wilmore & Co., 1889. (Includes Trussell family birth and marriage records).

  1. The Great Controversy, A Biblical and Historical Search after the True Basis of Christian Union, Ashley S. Johnson, LL.D., Knoxville, Tennessee, Ogden Bros. & Co., 1894.
  2. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, J.H. Merle D'Aubigne, D.D., Vol. I, American Tract Society, New York, 1849.
  3. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, J.H. Merle D'Aubigne, D.D., Vol. II, title page and preface missing.
  4. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, J.H. Merle D'Aubigne, D.D., Vol. III, American Tract Society, New York, 1849. Caption title, title page missing. Melancthon's Sorrow. Set him far above the fathers of the church.
  5. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, J.H. Merle D'Aubigne, D.D., Vol. IV, American Tract Society, New York, 1849.
  6. The Holy Bible, New York: American Bible Society, 1881.
  7. Practical Arithmetic by Induction and Analysis. Joseph Ray, M.D. Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co., Cincinnati, 1881.
  8. Report of the Agriculture and Geology of Mississippi, B.L.C. Wailes, E. Barksdale, State Printer, 1854.
  9. The Complete Works of Thomas Dick, LL.D.: Eleven Volumes in Two, Vol. I., H.S. & J. Applegate, Publishers, Cincinnati, 1851.
  10. English Grammar in Familiar Lectures, Samuel Kirkham, M'Elrath & Bangs, 85 Chatham Street, New York, 1831.
  11. Life and Reminiscences of Jefferson Davis by Distinguished Men of His Time, Introductory by Hon. John W. Daniel, U.S. Senator from Virginia, R.H. Woodward & Company, Baltimore, 1890.
  12. Bryant's Poems, Biographical Sketch. Four of Dr. Bryant's sisters also wrote verses, but if William Cullen inherited his genius from his father's family, he had no ear for music. Caption title, title page missing.
  13. McGuffy's Sixth Eclectic Reader, American Book Company, from the Press of Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co., 1879.
  14. The People's Common Sense Medical Advisor, R. V. Pierce, M.D., World's Dispensary Printing Office and Bindery, Buffalo, N.Y., 1888.
  15. Report on the Secretary of the Treasury of the State of the Finances for the Year Ending June 30, 1855, Cornelius Wendell, Washington, 1856.
  16. Sermons from the Pulpit, H.B. Bascom, DD., LL.D., Morton & Griswold, Louisville, Kentucky, 1850.
  17. Young Folks' History of Greece, Charlotte M. Yonge, Hitchcock and Walden, New York, 1878.
  18. Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry, William Wirt, McElrath & Bangs, New York, 1831.
  19. The History of America. Preface: As it was from Spain that I had to expect the most important information, with regard to this part of my work, I considered it as a very fortunate circumstance for me, when lord Grantham … Caption title, title page missing.
  20. The Naval Battles of the United States, Higgins, Bradley & Dayton, Boston, 1858.
  21. The History of America, William Robertson, D.D., Vol. II, E. & E. Hosford, Albany, New York, 1822.
  22. The Life of Jefferson Davis, Frank H. Alfriend, Caxton Publishing House, Cincinnati and Chicago; National Publishing Company, Philadelphia, Richmond, Atlanta and St. Louis; P.M. Savery & Co., Baldwyn, Mississippi; J. Laws & Co., San Francisco, Cal., 1868.
  23. Preface: The recent war between the United States and Mexico has awakened in the people of the former country a degree of interest in the history and condition of the latter, which it never possessed before. Caption title, title page missing.
  24. List of Post Offices in the United States, compiled from the records of the Post Office Department, by D.D.T. Leech, John C. Rives, Washington, 1857.
  25. Sixth and Seventh Annual Reports of the Bureau of Animal Industry for the Years 1889 and 1890. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1891.
  26. Pictorial History of the World. Preface: A General History has been said to resemble a map of the world… Caption title and title page missing.
  27. Hitchcock, Roswell D. Hitchcock's New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible…New York, N.Y. J.A. Wilmore & Co., 1889. (Includes Trussell family birth and marriage records).

Administrative Information

Citation

Trussell Family Papers, GA66-73, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1981. Accessioned as number 81-354.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Note to the Researcher

AL. Autograph letter, not signed.
ALS. Autograph letter, signed.
ANS. Autograph note, signed.
CS. Card, signed.
Fl. Form letter.
Fl.S. Form letter, signed.
n.p. No place.
Ms.D. Manuscript document, i.e., an official item entirely handwritten.
Ms.D.S. Manuscript document, signed.
Ms.L. Handwritten letter, not signed.
Ms.N. Handwritten note, not signed.
N. Note, one paragraph or less.
N.S. Note, signed.
PC. Postcard.
PCS. Postcard, signed.
Pf. Printed form.
PI. Printed invitation.
p., pp. page, pages.
Tg.S. Telegram, signed.
TL.cc. Typed letter, carbon copy.
TLS. Typed letter, signed.
Ts.cc. Typescript, carbon copy.
Ts.S. Typescript, signed.
X. Xerox or photocopy.
Note: A broadside is defined as an item printed on one side only.


