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: L6-F1b

Description: Copy of Christmas card from Burris Wright

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Type: Letter

Size: 6 3/4 x 8 1/2″

Condition: Good


“Copy of Christmas cards sent out by Burris Wright on his last Christmas. Sent me by L.L. Holland 722 N. Washington Liberal, Kansas Old cowboy of s/w Kansas and No Man’s Land.” [on very top, backwards] “Comfort and blessings along its storms and stampedes.” [letter] Greetings One of the heartenin’ thoughts that come to me, bringin a heap of comfort, is that I crossed trails and scraped stirrups with you, and on this great holiday brings me a thrill. {next paragraph] Christmas, the day of feasts, is the birthday of the great herder who tended flocks in Bethlehem. It’s the day when we check the brands on the tally sheets of a dyin’ year while passin’ another mile stone on the long trail. (next paragraph) I’m wishin’ you every joy that Christmas can bring you and hope an hopin’ that the closin’ (apostrophe looks like an 8) year has fetched you some comfort and blessings along with its storms and stampedes. (next paragraph) Believing theta hombre is young who has health, an’ rich who has friends. (next paragraph) When the gerat eternal trail boss rounds you up and corralls you in the swimmin’ pen on the banks of the river Jordan, to check your record, I know that He can’t accuse you of sleepin’ on the day herd, ridin’ two together on night guard or runnin’ the hands up on the clock to shorten the guard. (next paragraph) Adios old boy, there are but few left like you. Burris Wright


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Related to: M/F1-F1b (mat type frame), P139-F1b (Burris Wright),

Subject: Burris Wright, Christmas, cowboy, L.L. Holland, No Man’s Land,