Letter:GAUSS, Anne D. to G. Waldo Dunnington - 1926-05-18

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From GAUSS, Anne Durfee (1876 - 1932)
To DUNNINGTON, Guy Waldo (1906 - 1974)
Date: 18 May 1926
Family(s) Gauss
Collection Minna Gauss Reeves collection
Needs annotation: Yes
Has significant genealogical information: Yes

St. Charles, Missouri
May 18, 1926

Mr. G. Waldo Dunnington
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia

I am enclosing herewith copies of three letters, - two from Theresa Gauss to her brother Eugene in St. Charles, respectively 1845[1] and 1850[2], and one from C. F. G. to his son Eugene, dated 1846[3]. Of course to me they are interesting, and I should think they would have some value for your purpose because of the human and domestic side pictured in them; also because of the jubilee celebration described in the 1850 letter.

I have your recent letter and note you will let me have your summer address, which I shall need in order to send you additional material. As soon as I can will prepare a brief sketch of Eugene Gauss, including list of his descendants.

I do not understand why you have not heard from Cousin William Gauss[4] of Colorado Springs. He has always been much interested in C. F. Gauss. We have heard indirectly in recent months of illness in his family, his wife having had an operation I think. However I shall write to him soon. His cousin, and my uncle, Robert Gauss, was a bachelor and for many years an editorial writer on a Denver paper. At his death in 1913, I think he left some things to Cousin Will.

In haste A. D. G.

  1. GAUSS, Therese to Eugene Gauss - 1845-03-27
  2. GAUSS, Therese to Eugene Gauss - 1850-12-06
  3. GAUSS, Carl Friedrich to Eugene Gauss - 1846-08-09
  4. Eventually, William T. Gauss provided much information to Dunnington. --Susan D. Chambless


Typewritten carbon copy in the private collection of the Chambless family. Transcribed to softcopy by Susan D. Chambless, May 13, 2000.

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