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Correspondence Series 1

item 1

Letter Item 1 Dec 2, 1920

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: 2 copies. Author unknown, potentially Betty A Mann. Letter writes about disappointment in marriage after 10 years, and frustrations with social life. Letter author updates mother on her two children, who behave poorly, local gossip, and various purchases. Letter also includes arrangements for travel plans.
item 2

Letter Item 2 June 19, 1923

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author is "Carl". Letter contents include love sentiments to wife, and work updates.
item 3

Letter Item 3 July 1, 1923

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author Geo W Stafford. Letter contents include frustration with state hospital in Parsons, Kansas; author suffers from epilepsy but is forced to stay at a mental hospital for his condition. Letter includes description of living conditions and frustrations with arrangments to leave and travel.
item 4

Letter to Betty Avery Item 4 January 12-13, 1924

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author "Lewis". The first letter, dated January 12, asks Betty to keep good spirits and a positive mindset. The second letter, dated January 13, includes sentiments of love and devotion to Betty.
item 5

Letter to Betty Avery Item 5 January 5, 1926

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author is Betty's sister, Anita. Letter contents include travel arrangements and family inquiries.
item 6

Letter to Jessie Item 6 August 23, 1926

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author Billie Crane to Jessie, envelope addressed to Betty Mann. Letter contents include inquires about recent trip, friendly gossip, missed connections, and a recent birthday.
item 7

Western Union Telegram to Betty Mann Item 7 September 29, 1926

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Love sentiments to Betty from husband, "Ned" Edward Mann.
item 8

Western Union Telegram to Betty A Mann Item 8 October 3, 1926

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Love sentiments to Betty from husband, "Ned" Edward Mann.
item 9

Letter to Betty A Mann Item 9 October 6, 1926

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author "Joe". Letter contents include nostalic sentiments, missed connections on various trips, inquiries about old friends, and well wishes.
item 10

Letter to Betty A Mann Item 10 November 28, 1926

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author Geo W Stafford. Letter contents include frustration with state hospital in Parsons, Kansas and William Douglass for inconsistant communication. Letter describes briefly conditions inside state hopsital.
item 11

Letter to Betty A Mann Item 11 December 11, 1926

item 12

Letter to Betty A Mann Item 12 December 26, 1926

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author Geo W Stafford. Letter contents include gratitude for letters and Christmas cards, and commentary on a "poor babe" that Betty and Edward Mann, presumably, are dealing with.
item 13

Letter to Betty A Mann Item 13 January 12, 1927

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author Geo W Stafford. Letter contents include state hospital conditions and gratitude for holiday gifts.
item 14

Letter to Betty and Edward Mann Item 14 January 17, 1927

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author Fern Atwood. Letter contents include description of a family ranch and home, work updates, inquiries about forgotten items left with Betty, and health updates.
item 15

Letter to Betty and Edward Mann Item 15 January 30, 1927

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author "Derby". Letter contents include health updates and gratitude for Christmas gifts.
item 16

Brief card to Betty A Mann Item 16 February 2, 1927

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author Florence Wenman. Card contents include weather updates and visit updates.
item 17

Letter to Betty A Mann Item 17 February 7, 1927

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author Billie. Letter contents include general inquiries about family, friendly correspondence, and plans to attend a Cabaret Dinner Dance event at Billie's husband's club. Letter also includes general health updates and weight loss news.
item 18

Letter to Betty A Mann Item 18 April 10, 1927

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author Geo W Stafford. Letter contents include state hospital conditions, gratitude for Christmas gifts, and an update in a change of guardians from Douglass to a Mr Hack.
item 19

Letter to Betty A Mann Item 19 May 4, 1927

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author "Geoffrey". Letter contents include news of bringing a family friend to visit with and travel arrangements.
item 20

Letter to Betty A Mann Item 20 July 16, 1927

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author "Geoffrey". Letter contents include explanation of continuing disagreement between Geoffrey and Betty regarding the family friend who was brought along to visit, and well wishes to Betty and Edward.
item 21

Letter to Betty and Edward Mann Item 21 December 20, 1927

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author "Geoffrey". Letter contents include gratitude for Christmas gifts and an explanation for not sending any gifts due to events with a young woman.
item 22

Christmas Card to Betty and Edward Mann Item 22 December 22, 1927

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author "Derby".
item 23

Christman Card to Betty and Edward Mann Item 23 December 22, 1927

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter authors MR and Mrs Roy F Bachman.
item 24

Letter to Betty and Edward Mann Item 24 Sept 27, 1928

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author Fern Atwood. Letter contents include offers to watch Junior should Betty be in the hospital for throat reltaed issues, updates on buying a house and seeing guests, and well wishes.
item 25

Letter to Edward Mann Item 25 March 12, 1930

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author is Edward C Mann's mother. Letter contents include description of driving out to the countryside to gather grapes, weather updates, health updates, and general inquiries.
item 26

Letter to Betty A Mann Item 26 December 22, 1932

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author "Blauche". Letter contents include travel descriptions, future travel plans, and meeting mutual friend Billie Crane, who inquired after Betty.
item 29

Letter to Edward Mann Item 29 January 16, 1937

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter contents include news of "Ted" in Atascadero at the Miramonte School and Junior College in Atascadero, California. The letter notes that Ted seems happy and contented.
item 30

Letter to Betty Item 30 June 11, n.y.

item 35

Undated Love Letter to Betty A Mann Item 35 n.d.

item 28

Letter to Edward Mann Item 28 January 16, 1937

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author Verne S Landreth, president of the Miramonte School and Junior College. Letter content sinclude updates on "Ted" as he began his school in Atascadero and description of his overall demeanor in a new environment.
item 36

Western Union Telegram to Betty A Mann from Edward C Mann Item 36 June 15, n.y.

item 37

Empty Letter Envelopes Item 37 1920-1924

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Three empty envelopes dated October 22, 1920 addressed to Fred R Avery, December 19, 1923 addressed to Betty Avery, and June 11, 1924 addressed to Betty Avery.
item 38

Letter to Betty A Mann Item 38 n.d.

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents note: Letter author Fern Atwood. Letter contents include gratitude for the friendship, gifts, support, and love given to the author from Betty and Edward Mann.
 

Miscellaneous Series 2

item 27

Name Cards for Betty A Mann Item 27 January 6, 1933

item 31

Short Creative Writing Piece Item 31 n.d.

item 32

Southern California Music Company Reciept/Check Item 32 June 15, 1926

item 33

Newspaper Clippings re deaths in city of Parsons Item 33 n.d.

item 34

Insurance Policy for Neta H Baldwin Item 34 April 18, 1921