A letter from W.A. Shaw, a Methodist journalist, writing to J.D. Giddings' son-in-law, Heber Stone. Stone served on Southwestern University's Board of Trustees, and as such Shaw thought him to be the right man to contact about objections to the selection of one Dr. McLean as University Regent. In the letter Shaw mentions his conflicting journalistic desires of both acting proprietorially and of informing the Methodist laity of the dangers of McLean's leadership. Shaw also rejects the notion that a personal grudge against McLean colors his judgement.
A letter from William Giddings to his uncle Clint dating to Giddings' days as a student. Giddings details recent events, including his attendance of a picnic, his recent poor marks in German, and his newfound goal of becoming a lawyer.