Container List

Correspondence (98 folders) 1832-1962, undated

Box Folder
GA66 1 September 24, 1832
ALS., 3pp., H. G. White, McGills Hill, Lowndes, Alabama to James M. Trussell, Tuscaloosey [sic.], Alabama. This is a reply to Trussell's letter. Pleased that his talented friend is going to school. Discusses health, crops, and politics. [About half of pages 2 and 3 are missing.]
Filed in G035.
1 May 28, 1836
Ms.L., 4pp., [James M. Trussell], Kemper County, Miss. to Messrs. Editors. Essay against land speculators. His problems with land claims. [Most of pp. 3 and 4 are missing.]
Filed in G035.
1 June 2, 1844
ALS., 1 p., Mary A. Henderson, Marion, Miss., to A[ndrew] J. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Would like to see him before he leaves the area.
2 March 18, 1845
ALS., 1 p., C. J. M. Reed, Mobile, Alabama, to James Trussell, Lauderdale Co., Miss. A letter of introduction for Rufus R. Rhodes, candidate for the office of District Attorney in Lauderdale Co., which states his background and requests that Trussell introduce Rhodes to friends and neighbors.
2 May 5, 1845?
ALS., 2 pp., J. R. Eatman, Grove Hill, Clark County, Alabama to A.[ndrew] J. Trussell, Marion, Lauderdale County, Miss. Describes his present economic situation and the pleasant village in which he lives comparing it to his previous locations. Includes greetings and messages to others.
2 October 25, 1845
ALS., 1 p., J. M. Trussell [Lauderdale Co., Miss.] to A. J. Trussell, Marion, Miss. A note of caution and advice for the upcoming election which if followed will give him a fair chance against opponents.
2 December 11, 1845
ALS., 2 pp., J[ames] S. Johnson, Little River, Parrish of Cattahula, Louisiana to Uncle, [Andrew Jackson Trussell], Marion, Lauderdale County, Miss. Family greetings, Relates his plans for going to Texis [sic.] with uncle and reasons for joining Methodist church. [Note by E. J. Hedel ? added to p. 2 of letter].
2 Washington and he will accompany Trussell to Taxes [sic.] if he arrives by Feb. 15th.
[Note along side of letter signed by James L. Johnson.] Requests Trussell to collect money owed him by others. [Part of an envelope accompanies letter addressed to A. J. Trussell, Luderdale [sic.] County, Marion P.O. from Trinity, Dec. 31.]
2 December 19, 1845
ALS., 1 p., Jerimiah C. Gray, Hopkinsville, Ky. to John Trussell, Marion, Miss. News about family and crops. Pleased to hear that Trussell is candidate for office. Messages to others.
2 February 1, 1846
ALS., 2 pp., James S. Johnson, Catahula County, Louisiana to uncle, A. J. Trussell, Marion, Lauderdale County, Miss. Discusses plans for going to Texas with uncle in the Fall. Complains about lack of worthy girls in Louisiana.
2 September 11, 1846
ALS., 2 pp., G. W. Head, Little River, Cattahula Parrish, Louisiana to J. M. Trussell, Lauderdale County, Miss. Seeks Trussell's assistance in suit against him by Harriet Hill over Negro slave.
3 January 31, 1847
ALS., 1 p., R. W. Roberts, Washington City, D.C. to J. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Has not been successful in his efforts to have the Indians removed from Trussell's state as he requested.
3 approximately February, 1847
ALS., 1 p., A[ndrew] J. Trussell, n.p., to James M. Trussell, Oaktibbeha, Kemper County, Miss. Relates that William Simes, Eli Land, and James P. Chambers have arrived and joined their companies. Messages to others.
3 March 19, 23, 1847
ALS., 3 pp., A[ndrew] J. Trussell, Camargo, Mexico to John Trussell, Marion, Lauderdale Co., Miss. Relates casualties and sickness among those in his company (Company F, 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers). Describes the country and living conditions. Details his troop's movements since sailing from New Orleans. Assumes details of battles have been reported in their newspapers.
3 June 6, 1847
ALS., 4 pp., A[ndrew] J. Trussell, 2nd Lieutenant, Bunavista [sic.], Camp Taylor [Mexico] to J. M. Trussell, Hebert, Nushoble [sic.] County, Miss. Discusses battle casualties and smallpox epidemic, the troop's recent movements, and living conditions. Describes the countryside. Comments on General Wool and General Taylor.
3 July 10, 1847
ALS., 3 pp., A.[ndrew] J. Trussell, Buona [sic.] Vista, Mexico, Camp Taylor to E. M. Eubank, Hebert, Nushoba County, Miss. Relates casualties, and sickness among the troops. Describes camp sites, the countryside, and food available to them. Describes 4th of July celebration and locations of probable battles with the Mexican troops.
3 October 26, 1847
ALS., 4 pp., A[ndrew] J. Trussell, Buena Vista, Mexico to James M. Trussell, Herbert [sic.], Nushober [sic.] County, Miss. Health not good. Describes the elections and votes cast for company officers, also details of an incident leading to the court martial of one of the officers. Rumors from the Mexicans that peace has been made were not believed. Messages to others.
3 November 4, 1847
ALS., 4 pp. Andrew J. Trussell, Buena Vista, Mexico to James M. Trussell, Hebert, Nushoba Co., Miss. Upset about brother's last letter. Will take care of the "scounderals" bothering him as soon as he returns. Dick Hancock is bringing a "rifle gun." Regiment moving to "Sand Louis Petosi" after General Gaines' arrival.
3 November 21, 1847
ALS., 1 p. A[ndrew] J. Trussell, Buena Vista, Mexico to James M. Trussell, Oaktibbeha, Kemper County, Miss. Sends newspaper with letter. Describes intra-regimental fight. General Taylor was replaced by General Wool at Monterey.
4 January 9, 1848
ALS., 4 pp., A[ndrew] J. Trussell, Buena Vista, Mexico to James M. Trussell, Oaktibbeha, Kemper County, Miss. Relates events of the war from the Mexican point of view as reported in a Mexican newspaper. Gives account of the execution of two members of the Arkansas Cavalry. Describes difficulty with Capt. Cuen of Columbus, Miss. Decided to remain in Army til end of war. Sends messages to and for others.
4 February 12, 1848
ALS., 1 p., J. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.] to Messrs. Steele & Metcalf, Gainsville, [Miss.]. Requests them to see Wm. Lewis about putting bond in proper form on behalf of Mrs. Charity Parks for the estate of J. R. Parks.
4 February 16, 1848
ALS., 1 p., W. I. Steele, Gainesville, [Miss.] to James M. Trussell, Lauderdale Co., Miss. Unable to comply with his request without further specific information regarding Mr. Parks' title to the land.
4 February 28, 1848
ALS., 4 pp., A[ndrew] J. Trussell, Buena Vista, Mexico to James M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. His troop and Capt. Lewis' Company of Texas Rangers have been ordered to Mazapiel in the State of Durango. Will be greatly outnumbered and expects a battle with the Mexicans. May go to California after the war. Many feel that the Whig Party is responsible for the duration of the war. Describes Fandangos that he has attended.
4 May 5, 1848
ALS., 4 pp., A[ndrew] J. Trussell, Cedras, Mexico to James M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Comments on the Mexican government and the people's attitude toward the war and its conclusion. Includes Trussell's observations of the Mexican people. Relates story about Santa Anna and wealthy land owner "Don Amaniel." Discusses problems in maintaining peace with Mexico; would like to see the treaty ratified. Misses American women. General news and messages.
4 October 17, 1848
ALS., 1 p., Sims, Riders [?], & Hanze [?] by L. H. Rodney [?], Mobile [Alabama] to James Trussell, Marion, Miss. Thanking him for his patronage and offering to furnish his future needs. [On the inside:] 2 pp., political speech, undated, by James M. Trussell stating his background and qualifications for the office of representative to the state legislature.
4 December 24, 1849
ALS., 1 p., Neighbors and Friends, Blackwater, Miss., to James Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. The listed "subscribers" recommended to Trussell, Nathan Boyaston to take the "senses" of Kemper County in 1850 [26 signatures]. [On the verso:], undated, James Trussell, Battlefield, Lauderdale Co., Miss. to S. H. Cochran, n.p.. Upset to learn that his name is being put before the public as a candidate for public office. Has already stated reasons why he cannot run.
5 January 8, 1850
ALS., 2 pp., A[ndrew] J. Trussell, Carthage, [Miss.] to J. M. Trussell, [Jackson, Miss.]. Has undertaken the job of building a house. Asks brother to send him tools which he cannot locate there. Additional information about his situation.
5 January 16, 1850
ALS., 2 pp., Susannah S. Trussell, Oaktibbeha, Lauderdale Co., Miss. to husband, J. M. Trussell, Jackson, Miss. Not feeling well. Wants instructions for operating the farm. Several questions pertaining to carrying on business. General family news.
5 January 20, 1850
ALS., 1 p., Wm. H. White, Marion, Miss. to Hon. James M. Trussell, Jackson, Miss. Requests Trussell's assistance and influence in procuring for him an appointment for taking the U.S. census in the county.
5 January 23, 1850
ALS., 1 p., G. L. Hitt, Hind County, Jackson, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Decatur, Miss. General news. Asks Trussell to help him get the appointment announced in the Eastern Clarion.
5 January 26, 1850
ALS., 3 pp., S[usannah] S. Trussell, Oaktibbeha, Lauderdale Co., Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Jackson, Miss. She and children miss him very much. Updates him on the plowing, farm animals, and the baling and selling of the cotton. General news about neighbors and relatives. Requests coffee and various seeds and plants.
6 February 11, 1850
ALS., 1 p., [Susannah S. Trussell], Oaktibbeha, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Jackson, Miss. Has been in poor health. Needs further instructions on shipping the cotton. Is proud of his success.
6 February 21, 1850
ALS., 3 pp., [Susannah S. Trussell], Oaktibbeha, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Jackson, Miss. Describes her recent illness. Reports on the plowing and farming. General news.
6 February 26, 1850
ALS., 3 pp., J. B. Hancock, Marion, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Jackson, Miss. Discusses collection and application of state tax revenues. Comments on the "slavery excitement" agitated by "northern fanaticks."
6 February 28, 1850
ALS., 3 pp., S[usannah] S. Trussell, Oaktibbeha, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Jackson, Miss. General news about the plowing, planting, and the family. Everyone misses him and hopes to see him soon.
6 March 19, 1850
Fl., 2 pp., J. Marren, Post Office Department, Washington, D.C. to the Postmaster at Battlefield, Miss. Instruction sheet for reporting quarterly accounts to the department.
7 February 1, 1851
ALS., 1 p., H. W. Roberts, Lauderdale Springs, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Jackson, Miss. Reports general feeling in favor of Jake Thompson for Senator.
7 October 15, 1851
ALS., 1 p., C. T. Scaifer [?], Charlestown, S. Carolina to Mrs. Charity Parks, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Refers her to an attorney who will look after her interest concerning her father's estate. [On the verso of the letter is a list of clothing and misc. articles. A large piece is cut out of the second page where the address is normally written.]
7 March 20, 1852
ALS., 1 p., Eustis & Roberts [?], Mobile, [Alabama] to J. M. Trussell, Battlefield, Lauderdale County, Miss. Notice of the sale of Trussell's cotton.
7 September 5, 1852
ALS., 3 pp., Eleanor Price, Union, Green County, Alabama to sister, Mrs. Charity Parks, Battlefield, Miss. Only three of the family alive yet she never sees or hears from her sisters. General family news. Has given up the idea of going to Texas.
7 April 8, 1853
ALS., 1 p., O. Eustis, Mobile, Alabama to J. M. Trussell, Battlefield, Lauderdale County, Miss. Relating again the sale of Trussell's cotton and the notes paid for him out of his account.
7 April 12, 1853
ALS., 1 p., O. Eustis, Mobile, [Alabama] to J. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Has written him twice recently concerning the sale of his and Mrs. Parks cotton and about his account. States again the status of his account.
7 May 10, 1853
ALS., 1 p., O. Eustis, Mobile, [Alabama] to J. M. Trussell, Battlefield, Lauderdale County, Miss. Encloses balance due Trussell and Mrs. Parks. Offers future assistance.
8 March 20, 1854
ALS., 1 p., A. Downing, Jackson, [Miss.] to J. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Business letter concerning a payment to Messrs. Madison and McElroy.
8 June 16, 1854
ALS., 1 p., Nenz Fink, Jr. [?] for O. Eustis, Mobile, Alabama to J. M. Trussell, Battlefield, Lauderdale County, Miss. Business letter concerning a payment to A. E. and W. J. Godspend [?], and a freight bill.
8 May 7, 1855
ALS., 2 pp., A[ndrew] J. Trussell, Birdville, Tarrant Co., Texas to James M. Trussell, Battlefield, Lauderdale Co., Miss. Has participated in the expedition against the Comanches under P. Calhoune [sic.] (son of J. C. Calhoune [sic.]). Was discharged at Fort Chadboun. Has bought land claims from other soldiers. Mentions a journal that he kept of his travels. Going to San Antonia [sic.] on business before coming home. Includes messages for others.
8 May 11, 1855
ALS., 2 pp. O. Eustis for Foster, Mobile, [Alabama] to J. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Business letter transferring credit for one bale of cotton to Trussell's account. Includes complete statement of his account on second page.
8 June 20, 1855
ALS. 1 p., O. Eustis for Foster, Mobile, [Alabama] to J. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Business letter concerning sale of his 14 bales of cotton.
8 December 11, 1855
ALS., 1 p., J. C. Rupert & Co., Mobile, [Alabama] to Charles Hitt, n.p. Business letter requesting balance due them in the form of a shipment of cotton.
9 April 19, 1856
ALS., 3 pp., John Trussell, Austin, Travis County, Texas to cousin, James M. Trussell, Battlefield, Lauderdale County, Miss. [3 cent stamp attached]. Describes planting of the peach stones that Trussell sent him and his plans for an orchard and nursery north of New Orleans in Mandaville. Comments on land cost and availability in Texas. Many fraudulant land titles and certificates are "afloat." General family news.
9 June 3, 1856
ALS., 1 p., John T. Ball & Co., Mobile, Alabama to J. M. Trussell, [Battlefield, Miss.]. Business letter concerning receipt of his cotton and shipment of goods requested.
9 June 8, 1856
ALS., 2 pp., J[ames] S. Johnson, Madison Co., Texas to uncle, J. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Describes weather, crops, and hard times. Inquires about Uncle Jackson and relates story he heard about him. [With envelope addressed to Ja. M. Trussell, Sr., Battlefield P.O., Lauderdale Co., Miss., return Madisonville, Tex., June 22. Three cent stamp is attached.]
9 September 23, 1856
ALS., 2 pp., John T. Ball, Meridian, Miss., "Sowashee Sta." to J. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Business letter informing him that bagging and rope are available for him. Lists other customers in Trussell's area with messages to several of them.
9 December 4, 1856
ALS., 1 p., John T. Ball & Co., Mobile, Alabama to J. M. Trussell, [Battlefield, Miss.]. Notice of the sale of his cotton and the payment of his account.
10 October 28, 1857
ALS., 2 pp., Elias Edwards, Winston County, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Explains to Trussell the evidence he has for believing that the connection [her family] caused further trouble between Elizabeth and himself.
10 November 9, 1857
ALS., 3 pp., J. T. and O. H. Hicks, Smith Co., Texas to aunt and uncle, J. M. & S. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Describes crops and land values in Texas. Sends messages for his mother and other relatives.
10 November 10, 1857
ALS., 1 p., W. C. Mills, Columbus, [Miss.] to James M. Trussell, [Battlefield, Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Reply to his letter concerning Jess Smith's land. [Includes envelope addressed to James M. Trussell, Esq., Battlefield, Lauderdale Co., Miss., postmarked, Columbus.]
10 November 19, 1857
ALS., 1 p., John M. and Nancy E. McAllister, Jasper Co., Miss. to Uncle and Aunt, [James and Susannah Trussell], [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Announces their daughter's death and the birth of a son. Discusses crops and other family news.
10 November 28, 1857
ALS., 1 p., W. C. Mills, Columbus [Miss.] to James M. Trussell, [Lauderdale County, Miss.]. Reply to his letter for Mrs. Nancy Hicks concerning payment for and processing of the title to land that she is purchasing.
11 February 27, 1858
ALS., 1 p., John T. Ball, Meridian, Miss. to Jas. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale County, Miss.]. Needs receipts for the cotton that he purchased in order to process a claim for its loss.
11 August 18, 1858
ALS., 3 pp., G. C. Chandler, Marion, [Miss.] to Colonel [James M. Trussell], [Battlefield, Miss.]. Notifies Trussell that he has "retired from the canvass for judge," and states his reasons. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Hon. James M. Trussell, Battlefield, Lauderdale Co., Miss., postmarked Marion Station, Miss. Aug. 18 with an impressed 3 cent stamp].
11 January 24, 1859
ALS., 1 p., Gary, Maggard & Co., Mobile, [Alabama] to James M. Trussell, [Battlefield, Miss.]. Statement of Trussell's account regarding the sale of several bales of cotton. [Accompanied by envelope with printed return address from Gary, Maggard & Co. Commission Merchants, Mobile, Ala., to James M. Trussell, Battlefield, Miss. with attached three cent stamp.]
11 May 6, 1859
ALS., 1 p., Gary, Maggard & Co., Mobile, [Alabama] to Jas. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Statement of the sale of four bales of cotton.
11 May 28, 1859
ALS., 1 p., E. A. Durr, Marion, Miss. to James Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Invitation to a Democratic Party meeting to elect delegates to the state convention.
11 November 23, 1859
ALS., 2 pp., M. M. Keith, Jackson, [Miss.] to Capt. [James M.] Trussel [sic.], [Battlefield, Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Discusses taxing of state lands, the vote in the legislature in regard to the negro exemption bill, the Governor's Inauguration, and misc. topics concerning activities of the Senate. [Includes envelope addressed to Capt. Jas. M. Trussel [sic.], Battlefield, Lauderdale Co., Miss., postmarked Jackson, Miss., Nov. 24, with attached 3 cent stamp].
12 undated
NS., 1 p., W. J. Parks, n.p., to Capt. James M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Short note offering his lands for sale.
12 November 25, undated
ALS., 2 pp., J. R. Ussery, Duck Hill, Carroll County, Miss. to uncle, [James M. Trussell], [Lauderdale, Miss.]. Has left the Democrats as they are "cessionest." The cry for volunteers is great.
12 May, undated
ALS., 2 pp., J. B. Daniel, Hickory, Miss. to uncle, J. Trussell, [Battlefield, Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Discusses crops, weather, and family news. Describes incident in which a friend was injured.
13 January 17, 1860
ALS., 1 p., Wm. I. Smith, Everysun, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Battlefield, Miss. Concerns money collected for him. Reports "bad weather and hard times."
13 March 7, 1860
ALS., 1 p., W. J. Willis, Centreville, Ala. to Maj. Jas. Trussell, Battlefield, Miss. [with attached newspaper clipping]. Sends newspaper clipping to notify him that his runaway negro Richard, has been jailed in Montgomery, Alabama. [Clipping states description and asks owner "James Trussels" to retrieve him, by R. C. Coleman, Jailor.]
13 March 7, 1860
Pf., 1 p., Andre Froment, Agent, New-York, [N.Y.] to Postmaster, Battlefield, Miss. Form letter and printed receipt for 250 stamped envelopes at $7.95. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to "Postmaster, Battlefield, Miss.", stamped "Free," postmarked "Milwalkie [?], Mar 20, 1860, Wis."]
13 March 11, 1860
ALS., 1 p., W. G. Waller, Sh'ff., Montgomery, [Alabama] to James M. Trussell, [Battlefield, Miss.]. [With attached newspaper clipping]. Received Trussell's letter and is sure the negro man that he has jailed is his.
13 March 23, 1860
ALS., 1 p., W. G. Waller, Sh'ff., Montgomery, [Alabama] to James Trussels [sic.], [Battlefield, Miss.]. [With attached newspaper clipping.] Notifying him that his negro is still in jail and he needs to send for him.
13 April 15, 1860
ALS., John Trussell, Jr., Bradley Co., Arkansas to cousin, James M. Trussell, [Battlefield, Miss.]. Has not heard from him or the family for some time. Needs a reply to his last letter. Describes agriculture and illnesses there.
13 May 31, 1860
ALS., 2 pp., O. R. Singleton, Rep. Hall, [Washington City, D.C.] to Hon. J. M. Trussell, [Battlefield, Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Post Route bill passed the house, will be amended to include this route. Delighted that "the Democracy" in Miss. is against Douglas. [Accompanied by envelope to Hon. James H. Trussell, Battlefield, P.O., Lauderdale Co., Miss., postmarked Washington City, D.C., Free, May 31, 1860, from O. R. Singleton, MC.]
13 August 4, 1860
ALS., 3 pp., William and Sary Trussell, Marion County, Tennessee to nephew, James and Susan Trussell, Lauderdale County, Marion, Miss. Concerns Almon Dooley who died and left some property in Jackson County, Alabama. Crops are sorry and sickness severe.
14 May 18, 1861
ALS., 4 pp., A. N. Woolfolk and J. A. J. Trussell, Corinth, [Miss.] to J. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Reports activities of the 13th regiment at camp. Names others in company (Lauderdale Springs Company) and names other companies in the regiment.
14 August 28, [18]62
ALS., 1 p., E. H. Hicks, Camp near Harison, Tenn. [postmarked Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 1, 1862] to uncle, James M. Trussell, Battlefield, Lauderdale Co., Miss. Reports that he is with the 3rd Brigade [5th Miss. Regt.] under Brigadier General Jackson. Describes the area as the line of march heads toward Nashville.
14 September 6, 1862
ALS., 2 pp., J[ohn] F. H. Trussell, Saltillo, [Miss.] to father, [James M. Trussell], [Rushing's Store, Miss.]. Describes illnesses in camp. Relates battle expectations. Privates are not allowed a cook. Mentions Stonewall Jackson's victories in Virginia. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. Jas. M. Trussell, Rushing's Store, Miss. with return address, Trussell, Co. F., 37th Reg. Miss. Vols., Saltillo, Miss., Sept. 8].
14 October 6, 1862
ALS., 3 pp., W[illiam] C. Trussell, Saltillo, Miss. to brother, [James M. Trussell], [Rushing's Store, Miss.]. News of his health and his needs for recovery. Relates battle at Corinth. Sends messages about and to others. [On 4th page in pencil dated "2nd Sabbath" Nov. 1862 are notes probably by J. M. Trussell concerning a meeting in which A. Winstead was called to serve the church as pastor. Accompanied by envelope addressed: James M. Trussell Esqr., Rushing's Store, Miss.]
15 May 7, 1863
ALS., 2 pp., Jno. Trussell, Hain's Landing, [no state] to father [J. M. Trussell], [Rushing's Store, Miss.]. Responding to news his father sent him about a squad of Yankee Cavalry over-running their home area. Optimistic about victory over the "potomac army." Describes his division's activities against the enemy. Hopes Uncle Carroll will return soon. [With envelope to J. M. Trussell, Sr., Rushing's Store, Miss. from Lieut. Trussell, Co. II, 37th Regt.]
15 September 5, 1863
ALS., 2 pp., Con Reed, Marion, Miss, to J. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale, Miss.]. Explains reasons why he will run for Congress against Mr. Barksdale. Asks Trussell's consideration.
15 November 21, 1863
ALS., 2 pp., Wm. Allen, Enterprise, [Miss.] to father-in-law, J. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Speculates on prisoner of war exchange policy of the "Federals." Expresses hope and confidence in their "final success." [Note at top of letter: "A brave a good & true man = alas he is no more."]
16 April 14, 1864
ALS., 4 pp., M[artin] D. King, Company R, 13th Reg. Miss. Vol., Lynchburg, Virginia to father-in-law, J. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Describes his division's travels and possible battle sites. Has been ordered to Charlottesville next.
16 June 15 and 16, 1864
ALS., 2 pp., Wm. Allen Camp near Lost Mountain, Georgia to father-in-law [J. M. Trussell], [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Describes casualties, general mood of the company, and expectations of imminent battle.
16 July 6, 1864
ALS., 2 pp., W[illiam] Allen, Flewillen Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia to wife, Victoria Trussell Allen, n.p. Descriptions of battle casualties and illness among the troops. Army has fallen back. Relates details of battle and news from other fronts. Received news that Lee whipped Grant in Virginia.
16 July 9, 1864
ALS., 3 pp., E. C. Trussell, Chattahoochee River, Georgia to uncle, J. M. Trussell, [Rushing Store, Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. News of the wounded and general condition of the army. Did great damage to Yankees at Kenesaw Mountain. Scouts nearly got General Sherman. Asks for Trussell's influence in getting R. G. Wilson elected to the Circuit Court [?] of Lauderdale Co. [Note on last page by James Trussell, Sr.: Lieut. E. C. Trussell was wounded 28th July 1864 and died 14th day of August 1864. This letter accompanied by envelope addressed to: Mr. J. M. Trussell, Rushing's Store, Lauderdale Co., Miss., postmarked, Lync [hburg], Va. Note on envelope: Lieut. E. C. Trussell, Last letter to me.]
16 August 4, 1864
W[illiam] Allen, Atlanta, Georgia, to W[illiam] H. Altman. [See newspaper clipping (Printed material) which reprints this letter]. Description of his divisions battle with Sherman and casualties.
16 August 8, 1864
ALS., 4 pp., W[illiam] H. Altman, Camp near Atlanta, [Georgia] to James H. Trussell, [Rushing's Store, Miss.]. [Part of letter is from nephew, E. H. Hicks, 1 1/2 pp.]. Writing from the ditches; not sure they will survive. News of casualties and their troop's battle activities. Messages and information from and about other Mississippians. [With envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Rushing Store, Miss., from E. H. Hicks, 37 Miss. Reg.]
16 September 25, 1864
ALS., 2 pp., E. H. Hicks and W[illiam] Allen, Camp near Camelton, Georgia to uncle, [James M. Trussell], [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Fortifying themselves here, southwest of Atlanta. Would like news from home. [Page 2 written by W. Allen, son-in-law of Trussell:] Army is recovering from defeat at Atlanta. Must have a change of commanders. Army has no confidence in Hood.
17 January 12, 1865
ALS., 2 pp., W[illiam] Allen, on the train, Artesia to Victoria Allen, [Stonewall, Miss.]. Barely survived last campaign. Lists casualties and those captured. Asks for clothes, "we are all naked, lousy, & barefooted." [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mrs. Victoria Allen, Stonewall, Miss., Jany. 13, 1865, care, W. W. Stokes.]
17 April 3, 1866
ALS., 2 pp., Susan C. Miller, Allenton, [?] to uncle, James M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Describes the prosperity that they are experiencing since the fall of the Confederacy. Asks about relatives killed in the war and relates other deaths in the family. Asks for family news.
17 April 17, 1867
ALS., 2 pp., J. F. Kennedy, Hickory, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Asks him to co-sign a draft for $5,000 for purchase of goods for his store. [On the second page is a continuation of a speech or essay, undated, probably written by J. M. Trussell concerning States Rights.]
17 August 4, 1867
ALS., 2 pp., M[artin] D. King to J. M. Trussell, [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. Description of problem in locating H. Gipson for court summons. Needs Trussell's assistance in building the house. [Part of a speech is written by Trussell over second page of this letter.]
18 April 29, 1871
ALS., 2 pp., C[harity] E. Snowden, Hickory, Newton Co., Miss. to brother [J. M. Trussell], [Lauderdale Co., Miss.]. First letter to her brother. Discusses weather, crops, livestock and news about various neighbors. Relates murder incident involving drunk white men and a black family.
18 February 4, 187[2]?
ALS., 3 pp., J. M. Trussell, Newton Co., Miss. to John T. Hicks & family, [Texas]. Discusses crops and livestock. Too old to move to Texas but will visit again next year. Mentions others in family who left for Texas. Relates his problems with John Graham and asks Hicks to investigate an incident. [On a 4th page and written vertically across p. 1 of this letter is a speech or essay by Trussell concerning religion].
18 May 27, 1873
ALS., 4 pp., Nannie King, Rainey's Creek, Texas to brother [James M. Trussell, Jr.], [Newton Co., Miss.]. Describes weather and crops there. Martin purchased a Champion reaper with which he charges to reap neighbors' crops. Messages to other family members and news about the family in Texas.
18 March 10, 1874
PC., Whitaker, Meridian, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Hickory, Miss. Request to reschedule visit.
18 August, 1875
envelope from Sandy Mountain, Tex. to J. M. Trussell, Jr., Hickory, Newton County, Miss., with three cent cancelled stamp attached.
18 November 5, [1875?]
envelope postmarked Meridian, Miss., addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Sr., Hickory, Miss., with embossed 3 cent stamp.
18 March 5-23, 1876
Nannie King, Rainey's Creek, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Jr., [Hickory Station, Newton County, Miss.]. Advises him to get a good education. Relates weather, success with crops, and hunting. Family news. Messages to others. Reports Steven's death and burial. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Jun., Hickory Station, Newton, Miss., postmarked Rainey's Creek, Tex., Mar. 28, with embossed 3 cent stamp].
19 April, [approximately 1877]
ALS., 2 pp., Nannie [King], Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas to brother, J. M. Trussell [Hickory, Newton Co., Miss.]. Urges brother to sell out and come to Texas by Fall. States reasons why he should be successful. Family news and activities. [Accompanied by envelope dated April 19 from Sandy Mountain, Tex., addressed to Jimmie Trussell, Jr., Hickory Sta., Newton Co., Miss. with attached 3 cent cancelled stamp.]
19 April 25, 1877
ALS., 2 pp., Olivia Reynolds, Coryell City, Texas to brother, [James M. Trussell, Jr.], [Newton County, Miss.]. Encourages him to leave Mississippi, a "disapated" old state, travel, see some of the world, and especially consider living in Texas. Discusses advantages there and prospects for success. Relates information she received on a corn crop deal between her brother and others.
19 June 13, 1877
ALS., 1 p., G. W. Gibson [?], Hickory, [Miss.] to friend, J. M. Trussell, [Hickory, Miss.]. Could not raise money; wants him to leave note and deed with J. Snowden.
19 June 20, 1877
PC., J. M. Trussell, Sr., Charleston, Missouri to J. M. Trussell, Jr., Hickory, Newton County, Miss. On the way to Waco, Texas. Rains have damaged crops in Northern Mississippi.
19 June 25, 1877
ALS., 2 pp., J. M. Trussell, Sr., Coryell County, Texas to Children and Friends [Newton County, Miss.]. Arrived safely though fatigued. Reports condition of crops along the trip and sales of corn crops there. Instructs them for an honest, moral life, and how to prepare for the future (hopefully in Texas).
19 August 1, 1877
ALS., 2 pp., J. M. Trussell, Sr., Llano County, Texas to children, [James M. Trussell, Jr., Mary and Spencer Gilbert], [Newton County, Miss.]. Describes in detail several acres of land at the junction of the Llino [sic.] and Colorado Rivers that sons-in-law, H. J. Reynolds and W. H. Altmon [sic.] were interested in buying. Describes trip with M. D. King to Sanantonia [sic.] to see owner about sale of property. Advice to son about his land.
19 August 20, 1877
ALS., 7 pp. (2 half-sheets), J. M. Trussell, Sr., Coryell, Texas to son J. M. Trussell, Jr., [Newton County, Miss.]. Reynolds and Altmon [sic.] purchased the land at the fork of the Llano and Colorado rivers and he will take 640 acres of the 1950 acres. Describes in detail this 640 acres and says he will settle it and cultivate it for him. Advises son in detail about a court suit coming up on their property in Miss. and how to testify. Advises him to be patient to get a good price for the property before coming to Texas. Includes instructions for management of lands and arbitrating with others there. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to James. M. Trussell, Jr., Hickory, Newton County, Miss., postmarked Aug. 21, Coryell, Tex., with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
20 September 7, 1877
ALS., 6 pp. (2 half-sheets), James M. Trussell, Sr., Coryell, Texas to James M. Trussell, Jr., [Newton Co., Miss.]. Describes religious groups in the area, crops, and law enforcement tactics. Instructions for his son on a legal matter and for operating the farm as well as personal advice for daily living. Buying land for him; looks forward to son's leaving behind the "ignorant and prejudiced."
20 September 10, 1877
ALS., 2 pp., Nannie King, Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas to brother, [James M. Trussell, Jr.], [Hickory, Newton County, Miss.]. Whole family [Kings, Reynolds & Altmans] moving to new land at the fork of the Llano and Colorado Rivers. Busy building houses, gathering crops, fine fishing. Wants him to move there by winter. [Accompanied by envelope to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Hickory Sta., Newton Co., Miss., return, Sandy Mt., Sept 18 with attached 3 cent stamp.]
20 September 29, 1877
ALS., 2 pp., James M. Trussell, Sr., Llano County, Texas to son, [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Hickory, Newton County, Miss.]. All happy and healthy. Describes plans for building and cultivating his land. Peaceful friendly people, no whiskey sold there. Personal advice and instructions regarding family and friends in Mississippi. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Jr., Hickory, Newton County, Miss. from Sandy Mountain, Tex., Oct. 2, embossed 3 cent stamp.]
20 October 18, 1877
ALS., 2 pp., A. N. Hicks, Lindale Smith, Texas to Brother [James Trussell, Sr.], [Llano County, Texas]. Glad that he is pleased with his "new country." Mentions others coming to Texas. Discusses corn and cotton prices.
