Archive Record

Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2011.036.046
Collection Crutchfield letters Collection
Description A letter written from Thomas Crutchfield in Chattanooga to his son, William Crutchfield informing him that he has sent grain and coffee to him and mentions that he has bought property near the Tennessee River and Market Street across from the rail road track that goes up to the waters edge. From the description of the property, it seems that this is the property that he bought where he established his brickyard. Crutchfield's description insinuates that he has expanded the boundaries of his brickyard and can make a profit off of the ferry.

The back page has been folded in such a way that it acted as the outer envelope. The letter was addressed to William Crutchfield, Jacksonville, Ala. The inscription in the lower-left corner reads "Pr. Boy John Waggoner".
Date 1848
Dates of Creation April 17, 1848
Extent of Description 7.65"x 12.35"; 2 pages
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Accession number 2011.036