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Correspondence to/from people with multiple letters. Includes: Samuel E. Asbury, Rees H. Bowen, M. S. Boyce, Irene Francis (of San Antonio Public Library and Texas Library Association), L. B. Harbison (of Harbison-Fischer Manufacturing Co.), Bill Leftwich (Western artist), Dr. Pat Ireland Nixon, H. M. Phillips (editor/publisher of “Sheep and Goat Raiser: The Ranchman’s Magazine”), Percy D. Quinby, Dr. Carl Coke Rister (Distinguished Professor of History, Texas Technological College [now Texas Tech University]), Texas Folk-Lore Society, Louis J. Wilson, E.R. Wyatt, E. L. Yeats (Pastor, First Methodist Church, Albany, TX)

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 10

Series Description

From the Series:

Series IV focuses on Dudley Dobie, Sr.’s work as a bookseller. It includes materials regarding his mail-order book business and his two bookstores, called Dobie’s Books. The first subseries holds correspondence spanning from the 1930s to the 1950s, including an array of letters, receipts, invoices, etc. Its first folder includes letters relating to high-profile clients of Dobie’s, such as U.S. Senators Clinton P. Anderson and Barry Goldwater. Another folder contains correspondence to/from clients with multiple letters each, arranged alphabetically. Later folders contain correspondence in chronological order. The second subseries consists of administrative files related to Dobie’s bookselling operations. The third subseries includes advertisements and catalogs by or for Dobie’s Books. The fourth subseries contains advertisements and catalogs by various publishers and authors. The final subseries has information regarding the Southwest Writer’s Conference.


  • 1930-1955, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 24 boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English