20 November 12, 1877
ALS., 3 pp. (2 half pages), W. A. D. [William A. Daniel?], Tensaw Parrish, Louisiana to J. M. Trussell, [Newton Co., Texas]. Writes of experiences on wagon trip to Texas. Advises taking the train instead like "a white man."
20 November 17, 1877
ALS., 4 pp., J. M. Trussell, Sr., Llano County, Texas to son [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Newton County, Miss.]. Describes in detail his new property and why construction on his house was delayed. Family news. Instructions for his son on collecting debts, renting his property, and advice in general about finances and legal problems with others in Mississippi. Much praise for Texas [healthy, pleasant, peaceful country] making it clear that he believes Mississippi to be an abominable country with "rascals and hypocrites" that rule "both church and state affairs."
20 November 29, 1877
ALS., 4 pp., Charity E. Snowden, Hickory, Miss. to Father, [James M. Trussell, Sr.], [Llano Co., Texas.]. Crops ruined by weather. Many from the area headed toward Texas this Fall. Trying to collect debts for him. James will stay with her family. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. James M. Trussell, Sandy Mountain, P.O., Llano County, Texas, postmarked, Hickory, Miss., Nov. 30., with attached 3 cent stamp.]
21 January 31, 1878
ALS., 2 pp., James M. Trussell, Sr., Llano County, Texas to James M. Trussell, Jr., [Newton Co., Miss.]. Description of his new property and improvements on it. Instructions to his son concerning judgements wrongfully brought against him on property left behind.
21 March 9, 1878
ALS., 2 pp., J. M. Trussell, Jr., Hickory Station, Newton Co., Miss. to Father, [James M. Trussell, Sr.], [Llano Co., Tex.]. Discusses crops and his plans for planting his property, rental of lands in Lauderdale Co., and the results of his investigation of the Mourland note.
21 March 17, 1878
ALS., 2 pp., Charity Snowden, Newton Co., Miss. to sister, [Nannie King [?]], [Llano Co., Texas]. Family news and her activities. Describes hard times, crops and livestock. One additional page addressed to her son, [Budy]. His father has gone to court for jury duty. Messages from others.
21 April 4, 1878
ALS., 4 pp., W[illiam] H. and A[manda] N. Altman, Coryelle [sic.], Texas to parents, J. M. and M. A. Trussell, [Llano Co., Texas]. Relates land value and use, weather, livestock, and crops there. Amanda wants her father to sell her share of land in Mississippi so they can purchase an adjacent piece in Texas.
21 April 24, 1878
ALS., 2 pp., James M. Parks, San Saba, [Texas] to J. M. Trussell, [Llano Co., Texas]. Reports findings on land surveys willed to Jefferson Davis.
21 May 26, 1878
ALS., 4 pp., J. M. Trussell, Sr., Llano Co., Texas to Son and Daughter, [J. M. Trussell, Jr., and Charity Snowden], [Newton County, Miss.]. Describes crops, the land he is cultivating, livestock, the church, and frontier law. Nothing but praise for this "land of milk and honey." Wants them to use his money to come for a visit. Urges them to sell lands and move to this "pleasant healthy country."
21 July 14, 1878
ALS., 8 pp., Nannie King, Llano Co., Texas to Brother, [James M. Trussell, Jr.], [Newton County, Miss.]. Family news and activities. Also discusses crops, livestock, land improvements they have made, and social events. She has picked a Texas girl for him. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Jr., Chunkey Sta., Newton Co., Miss., postmarked July 16, 1878, with an embossed 3 cent stamp.]
21 July 15, 1878
ALS., 4 pp., J. M. Trussell, Sr., Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas to Son, [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Newton County, Miss.]. Describes his land, crops, and social events (4th of July barbecue and Camelite camp meeting). Details the suits he wants his son to have arbitrated in Mississippi. Needs the money now to purchase adjacent 640 acres. Would like son to find a wife in Texas. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to James M. Trussel, Jr., Chunky station, Newton County, Miss., postmarked Sandy Mountain, Tex., July 16, 1878 with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
22 September 13, 1878
ALS., 4 pp., J. M. Trussell, Sr., Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas to Son, [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Newton Co., Miss.]. Family news, weather, availability of water. Instructions for getting there by rail. Further details and background Information on suits and debts that he wants collected in Mississippi. Messages to others there. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Chunky, Newton County, Miss. via Charleston, Mo., postmarked [Sandy] Mountain, Texas, September 17, with an embossed 3 cent stamp.]
22 November 24, 1878
ALS., 4 pp., J. M. Trussell, Sr., Sandy Mountain, Lano [sic.] Co., Texas to [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Newton County, Miss.]. Describes crops, wild game, water supply, livestock, and improvements made on the land. May come to Miss. in February to attend court. Rental income alone on his acreage almost meets living expenses. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Jr., Chunky Station, Newton County, Miss., postmarked, Sandy Mountain, Tex., Dec. 3, with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
22 November 26, 1878
ALS., 3 pp., J. M. Trussell, Jr., Chunkey [sic.] Station, Newton Co., Miss. to Father, [James M. Trussell, Sr.], [Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas]. Epidemic of fever and chills has hit the area. Has buyer for Lauderdale property. Will come out and look at the Lone Star State. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Capt. J. M. Trussell, Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas, postmarked Dec. 13, Hickory, Miss., with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
22 December 1, 1878
ALS., 2 pp., Victoria McAlister, Hickory, Miss. to Father & Ma, [James M. Trussell, Sr.], [Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Miss.]. African Plague has hit area, many deaths. Jimmie has been having chills since July. Discusses cotton and corn prices. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to James M. Trussell, Esq., Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas, postmarked Hickory, Miss., Dec. 17 with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
22 December 4, 1878
ALS., 2 pp., L. R. Spillman, Richmond, Virginia to Messrs. M[artin] D. King and J. M. Trussell, [Sandy Mtn, Llano Co., Texas]. In reply to his letter will consent to extend the time on one half of the note due on 3 surveys in Llano Co. [Accompanied by stamped envelope (3 cent), addressed to Messrs. M. D. & J. M. Trussell, Sandy Mountain P.O., Llano County, Texas, postmarked, Dec. 5, Richmond, Va.]
22 December 26, 1878
ALS., 2 pp., J. M. Trussell, Sr., Lano [sic.] Co., Texas to Son, [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Newton, Miss.]. Times are hard, but provisions are plenty. Descriptive locations of remaining land on Mathews place. Anxious for him to sell land and come to Texas, but advises him not to sell to John Wilkerson.
23 January 23, 1879
ALS., 2 pp., J. M. Trussell, Sr., Llano County, Texas to Son, [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Newton County, Miss.]. Comments on weather and crops. Plans to be in Meridian for court week. Wants son to come back to Texas with him.
23 April 13, 1879
N., 1/2 p., [J. M. Trussell, Jr.?], Woodville, [Miss.]. "To my valentine, n.p. Valentine poem.
23 April 28, 1879
ALS., 2 pp., Rawlin [?] Trusell [sic.], Lauderdale Co., Miss. to James Trusell [sic.], [Sandy Mountain, Texas]. General news and messages to others. Discusses crops and thanks him for gift.
23 June 15, 28 & July 5, 1879
ALS., 4 pp., S[pencer] B. Gilbert, Chunky Station, Miss. to brother-in-law, James M. Trussell, Jr., [Sandy Mountain, Texas]. Answering his short letter. Disappointed that he didn't describe the country or whether he liked it there. Describes weather and crops and information on Trussell's property. Tells of a mysterious stranger staying with them. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to James M. Trussell, Jr., Sandy Mountain, Texas, Llano Co., from, S. B. Gilbert, D. D. Grand Master, Chunky, Miss. with attached 3 cent stamp.]
23 December 3, 1879
ALS., 3 pp., J. M. Trussell, Sr., Llano Co., Texas to Son, [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Newton County, Miss.]. Discusses cotton crop. Warns him to lead a plain rather than fashionable life until he can sell his Mississippi property. Will deed all of his Mississippi lands to him. News about others. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Jr., Hickory, Newton County, Miss. from Sandy Mountain, Texas, Dec. 4., with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
23 September 18, 187[][?]
Ms. N., 1/2 p., (no signature), Coryell, Texas to Thomas, n.p. Sold out and moving to Llano County.
24 January 5, 1880
ALS., 2 pp., J. M. Trussell, Sr., Llano County, Texas to Son [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Newton Co., Miss.]. Discusses weather and crops. Advice on sale of Mississippi lands. [Includes a half page note, January 5, 1880, Llano Co., Texas, J. M. Trussell, Sr., to Mr. Frank King]. Instructions to turn note given to him by M. D. King on Trussell's property over to J. M. Trussell, Jr.
24 approximately January 7, 1880
ALS., 2 pp., (half sheets), Amanda Altman, Burnet, Tex. to Brother, [James M. Trussell], [Hickory, Newton County, Miss.]. Family news. Wishes he would move to Texas, Pa and Mother are very lonely. [Accompanied by yellow envelope with attached 3 cent stamp addressed to Mr. James M. Trussell, Hickory, Newton County, Miss., postmarked Burnet, Tex., Jan 7.]
24 January 20, 1880
ALS., 1 p., J. M. Trussell, Jr., Hickory Station, Newton Co., Miss. to Father, [J. M. Trussell, Sr.], [Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas]. Frank King still would not let him have the note or pay him. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Esq., Sandy Mountain, Llano County, Texas, postmarked Jan. 20, Hickory, Miss. with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
24 February 1, 1880
ALS., 2 pp., J. M. Trussell, Jr., Hickory Station, Newton Co., Miss. to Father & Mother, [Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Sr.], [Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas]. Frank King won't give him the note without Martin and Nannie King's permission. Describes weather. Bad time to sell land, possibly because the Negro is leaving area. [Accompanied by envelope addressed Jas. M. Trussell, Esqr., Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas, postmarked, Hickory, Miss., Feb., with attached 3 cent stamp.]
24 March 14, 1880
ALS., 4 pp., V[ictoria] P. McAlister, Hickory, Miss. to Father and Ma, [Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Sr.], [Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas]. Sorry that Jimmie and Buddie were sick when they arrived. General news about family, neighbors, social gatherings, weather and her garden. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Sr., Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas, postmarked Hickory, Miss., March 20, with attached 3 cent stamp.]
24 April 1, 1880
ALS., 2 pp., Charity E. Snowden, Hickory, Newton Co., Miss. to Brother, [James M. Trussell, Jr.], [Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas]. Discusses crops and local gossip. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. James M. Trussell, Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas from Hickory, Miss., 4/30, with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
24 April 18, 1880
ALS., 2 pp., W. L. McAlister, Hickory, Newton Co., Miss. to Brother-in-law, J. M. Trussell, Jr., [Llano Co., Texas]. Writing to him about the boundary lines of his land in Lauderdale, crops, and weather.
24 April 18, 1880
ALS., 2 pp., V[ictoria] McAlister, Hickory, Miss. to Father and Brother, [James M. Trussell, Sr. and Jr.], [Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas]. General news about neighbors, crops, and weather. They have a fine school and teacher this year. [Accompanied by envelope to Mr. James M. Trussell, Jr., Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas, postmarked Hickory, Miss., Apr. 21, 1880 with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
24 April 25, 1880
ALS., 2 pp., G[eorge] W. Barnes, Rushing Store, Lauderdale Co., Miss., to Cousin, J. M. Trussell, Jr., [Llano Go., Texas]. Excessive rains not good for crops. Predicts that "Old U. S. Grant" will be nominated for the Presidency, elected, and will become a tyrant. General news.
24 24 April 26, 1880
ALS., 2 pp., S[pencer] B. Gilbert, Chunky Station, Miss. to Father [Father-in-law], J. M. Trussell, Sr., [Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas]. Sickness and much rain in the area. Discusses crops and planting. Relates conflict on the Lauderdale property and on tax receipts belonging to Trussell. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Sr., Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas from S. B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss. with 3 one-cent stamps attached].
25 July 25, 1880
ALS., 2 pp., Mariah Trussell, Hickory, Miss. to James M. Trussell, and Children, [Llano Co., Texas]. News of neighbors and relatives. Is now visiting his children and expresses a great desire to see him.
25 July 31, 1880
N., George Jones, Huntsville, Texas to Father, Mother, and Sisters, n.p. Their little son died leaving them broken-hearted.
25 August 13-14, 1880
ALS., 4 pp., S[pencer] B. Gilbert, Chunky Station, Miss. to James M. Trussell, Sr., [Llano Co., Texas]. Much sickness in area and excessive rain. Oakland school was moved and a Baptist Church was established near it. Tom Wells will purchase Trussell's 20 acres. Asks for details in handling the sale. Discusses Grange activities in his area. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Sr., Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas, from S. B. Gilbert, 8-14-80, with attached 3 cent stamp.
25 September 18, 1880
ALS., 2 pp., S[pencer] B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Jr., [Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas]. News of friends and neighbors, weather and crops. Needs deed from Trussell, Sr., for property that he sold to Tom Wells. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Jr., Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas from S. B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss., postmarked Meridian, Miss., Sept. 20, with attached 3 cent stamp.]
25 October 3, 1880
ALS., 2 pp., Geo. W. Barnes, Rushing Store, Lauderdale Co., Miss. to Cousin, J. M. Trussell, Jr., Sand [sic.] Mountain, [Texas]. Wants description of Trussell's tour through Western Texas. Discusses political candidiates and parties in coming election. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Jr., Sand-Mountain [sic.], Llano Co., Texas, from Rushing Store, Miss., Oct. 4.]
25 November 21, 1880
ALS., 3 pp., Charity Snowden, Newton Co., Miss. to Brother, [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas]. General news about neighbors and crops. Describes cotton gin accident. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Jr., Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas, postmarked Decatur, Miss., Nov. 24 with attached 3 cent stamp.]
26 February 4-6, 1881
ALS., 3 pp., S[pencer] B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss., to James M. Trussell, Jr., [Sandy Mountain, Texas]. General news of neighbors, family, and friends. Discusses crops, weather, land sales, and rental negotiations that he is handling for them. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Llano County, Sandy Mountain, Texas from S. B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss., postmarked Feb. 6., with attached 3 cent stamp (part missing).]
26 February 27, March 13, 1881
ALS., 4 pp., S[pencer] B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss. to James M. Trussell, [Sandy Mountain, Texas]. Family news. Describes changes and improvements made on Trussell's farm, weather, crops and progress made on collecting notes for Trussell. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Capt. J. M. Trussell, Sr., Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas, postmarked Meridian, Miss., Mar. 17, with attached 3 cent stamp.]
26 April 1, 1881
unsigned April Fool's love poem to James Trussell. [Paper is cut into a flower shape.]
27 June 8, 1881
ALS., 2 pp., J. W. Trussell, Neshoba Co., Miss. to cousin, J. M. Trussell, Jr., [Llano Co., Texas]. Wants Trussell to write to him about Texes [sic.]. Requests information on terms for the purchase of his Mississippi land. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to James M. Trussell, Jr., Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Tex., return address, Java, Miss., 6, 9, 81.]
27 July 2, 1881
ALS., 4 pp., S[pencer] B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Jr., [Llano Co., Texas.] Very anxious for letter from him or his father concerning business that he has been handling for them. General news, description of crops and weather.
27 August 28, 1881
ALS., 2 pp., Mollie and Spence Gilbert, [Chunky, Miss.] to Father and Mother, [Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Sr.]. Much sickness and death there. Has not seen Victory or Charity since their trip to Texas. Thanks them for gifts.
27 September 19, 1881
ALS., 4 pp., Geo. W. Barnes, Rushings Store, Lauderdale Co., Miss. to cousin [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Sandy Mountain, Texas]. Writes of hard times especially, for the laboring classes. Mississippi has become morally and politically corrupt, although it beats Texas for "firewood, good water, and pretty womin." Discusses various political party activities in the area. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Jr., Sandy Mountain, Texas, postmarked Meridian, Miss., Sept. 24, with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
28 January 21-30, and February 4, 1882
ALS., 2 pp., S[pencer] B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Jr., [Llano Co., Texas]. Much sickness and several deaths [typhoid malarial fever]. Has collected money for him and rented out their lands. General news. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to James M. Trussell, Jr., Sandy Mountain, Llano County, Texas, from S. B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss., 2/4/82 with attached 3 cent stamp.]
28 February 14, 1882
poem, Woodville, [Miss.], not signed. [With drawing on the verso]. A note in pencil at the bottom of the poem states "a valentine your daddy wrote, one of the children drew a picture on the back of it."
28 March 19, 1882
ALS., 2 pp., Geo. W. Barnes, Rushing [sic.] Store, Lauderdale Co., Miss. to Cousin, [James M. Trussell, Jr.], [Sandy Mountain, Texas]. All is well. Still too much rain, Mississippi has overflowed in some districts of the state.
28 March 19-20, 1882
ALS., 3 pp., V[ictoria] R. McAlister, Meridian, Miss. to Brother Jimmie, [James M. Trussell, Jr.], [Sandy Mountain, Texas]. News about family and friends. Area still having much rain.
28 April 22, 1882
ALS., 2 pp., S[pencer] B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Jr., [Llano Co., Texas]. Notifies them of monies that he has collected and sent on to them and others in the family. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to James M. Trussell, Jr., Sandy Mountain, Texas from S. B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss., 4/22/82 with attached 3 cent stamp.]
28 April 31, and May 5, [1882]
ALS., 6 pp., M[ollie] G[ilbert], Chunky, Miss. to Father and Mother [Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Sr.], [Sandy Mountain, Texas]. General news. Misses them more every day. Requests a picture of them. They were insulted by Henry Reynolds last letter. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Sr., from S. B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss., 5/5/82 with attached 3 cent stamp.]
28 September 1, 1882
ALS., 2 pp., S[pencer] B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Jr., [Sandy Mountain, Texas]. Relates illnesses and deaths in the area, condition of crops and weather. Suggestions for selling Trussell's land. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to James M. Trussell, Jr., Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas, from Chunky, Miss., 9/2/82 with attached 3 cent stamp.]
28 undated, 188-
ALS., 2 pp. (pages 3 and 4), S[pencer] B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss. to [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Sandy Mountain, Texas]. Trussell place in poor condition. Could have sold it if deed and power of attorney were left with him. Asks for advice on collecting old notes.
29 April 15, 1883
ALS., 2 pp., Geo. W. Barnes, Rushing's Store, Miss. to cousin [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Sandy Mountain, Texas]. Comments on weather, crops, and livestock. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Jr., Sandy Mountain, Texas, from Rushing Store, Miss., April 17, with attached 3 cent stamp.]
29 October 6, 1883
ALS., 2 pp., [Davie King], Kyle Seminary to uncle, J. M. Trussell, [Sandy Mountain, Texas]. General comments. Lots of pretty girls at the school. [On the verso is letter by Sue King, Kyle Seminary to uncle, J. M. Trussell.] Likes the school and wishes the family would visit.
29 November 6, 1883
ALS., 2 pp., J. M. Trussell, Sandy Mountain, Texas to Jennie [Jones], n.p. Sends a picture of himself.
29 undated
Ms. N., Mattie Jones, Sage, Texas to sister, Jennie Jones [Trussell], [Chunky, Miss.]. Requests several kinds of flower seeds. School is out in January. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, Chunky Station, Miss., postmarked Dec. 31, 1883, Sage, Texas with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
30 January 16, 1884
ALS., 2 pp., J. M. Trussell, Sr., Llano County, Sandy Mountain, Texas to Son, [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Chunky, Miss.]. General news of family and neighbors. Describes his handling of son's stock. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Jr., Chunky Station, Newton County, Miss, from Sandy Mountain, Texas, Dec. 31., with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
30 January 22, 1884
ALS., 4 pp., N[annie] J. King, Sandy Mountain, Texas to J. M. and Janie Trussell, [Chunky, Mississippi]. General news of neighbors and friends. Messages for others in Mississippi. Relates weather and her family's activities. Would love to have visitors from home.
30 January 27, 1884
ALS., 2 pp., W[illiam] A. Daniel, Hickory Station, Newton Co., Miss. to J. M. Trussell, [Sr.], [Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Texas]. Weather still bad. Land can't be sold. Describes land deal between Jim Daniel and John Williamson. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Sandy Mountain, Llano Co., Tex., postmarked Hickory, Miss., Jan. 29, 1884 with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
30 January 28, February 1, 1884
ALS., 4 pp., S[pencer] B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss., to J. M. Trussell, Sr., [Llano Co., Texas]. Discussess weather, crops and visitors. Would like to be able to visit Texas and perhaps look for some land. Jim thinks he can sell his land shortly.
30 January 28, 1884
ALS., 2 pp., Martha Jones, Sage, Texas to daughter, Mrs. Jennie Trussell, [Newton Co., Miss.]. Reply to her letter. Trunk has not as yet arrived. General news. [Note added on page 2 from sister, Flora.] Will have picture taken and would also like hers. [Additional note on p. 2 from sister Mattie Jones]. Have not gone to any more socials. Asks if she received her card.
30 February 2, 1884
ALS., 2 pp., J. M. Trussell, Sr., Llano Co., Texas to son, [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], children and friends, [Chunky, Newton Co., Miss.]. Relates his activities in handling the stock, needs help. Can send money for his transportation home. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Jr., Chunky Station, Newton Co., Miss., from Sandy Mt. Texas, Feb. 5, with attached 3 cent stamp].
30 February 4, 1884
ALS., G[eorge] N. Jones, Sage, Texas, to James Trussell, [Jr.], Chunky Station, [Miss.]. Relates his efforts in locating Jennie's trunk. [On verso of letter, 1/2 page to sister Jennie from G. N. J[ones]. General news. Hopes to see her back in Texas soon.
30 March 18, 1884
ALS., 1 p., J. A. Pool, n.p., to uncle Jimie [sic.], [Llano Co., Texas]. Asks for money due him for work. Lists jobs and wages expected. [Notation at bottom of letter]: Settled in full by J. M. Trussell, Sr., March 18, 1884.
31 [June 12, 1884]
ALS., 2 pp., Martha Jones, [Sage, Texas] to Jennie Trussell, [Sandy Mountain, Texas.] Mattie has been very ill. Would like to hear from her once a month. [Attached to letter, 2 page note (1/2 page each side) from Mat Jones, Sage, Texas, June 12, 1884. Describes her activities and broken arm. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, Sandy Mtn., Llano Co., Texas, postmarked Sage, Texas June 12, 1884 with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
31 July 1, 1884
ALS., 2 pp., Mat Jones, Sunylane [sic.], Texas to Jennie Trussell, [Sandy Mountain, Texas.] General news. Invites family to visit.
31 July 23, 1884
ALS., 2 pp., N[ancy] A. Hicks, Lindale, Smith Co., Texas to Brother and Sister [J. M. and Jennie Trussell], [Sandy Mountain, Texas]. General news, describes weather and illnesses. [Accompanied by envelope to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Sandy Mountain, Texas, Llano Co., postmarked Lindale, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
31 September 16, 1884
ALS., 2 pp., N[ancy] A. Hicks, Lindale, Smith Co., Texas to Brother and Sister, [J. M. and Jennie Trussell], [Sandy Mtn., Texas]. Discusses weather, recent deaths, various religious group meetings in the area.
31 September 23, 1884
ALS., 1 p., Jennie Trussell, Sunny Lane, Texas to Jimie [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], Sandy Mountain, Texas. Misses him and has the blues. Describes her activities. Includes poem. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Jr., Sandy Mt., Texas, postmarked Burnet, Tex., Sep. 23, 1884, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
31 October 26, 1884
ALS., 1 p., B. F. King, Rio, Mississippi, to J. M. Trussell, Jr., Sandy Mountain, Texas. Reply to his letter. Needs names of parties that he holds notes against. [Accompanied by envelope with attached 2 cent stamp, addressed to J. M. Trussell, Jr., Llano Co., Sandy Mountain, Texas from Rio, Miss. 10/27/84].
31 December 14, 1884
ALS., 2 pp., Jno. and Ellen Hays, n.p. to Sister [Jennie Trussell], [Llano Co., Texas]. General news. Invitation to come for Christmas.
31 December 17, 1884
ALS., 1 p., V[ictoria] R. McAlister, Meridian, Miss. to Father and Ma [Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Sr., Llano Co., Texas]. Family news, weather, and crops. Money is very scarce. [On verso is 1/2 page letter, Dec. 21, 1884, Vic C. Allen to Grandfather]. Mailed the ferns; comments on upcoming Christmas holiday.
32 February 6, 1885
ALS., 2 pp., Mollie Gilbert, Chunky Sta., Miss. to J.M. Trussell, [Sr.], [Sandy Mountain, Texas]. Describes sickness and deaths in the area. Relates Mr. Gilbert's messages in regard to rental of their Mississippi land. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Sr., Sandy Mountain, Texas, from Chunky, Miss., 2/7/85 with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
32 February [24], 1885
ALS., 2 pp., Florence [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to sister, Jennie [Trussell], [Sandy Mountain, Texas]. General and family news. Would like her to come for a visit. [With envelope addressed to Mr. James Trussell Esq., Sandy Mountain, Texas, Llano Co., postmarked Sunny Lane, Tex., Feb. 24, 1885, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
32 March, April 24, 1885
ALS., 4 pp., Mollie Gilbert, Chunky Sta., Miss. to Father and Mother, [Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Sr.], [Llano Co., Texas]. Family news. Complains of living in this "poor down troden country." Would like to visit next summer.
32 approximately May 9, 1885
ALS., 1 p. [last page only], B. F. King, [Meridian, Miss.] to [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Wolf's Crossing, Texas]. Proposes to handle sale of his land for him. [With envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Jr., Wolf's Crossing, Burnet County, Texas, postmarked May 9, 1885, Meridian, Miss., with attached 2 cent stamp.]
32 May 11, 1885
ALS., 2 pp., Nancy Hicks, Lindale, [Texas] to brother, J. M. Trussell, [Sr.], [Llano Co., Texas]. General news. Would like to hear news about his children.
32 May 14, 1885
ALS., 2 pp., Victoria McAlister, Meridian, Miss. to Father and Ma [James M. Trussell, Sr.], [Wolf's Crossing, Burnet Co., Texas]. Hard winter caused a late spring. Extensive description of her garden and the stock. General news about neighbors and relatives. Would like to visit him. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. James M. Trussell, Sr., Wolf [sic.] Crossing, Burnet Co., Texas, postmarked Meridian with embossed 2 cent stamp].
32 June 21, 1885
ALS., 4 pp., M[ollie] W. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss. to Father and Mother, [Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Sr.], [Llano Co., Texas]. Extremely lonely for family. Describes garden and some recipes. General news.
32 June 21, 29, 1885
ALS., 2 pp., V[ictoria] R. McAlister, Meridian, Miss. to Sisters, Olivia [Reynolds] and Amanda [Altman], Wolf's Crossing, Texas. Family news. Nannie is visiting. Advises sister Amanda to have her decayed teeth pulled. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mrs. Olivia Reynolds, Wolf's Crossing, Texas with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
32 June 29, 1885
ALS., 2 pp., Nannie King, Meridian, Miss., to Sister, Olivia [Reynolds], [Wolf's Crossing, Texas]. Decided suddenly to come to visit Miss. Her life full of trials and troubles. General news. [This letter apparently mailed together with the above by V. R. McAlister].
33 September 1, 1885
ALS., 2 pp., Florence [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to Jennie [Trussell], Wolf's Crossing, Texas]. Describes their activities and visitors. Mama wants her to visit.
33 October 17, 1885
ALS., 3 pp., Mollie Gilbert, Chunky, Miss., to Brother & Sister, [Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Wolf's Crossing, Texas]. Received package and picture. Wishes to see them and the baby. Plans to learn to shoot the winchester that her husband will purchase.
33 November 1, 1885
ALS., 4 pp., G[eorge] N. Jones, Sunny Lane, Texas to Mr. & Mrs. [James] Trussell, [Jr.], Wolf's Crossing, Texas. States his activities and why he is too busy to visit. [1 p. of above letter by Belle Jones to Jennie]. Brags about her baby. Other children are at grandmother's house. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. James Trussell, Wolf's Crossing, Texas, return to G. N. Jones, Sunny Lane Post Office, postmarked, Burnet, Texas, Nov. 3, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
33 November 5, 1885
ALS., 2 pp., John and Ellen Hays, Double Horn, Texas to Sister, Jennie [Trussell], [Wolf's Crossing, Texas]. General news. Have been too busy to write. Have been looking for them to visit. [One half page of above letter is from J. H. B. Hays to Jas. Trussell.] Wants him to come for a visit as he is too busy to travel.
33 November 11, 1885
ALS., 4 pp., M[artha] Jones, Sunny Lane, Texas to Daughter and Son [Jennie and James Trussell], Wolf's Crossing, Texas]. General comments on crops, health and sewing project. Expected them to visit earlier. Mattie and Florence starting school soon. [One page at above letter from Mattie A. Jones]. They have two new school houses. Please come up and see them. [Note at end of letter added by Florence].
34 January 3, 13-14, 1886
ALS. 4 pp., V[ictoria] R. McAlister, Meridian, Miss. to Father and Ma, [Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Sr.], [Wolf's Crossing, Texas]. Relates news and activities of friends and relatives. Meat, produce, and dry goods very cheap this year. Describes weather and effect on the area. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Sr., Wolf's Crossing, Burnet Co., Texas, postmarked, Decatur, Miss., with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
34 Dec. 1885
ALS., 2 pp., S[pencer] B. & M[ollie] W. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss. to [J. M. Trussell, Sr.], [Pack Saddle, Llano Co., Texas]. Describes recent illnesses. Would like family to answer letters. Very lonely and wishes she could see them at Christmas. [One page of letter, Jan. 15, 1886, by S. B. Gilbert]. Discouraged due to much family illness during past year. Jim's rent cotton not sold. Names several families moving to Texas. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. James M. Trussell, Sr., Pack Saddle, Llanno [sic.] County, Texas, care of Mrs. N. J. King from Chunky Sta., Miss., Jan. 1686 [sic.] with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
34 April 3, 1886
ALS., 2 pp., S[pencer] B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss. to Brother [in-law], [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Llano Co., Tex.]. Sorry his check has been delayed by mails.
34 September 30, 1887
ALS., 2 1/2 pp., N[ancy] A. Hicks, Lindale, Texas to James Trussell, [Sr.] and wife, [Llano County], Texas. Describes illnesses and deaths in the area. Concerned that she hasn't heard from them. Family news.
34 December 4, 1887
ALS., 2 pp., Martha Jones, Sunny Lane, Texas to Jennie Trussell, [Wolf's Crossing, Texas]. Sorry to hear of Mr. Trussell's death [Sr.]. Getting her teaching certificate soon. General news of family and friends.
35 January 6, 1888
ALS., 2 pp., S[pencer] B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss., to J. M. Trussell, [Wolf's Crossing, Texas]. Sending him rental collected on old place. House and fence are in poor condition, needs a responsible renter.
35 March 30, 1888
ALS., 4 pp., Martha Jones, Suny [sic.] Lane, Texas to J. M. & M. J. Trussell and Babe [sic.], [Wolf's Crossing, Texas]. Have written several times with no reply. Wants to know what they named the baby. Family news.
35 August 16, 1889
ALS., 1 p., J. M. T[russell, Jr.], [Wolf's Crossing, Texas] to Jennie [Trussell], [Sunny Lane, Texas]. Reports his safe arrival home. Describes his activities.
35 September, [1889]
ALS., 2 pp., Jennie [Trussell], Sunny Lane, Texas to Jim [J. M. Trussell], [Wolf's Crossing, Texas]. Misses him. Not well yet, but children are fine. Maybe he could sell the place and buy land here.
35 September 14 & 16, 1889
ALS., 4 pp., J. M. T[russell], [Pack Saddle, Texas] to Jennie [Trussell], and Babies, [Suny [sic.] Lane, Texas]. Describes his activities. His only company "is the little crickets & spiders that sings at night." [Accompanied by envelope to Mrs. M. J. Trussell, Suny [sic.] Lane, Texas, Burnet County, postmarked Pack Saddle, Texas, Sept. 17, 1889, with embossed 2 cent stamp].
35 September 21, 1889
ALS., 2 pp., Jennie [Trussell], Sunny Lane, Texas to Jim [Trussell], [Packsaddle, Texas]. Feeling well and wishes he could see the new baby girl. [Not written in Jennie Trussell's hand.]
35 September 27, [1889]
ALS., 2 pp., Jennie Trussell, Sunny Lane, Texas to Jim [J. M. Trussell], [Packsaddle, Texas]. The new baby is a beauty. Messages from the children. Asks him to come or write every week. [With envelope to J. M. Trussell, Pack-saddle, Texas, postmarked Sunny Lane, Tex., Sept. 28, with embossed 2 cent stamp].
35 September 29, 1889
ALS., 2 pp., J. M. T[russell], [Pack Saddle, Texas] to Jennie [Trussell], [Sunny Lane, Texas]. Shearing sheep and picking cotton difficult due to poor weather. Comments about how he misses her and the babies. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. M. J. Trussell, Sunny Lane, Texas, Burnet County, postmarked Pack Saddle, Tex. with embossed 2 cent stamp].
36 January 19, 1890
ALS., 4 pp., Florence Jones, Sunny Lane, Texas to Jennie Trussell, [Packsaddle, Texas]. Relates family news and describes her Christmas gifts. Messages to and from others in the family. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, Packsaddle, Texas, Llano Co., postmarked, Sunnylane, Texas, Feb. 14, with part of a 2 cent stamp attached].
36 April 13, 1890
ALS., 2 pp., Ellen Hays, Marble Falls, Texas to Jennie Trussell, [Packsaddle, Texas]. Family news. Discusses crops. Messages to children.
36 September 14, 1890
ALS., 2 pp., John and Ellen Hays, Marble Falls, Texas to Jennie Trussell and family, [Pack Saddle, Texas]. Reply to their last letter. General and family news.
36 October 17, 22, 1890
ALS., 6 pp., Florence Jones, Sunny Lane, Texas to Jennie Trussell, [Packsaddle, Texas]. Will come to visit as soon as papa can bring her. Was offered a position teaching school. General family news and inquiries into their activities.
36 December 13, 1890
ALS., 2 pp., John H. Mazatt, Collin P. O., Lauderdale, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, [Packsaddle, Texas]. Received his letter concerning the purchase of his land. Relates interest and would like to know terms of sale.
36 December 20, 1890
ALS., 2 pp., Flora [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to Jennie Trussell, [Packsaddle, Texas]. Hopes they can come for Christmas. General news and messages. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, Packsaddle, Texas, Llano Co., postmarked, Sunny Lane, Texas, Dec. 22, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
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GA67 1 January 26, 1891
ALS., 2 pp., Geo. N. Jones, Suny [sic.] Lane, Texas to Mr. & Mrs. [James & Jenny] Trussell, Packsaddle, [Texas]. General family news.
1 February 10, 1[891]
ALS., 2pp., Mat [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to Jennie Trussell, Packsaddle, Texas. Describes family's activities. Measles going around. Requests Jim's assistance in getting subscribers for a school she'd like to set up in Llano County.
1 February 12, 1891
ALS., 2 pp., Florence [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to Jennie [Trussell], [Packsaddle, Texas]. Asks their help in signing up students there for Mattie to teach a spring or summer school. Comments on her date for next Sunday. Smallpox scare is about over. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. James M. Trussell, Pack Saddle, Tex., postmarked Feb. 19, Sunny Lane, Tex. with attached 2 cent stamp.]
1 March 16, 1891
ALS., 3 pp., Ellen [Hays], Marble Falls, Texas to sister, Jennie Trussell, [Packsaddle, Texas]. Family and general news. [Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mrs. M. J. Trussel, [sic.], Pack-saddle, Texas, Llano Co., postmarked Marble Falls, Tex., Mar. 17, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
1 May 4, 1891
ALS., 4 pp., [Martha Jones], [Sunny Lane, Texas], to daughter, Mattie [Jones], [Packsaddle, Texas]. Anxious to hear from her as they have written every week. [Two pages of letter includes a recipe for "Pound Cake" and "Light Bread" written by Florence Jones]. Letter mentions that Florence has gone to the "ofice." [With envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, Pack Saddle, Tax., Llano Co., postmarked Sunny Lane, Tex. with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
1 May 11, 1891
ALS., 3 pp., [Ellen Hays], [Marble Falls, Texas] to Sister, Mrs. [Jennie] Trussle [sic.] [Packsaddle, Texas.] Family news. Wants to visit while Mattie is there.
1 June 17, [18]91
ALS., 2 pp., Flora H. [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to sisters, Jennie T[russell] and M[at] Jones, Packsaddle, [Texas]. Explains arrangements Father has made for picking up Mat. Advises her to wear her bonnet, mask, and gloves so that she will look very white when she returns. General news. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, Packsaddle, Tex., Llano Co., postmarked Burnet, Tex., Jun 18, 1891, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
2 July 6, 1891
ALS., 2 pp., (incomplete letter), [Florence Jones] to Mr. and Mrs. [James & Jennie] Trussell, Pack Saddle [sic.], Texas. General family news and activities. Describes riding incident with her pony.
2 July 7, 1891
ALS., 1 p., Mattie [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to [Jennie Trussell], [Packsaddle, Texas]. Brought her thimble home by mistake. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, Pack-saddle, Tex., Llano Co., postmarked Sunny Lane, Tex., July 8, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
2 July 11, 1891
ALS., 2 pp., Mattie Jones, [Sunny Lane, Texas] to Mr. and Mrs. [James & Jennie] Trussell, Packsaddle, Texas. Florence has gone away to take music lessons in Marble Falls. Describes various social events she has attended and others she may attend.
2 July 28, [18]91
ALS., 2 pp., Mattie [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Packsaddle, Texas. Complains that they do not write to her often enough. Describes her special fellow. Relays questions from her Pa to Jim.
2 August 30, September 3, 5, [18]91
ALS., 6 pp., Mattie [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to Mr. & Mrs. [James & Jennie] Trussell, Packsaddle, Texas. Describes religious meetings, the family's activities, health, and other news.
2 September 13, 1891
ALS., 2 pp., John and Ellen Hays, Marble Falls, Texas to Jennie Trussell & Family, [Packsaddle, Texas]. Describes trip to Tennessee to visit relatives. News about family and friends.
2 September 19, [18]91
ALS., 4 pp., Mattie Jones, [Sunny Lane, Texas], to Jennie Trussell, Packsaddle, [Texas]. General and family news. Wants them to visit.
2 November 25, 1891
ALS., 1 p., S. B. Gilbert, Meridian, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, [Packsaddle, Texas]. Sends him rent for his property. Wants to hear from him upon receipt. [Written on letterhead of Threefoot Bros. & Co. Wholesale Grocers.]
3 February 15, & 25, 1892
ALS., 6 pp., Mattie [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to Mr. & Mrs. [James & Jennie] Trussell, Packsaddle, Texas. General family news and activities. Misses them all. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Pack Saddle, Texas, Llano Co., postmarked Sunny Lane, Texas, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
3 March 25, [18]92
ALS., 4 pp., Mattie [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to Jennie Trussell, Packsaddle, Texas. News and activities of family and friends. Instructions to send her a lock of the new baby's hair.
3 March 28, [18]92
ALS., 4 pp., Ellen Hays, Marble Falls, Texas to Jennie Trussell, Packsaddle, Texas. Family news. Describes garden and new baby girl. [One page of above letter is from Mattie Jones to Jim and Jennie.] Comments on new niece and wants them to visit. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Pack Saddle, Tex., postmarked Marble Falls, Tex., Mar. 30, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
3 March 30, [18]92
ALS., 2 pp., John Hays, Marble Falls, Texas to Jas. Trussell, [Packsaddle, Texas]. Discusses his crops. [On the verso is a note from J. H. to Miss Alice Guernsey, Chicago, Illinois concerning payment for a subscription.]
3 August 2, [1892?]
ALS., 4 pp., Mattie [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to Mr. & Mrs. [James & Jennie] Trussell, Kingsland, Texas. Family news and activities. Hopes that they have decided to move nearby.
3 August 19, 20, [18]92
ALS., 4 pp., Mattie [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to [J. M. & Jennie Trussell], [Kingsland, Texas], addressed to "Stepma and Steppa!" Family activities. Comments on boyfriend of hers. Stories about neighbors. Asks about current fashion there.
4 September 1, [18]92
ALS., Mattie Jones, [Sunny Lane, Texas] to [James Trussell], [Packsaddle, Texas]. Not well. Describes Baptist meeting. [With envelope addressed to Mr. James M. Trussell, Pack-saddle, Texas, Llano Co., postmarked Sunny Lane, Texas, Sept. with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
4 October 30, [18]92
ALS., 3 pp., Mattie [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Kingsville, Texas. Reports recent visitors and news of family and friends. [With envelope addressed to Mr. James M. Trussell, Kingsville, Texas, Llano Co., postmarked, Sunny Lane, Tax., Nov. 1, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
4 November 18, [18]92
Ms.L., 2 pp., [Spencer B. Gilbert], Melon, Mississippi to J. M. Trussell, [Kingsland, Texas]. Reports his efforts to sell Trussell's land. Would like to sell his own place and perhaps settle in Texas. [Incomplete letter.]
4 December 11, [18]92
ALS., 2 pp., Florence [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to sister, brother and little folks [James & Jennie Trussell], [Kingsville, Texas]. Arrived home safely. Comments on death and funeral of their aunt. Wants them to visit at Christmas.
4 December 15, 1892
envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, Kingsville, Llano Co., Texas, postmarked Marble Falls, Tex., Dec. 15, 1892, with 2 one cent stamps attached.
5 January 21, 1893
ALS., 2 pp., A. J. Lee., Jr., Oktibbeha, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, [Kingsville, Texas]. Concerning proposition for purchase of Trussell's land adjacent to his in Mississippi. [With envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Kingsville, Texas from Oktibbeha, Miss., 1/23/93 with attached 2 cent stamp.]
5 January 30, 1893
ALS., 4 pp., B. F. King, Calvert, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Kingsville, Texas. Would be glad to handle sale of his Mississippi land on condition that he have complete control of the sale. Lists reasons why property cannot be sold now. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Kingsville, Texas, Llano Co., from Calvert, Miss., 1/31/98 with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
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Envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, Kingsville, Llano Co., Texas postmarked Feb. 14, 1893, Marble Fallas, Texas.
5 May 26, 1893
ALS., 4 pp., Victor W. Gilbert, Melon, Mississippi to uncle, J. M. Trussell, [Kingsville, Texas]. Primarily about weather and crops. Requests photos of family.
5 May 29, [18]93
ALS., 4 pp., Mat [Jones], Sunny Lane, [Texas] to Mr. [James] Trussell & Family, Kingsville, [Texas]. Family news and activities, condition of crop and garden. Washing herself in buttermilk before she travels to the city.
5 June 7, [18]93
ALS., 4 pp., Stephen Jones, Sunny Lane, [Texas] to Mr. & Mrs. [James and Jennie] Trussell, Kingsville, Texas. Concerned that he can't sell his wool. Relates message concerning a trade. [2 pages of above letter from Mat [Jones] to Jen [Trussell]: Questions and news about Florence and friends.
5 September 4, [18]93
ALS., 4 pp., Mattie [Jones], Sunny Lane, [Texas] to Bud & Sis [James & Jennie Trussell], [Kingsville, Texas]. News of the family and social activities.
5 September 4, 1893
ALS., 3 pp., Mattie [Jones], [Sunny Lane, Texas] to [James & Jennie Trussell], [Kingsville, Texas]. [Possibly continuation of above letter]. General news. Wants oldest nieces and nephews to write to her.
6 November 16, 1893
ALS., 4 pp., Flora [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to Jennie Trussell, Kingsville, Texas. General family news. [A note by Mattie is across the top of the first page.]
6 December 10, 1893
ALS., 2 pp., Alice Jones, Sunny Lane, Texas to cousin, Lillian Trussell, [Kingsville, Texas]. Family and school news.
6 December 10, 1893
ALS., 2 pp., Myrtle Jones, Sunny Lane, Texas to cousin, Lillian Trussell, [Kingsville, Texas]. School and family news.
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Envelope for above two letters, addressed to Miss Lilian [sic.] Trussell, Kingsville, Llano Co., Texas, postmarked, Sunny Lane, Tex., Dec. 12, with embossed 2 cent stamp.
6 December 17, 1893
ALS., 2 pp., Ellen Hays, [Marble Falls, Texas] to sister [Jennie Trussell], [Kingsville, Texas]. News of family and friends. Would like them to come for Christmas.
6 December 26, [18]93
ALS., 2 pp., Martha Jones, Sunny Lane, Texas to Jennie Trussell, Kingsland, [Texas]. General inquiries and news.
6 December 28, 1893
ALS., 2 pp., Mattie [Jones], [Sunny Lane, Texas] to [Jennie Trussell], [Kingsland, Texas]. Family news. [With envelope addressed to Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Kingsland, Tex., postmarked Sunny Lane, Tex., Dec. 30.]
7 March 2, 1894
ALS., 2 pp., Mattie [Jones], [Sunny Lane, Texas] to Bro. & Sis [James & Jennie Trussell], [Kingsland, Texas]. General news.
7 March 26, [18]94
ALS., 4 pp., Mattie [Jones], Sunny Lane, [Texas] to Bro. & Sis & children [James & Jennie Trussell & children], [Kingsland, Texas]. Discusses crops, children, and family activities.
7 May 17, 1894
ALS., 2 pp., G[eorge] N. Jones, Sunny Lane, Texas to brother-in-law, J. M. Trussell, Kingsland, Texas. Discusses weather, crops, and the shearing of Trussell's sheep. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Kingsland, Llano Co., [Texas] from G. N. Jones, Sunny Lane, postmarked, Burnet, Tex., May 18, 2PM, 1894, Tx. Only part of embossed stamp remains.]
7 June, 1894
ALS., 4 pp., Alice Jones, Sunny Lane, Texas, to aunt, Jennie Trussell, [Kingsland, Texas]. Letting them know that she arrived safely. Describes hired man's family and general news. One page contains a Potato Salad receipe. One page above letter is added by Mat [Jones] about family's current activities. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, Kingsland, Texas from Alice Jones, Sunny Lane, Texas, postmarked June 14, Sunny Lane, Texas with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
7 June 3, 1894
ALS., 3 pp., Ellen Hays, Marble Falls, Texas to Jennie T[russell], [Kingsland, Texas]. General news of family, friends and family activities. Discusses crops and garden cuttings that she would like.
7 June 11 and 12, [18]94
ALS., 2 pp., [Mattie Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to Mr. & Mrs. [James & Jennie] Trussell, Kingsland, [Texas]. Alice arrived safely. General news.
8 August 20, [18]94
ALS., 2 pp., G[eorge] N. Jones, Sunny Lane, Texas to J[ames] M. Trussell, Kingsland, [Texas]. Notifies Trussell that he sold 108 head of his sheep. [With envelope to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Kingsland, Texas, postmarked Burnet, Aug. 20, 2PM, 1894, Tex., with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
8 September 9, [18]94
ALS., 4 pp., Olivia [Reynolds], Quanah, Texas to brother & sister [J. M. and Jennie Trussell], [Kingsland, Texas.] Describes Indians who came to town to buy supplies (with Chief Lone Woolf). General comments and news. [With envelope to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Kingsland, Texas, Llano Co., postmarked Quanah, Sep. 10.]
8 September 17, 1894
ALS., 5 pp., B. F. King, Calvert, Miss. to J. A. [sic.] Trussell, Kingsville, Texas. Describes low cash offer he has received for Trussell's Mississippi land. Recommends taking offer due to the poor condition of the place and hard times. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. A. Trussell, Kingsville, Texas, Llano Co., postmarked Sep 17, 1894, Ca[lvert], Miss., with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
8 September 18, 1894
ALS., 4 pp., Mattie [Jones], Sunny Lane, Texas to Jennie Trussell, King[sland, Texas]. General family news, activities, and crops. [About one inch is torn away from right hand border of letter.]
9 January 28, 18[95]
ALS., 2 pp., Flora J[ones] Harkrider, Burnet, Texas to sister, [Jennie Trussell], [Kingsland, Texas]. Snow prevents her from visiting parents. Have not heard from Jennie in a long time. General news.
9 March 27, [18]95
MsL., 4 pp., [Florence Harkrider], Burnet, [Texas] to sister and brother [James & Jennie Trussell], [Kingsland, Texas]. Comments on her first garden, family, news, and other activities. Would like them to visit.
9 July 7, 1895
ALS., 2 pp., Lillian Trussell, Kingsland, Texas to cousin, Lestie Reynolds, [Quanah, Texas]. General news and activities. Wants her to visit again.
9 August 1, [18]95
MsL., 2 pp. [letter is incomplete], [Florence Harkrider], Burnet, Texas to Sister [Jennie Trussell]. [Kingsland, Texas]. Visits parents every week. Wants to see her children. Going to religious meeting at Pleasant Hill.
9 August 22, 1895
ALS., 2 pp., Jessie [Hays], Marble Falls, Texas to cousin, Lillian Trussell, [Kingsville, Texas]. Relates news of her latest social and religious meetings. Family news.
9 August, 1895
ALS., 2 pp., John and Ellen Hays, Marble Falls, Texas to sister [Jennie Trussell], [Kingsville, Texas]. Discusses garden, weather, children's school and other activities. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, Kingsville, Llano Co., Texas from M. E. Hays, Marble Falls, Texas, postmarked Marble Falls, Tex., Aug. 23, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
9 November 1, 1895
ALS., 2 pp., Jno. & Ellen Hays, Marble Falls, Texas to Sister [Jennie Trussell], and Family, [Kingsland, Texas]. Describes family activities and news of family and friends.
10 February, 1896
ALS., 2 pp., Mattie [Jones], Kingsland, Texas to [no greeting, these are the last 2 pages of a letter]. Family and friends' activities.
10 February 17, 1896
ALS., 6 pp., S. B. Gilbert, Melon, Miss., to J. M. Trussell, [Kingsland, Texas]. Family news. Possible cash sale of his land to Jim Harris. Request Trussell's lowest price and other details. [Enclosed is a two page letter from Mary Gilbert to her brother, Jim Trussell.] Bricks are missing from their mother's grave. Warns against placing sale of their Mississippi property in the hands of B. F. King. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Kingsland, Texas, Llano Co., from S. B. Gilbert, postmarked, Melon, Miss., Feb. 17, 1896.]
10 March 3, [18]96
ALS., 2 pp., B. F. King, Calvert, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Kingsland, Texas. [large hole in center of letter]. Explains his case for receiving commission on the sale of the Miss. land to Jim Harris even if he buys direct from Trussell.
10 April 18, 1896
ALS., 2 pp., Ellen Hays, Marble Falls, Texas to sister, [Jennie Trussell], [Kingsland, Texas]. Family news and activities, describes condition of crops. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, Kingsland, Texas, postmarked Marble Falls, Texas, Apr. 22, 1896, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
10 April 21, 1896
ALS., 2 pp., Jessie Hays, Marble Falls, Texas to cousin, Lillian Trussell, Kingsland, Texas. Describes picnic and children's activities. [A 1/2 page note is added at end of letter. Mattie Hays, Marble Falls, Tex. to Lera Trussell, Kingsland, Texas:] Writes about Sunday School and a picnic.
11 September 11, [18]96
ALS., 3 pp., B. F. King, Calvert, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Kingsland, Texas. Relates recent offers and discusses various terms for purchase of Trussell's Mississippi land. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Kingsland, Texas, Llano Co., postmarked Calvert, Miss., Sep. 11, 1896, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
11 September 14, [18]96
ALS., 2 pp., B. F. King, Calvert, Miss. to J. M. Trussell, Kingsland, Texas. Informs him of an offer on his place and recommends he take it, if he needs the money. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Llano Co., Kingsland, Texas from Calvert, Miss., Sept. 14, 1896, B. F. King, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
11 September 27, 1896
ALS., G[eorge] N. Jones, Sunny Lane, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Kingsland, [Texas]. Discusses crops.
11 Dec., 1896
ALS., 4 pp., Etta Altman, Kingsland, Texas to cousin, Lillian Trussell, [Sunny Lane, Texas]. Writes about school examinations, Sunday School, and family activities. [With envelope addressed to Miss Lillian Trussell, Sunny Lane, Texas, from Etta Altman, Kingsland, Texas postmarked Dec. 24, 1896.]
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Envelope to Mrs. M. J. Trussell, Sunny Lane, Texas from Metropolitan Book Company, New York, postmarked New York, N.Y. Sta. O., Jan. 30, 7:30 PM '97 with attached 2 cent stamp (partial).
12 February 26, 1897
ALS., 1 p., B. F. King, Meridian, Miss. Sends him remittance for balance of payment on his land and sale of a bale of cotton. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Sunny Lane, Burnett Co., with return address, McDade & Walker, Meridian, Miss., postmarked Burnet, Mar. 1, 1897.]
12 August 26, 1897
ALS., 1 p., P. M. Hawkins, Valley Springs, [Texas] to James Trussell, Sunny Lane, Texas. Asks for remittance of a note for his membership into "The Woodman of The World." [With envelope to Mr. Jas. Trussell, Sunny Lane, Texas, from P. M. Hawkins, Valley Springs, Texas postmarked Pontotoc, Texas, Aug. 27, 1897 with attached 2 cent stamp.]
12 September 3, 1897
PCS., Th. Rogers, Fairland, Texas to James Trussell, Suneylane [sic.] Burnet County, Texas. Would like terms for rental of his land in Llano County.
12 September 8, 1897
ALS., 2 pp., Alex Taylor, Wanette, Okla. Territory to J. M. Tressel [sic.] [Sunny Lane, Texas]. Discusses crop production. Offers to sell him his place in Texas for $1700. [With envelope addressed to J. M. Truss[ell], Sunny Lane, Texas, Burnet Co., from Alex Taylor, Wanette, Okla. T., postmarked Wanette, Okla., Sept. 9, 1897, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
12 December 9, 1897
envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussel [sic.], Sunny Lane, Texas from Alex Taylor, Wanette, Okla., with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
12 December 24, 1897
TsS., 1 p., F. L. Sweany, M.D., St. Louis, Mo. to J. M. Trussell, [Sunny Lane, Texas]. Sending medication and assures him of a perfect cure. [Large piece missing from center of letter.]
13 May 15, [18]98
ALS., 2 pp., J. A. Thompson, Kingsland, Texas to J. M. Trussell, [Sunny Lane, Texas]. Discusses purchase of his corn.
13 May 18, [18]98
ALS., 2 pp., N[annie] J. King, Kingsland, Texas to J. M. Trussell, [Sunny Lane, Texas]. Wishes him to come to Llano for her court case on the 23rd. Believes Stanley may have enlisted in the war. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Sunny Lane, Texas, Burnet County, postmarked Kingsland, Tex., May 18, 1898. With attached 2 cent stamp.]
13 August 10, [18]98
ALS., 2 pp., Olivia O. Reynolds, Quanah, [Texas] to Brother and sister [James & Jennie Trussell], [Sage, Texas]. Family and general news, [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Sunny Lane, (crossed out with Sage written below) Texas, Burnett Co., with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
13 October 10, [18]98
ALS., 1 p., J. N. Hallmark, Kingsland, Texas to Jim Trustle [sic.], [Sage, Texas]. Inquires into terms for rental of his property for son-in-law. [With envelope addressed to Mr. Jim Trustle, Sage, Tex., Burnet Co. Sunny Lane is crossed out. With attached 2 cent stamp, postmarked Kingsland, Tex., Oct. 11, 1898.]
13 October 12, [18]98
ALS., 2 pp., Joe Thompson, Kingsland, Llano Co., Texas to J. M. Trussell, [Sage, Texas]. Writes concerning rental of his property to Charlie Montgomery. [With envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Sage, Burnet Co., Texas, postmarked Kingsland, Tex., Oct. 13, 1898 from Joe Thompson.]
14 February 17, [18]99
ALS., 4 pp., W[illiam] H. Altman, Kingsland, Texas to J. M. Trusell [sic.], [Sage, Texas]. Asks Trussell's opinion on the cash sale of their old place with instructions concerning the deed. General family news. [With envelope addressed to J. M. Trusell [sic.], Sage, Texas, Burnet Co., postmarked Kingsland, Tex., Feb. 17, 1899 with attached 2 cent stamp.]
14 March 1, 1899
ALS., 2 pp., O[livia] O. Reynolds, Quanah, Texas to J. M. Trussell & family, [Sage, Texas]. Her promise to give him her share of the old place still good. General family news.
14 March 14, 1899
ALS., 3 pp., W. H. Altman, Kingsland, [Texas] to J. M. Trusell [sic.], [Sage, Texas]. Requests him to come help with the surveying of their property and bring his deed. [With envelope to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Sage, Texas, Burnet Co., postmarked Kingsland, Texas, Mar. 14, 1899, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
14 March 28, 1899
ALS., 4 pp., W. J. Reynolds, Quanah, Texas to brother-in-law, J. M. Trussell, Sage, Texas. Notifies him of his sister's sudden death of meningitis. [Includes printed one page "Funeral Notice" for Olivia O. Reynolds at Quanah, Texas, March 22, 1899. Accompanied by envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Sage, Texas, Burnet Co., postmarked Quanah, Mar. 28, 1899, with a 2 cent stamp attached.]
14 March 29, 1899
Envelope to J. M. Trussell, Sage, Texas from W. H. Altman, Kingsland, Texas.
15 April 6, 1899
ALS., 3 pp., W. J. Reynolds, Quanah, Texas to J. M. Trussell & Family, Sage, Texas. Misses wife very much. Their children will sign over deed to property that Olivia promised to her brother. Provides addresses.
15 April 9, 1899
ALS., 3 pp., Lestie Reynolds, Martha, Oklahoma to cousin, Lillian Trussell, [Sage, Texas]. Family news. [Center section missing from this letter, very fragile.]
15 April 29, [18]99
ALS., 1 p., J. M. Haywood, Kingsland, Texas to Jas. Trussell, [Sage, Texas]. Interested in purchasing Trussell's land that is adjacent to his property. [With envelope addressed to Mr. Jas. Trussell, Sage, Texas, from J. M. Haywood, Kingsland, Texas, postmarked Apr. 29, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
15 June 15, 1899
ALS., 1 p., David Taylor, Wanette, Oklahoma to James Trussel [sic.], [Sage, Texas]. Have not heard from him since he wrote about his taxes. Asks about corn crops. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussel [sic.], Sage, Texas from D. Taylor, Wanette, Okla. T., postmarked Lexington, Okla., 1899, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
16
Envelope addressed to Mr. Jim Tressel [sic.], Sage, Tex., Burnet Co., postmarked Wanette, Okla., Sept. 16, 1899, with embossed 2 cent stamp.
16 October 22, [18]99
ALS., 2 pp., W. H. Altman, Kingsland, Texas to J. M. Trusell [sic.] [Sage, Texas]. Discusses crops. Asks him to see Boyce about money owed him or getting back his machinery. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trusell [sic.], Sage. Texas, return to Altman, Kingsland, Tex., postmarked Kingsland, Tex., Oct. 22, 1899 with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
16 December 12, 1899
ALS., 1 p., J. L. Davis, Sonora, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Sage, Texas. States terms for the purchase of his place if Trussell is interested. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Sage, Texas, Burnet Co., from E. S. Briant, Sheriff and Tax Collector, Sutton County, Sonora, Texas, postmarked Dec. 13, 1899, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
16 December 25, [18]99
ALS., 1 p., J. M. Haywood, Kingsland, Texas to J. M. Trussell, [Sage, Texas]. If he will come at once, perhaps a trade can be arranged.
16 undated, 189[]
ALS., 1 p., B. F. King, Meridian, Miss., to [J. M. Trussell], [Sage, Texas]. Notifies Trussell that he has transacted some business for him. [last page of a letter on letterhead: J. D. King, Furniture, Sewing Machine and Coffins.]
16 undated, [18]99
ALS., 2 pp., Thos. L. Adams, Cadiz, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Sage, Texas. A reply to his letter concerning a fine family named Trussell that he lived near.
17 January 9, 1900
ALS., 2 pp., N[annie] J. King, Kingsland, Texas to Bro. and Sister [James & Jennie Trussell], [Sage, Texas]. Family news and activities.
17 March, 1900
envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Sage, Tex., postmarked Louisville, Ky., Mar., postmarked on verso, Mar. 18, 1900, Sage, Tex. Return address is "Home and Farm. The Most Widely Circulated Agricultural Paper in the South., 50 Cts. Per Annum., Louisville, Ky."
17 April 9, 1900
ALS., 2 pp., Neal Wood, Marble Falls, Texas to J. M. Trussel [sic.], [Sage, Texas]. Proposes terms for purchase of Trussell's land.
17 April 10, 1900
ALS., 3 pp., J. M. T[russell], n.p., to Jennie [Trussell], [Sage, Texas]. Was delayed in getting home due to high waters of the Llano River.
17 June 12, 1900
PCS., Neal Wood, Marble Falls, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Sage, Texas. Needs answer to his letter. Delay is interferring with his business plans.
17 August 1, 1900
ALS., 1 p., Jimmie Trussell, Sage, Texas to mother, [Jennie Trussell, n.p.]. Requests his pa to meet him at Burnet Sunday.
17 October 15, 1900
Fl., 1 p., Universal Publishing Co., Philadelphia, Pa. to "Dear Friend," [possibly J. M. Trussell], [Sage, Texas]. Offers contract for position as General Agent on salary for the above book publishing company. [On letterhead stationary].
17 October 22, 1900
ALS., 4 pp., N[annie] J. King, Kingsland, Texas to Jennie Trussell & family, [Sage, Texas]. Family news and plans to visit at Xmas. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, Sage, Texas, postmarked, Kingsland, Tex., Oct. 22, 1900. Two one cent stamps are attached. Envelope has printed Texas Telegraph and Telephone return.]
17 December 3, 1900
envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Sage, Burnet Co., Texas, return address, P. O. Box 779, Cincinnati, O. [With attached 2 cent stamp.]
18 January, 1901
envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, Sage, Texas, Burnet Co., with attached 2 cent stamp.
18 April, 1901
envelope, from the Columbus Lamp Co., Columbus, O. to Jas. M. Trussell, Esq., Sage, Burnet Co., Tex. with attached 2 cent stamp.
18 June 15, 1901
envelope, from Aerating Separator Co., Cincinnati, O. to Mr. Jas. M. Trussell, Sage, Tex., Burnet Co., with attached one cent commemorative stamp, "Fast Lake Navigation."
18 June 18, 1901
ALS., 3 pp., Sue E. Houser, Kingsland, Texas to aunt, Jannie [sic.] Trussell, [Sage, Texas]. Concerns her daughter's visit and when she expects them home.
18 [September 17, 1901]
PI., 1 p., N. [annie] J. King, Kingsland, Texas to [J. M. Trussell], [Sage, Texas]. Invitation to daughter Stella's marriage to Dr. R. F. Williamson. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Sage, Texas, postmarked Johnson, Sep. 17, 1901 with attached 2 cent stamp.]
18 March 30, 1902
ALS., 3 pp., N[annie] J. King, Kingsland, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Sage, Texas. Much illness and rain in the area. Mother Trussell died March 24th. Other family news. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Sage, Texas, Burnet Co., postmarked Kingsland, Tex., March 31, 1902, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
18 November 12, 1902
ALS., 2 pp., Amanda [Altman], Martin, Oklahoma to Brother, Sister & Family [James & Jennie Trussell], [Sage, Texas]. Describes neighbors and activities. Relates family news. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Sage, Texas, Burnet Co., return to A. N. Altman, Martin, Olcla, postmarked Nov. 14, 1902, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
19 February 18, 1903
ALS., 2 pp., N[annie] J. King, Kingsland, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Sage, Texas. Requests he look through Father's papers for proof of ownership to some lots in Meridian recently sold for taxes. Needs information also on how much cotton burned by Yankees during Civil War on father's plantation. Government paying 60 cts. per pound as reparation. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Sage, Texas, Burnet Co., from Mrs. N. J. King, Kingsland, Tex., postmarked Feb. 19, 1903, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
19 March 12, 1903
ALS., 2 pp., S[pencer] B. Gilbert, Chunky, Miss., to J. M. Trussell, [Sage, Texas]. Relates activities and marriages of his children. His son Victor (an attorney in Meridian) will investigate the records pertaining to their title to the Meridian lots. Describes "old uncle Math" and the Todds' activities. [With envelope, addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Sage, Texas, Burnett Co., postmarked R.F.D., Mar 13, 1903, Chunkeys Station, Miss., with attached 2 cent stamp.]
19 September 2, 1903
ALS., 2 pp., Sue Stella, Kingsland, Texas to cousin, Jimmie Trussell, Sage, Texas. Arrived home safely. Sad news. Describes cute boy she met on train.
19 September 18, 1904
MsL., 2 pp., unsigned, Austin, Texas to uncle [J. M. Trussell], [Sage, Texas]. Response to his letter. States terms for having his son, Jimmie, board with her while attending school.
19 April 13, 1905
ALS., 2 pp., Maggie Cotham, Burnet, Texas to James [Trussell], [Sage, Texas]. Statement of amount due on his tuition. Comments on school year and greetings to family. [With envelope addressed to Mr. Jas. M. Trussell, Jr., Sage, Texas, postmarked Burnet, Tex., Apr. 14, 1905, with a partial attached 2 cent stamp.]
20 March 6, 1906
