Chrisman Collection

Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.


Call No: L15-

Description: Letter from Miss Lemert

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Type: Letter

Size: 5.5 x 8.5″

Condition: Good


Man had a “shell” (saddle) looked like something that bad few stolen from the Indians. He arrived for Penny Brothers. Caught big steer that had broken [rank] several times from the thoroughbred herd. Steer made hard run and Texas man’s riata ass tried first. Jerked the old flat tree clean out of saddle, left cowboy looking mighty foolish. Miss J[can’t read} Bernard Lemert


Miscellaneous Info.:

Text is very hard to read. Penmanship is very poor and the age of the document doesn’t help.

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Subject: cowboys, saddles, steer,