Letter from Frances Keys to Emmitt Lehr, November 5, 1958

Title

Letter from Frances Keys to Emmitt Lehr, November 5, 1958

Subject

Keys, Frances Mulkey, 1916-1987

Description

School teacher, club woman, resident of Coleman and Wall, Texas
Letter from Frances Keys to Emmitt Lehr and the Wall Board of Education. Keys is tendering her resignation from her position as a teacher due to her poor health for at least a year.

Date

11/5/1958
1950s

Contributor

Keys, Frances Mulkey; Lehr, Emmitt

Rights

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Format

2 pg.

Language

en

Type

Manuscripts

Identifier

MSS128_letter_19581105

Is Part Of

Frances Mulkey Keys Papers

Accrual Method

Gift

Provenance

Keys, Kay

Rights Holder

Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University, P.O. Box 425528, Denton, TX 76204

Text

Wall, Texas
November 5, 1958
Wall Board of Education
Mr. Emmett Lehr, President
Wall, Texas

Dear Mr. Lehr,
Please except my resignation as a teacher in Wall School effective about Nov. 15. I would like to ask for a year’s leave of absence but realize this might not be fair as the future is too uncertain.
It nearly breaks my heart to write this letter at all but Dr. Brasens the doctor now feels that for my health’s sake it is important for me to take off from work for at least six months. I have always loved teaching and children but am getting so tense and nervous, and discouraged that I can’t eat or sleep properly. Also, I have my own family and my little nice pupils to think of.
I want to thank you for being so nice to me during my years in Wall School. I have sincerely tried to be of service and helpful to the many fine children, teachers, and parents I’ve had the privilege of being associated with. I will always be grateful for the many courtesies extended to me,

Sincerely yours,
Frances Keys

Files

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Citation

“Letter from Frances Keys to Emmitt Lehr, November 5, 1958,” TWU Digital Exhibits, accessed June 18, 2024, http://exhibits.twu.edu/ex/items/show/254.