Keister, Annie Edwards, 1867-1945 (correspondent), Edwards, Nora C. (correspondent), Edwards Skirt Supporter Company (associated name)
In a letter to her sister, Keister mentions a competing supporter and assures Edwards that the Edwards Skirt Supporter is a far superior product. She writes that she has not had time to sell the supporters that Edwards sent her, as she has been house hunting most of the week. Keister also mentions that she is sorry that Mattie, likely their sister Mattie Brown, has lost money selling her place, and Keister promises to send pictures of her children soon.
Fillmore, C. K. (correspondent), Edwards, Nora C. (correspondent), Edwards Skirt Supporter Company (associated name)
Fillmore writes seeking information on a Mrs. Lockridge. He asks Edwards to examine letters in which Lockridge alludes to Edwards to see if Edwards recognizes her and remembers what name she went by when she entered Edwards' employ. He tells Edwards that he knew Lockridge and her former husband, and Fillmore claims that the former husband had been abusive and eventually deserted Lockridge and took their two sons to Kansas. Fillmore alleges he was later contacted by the sons, now abandoned by their father, and separately contacted by Mrs. Lockridge, who was looking for her sons. Fillmore is concerned that Lockridge is now acting dishonorably, and he claims that by seeking information on Mrs. Lockridge, he is acting on behalf of the sons as Lockridge is refusing to return to them.
A striking and impressive scene is the annual gathering of all the employees of the John B. Stetson Company, Philadelphia, in the immense auditorium, for the Christmas celebration. The President of the Company addresses the employees, awards are distributed to everyone, and the Stetson Chorus of one hundred and fifty voices renders appropriate selections.
Beunerman, Lena (correspondent), Edwards, Nora C. (correspondent), Edwards Skirt Supporter Company (associated name)
Beunerman apologizes for a miscommunication and tells Edwards that she would be happy to sell supporters and appoint agents. She mentions that she is sorry to hear about the fire and hopes that Edwards' products are now ready for market.
In the Fur-cutting Department of the John B. Stetson Company, Philadelphia, eleven and a half million skins are handled annually. The prepared skins are fed into the machines, which convert the pelt into fine shreds, the fur emerging apparently untouched. The cut fur is carefully graded as to color and quality, and is used to form the Stetson hat bodies.
Howell, Dora P. (correspondent), Edwards, Nora C. (correspondent), Edwards Skirt Supporter Company (associated name)
Howell writes of her willingness to be a representative for Edwards Skirt Support Company but first wishes to know what the cost per gross would be to ship to Chattanooga as she is concerned the charges would cut into the commission too much. If the cost is not too high, Howell wishes to sell the supporters in Missouri. She mentions that the 27-inch sample webbing is not large enough for larger women.
The greatest care is given to detail, in manufacturing Stetson hats, as is evidenced in the trimming departments of the John B. Stetson Company, Philadelphia. The leathers, bands, and bindings must be of the highest quality and are made to fit perfectly, each stitch being closely inspected. The operations of trimming soft and stiff hats differ but slightly. [Caption on back of postcard]
Nesbitt, Ella M. (correspondent), Edwards, Nora C. (correspondent), Edwards Skirt Supporter Company (associated name)
Nesbitt reports on her progress selling supporters and thanks Edwards for holding so much territory for her. She writes that she has not made much recently due to both her health and the cold weather and mentions the work of another agent, Miss Harper.