Just a Little Post-Game Chit Chat

I couldn’t help smiling when I read this note from Dr. Lovett to Lester Ford of the Math Department:

1925 EOL math and football letter 048

I can’t make heads or tails of it, of course.  I suspect the game was a dull one–we beat Sam Houston State 7-0–and there was plenty of time to think about other stuff.

Lester Ford, incidentally, seems to have been an interesting and talented character. Here’s a link to a short bio.



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6 Responses to Just a Little Post-Game Chit Chat

  1. grungy1973 says:

    Columbus Square?

  2. Melissa Kean says:

    Square, round, whatever.

    And yes. I was in the bar of the Mandarin Oriental. It was wonderful to watch the shadows fall across Central Park.

  3. Lavelle Ferris says:

    That is a stunning picture… much more interesting than the original post (to me!)

  4. loki_the_bubba says:

    It’s interesting how much better the written ink has survived than the typed ink.

  5. marmer01 says:

    Interesting that the old-fashioned “recipient” at the bottom says “Dr. L. R. Ford” but the salutation says “Dear Mr. Ford.” Is this related to the practice of referring to the faculty as “Mr.” and “Ms.” in the catalog without using the word “Doctor” as a form of address? I seem to recall that the use of “Doctor” to address anyone other than a medical doctor was uncommon in early twentieth-century American usage. I wonder if an academic historian might enlighten us?

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