ALS., 5 pp., A[manda] N. Altman, Martin, O[klahoma] T[erritory] to Brother [James Trussell] & Family, [Sage, Texas]. Discusses illnesses in family, crops, weather and describes the land there. Would like to sell and move to a town. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Sage, Texas, with embossed two cent stamp.]
20 April 1, 1906
ALS., 2 pp., Stephen [Trussell], Lampasas, Texas to parents, [James & Jennie Trussell] [Sage, Texas]. Arrived safely. General news.
20 November 3, 1906
PC., M.G.S., [Burnet, Texas] to Jimmie Trussel [sic.], Cherokee, Texas. [This is a picture postcard with a boy and girl in a buggy on a county lane with the caption: "Nobody's Looking but the Owl and the Moon."] With greetings and comments by M.G.S.
20 April 10, 1907
ALS., 12 pp., Lill [Trussell Murphey], Lampasas, Texas to Home folks [James and Jennie Trussell], Lampasas, Texas. Family news and activities. Discusses weather, crops and garden. [With envelope to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Lampasas, Texas, postmarked Apr. 12, 1907, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
20 October 23, 1907
ALS., 6 pp., A. N. Altman, Quanah, Texas to Brother, Sister [James & Jennie Trussell], and family, [Lampasas, Texas.] Has moved to town and is not lonesome anymore. Describes jobs and activities of her children and grandchildren. Describes their home and her husband's work.
21 January 12, 1908
ALS., 2 pp., Lillian [Murphey], [Lampasas, Texas] to Home folks [James and Jennie Trussell], [Lampasas, Texas]. General news and commentary.
21 September 25, 1908
ALS., 4 pp., Sue E. Houser, San Antonio, Texas to uncle, J. M. Trussell, [Lampasas, Texas]. Describes her job at The Menger Hotel. Her children must also work. Asks to borrow money to help further their education. Complains of high expenses, but low wages due to cheap Mexican labor. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Lampassas [sic.], Texas, postmarked San Antonio, Texas, Sep. 28, 1908.]
21 November 2, 1908
ALS., 3 pp., Sue E. Houser, San Antonio, Texas to J. M. Trussell, [Lampasas, Texas]. Explains her situation and asks for immediate financial assistance. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Lampasses [sic.], Texas, postmarked San Antonio, Nov. 2, 1908, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
21 November 7-8, [19]09
ALS., 2 pp., Florence J. [Harkrider], Runnels Co. Texas to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, Lampasas, Texas. Describes her and Reese's travels in Texas. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, Lampasas, Tex., postmarked Bronte, Tex., Nov. 9, 1909, with 2 attached one cent stamps.]
21 September 25, 1911
ALS., on Santa Fe letterhead, 4 pp., James [Trussell, IV], View, Texas to home folks, [Lampasas, Texas]. Describes his job as public weigher. Relates also his activities and clothing purchases. Asks Vestry to make him some pillow cases. [With Santa Fe envelope addressed to Miss Vestry Trussell, Lampasas, Texas, postmarked View, Tx., Sept. 20, 1911 with attached 2 cent stamp.]
21 October 16, 1911
ALS., 1 p., Jno. S. Lehman, Bloomington, Illinois to Nannie King, Kingsland, Texas. Trying to trace his relatives and requests assistance. His grandfather was Carrol Trussell of Kemper or Meridian, Mississippi.
22 January 29, 1913
ALS., 3 pp., S.A.T. [Stephen A. Trussell], Wallis, Texas to home folks, [James & Jennie Trussell], [Lampasas, Texas]. Has a job with the Santa Fe Railroad in Wallis. Describes his situation and makes inquiries about various family members. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Lampasas, Texas, postmarked Houston and San Antonio, Jan. 29, 1913, with 2 attached one cent stamps.]
22 February 2, 1913
ALS., 6 pp., Mattie [Jones Benton], Granbury, Texas to sister [Jennie Trussell] and family, [Lampasas, Texas]. Inquires about their move and who they sold out to. Family health and news. [With envelope to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Lampasas, Texas from Mrs. J. M. Benton, Granbury, Tex., postmarked Granbury, Tex., Feb. 3, 1913, with partial 2 cent stamp.] [Includes two pages of drawings from Inez to Narquerite with descriptive sentences on the verso of one.]
22 February 17, 1913
ALS., 5 pp., S.A.T. [Stephen A. Trussell], Rock Island, Texas to home folks [James & Jennie Trussell], [Lampasas, Texas]. Likes his job and the town (lots of pretty girls). Work is too confining, however. Wants to return home to farm. [With envelope to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Lampasas, Tex., Lampasas Co., from S. A. Trussell, Rock Island, Texas, Colorado Co., with attached 2 cent stamp.]
22 May 30, 1913
ALS., 6 pp., Bass [Vester Trussell], Simonton, Texas to Home folks, [James & Jennie Trussell], [Lampasas, Texas]. Asks for family news. Describes her social life and activities. [On San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway Co. letterhead].
22 [August 30, 1913]
ALS., 2 pp., Mattie [Jones Benton], [Brady, Texas] to Mr. & Mrs. [James and Jennie] Trussell, [Robstown, Texas]. Would like to teach a summer school down there next summer to earn money to go to school herself. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Robstown, Texas, postmarked Brady, Texas, Mar. 30, 1913, with 2 attached one cent stamps.]
22 September 29, 1913
ALS., 4 pp., Geo. N. Jones, Burnet, Texas to J. M. Trussell & family, Robstown, Texas. General news, comments about crops. Would like to move near Saratoga. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Robstown, Tex., postmarked Burnet, Tex., Sep. 30, 1913.]
23 December 2, 1914
PCS., S.A.T. [Stephen A. Trussell], View, Texas to Marquerite Trussell, Robstown, Texas. General greetings and news. [Photo on verso of young girl wearing daisies in her hair, "Daisies are Thick in View, Come and Help Yourself."]
23 February 26, 1917
ALS., 7 pp., C[harity] E. Snowden, Union, Miss. to brother and family, J. M. Trussell, Robstown, Texas. Latest news about family and friends in the area. Describes farming, weather, and economic situation there.
23 June 15, 1917
ALS., 2 pp., S.A.T. [Stephen A. Trussell], Lampasas, Texas to home folks, [James & Jennie Trussell & Family], [Robstown, Texas]. Will quit farming if he gets job with the S. A. & A. P. Railway. Discusses cotton prices, general news. [With envelope addressed to Miss Viola Trussell, Robstown, Texas, Route 1, postmarked Lampasas, Texas, June 18, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
23 [June 18, 1917]
ALS., 13 pp., Bess [Trussell], Tyler, Texas to Homefolks, [James & Jennie Trussell], [Robstown, Texas]. Discusses school, the business, courses she is taking, the people she lives with at the boarding house, and the positions that graduates have found. Complains about negros there overcharging college girls for doing laundry. Describes her latest beau.
23 July 15, 1917
ALS., 3 pp., S.A.T. [Stephen A. Trussell], Lampasas, Texas to home folks, [James & Jennie Trussell], [Robstown, Texas]. Problems with cotton crop there. Probably will not have to go to War as the news says that "the Germans are all in."
23 August 8, 1917
Telegram, S. A. Trussell, Lampasas, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Robstown, Texas. Announces arrival of baby girl on Aug. 7.
24 June 8, 1919
ALS., 5 pp., C[harity] E. Snowden, Union, Mississippi to James M. Trussell and family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Informs them of the marriages and activities of various relatives. Names family members who went to war.
24 [June 30, 1919]
ALS., 3 pp., Mary Gilbert, Chunky, Mississippi to brother [James Trussell] & family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Informs them about her children, who they married and where they live. Excessive rain destructive to crops. Old negros dead, but their children live nearby. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301 with embossed 3 cent stamp, postmarked Chunky, Miss., Jun. 30, 1919, and July 1, 1919 at Handley, Tex.]
24 July 2, 1919
ALS., 3 pp., C[harity] E. Snowden, Union, Miss. to James M. Trussell, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Family news. Details present locations of various family members. Describes physical and mental condition of returning veterans from France. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Union, Miss., Jul 3, with attached 3 cent stamp.]
24 July 11, 1919
ALS., 2 pp., J. M. Trussell, [Grand Prairie, Texas] to [Jennie Trussell], [Burnet, Texas] [addressed "Deer Girly"]. Will meet her in Ft. Worth when she returns. Describes his activities. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Burnet Co., Burnet, Texas, care of Mrs. Mattie Benton, Route 1, postmarked Grand Prairie, Tex., Jul. 11, 1919 with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
24 July 16, [19]19
ALS., 5 pp., Nannie King, Meridian, Miss. to James and Jennie Trussell, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Is ready to return to Texas after long visit with Mississippi relatives. Family news and activities. Describes her visit to their father's old farm. [With envelope addressed to Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Meridian, Miss, Jul. 16, 1919, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
25 August 2, [19]19
ALS., 2 pp., N[annie] J. King, Meridian, Mississippi to Brother, [James Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Decided not to return to Texas as soon as previously stated. His sisters would like him to come to Mississippi. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301, postmarked Meridian, Miss,, Aug. 2, 1919 with attached 2 cent stamp.]
25 October 4-6, 1919
ALS., partially typed, Daddie [James Trussell], [Robstown, Texas] to Homefolks, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes heavy rain and flooding in the area. Son, Stevie, plans to sell out. [With envelope to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301, postmarked, Oct. 6, 1919, Tex.]
25 November 8, 1919
ALS., 8 pp., Dan [Briggs], Nogales, Arizona to Bess [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Affectionate, loving letter which expresses his feelings and admiration for her. Also relates his personality, moods, and his philosophy of life and love. Appreciates having her as a friend and respects her for her independence and hard work. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bess Trussell, Box #301, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Nogales, Ariz., with attached 2 cent stamp.]
25 December 26, 1919
ALS., 4 pp., Dan [Briggs], Tucson, Arizona to Bess [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Sends her three photographs. Describes his activities and upcoming border patrol duty.
26 January 5, 1920
ALS., 3 pp., Dan [Briggs], Ajo, Arizona to Bess [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes his work, activities, and thoughts about her. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bess Trussel [sic.], Box #301, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Ajo, Arizona, Jan. 8, 1920, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
26 June 14, [1920]
ALS., 2 pp., Mary [Gilbert], Chunky, Miss. to brother & family, [James Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Have sold their place and will move near Lowell. Family news. [With envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301, postmarked Chunky, Jun. 14, 1920 with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
26 July 17, 1920
TLS., 1 p., J. D. King, Meridian, Mississippi to J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas. Will meet his train on Sunday afternoon. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas postmarked Meridian, Miss., July 17, 1920, with attached 2 cent stamp. Pencilled notes are written over verso of letter.]
26 July 31, 1920
ALS., 8 pp., Bess [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas] to Daddie [James Trussell], [Union, Miss]. Comments on the family's activities since he's been gone. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, c/o Mrs. C. E. Snowden, Union, Miss. (crossed out and c/o S. B. Gilbert, Chunky, written over it postmarked Dallas, Texas, July 31, 1920, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
27 August 2, 1920
ALS., 5 pp., J. M. Trussell, [Union, Miss.] to Homefolks, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Tells them about his visits with his sisters and describes other relatives. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301, postmarked, Union, Miss., Aug. 20.]
27 August 2-3, 1920
ALS., 6 pp., Jennie [Trussell], Grand Prairie, Texas to Jim [Trussell], [Union, Miss.]. Family news and activities since he's been gone. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, c/o Mrs. C. E. Snowden, Union, Miss., from Box 301, Grand Prairie, Tex., postmarked Dallas, Tex., Aug. 3, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
27 October 10, 1920
ALS., 6 pp., Mattie [Benton], Lake Victor, Texas to Mrs. J. M. Trussell and little Bess, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. She and the children have been busy picking cotton. General family news. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Lake Victor, Tex., Oct. 12.]
27 October 13, 1920
ALS., 2 pp., C[harity] E. Snowden, Union, Miss. to Brother [James Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. News about family and friends. [With envelope to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301.]
28 May 7, 1921
ALS., 4 pp., C[harity] E. Snowden, Union, Miss. to Brother [James Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Family news. Jessie bought a nice car for $750. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301, postmarked Jun. 8, Union, Miss., with attached 2 cent stamp.]
28 November 21, 1921
ALS., 4 pp., C[harity] E. Snowden, Union, Miss. to Brother [James Trussell], Grand Prairie, Texas. Describes the many building improvements in her town and business success of her boys. Both have cars and they would love to show them around town. Comments about their mother whom she believes died in 1859. General news and comments. [With envelope to Mr. James M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301.]
28 June 8, 1922
ALS., 3 pp., C[harity] E. Snowden, Union, Miss. to Brother [James Trussell] and all, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Family news and activities. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301.]
28 August 31, [1922]
ALS., 1 p., A. N. Altman, [Quanah, Texas] to Brother, [James Trussell]. Not well enough to drive for a visit. Spent some time in Colorado with daughter this summer. General news. [With envelope to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Tex., postmarked Sep. 2, 1922, Quanah, Texas.]
28 September 28, 1922
ALS., 5 pp., J. M. Trussell, [Grand Prairie, Texas] to Mother, [Jennie Trussell], [Robstown, Texas]. News about the children and neighbors. [Envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Robstown, Texas, c/o Mr. R. L. Jones, Route 2 with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
28 November 18, [1923]
ALS., 2 pp., A. N. Altman, [Quanah, Texas] to Brother [James Trussell] and Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Wants to see their sister Mary when she visits brother. Family news. Includes 2 pp., W. H. Altman to Jim [Trussell]. Comments on crops. Will vote for Pat Neff as governor. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grandprairie [sic.], Texas, postmarked Quanah, Texas, Nov. 18, 1923, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
29 January 1, 1924
ALS., 8 pp., Vi [Viola Trussell Jones], Robstown, Texas to Homefolks [James & Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes her new furniture and decorating plans. Asks for eggs for her incubator and inquires about various family members. [With envelope to Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301, postmarked Robstown, Tex., Jan. 2 with attached 2 cent Harding stamp.]
29 January 3, 1924
ALS., 3 pp., Margaret [Murphey], Brady, Texas to Grandma and Grandpa [James & Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Tells them what Santa brought her for Xmas. [Written on Mother Goose colored, illustrated stationary.]
29 January 6, 1924
ALS., 2 pp., James Murphey, Brady, Texas to Grandma and Grandpa [James & Jennie Trussell], Grand Prairie, Texas. Tells them what "old Santa' brought him for Xmas. [Written on Little Boy Blue colored, illustrated stationary.]
29
Envelope for above 2 letters, addressed to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301, postmarked Brady, Texas, Jan. 8, 1924, with attached 2 cent stamp.
29 January 17, 1924 [1925]
TL., 1 p., Bess [Trussell], Dallas, Texas to Mother, Vi & Bob [Jennie Trussell and Vi and Bob Jones], [Robstown, Texas]. Describes the freezing weather and how they made it to work. Inquires into their health. [With envelope addressed to Robt. L. Jones, Robstown, Texas, R.F.D. #2, postmarked Dallas, Texas, Jan. 17, 1925, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
29 February 15, 1925
ALS., 6 pp., J. M. Trussell, [Grand Prairie, Texas] to [Mrs. J. M. Trussell], [Robstown, Texas]. [Letter has no salutation.] Inquires about new baby. Relates his and family's activities. Message for Robt. Jones concerning value of his property. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, postmarked Grand Prairie, Feb. 16, 1925 with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
29 March 31, 1925
ALS., 3 pp., J. M. T[russell], [Grand Prairie, Texas] to Mama, Vi & Bob [Jennie Trussell, Vi and Bob Jones], [Robstown, Texas]. Discusses city bond proposal and his agricultural activities. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Robstown, Texas, c/o R. L. J[ones], R-2, postmarked Mar. 31, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
30 March 22, [1926]
ALS., 5 pp., J. M. Trussell, [Quanah, Texas] to homefolk, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes his visit with sister Amanda Altman and her family.
30 [July] 17, 1926
ALS., 1 p., Mother [Jennie Trussell], Robstown, Texas to daddy & kids [James Trussell and family], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Will probably leave for home this evening. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. [Trussell], Grand [Prairie], Texas, Box 301, postmarked Robstown, Texas, Jul. 17, 1926 with attached 2 cent stamp.]
30 September 8, 1926
ALS., 4 pp., J. M. T[russell], [Tahoka, Texas] to home folks [Jennie Trussell and family], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes his travels to son Jimmie's place in Tahoka.
30 September 10, 1926
ALS., 4 pp., J. M. T[russell], [Tahoka, Texas] to home folks, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes Jimmie's crops, livestock and land good enough to grow anything.
30 September 25, [19]26
ALS., 3 pp., J. M. Trussell, [Tahoka, Texas] to home folks [Jennie Trussell & Family], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes farm activities. Will go to Lillian's home next. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301, postmarked Sep. 27, 1926, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
30 September 30, 1926
ALS., 4 pp., J. M. Trussell, [Tahoka, Texas] to Ma, Bessie and Marget [Margaret], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes son's cotton crop (production and picking). Family news.
31 January 21, 1926 [1927]
ALS., 3 pp., Mother [Jennie Trussell], Robstown, Texas to Papa [James Trussell] and kids, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Expresses disappointment over birth of a granddaughter. [Note at end of letter by Vi:] Giving baby a boy's name anyway. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301, postmarked Jan. 22, Robstown, Texas with attached 2 cent stamp.]
31 July 12, 1927
ALS., 2 pp., Mother [Jennie Trussell], Grand Prairie, Texas [sic., should be Tahoka, Texas] to Papa and kids [James Trussell and family], Grand Prairie, Texas. Just arrived to visit Jimmie and family. Describes their activities. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Tex., Box 301, postmarked Tahoka, Tex., Jul. 12, 1927 with attached 2 cent stamp.]
31 July 18, 1927
ALS., 2 pp., Mother [Jennie Trussell], Tahoka, Texas to Papa and kids [James Trussell and Family], [Grand Prairie, Texas.] Family news and activities. Going to Lillian's on the way home. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Tahoka, Tex., Jul. 18, 1927, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
31 July 22, 1927
ALS., 2 pp., Mother [Jennie Trussell], Brady, Texas to Papa and kids, [James Trussell and Family], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Relates news of family and new grandchildren. Asks about their activities. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Tex., postmarked Brady, Texas, July 22, 1927, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
32 September [sic.], [August] 12, 1927
ALS., 4 pp., Mother [Jennie Trussell], Robstown, Texas to Papa and kids [James Trussell and Family], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes Viola's new stove, the weather, and her health. Instructions to him for taking care of the garden. [With envelope to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Tex., Box 301, postmarked Aug. 12, 1927, Robstown, Texas, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
32 September [sic.], [August] 14, 1927
ALS., 6 pp., Mother [Jennie Trussell], Robstown, Texas to daddy and kids [J. M. Trussell and Family], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. General comments, news and inquiries. Coming home soon. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Robstown, Texas, August 16, 1927.]
32 September 17 [?], 1927
ALS., 8 pp., J. M. Trussell, [Grand Prairie, Texas] to Ma, Viola, Bob & Babies, [Robstown, Texas]. General news. Jimmie wants his help with the harvest. Message for Bob concerning a real estate deal. [With envelope addressed to Mr. R. L. Jones, Robstown, Texas, Route 4, postmarked Grand Prairie, Sep. 20, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
32 October 10, [19]27
ALS., 4 pp., James Trussell, [Tahoka, Texas] to Homefolks, [Jennie Trussell and Family], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes farming and harvesting activities. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301, postmarked Tahoka, Tex., Oct. 10, 1927, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
32 October 31, 1927
ALS., 2 pp., Bess [Trussell], [Robstown, Texas] to Mother and Marg, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes her arrival for funeral of Vi and Bob's baby daughter, Ora Lee. Other related news. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, marked "Special Delivery" postmarked Robstown, Texas, Oct. 31, 1927, with two attached stamps - ten cents, Special Delivery and two cents, Vermont Sesquicentennial.]
33 November 2, 1927
ALS., 5 pp., Jame[s] Madison T[russell], [Tahoka, Texas] to Mama [Jennie Trussell], Margaret and Vessie. Expresses thoughts and feelings about granddaughter's death. Busy making syrup and helping son cut feed. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301, postmarked Tahoka, Tex., Nov. 2, 1927 with attached 2 cent stamp.]
33 November 13, 1927
ALS., Vi [Jones], [Robstown, Texas] to Mama and kids [Jennie Trussell and Sisters], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes death of Ora Lee and how they miss her. Relates the family's activities including a parade, picnic and football game. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301, postmarked Robstown, Texas, Nov. 14, 1927 with attached 2 cent stamp.]
33 November 27, 1927
ALS., 5 pp., J. M. Trussell, [Tahoka, Texas] to home folks [Jennie Trussell and daughters]. Describes his activities helping his son with the cotton and feed crops. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301, postmarked, Tahoka, Tex., Nov. 28, 1927, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
33 June 26, 1929
ALS., 2 pp., Mary [Gilbert], [Chunky, Miss.] to Brother and Sister and Girlies [Jennie and Jim Trussell and Daughters]. Family news.
Box Folder
GA68 1 September 6, 1930
envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Quanah, Tex., from W. H. Altman, Box 485, with embossed 2 cent stamp.
1 November 17, [1930]
ALS., 4 pp., A[manda] N. and W[illiam] H. Altman, [Quanah, Texas] to Brother [James M. Trussell] & Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Reports hard times and much unemployment in their area. Family news and activities.
1 [January 27, 1931]
ALS., 4 pp., Mary [Gilbert], [Union, Mississippi] to Brother and Sister, [James and Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes hard times and recent deaths. [With envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Union, Miss., Jan. 27, 1931, with attached 2 cent stamp.]
1 October 1, [1931]
ALS., 3 pp., A[manda] N. Altman, [Quanah, Texas] to Brother [James M. Trussell], & Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes hard times, no rain for crops. Family news and activities. They have a radio now which is good company. Mentions KRLD in Dallas. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301, from W. H. Altman, Box 485, Quanah, Texas, postmarked Oct. 3, 1931, with embossed 2 cent stamp.]
2 February 4, [1932]
ALS., 4 pp., A[manda] N. Altman, [Quanah, Texas] to Brother [James Trussell], and Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes their struggle to keep the family going through hard times. Believes a big war between nations is fast approaching. States religious beliefs. [With envelope to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 321, from W. H. Altman, Box 485, Quanah, Texas, postmarked February 5, 1932, with embossed two cent stamp.]
2 March 20, 1932
ALS., 2pp., Mary [Gilbert], Elton, La. to Dear Ones [Jennie and James Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. General news. Comments on the Lindburgh baby kidnapping. [With envelope addressed to Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Elton, La., Mar. 21, 1932 with attached 2 cent stamp.]
2 July 5, [1932]
ALS., 2 pp., W[illiam] H. and A[manda] N. Altman, [Quanah, Texas] to Brother [James M. Trussell] and Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Relates present health and financial problems. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, from W. H. Altman, Box 485, Quanah, Texas, postmarked July 5, 1932.]
2 September, [1932?]
ALS., 2 pp., Mary [Gilbert], Elton, La. to Brother [James M. Trussell] and Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Comments on the Louisiana and Texas state governors. [With envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked, Elton, Sep. 26 with attached two cent stamp.]
2 October 13, 1932
ALS., 3 pp., Mary [Gilbert], Elton, La. to Brother and Sister [Jennie and James Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes her family visits and family news. Relates prices of agricultural products there. [With envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Elton, La., Oct. 14, 1932.]
2 November 28, 1932
ALS., 4 pp., W[illiam] H. and A[manda] N. Altman, [Quanah, Texas] to Brother [James Trussell] & Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Family news and activities. Believes that the end of the world is near. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Quanah, Texas, Nov. 30, 1932, with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
2 [December, 1932]
ALS., 2 pp., Mattie [Jones Benton], [Burnet, Texas] to Sister [Bessie Trussell] and Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. News of her health and the family. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Box 321, Grand Prairie, Texas, return address, Mrs. Inez Palmer, Burnet [sic.], Texas, postmarked Lake Victor, Tex., Dec. 1932 with 3 attached one cent stamps.]
3 May 5, 1933
ALS., 2 pp., Vickie and William [Reynolds] and Boys, [Amherst, Texas] to Uncle and Aunt [Jennie and James Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. General news. The Depression has got them down. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, from W. H. Reynolds, Amherst, Texas, postmarked May 6, with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
3 August 8, [19]33
ALS., 2 pp., J. M. T. [James M. Trussell], Tahoka, Texas to Homefolks [Jennie Trussell and Girls], [Grand Prairie, Texas.] General news. [Included with above letter are 2 pp. dated Aug. 8 to Grandmother from Leola and from Lela to Mr. & Mrs. Trussell.] Concerns church related activities and visits with relatives. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Tahoka, Texas, Aug. 8, 1933, with attached 3 cent stamp.]
3 [September 18, 1933]
ALS., 1 p., Mary [Gilbert], [Elton, La.] to Brother [James and Jennie Trussell] and Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas.] Complains about not hearing from anyone. [With envelope postmarked Elton, La., Sept. 18, 1933, to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas.]
3 [September 30, 1933]
ALS., 3 pp., Mary [Gilbert], [Elton, La.] to Brother, Sister and Girlies [Jennie and J. M. Trussell and Girls], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Comments on state politics and the death of Huey Long. [With envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Elton, La., Sep. 30, 1933, with attached 3 cent stamp.]
3 October 9, [1933]
ALS., 2 pp., W[illiam] H. & A[manda] N. Altman, [Quanah, Texas] to Brother [James M. Trussell] and Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas.] Relates theirs and the family's hardships. [With envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Quanah, Tex., Oct. 9, 1933, from W. H. Altman, Box 485, Quanah, Texas, with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
3 [October 9, 1933]
ALS., 2 pp., Mary [Gilbert], [Elton, La.] to Brother [James M. Trussell] and Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Plans to return to Mississippi in two weeks for the centennial celebration. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell and Family, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Elton, La., Oct. 9, 1933, with attached 3 cent stamp.]
3 October 18, 1933
PC., Denimon & Victor, Meridian, Mississippi to James M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas. Announces the Lauderdale County Centennial Celebration and asks him to come back for this homecoming.
4 [February 12, 1934]
ALS., Mary [Gilbert], [Union, Miss.] to Brother and Sister [Jennie and James Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Needs information concerning family history for Son, Victor, who is trying to discover who was the first white child born in Lauderdale County, Miss. [With envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Union, Miss., postmarked Feb. 12, 1934 with attached 3 cent stamp.]
4 March 12, [1934]
ALS., 4 pp., W[illiam] H. and A[manda] N. Altman, [Quanah, Texas] to Brother [James Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas.] Concerned that she has never seen her father's papers after Olivia died even though others have had access to them. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 321, from W. H. Altman, Box 485, Quanah, Texas, postmarked Quanah, Tex., Mar. 12, 1934, with a 3 cent embossed stamp.]
4 April 15, 1934
ALS., 3 pp., G[eorge] N. Jones, Burnet, Texas to Sister Jennie [Trussell] and Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. News about the farm and his activities. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. Jennie Trussell, 321 Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Burnet, Tex., Apr. 15, 1934, from Route 1, Box 59, Burnet, Tex., with attached 3 cent commemorative stamp (N.R.A.).]
4 April 25, [1934]
ALS., 3 pp., W[illiam] H. & A[manda] N. Altman, [Quanah, Texas] to Brother [James Trussell] and Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes illness in area and hard times of various family members. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 321, postmarked Quanah, Texas, Apr. 26, 1934, with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
4 [May 3, 1934]
ALS., 2 pp., Mary [Gilbert], [Union, Mississippi] to Brother and Sister [James and Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Was not able to attend Centennial in Meridian. General news. [With envelope addressed to Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas postmarked Union, Miss., May 3, 1934, with attached 3 cent stamp.]
5 [June 19, 1934]
ALS., 2 pp., Margaret [Trussell], Chicago, Illinois to Muggie, Dad, [James & Jennie Trussell] and Louise, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. The "country girl" has arrived safely in the "big city." [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Chicago, Ill., Jun. 19, 1934, with attached 8 cent air mail stamp.]
5 June 29, 1934
ALS., 3 pp., W[illiam] H. and A[manda] N. Altman, [Quanah, Texas] to Brother [James M. Trussell] and Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Compares their situation with that of others in the family. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Quanah, Tex., June 30, 1934, with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
5 August 14, 1934
ALS., 2 pp., Mother [Jennie Trussell], Robstown, Texas to kiddies, [Bess and Margaret Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes birthday dinner in her honor and other activities.
5 October 10, 1934
ALS., 4 pp., Mary Gilbert, Meridian, Mississippi to Dear Ones [Jennie, James Trussell and Girls], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. General family news.
5 November 7, 1934
ALS., 3 pp., W[illiam] H. and A[manda] N. Altman, [Quanah, Texas] to Brother [James Trussell] and Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes ailments and hardships. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Quanah, Tex., Nov. 8, 1934, with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
6 December 3, 1934
ALS., 3 pp., Mother [Jennie Trussell], Robstown, Texas to Daddy and kids [James, Bess and Margaret Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Violet still in hospital, everything going well. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, c/o Huey & Philp Hwd Co., 1900 Griffin St., Dallas, Tex., postmarked Robstown, Tex., Dec. 3, 1934, with attached 3 cent stamp.]
6 [December 3, 1934]
ALS., 2 pp., Mary [Gilbert], [Meridian, Miss.] to Dear Ones [Jennie and James Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes Dave King's death and his family's situation. General news. [With envelope addressed to Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Meridian, Miss., Dec. 3, 1934, with attached 3 cent stamp.]
6 December 4, 1934
