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Scope and Contents: Among the collection are seven letters written by Kelsey H. Douglass to his wife Minerva while he was a member of Congress in Houston. The letters are mostly concerned with getting things done at home during Kelsey's absence. These letters were laminated with the intent of preserving them. Unfortunately the lamination is starting to turn darker in color. There are also two letters from Minerva Douglass' aunt and uncle, Jesse and Mary Childress Benton. One letter was written from Nachitoches, LA, where they had gone after leaving Texas before Kelsey's death. The other was written upon receipt of the news of Kelsey's death.