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Rubie Morton Collection

Identifier: A-0308

Scope and Contents

The letter in this collection is a plea from a man named Bob who asks Ruby to go away with him. The letter indicates that Ruby may have been in some sort of danger or possibly a victim of abuse. The letter is not dated and the writer gives only his first name.


  • Creation: c.1919-1921

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Rubie Morton (1883-1956) was born in Etoile, Texas. She married Daniel L. Morton in 1901. He passed away in 1917 but the the 1930 census shows that Ruby remarried to a George Henry Spencer. The couple lived in Houston and are both buried at the Woodlawn Cemetery there.

Morton, Rubie. U.S. Census, 1940. Census Place: Houston, Harris, Texas. Roll: m-t0627-04192; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 258-86. Salt Lake City, UT:

Acccessed February 23, 2018.


0.05 Cubic Feet


This collection consists of a single item housed with other collections in a banker's box.

Guide to the Rubie Morton Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository