Picking up from the earlier postings, in the probate of the estate of Henry Donham Lee Lambert in Oklahoma County Court, my 2nd-great-grandmother Matilda Jane Lambert O'Brien sent a letter to the court in August 1919 asking that her father's property be sold by public sale rather than private sale. Before seeing the probate file, I had never seen her signature or a letter in her own hand.
Matilda received two distributions from the estate, one in the amount of $1,083.66 and a second in the amount of $176.96. Had she not intervened, the amount distributed to all the beneficiaries would have been much less.
There are a few more documents of interest to share showing Matilda's signature. There are receipts for the distributions, along with a bank check, signed by Matilda and cashed at her bank in Shelbyville, Illinois. The back of the check is also copied in the probate file, showing the route that the check took through the US banking system in 1919 to Oklahoma.