Archive Record

Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2011.036.010
Collection Crutchfield letters Collection
Description A Letter written to William Crutchfield from his sister. She spends the first portion of her letter talking about the shirts she has sent and the second half expressing her suspicion that Mr. Lumpkin is running for Congress even though he told her he was not. It is because she expresses these suspicions that she labels the letter "Secret" and gives William the instruction to "Burn this and don't let anyone see it".
The envelope was folded in such a way that the back page acted as the outer envelope. The envelope states, "Secret, Mr. William Crutchfield, Jacksonville Alabama, Kindness of Mr. Melton" and was sealed with a red wax stamp.
Date 1845
Dates of Creation December 19, 1845
Extent of Description 8.00" x 10.00"; 2 pages
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Accession number 2011.036