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    Leslie Spoonts Jr. Collection

    Josephine Spoonts

    Pictured: Josephine Puett (Mrs. Morris A.) Spoonts, undated

    Summary: Donor gave the following items related to the Spoonts family history.

    Artifacts

    • Tablet with hand-written story: John Low – Financial Policy, and reference to Prairie Queen.

    Correspondence

    • Letter to stockholders of Oil Operators Trust, Fort Worth, Texas, December 26, 1923, from C. F. Spencer and Dan E. Lydick. Handwritten letter on back to Mr. Wharton from C. F. Spencer.

    Books

    • The Cactus, 1910. University of Texas student annual, Eugene A. Harris, editor-in-chief.
    • The Historical Encyclopedia of Texas, Volume One. New Encyclopedia of Texas published by the Texas Historical Society, 1934. Contains a short sketch of Leslie Spoonts on page 524. Also contains many sketches about Texas oilmen.
    • The Historical Encyclopedia of Texas, Volume Two. New encyclopedia of Texas published by the Texas Historical Society, 1934.
    • The History of Texas, the Lone Star State, Parker and Tarrant Counties, 1895. Biographical Histories, Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago.

    Photographs

    • Mrs. M. A. (Josephine) Spoonts, 7 by 9 inches, black and white. Written on back in pencil: "Mrs. Josephine Puett Spoonts, Morris A. Spoonts."
    • Spoonts Court, house, 10 by 8 inches, black and white. Written on back: "House from garage. Notice new stepping stones along garden."
    • Driveway to house, Spoonts Court, 10 by 8 inches, black and white. Written on back: "Taken from porch entrance."
    • Houses, Spoonts Court, 10 by 8 inches, black and white.

    Publications

    • “Young People,” Volume XXI, Number four, Philadelphia, January 26, 1901, newspaper.
    • “Gleanings from the Hague Conference,” typed 13 page report of activities, May 18, 1899.

    Subject Files

    Education - - FWISD - - W. C. Stripling High School

    • The Jacket Journal Weekly, W.C. Stripling High, Fort Worth, May 26, 1937. Machine copy. Marshall Spoonts is shown as president of the senior class.