Letter from Mildred Wilson to Aunt Julia [Julia C. Hart].




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A poet and musician, Hart was born in 1873 in Hays County, Texas. She graduated from the Waco Female Academy in 1890 and married Edward H. Hart in 1894, who died in 1900. Her well-known poem, "Star Gold," was written in memory of her son, Vernon Duggan Hart, who died in France during World War I. She lived in Stamford, Texas, and Abilene, Texas, and was active in Gold Star Mothers, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and United Daughters of the Confederacy. She died in 1970 in Abilene, Texas.
The collection includes correspondence, financial and legal material, genealogical material, literary productions, photographs, printed material, and scrapbook material pertaining to the life and activities of Julia Duggan Hart, the Duggan family, and other related families. It bulks (1902-1966) with personal papers, especially correspondence.
Julia Duggan Hart Papers, 1837-1970 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
This letter includes a question from Mildred to Julia concerning the assassination and funeral of JFK and if she saw it on the TV.




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