ALS., 4 pp., Mother [Jennie Trussell], Robstown, Texas to Daddy and kids [James, Bess and Margaret Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes household management during daughter's hospital stay. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, c/o Huey & Philip Hdw. Co., 1900 Griffin St., Dallas, Tex., postmarked Robstown, Texas, Dec. 5, 1934.]
6 December 7-8, 1934
ALS., 5 pp., Mother [Jennie Trussell], [Robstown, Texas], to Papa [James Trussell] and kids, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes help she has had with the children. Vi coming home soon. Wants him to come there and take her home. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, c/o Huey & Philp Hwd. Co., 1900 Griffin St., Dallas, Texas, with attached 3 cent stamp, postmarked Dec. 10, 1934, Robstown, Texas.]
6 December 31, 1934
ALS., 1 p., Mother [Jennie Trussell], Robstown, Texas to [James Trussell and Girls], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Relates Christmas activities. [Written on the verso of a school Christmas program.] [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, c/o Huey and Philip Hdw. Co., 1900 Griffin St., Dallas, Texas.]
7 January 2, 1935
ALS., 4 pp., W[illiam] H. & A. [manda] N. Altman, Quanah, Texas to Brother [James Trussell] and Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes husband's illness and near death. Family news. [With envelope addressed to Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Quanah, Texas, Jan. 3, 1935 with embossed 3 cent stamp.]
7 January [7], 1935
ALS., 2 pp., Mary [Gilbert], Union [Mississippi] to Brother and Sister [James and Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. General news. [With envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Tessell [sic.], Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Union, Miss., Jan. 7, 1935 with attached 3 cent stamp.]
7 [April 6, 1935]
ALS., 3 pp., Mary Gilbert, [Union, Miss.] to Dear Ones [James and Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. General news. Relates murder incidents in Laurel and Decatur, Miss. [With envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Union, Miss., Apr. 6, 1935, with attached 3 cent stamp.]
7 June 17, 1935
PC., Ethel [?], Quanah, Texas to Uncle & Aunt [Jennie and James Trussell], Grand Prairie, Texas. Writes of her father's poor health. Hopes they can visit before he dies.
7 April 8, [1936]
ALS., 2 pp., A[manda] N. Altman, [Quanah, Texas] to Brother [James M. Trussell] and Family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Discusses her many problems. Would like to be able to go to Dallas. [With envelope addressed to Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Quanah, Tex., Apr. 8, 1936, with attached 3 cent stamp.]
7 [September 14, 1936]
ALS., 3 pp., Mary [Gilbert], [Elton, La.] to Dear Ones [James & Jennie Trussell and Girls], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes her train trip back. Enjoyed her stay with them. [With envelope addressed to Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell and girlies, Grand Prairie, Texas, Elton, La., Sep. 14, 1936 with attached 3 cent stamp.]
7 September 4 & 18, 1936
ALS., 4 pp., Florence [Harkrider], Lampasas, Texas to Sister, Mrs. J. M. Trussell, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Reports that Inez [Palmer] and her children are living in a rescue home in San Antonio, Texas. Other family news. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas from Mrs. R. P. Harkrider, Lampasas, Tx., postmarked Lampasas, Texas, Sep. 19, 1936, with 3 attached 1 cent stamps.]
8 July 27, 1937
PC., Alice [?], Burnet, Texas to Aunt Jennie [Trussell], Robstown, Texas. General news. Information about her father's condition.
8 August 24, 1937
PC., Alice [?], Burnet, Texas to Aunt Jennie [Trussell], Grand Prairie, Texas. Letting her know father's condition has worsened.
8 September 12, 1937
ALS., Florence [Harkrider], Lampasas, Texas to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Comments on Newt [Jones'] death and other family news. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, from Mrs. R. P. Harkrider, Lampasas, Tex., postmarked Lampasas, Texas, Sep. 13, 1937, with attached 3 cent stamp.]
8 February 9, 1938
TLS., 1 p., Chester W. Reed, Thermalaid Method, Inc., Steubenville, Ohio to J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas. [On letterhead stationary]. His suspensory has been repaired and will be mailed to him C.O.D. [This letter is accompanied by 3 pieces of printed material: detailed instructions, an order blank, and a brochure which discusses prostatitis. An envelope is included addressed to Mr. Trussel [sic.], Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Steubenville, Ohio.]
8 October 2, 1939
ALS., 2 pp., Florence [Harkrider] Lampasas, Texas to sister [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Family news. Recommends DeWitt's kidney pills for their rheumatism. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, from Mrs. R. P. Harkrider, Lampasas, Texas postmarked Oct. 2, 1939, with attached 3 cent stamp.]
9 June 1, 1940
ALS., 2 pp., Florence [Harkrider], Lampasas, Texas to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Looks forward to her visit. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, from Mrs. R. P. Harkrider, postmarked Jun. 1, 1940 with attached 3 cent stamp.]
9 June 13, 1940
TLS., 1 pp., Bess [Trussell], Dallas, Texas to mother [Jennie Trussell], [Lampasas, Texas]. Asks her to locate grandmother's Bible and rocking chair while she's there visiting. [This letter is typed on Huey & Philp Hardware Co. letterhead stationary.] [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, c/o R. P. Harkrider, Lampasas, Texas, postmarked Dallas, Tex., Jun. 14, 1940, with 2 attached 2 cent stamps.]
9 June 13, 1940
ALS., 3 pp., Margaret [Trussell], Dallas, Texas to Mommie [Jennie Trussell], [Lampasas, Texas]. General news and activities.
9 July 16, 1940
TLcc., 1 p., J[ames] M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas to Thermalaid Method, Inc., Steubenville, Ohio. Sending his apparatus in for repair.
9 December 8, 1941
ALS., 2 pp., [Alvin] Aubrey Trussell, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell] and all, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. States patriotic and religious views toward the war and expresses family loyalty. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Dec. 9, 1941, Fort Sill, Okla., return, Corp. Aubrey Trussell, Headquarters Company, Reception Center, Ft. Sill, Okla.]
10 January 17, 1942
TLS., [Alvin] Aubrey [Trussell], [Fort Sill, Okla.] to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Discusses beliefs which justify his participation in the war. Family reminiscenses and relates military career goals for himself. [With envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, from Sgt. Aubrey Trussell, Headquarters Company, Reception Center, Fort Sill, Okla., postmarked Jan. 20, 1942, with 3, 1 cent stamps attached.]
10 April 29, 1942
ALS., 4 pp., [Alvin] Aubrey [Trussell], Fort Sill, Oklahoma to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes his activities. Was recently accepted to Officer's Training School. States future plans. [With envelope postmarked Fort Sill, Okla., Apr. 30, 1942, to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas.]
10 May 7, 1942
ALS., 2 pp., [Alvin] Aubrey [Trussell], Fort Sill, Oklahoma to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Expresses his thoughts, appreciation, and sympathies to his mother, grandmother and to all mothers with sons at war on this Mother's Day. [With envelope to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas postmarked May 8, 1942, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.]
11 July 2, 1942
ALS., 3 pp., Howard [James H. Trussell], Somewhere in India to Grandmother & Grandad [James and Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes his travels and experience on route from San Antonio to India. Gives brief impressions of the Indian people and the area. [With envelope addressed to Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prarie [sic.], Texas, postmarked U.S. Army Postal Service, Jul. 20, 1942, with A.P.O. no. and address, and attached 6 cent air mail stamp.]
11 July 19, 1942
TLS., 1 p., [Alvin] Aubrey Trussell, Fort Sill, Oklahoma to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes recent trips with his troops to California and Virginia. Plans to go to Officer's Training School in August. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Fort Sill, Okla.]
11 August 2, 1942
ALS., 2 pp., [Alvin] Aubrey Trussell, Fort Sill, Oklahoma to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. News of his activities and future plans. Inquires about Grandad's old family diary. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Aug. 3, 1942, Fort Sill, Okla.]
11 October 25, 1942
ALS., 2. pp., [Alvin] Aubrey Trussell, Fort Warren, Wyoming to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Reports hard work at Officer's Training School. Describes unusual climate. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Fort Warren, Wyo., Oct. 26, 1942.]
11 November 19, 1942
TLcc., [Thomas] Benton [Whitis], Hachita, New Mexico to Mother, Jennie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas. Thanks her for her sympathy upon the death of his father.
11 [December 14, 1942]
Alvin Aubrey Trussell, Fort Warren, Wyoming to [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Graduation announcement from Officers Candidate School on December 23, 1942. [In plain white envelope with envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Dec. 14, 1942, Fort Warren, Wyo.]
11 [approximately 1942]
ALS., 1 p., Mary [Gilbert], [Union, Miss.?] to Janie [Jennie Trussell] and family, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. General news. Comments on the family's grandsons going to war.
12 January 5, 1943
ALS., 3 pp., James Howard Trussell, Somewhere in India to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell] and folks, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes the people and the country. Reminiscences about Christmas and home. Appreciates family news and communications from home. [With envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prarie [sic.], Texas, with 6 cent air mail stamp attached, postmarked Jan. 5, 1943.]
12 January 23, 1943
ALS., 2 pp., Alvin Aubrey Trussell, [Mira Loma, California] to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell] and all, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes his situation in southern California. Also describes the climate and agriculture. [With envelope postmarked Jan. 25, 1943, Riverside, Calif., addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas.]
12 February 11, 1943
ALS., 2 pp., Alvin Aubrey Trussell, [Mira Loma, California] to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell] and all, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Expresses his gratitude to her for being an inspiration to him. Describes his activities and the weather. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas postmarked Feb. 12, 1943, Riverside, Calif., with attached 6 cent air mail stamp.]
12 April 23, 1943
ALS., 2 pp., [Alvin] Aubrey [Trussell], [Mira Loma, California] to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Discusses his job and activities. Inquires about family. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Tex., postmarked, Apr. 24, 1943, Riverside, Calif., with attached 6 cent air mail stamp.]
13 June 9, 1943
ALS., 2 pp., [Alvin] Aubrey Trussell, [Mira Loma, Calif.] to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell] & all, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes his schedule and activities. Feels lucky not to have an overseas assignment. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Jun. 10, 1943, Riverside, Calif., with attached 6 cent air mail stamp.]
13 June 19, 1943
ALS., 2 pp., Claud [J. C. Snowden], North Africa to cousin, Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes the country. Critical comments on married officers who are dating local French girls, nurses, and WAAC personnel. [With envelope to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Jun. 20, 1943, U.S. Army, A.P.O. 700, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.]
13 July 28, 1943
ALS., 1 p., Claud [J. C. Snowden], Scotland to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes differences in climate and his health. Boys are winning the war. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Jul. 30, 1943, U.S. Army Postal Service, A.P.O., with 6 cent airmail stamp attached.]
13 August 13, 1943
ALS., 2 pp., [Alvin] Aubrey [Trussell], Mira Loma, California, to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Reminiscences of his deceased grandfather and statements of ideals he hopes to live by taught to him by his grandfather. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Aug. 14, 1943, Riverside, Calif., with attached 6 cent air mail stamp.]
14 September 6, 1943
ALS., 3 pp., [Alvin] Aubrey [Trussell], Mira Loma, California to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes his work and recreational activities. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Sep. 7, 1943, Riverside, Calif., with 6 cent air mail stamp attached.]
14 October 25, [1943]
ALS., 2 pp., [Alvin] Aubrey [Trussell], [Mira Loma, California] to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Reporting to Camp Lee, Virgina soon. Describes Southern California, and his activities. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Oct. 26, 1943, Riverside, Calif., with 2 attached 3 cent stamps.]
14 October 29, 1943
CS., J. C. Snowden (Claud), Africa to Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas. Christmas and New Year's Greetings. [With envelope postmarked Dec. 10, 1943, New York, N. Y., V-Mail Service.]
14 November 17, 1943
ALS., 2 pp., [Alvin] Aubrey [Trussell], [Mira Loma, California] to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes his travels to Virgina for further training. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Nov. 18, 1943, Camp Lee, Va., with attached 6 cent stamp.]
14 December 14, 1943
ALS., 2 pp., [Alvin] Aubrey [Trussell], [Camp Lee, Va.,] to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Announces that he will finish school and be home on leave for Christmas. General news. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Dec. 15, 1943, Camp Lee, Va., with 6 cent air mail stamp attached.]
14 approximately December, 1943
CS., J. C. Snowden (Jim), Africa to Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas. Christmas and New Year's Greetings. [With envelope postmarked Dec. 21, 1943, U.S. Postal Service, V-Mail Service.]
15 January 7, 1943
[sic.], ALS., 1 p., [Alvin] Aubrey [Trussell], [Fort Warren, Wyo.] to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell] and all, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Transferred to Wyoming. Is temporarily drilling "colored troops." [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Jan. 8, 1944, Fort Warren, Wyo., with attached 6 cent stamp.]
15 January 23, 1944
ALS., 2 pp., [Alvin] Aubrey [Trussell], Cheyenne, Wyoming to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes climate. General news. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Jan. 23, 1944, Cheyenne, Wyoming.] [Letter and envelope are on "The Plains Hotel" letterhead. Both have color portrait of "Chief Little Shield."]
15 August 20, 1944
ALS., 2 pp., [Alvin] Aubrey [Trussell], Somewhere in France to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell] & all, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Has seen the horrors of war in France and has been lucky to avoid major damage. Relates thoughts about the country and thinks the war will be over soon. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Aug. 21, 1944, U.S. Army Postal Service, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.]
15 November 13, 1944
ALS., 2 pp., Claud [J. C. Snowden], Italy to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Thanks her for all she has sent to him and shopping that she is doing for him. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Nov. 14, 1944, U.S. Army, 9th BPO, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.]
15 [November 20, 1944]
FlS., 1 p., [Alvin] Aubrey [Trussell], Luxembourg, [Belgium?] to [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Christmas Greetings with a verse from the Star-Spangled Banner. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Nov. 20, 1944, U.S. Army Postal Service.]
15 November 23, 1944
ALS., 3 pp., [Alvin] Aubrey [Trussell], Luxembourg, [Belgium?] to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell] & all, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Comments about Hitler's influence on the European family unit. Relates his travels, experiences, and people he has met. All hope to be home for Christmas, 1945. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Nov. 24, 1944, U. S. Army Postal Service with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.]
16 December 3, 1944
ALS., Claud [J. C. Snowden], [France] to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas. General news. [With envelope postmarked Dec. 14, 1944, U.S. Postal Service, V-Mail.]
16 December 10, 1944
ALS., Jim [J. C. Snowden], n.p., to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. General news and comments about the war and his situation there. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked, Dec. 11, 1944, U.S. Army Postal Service, with 6 cent embossed air mail stamp.] [Included are 4 black and white photos; 2 scenic, 2 of J. C. Snowden and 3 Mexican stamps.]
16 approximately December 23, 1944
F, James C. Snowden, n.p., to Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas. Receipt for Funds Transmitted to United States. [With 4 pieces of paper foreign currency: 1 rentenmark, 5 piec zlotych, 10 francs, 100 lire, and envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Dec. 23, 1944, U. S. Army, Postal Service with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.]
16 [December 23, 1944]
TgS., James C. Snowden, n.p., to Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas. Christmas and New Year's greetings. [With envelope postmarked Dec. 23, 1955, Grand Prairie, Texas with attached 3 cent "Win the War" stamp.]
16 December 28, 1944
AL., [J. C. Snowden], n.p., to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. General news. Describes his living conditions. [With 3 pieces of paper European currency, 1 lira, 10 lira, 1 rentenmark. Envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Dec. [30], 1944, U. S. Army Postal Service, with 6 cent embossed air mail stamp.]
17 January 4, 1945
ALS., 2 pp., Jim [J. C. Snowden], n.p., to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Thanks her for gifts and letters. General news. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Jan. 8, 1945, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp. Included are 5 lire and 2 snack bar tickets distributed by the American Red Cross.]
17 January 27, 1945
PCS., Alvin Aubrey Trussell, n.p., to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], Grand Prairie, Texas. War news good. Lost all personal possessions when Germans hit Luxembourg. [Postmarked U. S. Army Postal Service, A.P.O.]
18 February 1, 1945
ALS., 1 p., Jim [J. C. Snowden], n.p., to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Complains about packages being stolen and sold on the black market. General news. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Feb. 4, 1945, U.S. Army Postal Service, embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.] [Includes 4 black and white photos; buildings and countryside.]
18 February 8, 1945
ALS., 1 p., Jim [J. C. Snowden], n.p., to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Living in a hunting lodge with a French family. Comments on how poorly the Germans have treated people. Stories of crematoriums are true. General news. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Feb. 10, 1945, U.S. Army Postal Service, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.]
18 February 18, 1945
ALS., 3 pp., Aubrey [Alvin A. Trussell], Belgium to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell] and all, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. [On "American Red Cross" letterhead.] General news. Shares his concerns about the war and what his future holds after it is over. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Feb. 19, 1945, U.S. Army Postal Service with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.]
18 February 20, 1945
ALS., 1 p., Jim [J. C. Snowden], France to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes current quarters. Explains problems with soldier's packages being stolen. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Feb. 22, 1945, U.S. Army Postal Service, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp. Included are 7 black and white photos primarily of buildings, none are identified.]
19 March 1, 1945
ALS., 1 p., Jim [J. C. Snowden], n.p., to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Laments about probable guard duty after the war. General news. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Mar. 3, 1945, U.S. Postal Service with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.] [Included are 12 black and white photos; buildings, scenes, soldiers, not identified.]
20 April 1, 1945
ALS, Jim [J. C. Snowden], n.p., to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Discusses his feelings and wonders when he will get back to America. General comments and news. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Apr. 3, 1945, U.S. Army Postal Service, A.P.O., with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.]
20 April 18, 1945
envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, from J. C. Snowden, U.S. Army Postal Service. [Includes a black and white photo of brick home in France where he stayed.]
20 April 19, 1945
AL., [J. C. Snowden], n.p., to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Discusses gifts for Ann. Relates meeting former German prisoners. General news. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Apr. 22, 1945, U.S. Army Postal Service with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.] [Includes 2 German marks.]
20 April 26, 1945
ALS., 1 p., Jim [J. C. Snowden], n.p., to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Sendsher photos and negatives, and some coins are on the way. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Apr. 28, 1945, U.S. Army, A.P.O., with embossed 6 cent airmail stamp.]
20 April 30, [1945]
ALS., 1 p., Claud [J. C. Snowden], n.p. to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Angry about how Germans treated prisoners of war. Sending her some notes he found in the street. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked May 1, 1945, U.S. Army Postal Service, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.] [Includes 4 German marks.]
21 May 7, 1945
envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked U.S. Army Postal Service from J. C. Snowden, with embossed 6 cent airmail stamp. [Includes 10 German marks and one Spanish Republic centimos.]
21 May 9, 1945
ALS., 1 p., Jim [J. C. Snowden], n.p., to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Comments on his activities and sends her a clipping about the end of the war. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked May 10, 1945, U.S. Army Postal Service, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.] [Includes 4 German marks. Also a clipping, undated, no source noted, entitled "Victory Word Fails to Move Joes in Reich."]
21 May 12, 1945
ALS., 1 p., Jim [J. C. Snowden], n.p., to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Sends her photo of a concentration camp and describes what they found there. Point system was devised for going home. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked May 15, 1945, U.S. Army, Postal Service, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.] [Included is a picture postcard and 3 franc notes.]
22 [May 14, 1945]
ALS., 5 pp., Aubrey [Alvin A. Trussell], Germany to Grandmother [Mrs. J. M. Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Comments on the end of the war and reflections on reasons for the necessity of defeating Hitler. Describes his situation there and knows the U.S. must now defeat Japan. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked May 14, 1945, U.S. Army Postal Service, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.]
22 May 20, 1945
ALS., 6 pp., Aubrey [Alvin A. Trussell], Nurnburg, Germany to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell] and all, [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes his travels in Germany with his company and relates hopes for coming home soon. Offers advice about a bus accident which he heard Aunt Bess had. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked May 21, 1945, U.S. Army Postal Service, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.]
22 May 24, 1945
ALS., 1 p., Jim [J. C. Snowden], n.p. to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. General news. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked May 25, 1945, U.S. Army Postal Service, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.] [Two German marks included.]
22 May 24, 1945
envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Special Delivery from J. C. Snowden, U. S. Army Postal Service, with attached 10 cent special delivery stamp, 3 cent "Win the War" stamp and embossed 6 cent air mail stamp. [Included are 5 old photos; World War I, Bessie Trussell, and J.C. Snowden. Also European paper money, 6 lire and 9 francs, and one "American Red Cross" snack bar ticket.]
22 May 27, 1945
PC., Alvin A. Trussell, n.p., to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas. Card has photo of church he visited. Describes his situation and experiences.
23 June 1, 1945
ALS., 3 pp., Ed [?], Germany to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes his location. Hopes to come home soon before going to Japan. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Jun. 6, 1945, U.S. Army Postal Service, with embossed 2 cent stamp.
23 June 6, 1945
ALS., 5 pp., Aubrey [Alvin A. Trussell], Germany to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Reminiscences about the past year. Describes present situation and activities. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Jun 7, 1945, U.S. Army Postal Service, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.]
23 June 10, 1945
ALS., 3 pp., Aubrey [Alvin A. Trussell], Germany to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes his situation. Inquires about American economy and job situation there. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Jun 11, 1945, U.S. Army Postal Service, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.]
23 July 23, 1945
ALS., 3 pp., Aubrey [Alvin A. Trussell], Southern France to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes his travels from Germany to Southern France. Comments on present situation and his hopes for the future. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Jul. 25, 1945, U.S. Army Postal Service, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.]
24 January 24, 1946
envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Jan. 24, 1946, U.S. Army Postal Service, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp from J. C. Snowden. Includes 4 black and white photos, not identified, probably from war torn Germany.
24 March 14, 1946
ALS., Claud [J. C. Snowden], Tokyo [sic.], Japan to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Working in General MacArthur's headquarters. Describes the situation there. [Includes 3 pieces of Japanese paper money and envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Mar. 17, 1946, U.S. Army Postal Service with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.]
24 April 26, 1946
ALS., Claud [J. C. Snowden], [Japan] to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. General news. Describes dependents living conditions. [With 4 pieces of Japanese paper money, and an air mail envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Apr. 27, 1946, U.S. Army Postal Service, with 6 cent air mail stamp attached.]
25 May 12, 1946
ALS., 2 pp., Claud [J. C. Snowden], [Japan] to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Sending her cloth and negatives and other items. Ann will join him soon. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked May 13, 1946, U.S. Army Postal Service, with attached 6 cent air mail stamp.]
25 July 28, 1946
ALS., 2 pp., Jim [J. C. Snowden], [Japan] to Bessie [Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Describes gifts he bought for Ann. Relates housing problems there for dependents. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Jul. 29, 1946, U.S. Army Postal Service, with embossed 6 cent air mail stamp.]
25 February 20, 1949
ALS., 2 pp., Claud, Ann & Jimmie [Snowden], [El Paso, Texas] to Bessie [Trussell], [Arlington, Texas]. Sends picture of their baby and describes him. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Arlington, Texas, postmarked Fort Bliss, Texas, Feb. 2, 1949, with 2 attached 3 cent stamps.]
26 [June 13, 1950]
ALS., 3 pp., Aubrey [Alvin A. Trussell], [Shreveport, La.] to Grandmother [Jennie Trussell], [Arlington, Texas]. General news and comments about his activities. Beautiful flowers blooming there, remind him of hers. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. J. M. Trussell, Arlington, Texas, postmarked Shreveport, La., Jun. 13, 1950, with attached 3 cent stamp.]
26 [September 15, 1950]
ALS., 3 pp., Aubrey [Alvin A. Trussell], [Shreveport, La.] to Bessie [Trussell] and all, [Arlington, Texas]. Will miss his grandmother greatly. General news. [With envelope addressed to Miss Bessie Trussell, Arlington, Texas, postmarked Sep. 15, 1950, Shreveport, La., with attached 3 cent stamp.]
26 [July 30, 1961]
Photocopy, 1 p., Andrew Trussell and W. H. Ruffin, [Pine Bluff, Arkansas] to [Mrs. M[argaret] Dunn], [Arlington, Texas]. Announces details for Trussell family reunion on August 5-6 at Lake Catherine State Park in Arkansas. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. M. Dunn, RFD 3, Box 322A, Arlington, Texas.]
26 [July 3, 1962]
ALS., 2 pp., Clyde B., [Monticello, Arkansas] to Margaret & Michael [Dunn], [Arlington, Texas]. Plans for trip together to Shreveport, La. Other family matters. [With envelope addressed to Mrs. E. M. Dunn, R3, Box 322A, Arlington, Texas, postmarked Monticello, Ark., Jul. 3, 1962, with attached 4 cent stamp.]
26 undated
Photocopy, Andrew Trussell and Committee on Arrangements, Arkansas to [Margaret and Michael Dunn], [Arlington, Texas]. Invitation to annual Trussell Reunion at DeWitt, Arkansas Post State Park.
27 undated
ALS., 2 pp., Sallie Madera Luckie, n.p., to Jennie Jones, n.p. Inquires about school and boys. Asks her to write.
27 undated
AL., 2 pp., [Florence Jones], n.p. to Jennie Trussell, n.p. General family news. Would like to visit with them.
27 undated
ALS., 1 p., Belle [Jones?], n.p. to Janie Trussell, n.p. Would like them to come up for Christmas.
27 October 18, undated
ALS., 1 p., Mary Gilbert, n.p. to [James Trussell, Sr.], n.p. Comments on Grange meeting. Feeling low.
27 undated
ALS., 2 pp., Martha Jones, n.p. to Jennie [Trussell], n.p. Comments on her garden. Would like to see then and the children.
27 July 20, undated
ALS., 4 pp., Belle Jones, Sunny Lane, [Texasl to Jennie [Trussell], n.p. Family news and activities with note also to her daughters who are visiting Jennie.
27 July, undated
AL., 1 p., [Florence Jones?] to Jennie [Trussell], n.p. Going to the office.
27 June 30-Aug 4, undated
ALS., 4 pp., Olivia [Reynolds], Duke, Oklahoma, (Greer County), to Brother & Sister [William & Amanda Altman], n.p. Describes the country and compares it to Llano County. Misses going to the meetings, too much cooking to do here.
27 September 17, undated
ALS, 4 pp., Olivia [Reynolds], Duke, Oklahoma to Brother and Sister, n.p. Describes the climate and crops. Family news.
27 February 19, undated
ALS., 2 pp., J. D. Bedford, Kingsland, Texas to J. M. Trussell, n.p. Proposes a land trade and sale.
27 undatedundated
AL., 2 pp. [Charity Snowden], Union, Mississippi to Brother [J. M. Trussell], [Grand Prairie, Texas]. Family and general news. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas, Box 301.]
28 undated
fragment, C. E. Snowden, n.p. Family news. Describes school teacher.
28 undated
ALS., 2 pp., Mattie Jones, n.p. to Jennie [Trussell], n.p. General news.
28 undated
fragment, K. F. Kimball, n.p. to M. J. Jones, Wolfe's Crossing, Texas. Request for money order addressed to Phillips & Hunt, New York. [part of color map on verso, "Chautauqua."]
28 undated
ALS., 2 pp. (of 6 pp.), Etta [?], n.p., to [Lillian Trussell], n.p. General news.
28 undated
ALS., 2 pp. (of 4 pp.), S[pencer] B. Gilbert, [Mississippi] to [J. M. Trussell], n.p. Discusses land dealings and collecting Trussell's rent for his property.
28 undated
ALS., 1/2 p., J. M. T. [James M. Trussell], n.p. to [J. M. Trussell, Jr.], [Mississippi]. Instructions for organizing farm and dealing with hands.
28 undated
ALS., 2 pp., Florence [Jones], n.p., to Jennie [Trussell], n.p. Family news and activities.
28 undated
ALS., 2 pp. (of 5 pp.), Mattie [Jones], n.p. to [Lillian Trussell?], n.p. Family news and activities.
28 undated
AL., 2 pp. [?], n.p. to [?], n.p. List of people from whom money has been collected or who cannot pay on notes owed.
28 undated
ALS., 1 p. (of 5 pp.), James [Trussell], n.p. to [James M. Trussell, Sr.], n.p. Part of letter to parents from son away at school.
28 undated
ALS., 2 1/2 pp. (of 6 pp.), Jimmie Trussell, n.p., to [parents?], n.p. News to parents from son away at school.
28 undated
fragment, 2 pp. (numbered p.4), [?], n.p. to [?], n.p. Discusses Frank's wedding and boyfriends.
29 undated
yellow envelope with attached one cent (Ben Franklin) stamp addressed to J. M. Trussell, Hickory, Miss.
29 Aug. 7, 18[ ][?]
postmarked Columbus, Miss. and Enterprise, Miss., with attached 3 cent stamp addressed to J. M. Trussell, Sr., Esq., Battlefield, Lauderdale Co., Miss.
29 undated
addressed to Mr. James M. Trussell, Sr., Battlefield, Lauderdale Co., Miss.
29 undated
addressed to C. S. Danisson & Co., 391 Broadway, New York, Dept. 11.



