Archive Record

Object Name Correspondence
Catalog Number 2004.018.448.a-c
Collection Elsworth Brown Collection
Description Correspondence between Elsworth Brown, J. Charles Poe, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Conservation, and photographer Fred Wankan.

a) Typed letter from Elsworth Brown to J. Charles Poe, Tennessee Commissioner of Conservation, July 10, 1942. In it Elsworth encourages Poe to consider contacting photographer Fred Wankan for images to use in the Tennessee Conservationist. He also suggests having a "hunt" before the annual boar hunt only using photographers to "hunt" wildlife shots. There is a handwritten note in the bottom left corner from Brown to Wankan saying he hopes the letter to Poe will do some good.

b) Typed letter from J. Charles Poe to Elsworth Brown, July 17, 1942. Poe acknowledges that he agrees with Brown about Wankan's abilities but reminds him that they have a staff photographer, Paul Moore. Poe likes the idea of a camera hunt but agrees that war conditions might not allow for it. Poe mentions that he has lost contact with Elsworth's sister Vivian and requests her address.

c) Handwritten letter from Fred Wankan to Elsworth Brown, 1942. Wankan lets Brown know he's going to the Charles Martz School of Photography for some classes and thanks him for recommending his work to Charles Poe.

Items were not scanned.
Date 1942
Dates of Creation a) July 10, 1942
b) July 17, 1942
c) 1942
Extent of Description a-c) 11.00" x 8.50"
Accession number 2004.018