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F. W. Claybrooke Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2658

A letter written from a F. W. Claybrooke to My Dear Brother on March 15, 1858. The sender location not known, but it was sent to Louisa County, Virginia. The letter details some advice for crop harvesting and the such. Also in the letter is a mention of the price of slaves.

Claybrooke writes that the value placed upon the slaves is too low. He goes on to say, talking about a seller of slaves, How in the name of conscience he could have undertaken to reduce the prices of them after they had been valued by disinterested men. He also writes in the letter some advice to his brother about dealing with a former business partner. Additionally, he tells his brother to avoid using tobacco.

Also featured is a postscript to the letter featured on a small square of paper. Claybrooke goes into some more detail about the business partner, and why his brother should avoid the partner.

Dates

  • 1858 March 15

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection consists of a letter written from F. W. Claybrooke to My Dear Brother on March 15, 1858. The sender's location not known, but it was sent to Louisa County, Virginia. The letter details some advice for crop harvesting and the such. Also in the letter is a mention of the price of slaves.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in March 2004.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480