Financial Records (10 folders) 1837-1911

Box Folder
GA69 1 September 14, 1837
A.N.S., 1/2 p., William J. Murphy, n.p. to Carel [sic.] Trusl [sic.] or bearer, n.p. Promissory note.
1 May 27, 1838
Ms.D., 2pp., Christopher C. Scott, Attorney at Law, Gainsville, Alabama. Statement of claims received for collection from James M. Trussell. [With several notations on p.2, dated March-May, 1840 of monies received by James Trussell.]
1 March 27, 1839
A.N.S., 1/2 p., James Epps, n.p. Statement of account due M[atthew] Trussell by Peter Doty.
1 March 27, 1839
(note due), Ms.N., 1/2 p. Notes and accounts presented against the estate of Matthew Trussell.
1 September 21, 1839
Ms.N., 1 p. Notes at sale of M. Trussell's estate.
1 October 7, 1839
A.N.S., (Fragment), John Trussell, n.p. Statement of amount due to S. H. Cochran.
1 October 7, 1839
A.N.S., 1 p., S. H. Cochran, Sheriff, n.p. Statement of monies received from John & James Trussell for judgement rendered in Circuit Court.
1 October 19, 1839
A.N.S., 2pp., John & J.M. Trussell, Lauderdale County, Mississippi. Sale bill of the estate of Matthew Trussell, Green County, Alabama.
1 January 17, 1840
A.N.S., Fragment, John and James [Trussell], n.p. Promise to pay note to Beverly Greenwood.
1 February 17, 1840
A.N.S., Fragment, Dr. Marshall M. Keith, n.p. Receipt for medication and services to the estate of Matthew Trussell.
2 August 28, 1841
A.N.S., Fragment, S.R. Adams, n.p. to Claim Office. Receipt for James Ray and A. Carr.
2 August 28, 1841
A.N.S., Fragment, S.R. Adams, n.p. to the Claim Office. Receipt for J. M. & John Trussel [sic.].
2 November 1, 1841
A.N.S., 1 p., S. H. Cochran, Shff. to James and John Trussell. Receipt in settlement of a case involving Matthew Trussell's estate.
2 approximately 1841
Ms.N., Fragment. Statement of amount due J. M. T. on full settlement up to this date.
2 approximately 1841
Ms.N., 2pp., James Trussell, n.p. List of items and description of terms. With amounts due and paid on the verso.
2 November 30, 1842
A.N.S., 1/2 p., Wm. H. White, Shff., n.p. Receipt for monies paid by John & James Trussell to Wm. Stanton in the administration of Matthew Trussell's estate.
2 May 27, 1844
A.N.S., 1/2 p., Sylvanus Evans, Plaintiff Attorney, n.p. to James Trussell. Receipt for settlement of Circuit Court case involving Enis Amerson and John and James Trussell.
2 May 28, 1844
A.N.S., Fragment. George Wood, n.p. Receipt to James M. Trussell for services as attorney.
2 May 29, 1844
A.N.S., Fragment, J. Marshall, n.p. Receipt to J.M. & John Trussell on current account.
2 August 2, 1844
Ms.N., 1/2 p. List of account of W. C. Trussell. Misc. figures written on verso.
2 March 28, 1846
Ms.N., 2 pp. Notations of accounts paid and received from 1838 to 1846 for John Trussell. [This page is torn, many pieces are missing.]
2 March 31, 1853
Ms.D.S., 1 p., O. Eustis, Mobile, [Alabama]. Bill of Sale for 6 bales of cotton on the account of J. M. Trussell.
2 January 13-16, 1859
Pf., 1 p., Gary, Maggard & Co., Mobile, [Alabama]. Account sales form for 38 bales of cotton on the account of J. M. Trussell.
2 January 16, 1859
Ms.D., 1 p., Gary, Maggard & Co., Mobile, [Alabama]. Statement of account of James M. Trussell.
3 undated
Ms.D., 1 p., List of accounts against the estate of Wm. A. Trussell, Neshoba County, Mississippi. [On the verso is part of an essay probably written by James M. Trussell discussing states rights.]
3 approximately 1864
A.N.S., 1/2 p., Wm. Thorne, n.p. Calculations on principal due after interest and credit are deducted.
3 June 18, 1866
A.N.S., 1 p., J. M. Trussell, Sr., n.p., to H.D. Mahan. Order to pay to M.D. King balance on a load of cotton. [Below note and on verso is a speech or essay by Trussell concerning his doubts about the government of the South since the War.]
3 January 1, 1867
Ms.D., 1/2 p. Promise to pay note to J. M. Trussell, unsigned. [On the verso is part of a speech or essay by J. M. Trussell, Sr.].
3 January 1, 1873
Ms.D., 1/2 p., Note due to J. M. Trussell ($13.50), unsigned.
3 December 18, 1873
Ms.D., 1 p. List of accounts due J. M. Trussell, Sr. (from Doc Thames and Aaron Nickols). At the bottom is a listing of articles received from Antony Young. [On the verso is a notation signed by J. M. Trussell, Sr., "This is a correct statement this 16 June 1877," accompanied by figures in pencil.]
3 May 8, 1874
A.N.S., 1 p., B. J. and W.W. Whiteker, n.p. to J. M. Trussell. Promise to pay notes (two on one page).
3 June 1, 1877
A.N.S., 1/2 p., M. W. Newton, n.p. to James M. Trussell, Sr. Promise to pay note.
3 January 21, 1878
A.N.S., 1/2 p., Frank Blalock, n.p. to J. M. Trussell, Jr. Promise to pay note. (Also signed by witnesses, Victoria R. McAlister and Mary D. Allen).
3 January 24, 1878
A.N.S., 1/2 p., Jack Garner, n.p. to J.M. Trussell, Jr. Promise to pay note. (Also signed by witnesses, Victoria R. McAlister and Mary O. Allen.)
3 1878, Ms.D.
1 p. List of account due J. M. Trussell, Jr., from W. L. McAllister and Sam Warren. (Misc. figures are on the verso.)
3 January 24, 1879
Pf., 1 p., J. J. Bozarth and R. A. McInnis, Office of Collector of Taxes, Llano County, Texas to James M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of 1878 state and county taxes.
3 March 28, 1879
A.N.S., 1 p., Lessabetta Lehman, Bej. S. Lehman, and Jno. W. Smith, n.p. to James M.Trussell. Receipt for settlement of all claims.
4 January 22, 1880
Pf., 1 p., J. J. Bozarth and R.A. McInnis, Office of Collector of Taxes, Llano County, Texas to James M. Trussell. Receipt for 1879 state and county taxes.
4 January 27, 1882
Pf., 1 p., R.A. McInnis, Office of Collector of Taxes, Llano County, Texas, to J.M. & J.M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of 1881 state and county taxes.
4 May 1, 1882
Pf., 1 p., Hudson, Watson & Co., Burnet, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Statement of account after sale of one bale of cotton at Houston.
4 December 1882 to September 13, 1883
Ms.D., 1 p., M.G. Harwell to J. M. Trussell, Sr. Statement of account and balance due. (On verso, J. Harwell account figures.)
4 March 5, 1884
Pf., 1 p., G. W. Shaw, Office of Collector of Taxes, Llano County, Texas to J. M. Trussell and Son. Receipt for payment of 1883 state and county taxes.
4 March 11, 1885
Pf., 1 p., Ben F. Beeson, Office of Collector of Taxes, Llano County, Texas to J.M. Trussell, Sr. & Jr. Receipt for payment of 1884 State, School and County taxes.
4 March 2, 1886
Pf., 1 p., Ben F. Beeson, Office of Collector of Taxes, Llano County, Texas to Jas. Trussell, Jr. Receipt for payment of 1885 State, School, and County taxes.
4 March 2, 1886
Pf., 1 p., Ben F. Beeson, Office of Collector of Taxes, Llano County, Texas to Jas. Trussell, Sen. Receipt for payment of 1885 States, School, and County taxes.
4 April 1886
A.N.S., 1/2 p., J. M. Trussell to R. Sawyer. Receipt for payment in full, January to February 1886.
5 March 11, 1887
Pf., 1 p., Ben F. Beeson, Office of Collector of Taxes, Llano County, Texas to James M. Trussell, Jr. Receipt for payment of 1886 State, School and County taxes.
5 December 13, 1887
Pf., 1 p., Christian & Allen Lumber, Shingles, Doors, Blinds, Etc., Etc., Burnet, Texas. Receipt for cash purchases Nov. 30 and Dec. 13.
5 February 13, 1888
Pf., 1 p., Frank Thomas, Dealer in Dry Goods and Groceries, Burnet, Texas to Mr. [James] Trussell. Itemized receipt for groceries.
5 March 6, 1888
Pf., 1 p., M. C. Roberts, Office of Collector of Taxes, Llano County, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Jr. Receipt for payment of State, School and County taxes for 1887.
5 March 6, 1888
Pf., 1 p., M. C. Roberts, Office of Collector of Taxes, Llano County, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Jr. Receipt for payment of 188[7] State, School, and County taxes.
5 April 2, 1888
Pf., 1 p., Frank Thomas, Dealer in Dry Goods and Groceries, Burnet, Texas to Mr. [James] Trussell. Itemized receipt for goods and groceries.
5 December 19, 1888
Pf., 1 p., Ben A. Ligon, Office of Collector of Taxes, Llano County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of 1888 State, School, and County taxes.
5 December 20, 1889
A.N.S. 1 p., Olivia O. Reynolds to J. M. Trussell, Llano County, Texas. Receipt for cash in exchange for her share of property deeded to J. M. Trussell, Sr.
5 March 20, 1890
Pf., 1 p., Ben A. Ligon, Office of Collector of Taxes, Llano County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of 1889 State, School, and County taxes.
6 February 5, 1891
Pf., 1 p., Ben A. Ligon, Office of Collector of Taxes, Llano County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of 1890 State, School, and County taxes.
6 February 13, 1892
Pf., 1 p., B. A. Ligon, Office of Collector of Taxes, Llano County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of 1891 State, School, and County taxes.
6 December 19, 1892
Pf., 1 p., Ben A. Ligon, Office of Collector of Taxes, Llano County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of State and County taxes for 1892.
6 March 22, 1894
Pf., 1 p., Ben A. Ligon, Tax Collector, Llano County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of 1893 State and County taxes.
6 February 8, 1895
Pf., 1 p., N. R. Porter, Llano County, Texas, Tax Collector. Receipt for payment of 1894 State and County taxes.
6 July 18, 1895
Pf., 2 pp., The Mutual Life Insurance Company, New York. Insurance policy on the life of James M. Trussell, Kingsland, Texas. Describes the Provisions, Requirements and Benefits. With storage envelope.
6 October 24, 1896
Pf., 3 pp. Insurance policy on the life of James M. Trussell, Kingsland, Texas by Woodmen of the World, Atlanta, Georgia. With conditions described therein. Includes storage envelope.
6 October 26, 1896
Pf., 1 p., N. R. Porter, Tax Collector, Llano County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of State and County taxes for 1896.
6 January 29, 1898
Pf., 1 p., N.R. Porter, Tax Collector, Llano County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of State and County taxes for 1897.
6 March 18, 1898
Pf., 1 p., N.G. Dorbaudt, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of State and County taxes for 1897.
6 November 14, 1898
Pf., 1 p., N. R. Porter, Tax Collector, Llano County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of State and County taxes for 1898.
6 January 3, 1899
Pf., 1 p., B. C. Fox, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of State and County taxes for 1898.
7 January 27, 1900
Pf., 1 p., B. C. Fox, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of State and County taxes for 1899.
7 December 22, 1900
Pf., 1 p., B. C. Fox, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of State and County taxes for 1900.
7 January 31, 1901
Pf., 1 p., B. C. Fox, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of State and County taxes for 1900. (Receipt no. 2794).
7 January 31, 1901
Pf., 1 p., B. C. Fox, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of State and County taxes for 1900.
7 January 31, 1902
Pf., 1 p., B. C. Fox, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussel [sic.]. Receipt for payment of State and County taxes for 1901.
7 September 20, 1902
Pf., 1 p., B. C. Fox, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for State and County taxes for 1902.
7 January 29, 1904
Pf., 1 p., B. C. Fox, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Poll tax receipt for 1903.
7 April 18, 1904
Pf., 1 p., B. C. Fox, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for State and County taxes for 1903.
7 January 31, 1905
Pf., 1 p., W. C. Galloway, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Poll tax receipt for 1904.
7 March 10, 1905
Pf., 1 p., W. C. Galloway, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for State and County taxes for 1904.
7 November 18, 1905
Pf., 1 p., W. C. Galloway, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Poll tax receipt for 1905.
7 November 18, 1905
Pf., 1 p., W. C. Galloway, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for State and County taxes for 1905.
8 October 8, 1906
Ts cc, 1 p., Ealy J. Moses & Son, Land Agents and Abstractors, Burnet, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Lake Victor, Texas. Letter advising Trussell of property for sale west of Bertram [Texas].
8 November 12, 1906
ALS., 2 pp., J. P. Word, Lampasas, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Lake Victor, Texas. Sends him deed and notifies him of legal procedures involved in the transfer of land. Page 2 is a list of payments from 1907 to 1915. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Lake Victor, Texas, postmarked Lampasses, Tx., Nov. 12, 1906 with two cent stamp attached. Return is from J. P. Word, Law and Real Estate, Lampasas, Texas.]
8 undated
manuscript plat map (in pencil) showing A. N. Farquhar property, 160 acres and adjacent property owners.
8 December 7, 1906
Pf., 1 p., W. C. Galloway, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Lake Victor, Texas. Poll tax receipt.
8 December 7, 1906
Pf., 1 p., W. C. Galloway, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Burnet County, Texas. Receipt for payment of State and County taxes for 1906.
8 October 14, 1907
Pf., 1 p., W. C. Galloway, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Lampasas, Texas. Poll tax receipt.
8 October 14, 1907
Pf., 1 p., W. C. Galloway, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Burnet County, Texas. Receipt for payment of State and County taxes for 1907.
9 August 29, 1908
Pf., 2 pp., J. M. Trussell, Lampasas, Texas to C. E. Eubank, n.p. Vendor's lien note dated October 26, 1906, for $250. Marked paid August 29, 1908.
9 August 29, 1908
Pf., 2 pp., J. M. Trussell, Lampasas, Texas to C. E. Eubank, n.p. Vendor's lien note dated October 26, 1906, for $275. Marked paid August 29, 1908.
9 January 18, 1909
Pf., 1 p., Chas. L. Snow, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Lampasas, Texas. Poll tax receipt for 1908.
9 January 29, 1909
Pf., 1 p., Chas. L. Snow, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Lampasas, Texas. Receipt for payment of State and County taxes for 1908.
9 January 31, 1910
Pf., 1 p., Chas. L. Snow, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Sr., Lampasas, Texas. Poll tax receipt for 1909. [With envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, Lampasas, Texas, postmarked Burnet, Tex., Jan. 31, 1910, with attached two cent stamp from Chas. L. Snow, Burnet, Texas.]
9 January 31, 1910
Pf., 1 p., Chas. L. Snow, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Burnet County, Texas. Receipt for payment of State and County taxes for 1909.
10 January 21, 1911
Pf., 1 p., C. L. Snow, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Lampasas, Texas. Poll tax receipt. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Lampasas, Texas, from Chas. L. Snow, postmarked Burnet, Texas, Jan. 21, 1911, with 2 one cent stamps attached.]
10 January 21, 1911
Pf., 1 p., C. L. Snow, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of State and County Taxes for 1910.
10 January 31, [1912]
Pf., 1 p., C. L. Snow, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell. Receipt for payment of State and County taxes for 1911. [With envelope addressed to Mr. J. M. Trussell, Lampasas, Texas from Chas. L. Snow, postmarked Burnet, Texas, Feb. 1, 1912, with attached two cent stamp.]
10 January 31, 1912
Pf., 1 p., Chas. L. Snow, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Lampasas, Texas. Poll tax receipt for 1911.
10 January 28, 1913
Pf., 1 p., O. L. Wallace, Tax Collector, Burnet County, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Lampasas, Texas. Poll tax receipt for 1912.
10 June, 1913
Pf., 1 p. each, Bank statement, and seven cancelled checks, June 2-June 28, 1913, on the account of J. M. Trussell with the First State Bank of Robstown, Robstown, Texas. [With envelope addressed to J. M. Trussell, City, from the First State Bank of Robstown, Robstown, Texas.]
10 August 21, 1940
envelope addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Trussell, Box 321, Grand Prairie, Texas, postmarked Prairie Hill, Texas, from Hardin and Hardin, Attorney-at-Law. Labeled in pen, "Poll tax & land tax receipts."



Legal Documents (4 folders) 1831-1891, 1924

Box Folder
GA69 11 August 22-23, 1831
Ms.D., 2 pp., with Pf., 2 pp. Legal document signed by J. M. Trussell appointing himself attorney to handle the estate of Nancy Liles. Witnessed by Robert Hill, Justice of the Peace, Greene County, Alabama. Attached printed form certifies Robert Hill as acting Justice of the Peace and Isaac C. Snedecor as Clerk of the County Court by Thomas F. Moody, Greene County, Alabama.
11 March 15, 1839
Ms.D., 1 p. Legal document transferring title for property described at St. Stephens from John and Elizabeth Trussell, Lauderdale County, Mississippi to Matthew Trussell, Green County, Alabama. Witnessed by Lewis Stephens.
11 May 2, 1843
Ms.D., 2 pp., Benjamin F. Park, Clerk, Circuit Court, Lauderdale County, Mississippi to Sheriff of Lauderdale County, Mississippi. Order to take John and James Trussell to court on the fourth Monday of May, 1843 to answer trespass charges made by Andrew P. Barry. Page two has a statement signed by the plantiff's attorney, E. R. Brown.
11 May 5, 1859
Ms.D., 1 p., James M. Trussell, Sr., Administrator for estate of William Altmon to Maryann Altmon. Bill of sale for negro slave, John, in exchange for payment of $815.00.
11 October 20, 1859
Ms.D., Receipt for payment of $400 to James M. Trussell, Sr., as administrator of estate of William Altmon, Newton County, Mississippi from Maryann Altmon, witnessed by Charity Daniel.
12 March 13, 1871
Ms.D., 2 pp., James M. Trussell, Sr., Newton County, Mississippi to [?] Truit. Rental agreement for Matthews place, not signed. At bottom and on second page is a statement by Trussell that part of this property was despoiled by G. N. Ragsdale who moved his land-mark.
12 March 27, 1874
Pf., 2 pp., Deed of Trust, Jack Garner, Newton County, Mississippi to W. L. McAlister, Trustee for J. M. Trussell, Newton County, Mississippi. Mortgage filed May 11, 1874 by Eugene Carleton, County Clerk.
12 February 20, 1876
Pf., 2 pp., James M. Trussell, Newton County, Mississippi and James W. Castles, Newton County, Mississippi. Deed form prepared for sale of land cancelled by consent of parties involved, November, 1876.
12 November 27, 18[][?]
Ms.D., 1 p. Sworn statement by J. M. Trussell, Neshoba County, Mississippi attesting to the service of Dr. T. E. Morris as a member of the Stonewall Guards. Note at bottom May 20, 1877 explains intent of original statement.
12 May, 1877
Ms.D., 1 p. Statement of James M. Trussell, Sr., listing books, livestock, tools, and furniture that he bequeaths to his son, James M. Trussell, Jr.
12 June 15, 1877
Ms.N., 1/2 p. Statement by J. M. Trussell, Sr., leaving gold watch to his son, James M. Trussell, Jr.
12 October 22, 1879
Ms.D., 1 p., J. M. Trussell, Sr., to James M. Trussell, Jr. A list of papers (notes) given to his son for his own benefit due Dec. 1, 1879 and January 1880.
13 September 22, 1879
Ms.D., 3 pp., and Pf., 1 p. Deed conveying property in Burnet County, Texas to Isaac Byrd by F. T. Shaw, H. H. Simmons, and S. C. Simmons. Filed for record May 31, 1880. Recorded by D. L. Luce, County Clerk of Burnet Co., Texas June 19, 1880.
13 June 24, 1880
Ms.D., 4 pp. Deed between James M. Mercer, Nancy S. Mercer, Llano Co., Texas and James M. Trussell, Llano Co. Texas for property situated in Llano County, Texas. Recorded by E. R. Beeson, County Clerk, November 7, 1883.
13 August 5, 1881
Pf., 2 pp. General Warranty Deed between W. H. Altman, A. N. Altman, S.B. & M. W. Gilbert, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi and J. M. Trussell, Jr., [Llano County, Texas] for property situated in Lauderdale Co., Texas. Filed August 5, 1882.
13 September 19, 1881
Ms.D. with Pf., 3 pp. Deed between Isaac and Lyda Bird, Burnet Co., Texas and David Taylor, Burnet Co, Texas for property situated in Burnet Co., Texas. With attached Certificate of Record by D. L. Luce, County Clerk of Burnet County, Texas, March 15, 1882.
13 January 14, 1882
Ms.D. with Pf., 3 pp. Deed between Enoch and Catherine Brooks, Burnet County, Texas and David Taylor, Burnet County, Texas for property situated in Burnet County, Texas. With attached Certificate of Record by D. L. Luce, County Clerk of Burnet County, Texas, March 15, 1882.
13 September [18]55 - January 14, 1882
Ms.D., 4 pp. List of names, number of acres and amount paid which traces ownership of specific property in Burnet County, Texas.
13 May 22, 1882
Ms.D., 1 p. Bill of sale by A. T. Taylor, Llano County, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Jr., for purchase of cattle.
13 September 4, 1882
Pf., 1 p. Certificate of Record of Mark and Brand. Certifys brand of J. M. Trussell, Jr., at Llano Co., Texas by E. R. Beeson, County Clerk for Llano Co., Texas.
14 November 8, 1887
Ms.D., 1 p., J. M. Trussell, Sr., Llano County, Texas. Statement of instructions for disposition of livestock upon his death.
14 May 18, 1893
Pf., 2 pp., Cole Bros. & Johnson, Dealers in Lightning Rods, Sherman, Texas R. V. Templeton to J. M. Trussell, Llano Co., Texas. Guarantee for Patent Improved Franklin Lightning Rod.
14 February 2, 1884
Ms.D., 2 pp., A.J. Macky, Burnet Co., Texas to David Taylor, Burnet Co., Texas. Bill of Sale for his land in Burnet County. Recorded by the County Clerk, February 5, 1884.
14 March 14, 1884
Pf., 2 pp., S.B. and M.W. Gilbert, Newton County, Miss, to J. M. Trussell, Jr. [Llano Co., Texas]. Deed for property in Newton County, Miss.
14 April 23, 1884
Ms.D., 1 p., John Mason, Llano County, Texas to J. M. Trussell, Jr., Llano County, Texas. Bill of Sale for hogs.
14 May 12, 1884
Ms.D., 3 pp., Enoch and Catherine Brooks, Burnet Co., Texas to David Taylor, Burnet Co., Texas. Bill of Sale for land in Burnet Co., witnessed by T. E. Hammond.
14 September 1, 1884
Ms.D., 3 pp., Jacob A. Hellums, Llano Co., Texas to James M. Trussell, Llano Co., Texas. Bill of Sale for land in Llano Co., Texas, witnessed by W. J. Reynolds.
14 April 8, 1891
Ms.D., 1 p., W. L. Lackey and S. F. Hester, Llano Co., Texas to J. M. Trussell, Llano Co., Texas. An agreement to drill a well for water at Trussell's residence and homestead.
14 July 15, 1924
Pf., 2 pp., White Sewing Machine Co., Dallas, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. James Trussell, Grand Prairie, Texas. Contract for purchase of sewing machine.



