Foster Family Letters, 1899-1951 | East Texas Research Center

By Candice Cloud

Collection Overview

Title: Foster Family Letters, 1899-1951Add to your cart.

ID: A/284

Extent: 2.0 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The bulk of the letters are from the daughters Clydene and Nelva. Clydene writes mostly about her travels. She was a student, teacher, worked in a war office, and liked movies. She writes from several locations including California, Washington D.C., Arizona, and Oklahoma. One of the most noteworthy letters in the collection comes from Clydene, in which she writes about the school explosion in New London, Texas (Box 1 Folder 4).

Nelva’s letters consist almost entirely of letters written to her mother and father about the condition of her brother, Conrad (or Allen, as he signs his letters). These letters were sent from Shreveport, Louisiana and Rochester, Minnesota, and they detail the days spent in the hospital while she was with her brother. Nelva wrote letters to her parents almost every day while staying in Rochester.

Collection Historical Note

Contained in the collection are letter correspondences between family members by the surname Foster. These members include the following: Daniel M. Foster (father), Blanche Wall Foster (mother), Conrad Allen Foster (son-eldest child), Lauren Clydene Foster Spear (daughter-middle child), and Nelva Foster (daughter-youngest child). There are letters to the Fosters from additional family members and friends as well.

The Wall and Foster families are longtime residents of Panola County.

*Foster Family members are buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Carthage, Texas.

1  Joe Conrad Wall (2/24/1857-2/25/1896)

    Laura Naomi Allison Wall (10/6/1859-1/2/1955)

            2  Blanche Wall Foster (10/9/1878-3/2/1975) m.

                Daniel M. Foster (7/3/1876-1/23/1952)

                        3  Conrad Allen Foster (10/31/1900-4/14/1951) m.

                            Ivy Ophilia Foster Neal (1/1/1902-11/9/1992)

                        3  Clydene Foster Spear (12/22/1906-4/11/1979) m.

                            Winfred J. Spear (6/14/1915-12/15/1987)

                        3  Nelva Gladys Foster (7/11/1909-3/24/1993)


Box and Folder Listing


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Folder 1: Letters from Clydene, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letters from Clydene, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letters from Clydene, 1920'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters from Clydene, 1930'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Letters from Clydene, June 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letters from Clydene, July-August 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letters from Clydene, 1940'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Letters from Clydene, June 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letters from Clydene, July 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Letters from Clydene, August 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Letters from Clydene, 1950'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Letters from Nelva, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Letters from Nelva, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Letters from Nelva, 1920-1930'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Letters from Nelva, 1940'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Letters from Nelva, 1950'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Letters from Nelva, June 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Letters from Nelva, July 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Letters from Nelva, July 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Letters from Nelva, August 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Letters from Nelva, January 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Letters from Nelva, February 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Letters from Nelva, March-December 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Letters from Ivy, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Letters from Ivy, 1941-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Letters from Ivy, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Letters from Ivy, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Letters from Allen, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Letters from Allen, 1910-1920'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Letters from Allen, 1940-1950'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Letters from Dan, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Letters from Dan, 1899Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Letters from Blanche, 1899Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Letters from Pat (Family relationship unknown), 1890-1910'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Letters from Laura, 1930-1940'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Letters from "Dady", 1928-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Letters from Various others, 1941-1951Add to your cart.

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