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Clarence Brittendall (b. 1872) wrote from Okeene, Oklahoma Territory to Rilla Stone (1876-1954), Brookville, Saline County, Kansas, as he made improvements on his homestead claim from the Cherokee Strip land run in September 1893. The two exchanged letters until their marriage in November 1894. This collection consists of their correspondence as well as family history notes by Caroline Dean and Bessie Dutton. Most of the letters are accompanied by photocopied transcripts.
This collection consists of letters that discuss family affairs, droughts and crops. J. S. Clark mentions carrying mail, "following" cotton, and Mormons. Lizzie mentions raising chickens and pigs. It also contains a marriage certificate for J. S. Clark and Mary Ann Pedigrew from Kansas in 1873.
Contains a brief autobiography by Myrtle Arvilla Trent, including details about her early years in Hartville, Oklahoma living in a family-built rock house and her family's move to Arkansas, Missouri, and eventually Kansas in 1922. Also includes details about her courtship and marriage to Lucas Trent, raising her family, and helping her husband with his work at W. B. Young Wholesale Company, the lives of her children, and a flood in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1929.