Literary Works (12 folders) 1850-1945, undated

Box Folder
GA69 15 Notes and drafts with political and religious themes for speeches and essays written by J. M. Trussell, Sr., approximately 1850-1882.
16 Notes and drafts with political and religious themes for speeches and essays written by J. M. Trussell, Sr., undated.
17 Notes and drafts with political and religious themes for speeches, essays, and reports written by J. M. Trussell, Sr., undated.
18 Notes on fragments of paper with political and religious themes for speeches and essays undated.
19 1863
Ms.N., essay description by J. M. Trussell, Sr., of his mother, [Elizabeth Lyles'], personality and character. Includes a braided lock of her hair. Died September 30, 1830.
20 undated
Ms.N., essay description by James M. Trussell, [Sr.] of his brother John Trussell's personality and character. Includes a lock of his hair. Died December 30, 1852.
21 undated
1 p. essay description by J. M. Trussell, [Sr.] of his brother Andrew Jackson Trussell's personality and character. Includes a lock of his hair. Died February 10, 1858.
22 undated
Ms.N., essay description of personality of his son, Joseph E. Johnston Trussell. Includes braided lock of his hair. Died September 15, 1864.
23 undated
Ms.N., note with lock of William Allen's hair.
24 1882, undated
fragments with excerpts of poetry, prayers, and stories written primarily by J. M. Trussell, Sr., also by Jennie Jones and Lillian Trussell.
25 approximately 1945
18 pp., Ms., Short story, "The Renunciation, Love Will Find Its Own," by Dan Griggs [Briggs?].
26 undated
Ms.N., miscellaneous lists and notes by J. M. Trussell, Sr.



Printed Material (6 folders) 1838-1945
Extent (7 items)

Box Folder
GA69 27 1861-1939
newspaper clippings reporting war news, deaths, and anniversaries of the Jones and Trussell families.
28 undated
newspaper clippings on various subjects, includes some poetry.
29 1942-approximately 1945
"War Ration Books" granted to Bessie, James, and Jenny Trussell. Includes one application for a ration book.
30 1838
Broadside, List of "Members of the House of Representatives." James M. Trussell, Kemper, [Mississippi] was listed as a member.
30 1849
Broadside, Democratic Ticket, State Election. Lists candidates and results. J. M. Trussell is listed under Representatives.
30 approximately 1850
Broadside (1/2 page). Lists names and counties of those who served in the Mississippi legislature from 1850-1851. Included is J. M. Trussell of Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
30 1853
Broadside. Democratic ticket for state of Mississippi.
30 186[]
Pf., blank. Form no. 90. Bond for the Removal of Cotton.
30 approximately 1890
Printed material, 4 pp., taken from a law book. Discusses penal code and road tax and laws.
30 undated
Broadside. Warns public against Benjamin H. Booth of Columbus, Mississippi. Exposes him as a thief and swindler. By William Strickland, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
31 June 18, 1934
Illustrated color folder MKT Railroad, Texas Special with 7 ticket stubs.
31 1934
Advertising brochure (color) for Petrolagac Emulsion.
31 1934
Brochure for New World's Fair Art Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago.
31 approximately 1934
Illustrated advertising brochure with ticket stub to the House of David, Summer Resort, Benton Harbor, Michigan.
31 approximately 1934
Illustrated advertising brochure for the S.S. Roosevelt (Chicago Roosevelt Steamship Lines).
31 undated
Folder describing life insurance from Woodmen of the World.
31 undated
Pamphlet, 16 pp., "A Special Treatise on Double Rupture."
31 undated
Pamphlet, 16 pp., "Book of Directions for Using the Rice Proprietary Method for Rupture."
32 1934
"World's Fair Chicago, Souvenir Book." Views of the Chicago World's Fair, 64 pp.



Diaries, Autograph and Memoranda Books (19 folders) 1864-1914

Box Folder
GA70 1 Leather covered diary of James Madison Trussell, Sr. April 16, 1864
4 pp. (Incomplete, see completed diary, 1885). Leaf of paper with notes tucked in center of diary. [21 × 13.5 cm.].
2 "Patent Self Closing Pocket Book and Memorandum Published for the Trade." Includes calendar for 1868, 1869, and "Rates of Postage" along with notations and figures written by J. M. Trussell, Sr.
[10.5 × 6 cm].
3 Notebook with figures and notations written by J. M. Trussell, Sr.
[7.5 × 12 cm].
4 "Pierce's Memorandum Account Book designed for Farmers, Mechanics and all People. A Present from the Worlds Dispensary Medical Association. Buffalo, N.Y., and London, Eng." Includes descriptions of various diseases along with suggested cures and advertising. Notation and figures by J. M. Trussell, Sr.
[14.5 × 8.5 cm].
5 "The Farmers' Pocket Companion; Issued to the Farmers of the South and West" by Deere, Mansur & Co. Memoranda book with ads and illustrations of farm machinery. Notes by J. M. Trussell, Sr.
[16 × 8 cm].
6 "Pierce's Memorandum and Account Book designed for Farmers, Mechanics and All People. A Present from the Worlds' Dispensary Medical Association, Buffalo, N.Y., and London, Eng." Includes descriptions of various diseases along with suggested cures and advertising. Notations and figures by J. M. Trussell, Sr.
[14.5 × 8.5 cm].
7 Autograph album that belonged to Jennie Jones Trussell with quotations and signatures of various family members and friends. [Green illustrated cloth covered boards.]
8 "The N.P. Memorandum Book." Notations and figures by J. M. Trussell, Jr.
[12 × 8 cm.].
9 Diary and Reminiscences written by James Madison Trussell, Sr., Llano County, Texas, July 11, 1885. Includes Trussell family as well as Lyle [mother's side] family history 1770-1885.
pp. 1-4. [The pages of this diary are extremely fragile. They were removed from the original black notebook and encapsulated.]
10 Diary and Reminiscences of James Madison Trussell, Sr., July 11, 1885
pp. 5-8.
11 Diary and Reminiscences of James Madison Trussell, Sr., July 11, 1885
pp. 9-12.
12 Diary and Reminiscences of James Madison Trussell, Sr., July 11, 1885,
pp. 13-15. Includes poem written May 15, 1877, signed by J. M. Trussell, Sr.
13 Transcription of Diary and Reminiscences of James Madison Trussell, Sr., 1885,
16 pp. [Completed by Special Collection staff.]
14 Photocopy of diary, 15 pp. and transcription of diary by Michael and Marguerite Dunn, 16 pp.
15 Autograph album 1888-1892.
Belonged to Florence Jones. Contains quotations and signatures of various family members and friends. [Rust velvet cover, 12.5 × 20 cm.].
16 Daily diary from January 1, 1907 through December 31, 1907 by Jennie Jones Trussell. Sage, Texas. Describes everyday family life and activities.
17 Typescript transcription of 1907 diary by Special Collections staff, 29 pp.
18 "The Little Gem Diary." Notations and figures by Stephen A. Trussell. Includes various printed tables and twelve pages of printed colored maps (Western Hemisphere).
[13.5 × 6.5 cm.].
19 Black leather covered account book with figures and notations undated
Possibly belonged to J. M. Trussell, Jr. [19 × 7.5 cm.].



Photographs (16 folders) approximately 1848-1945.

Box Folder
GA71 1 William H. Altman and Amanda Altman, Quanah, Texas approximately 1880.
Black and white oval portrait mounted on board. (Jennie Trussell's sister)
1 William H. Altman and Amanda Altman, Quanah, Texas approximately 1934.
Black and white portrait in brown folders.
1 Newspaper clipping, WICHITA DAILY TIMES approximately 1934.
"Quanah Couple Married 65 Years." Accompanying story about W. H. Altman's Civil War experiences.
2 Portrait of J. M. Bible (Killed in train wreck) undated
(cousin)
2 Site of train wreck undated
2 Another view of train wreck undated
3 Photo on postcard, Luther Gilbert, Dean of Men at "Berkeley University" California undated
(son of Mary Trussell Gilbert)
3 Portrait, Luther Gilbert undated
4 Portrait, Ellen Hays undated
(Jennie Trussell's sister)
4 Family group, Jessie, Walter, Ewell, Mattie Hays by C. F. Jackson, Llano, Texas undated
5 Portrait, Robert Jones (Jennie Trussell's oldest brother) undated
5 Portrait, Newton Jones (Jennie Trussell's brother) undated
5 Newton Jones and family, Burnett, Texas, by Star Photography Gallery undated
5 Portrait, Mattie and Florence Jones (Jennie Trussell's sisters) by Farquhar, Lampasas, Texas undated
5 Jones family in front of home, Lake Victor, Texas, photo by Heiman & Schlueter undated
6 Stephen Jones (father of Jennie Jones), tintype in daguerreotype case approximately 1862.
7 Susan King Fowler, Stella King Chapman undated
7 Charity Trussell Snowden and grandaughter, Birmingham, Alabama undated
7 J.C. Snowden, Warrant Officer (grandson of James M. Trussell, Sr.) approximately 1943.
8 John F.H. Trussell (killed in Battle of Vicksburg), carte-de-visite, made by Turner & Hubbard Photographers, Meridian, Miss. approximately 1860.
8 John F.H. Trussell in Civil War uniform, quarter plate tinted daguerreotype approximately 1861.
9 Amanda Trussell Altman, Star Gallery, Burnet, Texas undated
9 Olivia Trussell Kennedy Reynolds, Nancy Trussell King, Amanda Trussell Altman undated
10 James Madison Trussell, IV. Tintype inserted in postcard undated
10 Young woman (not identified), 16 years old undated
11 Sepia photograph of cattle in a field, cut into a leaf pattern undated
12 Concentration Camp, World War II, Germany approximately 1945.
[Reprint. Original retained by the donors.]
12 Alvin Aubrey Trussell in uniform, World War II approximately 1943.
13 Assorted postcards (House of David Park, European scenes, Chicago's Million Dollar Steamship - Theodore Roosevelt) undated
14 approximately 1945
Three packets of 10 black and white photos each; scenes of Brussels. One packet of 12 color photos of Brussels.
15 approximately 1945
Two sepia view packets of 10 cards each; scenes of Brussels.
16 1942
Black and white glossy photograph postcards, views of Italy.
Box
GA72 I. Stereo view cards
(see stereoscope in Trussell Family Papers artifact box #), 184 items.
Holy Land Series, several copyright 1904 by T. W. Ingersoll, 92 cards.
World Travel Series, a few copyright 1905 by T. W. Ingersoll, 44 cards.
Whimsical Scenes of Children and Adults, several copyright 1898-1902 by T. W. Ingersoll, 47 cards.
Wreck of the Norhfield, sepia photo card.
II. Photograph Albums
Extent 3 items.
Color illustrated album with cloth backing. Photos/tintypes may have been removed.
Color illustrated album with leather backing contains 22 tintypes and carte-de-visites. Jones and Trussell family portraits. Some not identified undated
16 × 13 cm.
Brown leather covered album. [Inside front page: "Flora Jones' album." Contains 19 tintypes and carte-de-visites, one "Reward of Merit" certificate. Jones and Trussell families and friends, many not identified undated.



Transcriptions and Genealogy (16 folders)

This box contains handwritten notes on family genealogy and typed transcripts of letters in the collection compiled by the donors, Michael and Marguerite Trussell Dunn. Marguerite Dunn was the seventh child of James M. Trussell, Jr., and Missouri Jane Jones [Jennie Jones]. Born Mary Margaret Trussell on February 12, 1903, she married Michael Dunn, June 2, 1942.
Box Folder
GA73 1 Notes
Handwritten and typed notes on the genealogy of the Trussell family by the donors. Some personal anecdotes written by Mrs. Dunn as told to her by her father about early family history, especially the Civil War period.
2 Genealogy
Photocopies of birth and marriage pages from a family Bible, chart of Trussell families dating back to 1622, family genealogy from 1770-1963.
3 Transcriptions and Photocopies, 1832-1839
Transcriptions of letters in the collection as well as transcriptions and photocopies of documents not included in the collection.
4 Transcriptions and Photocopies, 1841-1847
Transcriptions of letters and documents. Photocopies and photostatic copies of items not in the collection. Includes the Texas National Register, December 14, 1844.
5 Transcriptions and Photocopies, 1847-1849
Transcriptions of letters and documents. Photocopies of documents. Includes Company Muster Roll for Andrew J. Trussell, 2nd Lieut., Capt. Daniel's Co., 2 Reg't. Miss. Inf., January 5, 1847 to July 12, 1848.
6 Transcription and Photocopies, 1850-1852
Transcriptions of letters and documents, photocopy of Post Office Department letter, March 19, 1850.
7 Transcriptions and Photocopies, 1853-1859
Transcriptions of letters and documents. Includes photostatic copies of land grant papers of John Trussell and muster-in-roll of volunteers for the state of Texas listing Andrew J. Trussell.
8 Transcriptions and Photocopies, 1860-1867
Transcriptions of letters and documents. Includes photostatic copy of a post office letter and a statement by Wm. Fitzhugh, Captain of Texas mounted volunteers, April 10, 1861.
9 Transcriptions, 1871-1877
Transcriptions of letters and documents.
10 Transcriptions, 1877-1879
Transcriptions of letters and documents.
11 Transcriptions, 1880-1883
Transcriptions of letters and documents.
12 Transcriptions, 1884-1889
Transcriptions of letters and documents.
13 Transcriptions, 1890-1899
Transcriptions of letters and documents.
14 Transcriptions, 1900-1911
Transcriptions of letters and documents.
15 Transcriptions, 1917-1929
Transcriptions of letters and documents.
16 Transcriptions, 1930 - approximately 1942
Transcriptions of letters and documents.
[It should be noted that any one of the above folders may contain transcriptions of letters or photocopies of documents not in the collection, but probably still in the possession of the family.]



Series IX. Account Books, 1834-1880

Box
OS1 Account book, property of James M. Trussell [Sr.] 1834.
Very fragile, 39 × 15 cm.
Interesting account of monies due, cotton shipped, bills paid, goods purchased, comments on weather, general observations on life, notes on special events and occasions, 1834 - approximately 1878.
See especially pp. 140, 285, 295 regarding slaves; p. 161, charges to Confederate States for horses and room and board provided; p. 169, comments on destruction of property [by Sherman], Nov. 24, 1865; p. 95 advises against selling goods on credit and describes his losses through the years due to an ungrateful wicked world; p. 273, comments on Tarrant County.
Some pages un-numbered or missing. Book was not maintained in chronological order.
Account book 1870-1880
Contains primarily maps of tracts of land in townships located in Mississippi counties (Neshoba, Newton, and Lauderdale) with a description of their exact locations and who owned them. These are properties owned by family members and extended family members. Record shows in some instances how property was disposed of. Includes index. At end of book are two labor agreements with former slaves dated November 9, 1865. [Extensively damaged, extremely fragile, pages missing. Loose printed and ms. items at end of book (8 items).]



Series X. Artifacts

Artifacts were assigned numbers in the order in which they were received and were wrapped and stored in boxes or shelved in Special Collections. Although only 116 artifact numbers were used, the items donated number over 300. Coins, pairs, and sets were not given individual numbers.
Box
OS2-7 The Highlander, Section B October 15, 1981.
Artifacts were donated with the collection: household and personal items as well as a rifle and sword. An antique trunk was donated at a later time.
l p. "Turn-of-the-century Kingsland revisited." Story of early Kingsland settlers which credited Nancy Trussell King (daughter of James M. Trussell, Sr.) as the founder and planner of Kingsland, Texas.
Filed in GO35
Box
OS2
Braid of brown hair (31 cm.), #91.
Wood carving, initial "w" (3.5 × 4 cm.), #22.
Key (7cm.), #23.
Key (5.5cm.), #24.
Shoe buckle (black cloth with oval metal ornament (8 cm.), #43.
Brass ornamental belt buckle, (7.5 cm.), #47.
Brass belt buckle set (4.5 cm.), #48.
Oval belt buckle (6cm.), #52.
Oval belt buckle (5 cm.), #49.
Round gold-colored buckle (3.5cm.), #53.
Buckle clasp (3.4 cm.), #54.
Brown braided hair and metal watch fob (29 cm.), #68.
Rectangular embossed buckle with yellow diamond shaped stone at the center (3 × 4.7cm.), #69.
Ivory Brooch, carved with flower design (6.6 × 3 cm.), #70.
Brown hair comb with metal trim (5.5 cm.), #71.
Silver ring with nazi swastika, #105.
Pearl pin (7 cm.), #106.
Dog tags (2), Pvt. Ben F. Polk. U.S. Inf. (3.5 cm.), #107, 108.
Lapel pin, U.S., 21 (2.5 cm.), #109.
Lapel pin, U.S., N.G. (2.5 cm.), #110.
Lapel pin, U.S. (2.5 cm.), #111.
Nazi medal with ribbon (orange, black and white), 1939, #102.
Box
OS2A
Black velvet cord (78 cm.), #57.
Beige crocheted purse with silk lining, #58.
Black elastic belt and rectangular buckle with cameo center (76 cm.), #59.
Black elastic belt with gold and black buckle (blue stone at center), (85 cm.), #60.
Black elastic belt embedded with nine round metal buttons with black buckle (79 cm.), #61.
Black cotton pleated belt (76 cm.), #62.
Black cotton pleated belt with round buckle at end, center rectangular buckle (73 cm.), #63.
Black cotton belt with three snaps at back (94 cm.), #64.
Black satin pleated belt with four beaded buttons in center (75 cm.), #65.
Black satin and crocheted purse with beaded corners, #66.
Tan folding leather wallet (18 × 20 cm.), #93.
Box
OS3
Silver case with misc. buttons and a braid of blond hair (other hair fragments located here were wrapped in descriptive essays; they were encapsulated and placed in Box GA 69), #86.
Fragment of cannonball, approximately 1863 from battlefield at Vicksburg (6.5 cm.), #85.
Straight-edged razor with decorative handle (ivory) in black case: Columbia Cutlery Co., Worcester, Mass. (16 cm.), #87.
Metal bleeder (2 blades), (8.5 cm.), #88.
Key to Mississippi plantation (10 cm.), #89.
Silverware: 1 butter knife, 1 sugar spoon, 11 teaspoons, 6 tablespoons, 6 forks, all engraved with "T" (Brazil silver), 25 pieces total, #92.
Pocket knife with 2 blades and carved handle (13 cm.), #96.
Gold rimmed reading glasses with metal case (rusted) (12 cm.), #98.
Glass jewelry box (back panel is cracked) with pink cloth interior (#18) containing: a brass sewing thimble (#19), and a silver ring (#20) inscribed, "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, 1917.
Awl with wooden handle (8 cm.), #29.
Wooden crochet needle (19.8 cm.), #31.
Pocket knife with cork screw, rust colored stone handle (9cm.), #33.
Four matching forks with wooden handles, #34.
Straight edge folding razor with wooden handle (E.J. Eyre and Co.) in case (Columbia Cutlery Co., Worcester, Mass.), #35.
Two teaspoons in Rogers Bros. silverware box, #36.
Carpenter's tool (L square) with wooden handle (11 × 14.5 cm.), #37.
Two no. 16 steel knitting pins (Alfred Shrimpton and Sons), 39.5 cm., #38.
Steel crochet hook (11.5 cm.), #39.
Metal cooking utensils: spatula (39 cm.), knife (36.5 cm.), fork (36 cm.) all forged by slaves, #40.
White vase with embossed flower design (#41), (11.5 cm.) containing 17 hat pins: one with round green celluloid ornament, seven with black beads, two with white beads, one with sea shell, one with cloth top, one with gold tip, four plain steel, all numbered 42.
Celluloid Spanish peineta (hair ornament) fan design, decorated with green and blue rhinestones (16.5 cm.), #44.
Brown celluloid hair pin with six rhinestones (10.5 cm.), #45.
Light brown celluloid hair pin (broken), (10.5 cm.), #46.
Wooden box (5.5 × 9 × 5.6 cm.), #67 containing: brown hair comb with metal trim (5.5 cm.), #71; orange hair comb with metal trim (5.5 cm.), #72; brown comb with four rhinestones (3.5 cm.), #73; light brown comb with thirteen rhinestones (4.5 cm.), #74; metal hook (7.5 cm.), #75; small round button with pearl head, #76; small round metal button, #77; brown hair pin, broken (7.5 cm.), #78; brown hair pin (7.5 cm.), #79; yellow hair pin (7 cm.), #80; yellow hair pin (4.5 cm.), #81.
Black cardboard cutlery case (top missing), Wm. Jackson and Co. (11 cm.), #82.
Box of 162 assorted coins, 1874-1963, undated, #103.
Key (11.5 cm.), #115.
Metal First Aid Packet, U.S. Govt. issue, by Bauer & Black, 2 sections (5 × 10 cm.), #116.
Box
OS4
Pair of green glass bottles, Bordeaux (33 cm.), #2.
Coffee grinder and bracket (iron), with glass jar, Arcade Crystal No. 3 (37 cm.), #7.
Leaf shaped bamboo fan (35 cm.), #55.
Leaf shaped bamboo fan (39 cm.), #56.
Brass and wood school bell (20.5cm.), #99.
Box
OS5
Container, DuPont rifle, superfine gun powder, Wilmington, Del. (17 cm.), #90.
Saber with steel blade and wooden handle engraved "S.K." (48cm.), #94.
Stone molasses bottle, A. Bourne and Son, Patentees, Dunby Pottery near Derby, P. & J. Arnold, London (18 cm.), #4.
Copper pitcher with lid, made in Egypt (19 cm.), #10.
Blue glass vase with hand-painted scene on one side (16.5 cm.), #14.
Glass fruit bowl with lid (26 cm.), #15.
Cut glass condiment stand with 3 matching bottles (21.5 cm.), #16.
Hand mirror with wooden frame (22 cm.), #27.
Hand mirror with silver frame (29 cm.), #28.
Box
OS6
Shaving mug with brush, white/green ceramic, gold outlined leaf design (11 cm.), #84.
Pair of wooden cotton carders, Old Whittemore Patent, No. 10, L. S. Watson and Company, Leicester, Mass., #1.
Round glass cake stand (14 cm.), #6.
Wooden stereoscope (26 cm.), #100.
Wooden stereoscope with collapsible handle (30 cm.), #101.
Brace with 3 bits, wooden handles (26 cm.), #114.
Box
OS7
Brass sand sifter, signature dryer (7.5 cm.), #83.
Powder horn (21.5 cm.), #95.
Silver plated butter dish, engraved with flowers, Royal Mfg., Co., triple plate (3 parts) with butter knife, 1847 Rogers Bros. (14 cm.), #5.
Glass vinegar jar and stopper decorated with orange and white flowers and gold bands (18 cm.) (cracked top), #8.
Call bell, engraved on lower border, #9.
Whale oil lamp (13.5 cm.), #11.
Milk glass candy dish (8.5 cm.), #12.
Milk glass syrup jar (15.5 cm.), #13.
School slate with wooden frame, initials J.M.T. (21.5 × 32.5cm.), #17.
Red tin tobacco box (Central Union cut plug, the United States Tobacco Co., Richmond, Virginia (15 × 9.5 × 8.5 cm.), #21.
Steel padlock, six levers (8 cm.) with the following attached: padlock (2.5 cm.), two keys (7 cm.), two keys (5.5 cm.), key (4.5 cm.), key (3.8 cm.), key (4.8 cm.), three keys (4 cm.), key (3.7 cm.), #26.
Awl with wooden handle (12.5 cm.), #30.
Pocket knife with cork screw (9 cm.), #33.
Draw knife with wooden handles (37 cm.), #112.
Quilting tool (22 cm.), #113.
Box
Miscellaneous, shelved
Double barrelled ball and cap rifle with wood handle (128 cm.), #97.
Wooden trunk (painted brown and pink) with three drawers and lock, manufactured in Roanoke, Indiana, undated (86.5 × 50 × 59 cm.), #104.