Correspondence with Sewanee
Follow the conversation that H.J.L. Stark and Alvin L. Brown, Sewanee football manager, had through letters and telegrams as they discuss a possible football game between the universities.
December 7, 1909
Letter from Alvin L. Browne to H.J.L. Stark inquiring about arranging a football game in either Dallas or Austin, preferably Dallas, on November 1, 1910. Browne goes on to ask what guarantee could the University of Texas offer.
December 31, 1909
Letter from H.J.L. Stark to Alvin L. Browne stating that the University of Texas is glad to hear that Sewanee is interested in playing a football game this season. Stark goes on to say that the University of Texas is unable to play a football game in Dallas on November 1st, but would like to suggest a football game in Austin on October 29th. Stark offers a guarantee of $1000 with the provision that if Sewanee plays any other football games during their trip to Austin that the guarantee is divided by the number of football games played.
January 13, 1910
Letter from H.J.L. Stark to Alvin L. Browne inquiring if Sewannee can play a football game on the proposed date in Stark's letter of December 31st. Stark goes on to suggest that the University of Texas could play a football game with Sewanee in Houston during the Texas fair but is not positive. Stark asks Browne if October 29th or November 1st is not satisfactory dates then please let him know so that he would be able to give another date before the football schedule is closed.
January 22, 1910
Telegram from Alvin L. Browne to H.J.L. Stark stating the athletic committee decided it would impossible to play the University of Texas.
January 24, 1910
Telegram from Alvin L. Browne to H.J.L. Stark stating that it is impossible to play the University of Texas and he is sorry.
February 14, 1910
Letter from H.J.L. Stark to Alvin L. Browne stating he is sorry that Sewanee was not able to give the University of Texas the date they tried to arrange because Stark felt sure Texas gave as large a guarantee as L.S.U. Stark goes on to say that the University of Texas would like to schedule a football game with Sewanee during their trip to or from New Orleans. Stark states this would give them a date somewhere around October 29th for the football game. Stark also asks what guarantee would Sewanee desire to stop off in Austin for a football game.
March 1, 1910
Telegram from H.J.L. Stark to Alvin L. Browne inquiring if Sewanee will play the University of Texas about October 29th in Austin.
March 2, 1910
Telegram from Alvin L. Browne to H.J.L. Stark simply saying "No."