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Douglas B. Hill Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2745

The collection consists of two letters written by Congressman Douglas B. Hill representative for Fayette to Shelby counties. Both letters are to Abe Waldauer, who had close ties -- and later managed --the campaigns of Governor Gordon Browning. One letter is on official letterhead and is typed and signed by Hill -- the other letter is handwritten.

The first letter is responding to a request by Abe Waldauer to get a pardon for an inmate. Hill responds, " feel sure that I can get your man out ok someway as I see no reason why the Governor (Austin Peay) should let murder stand between friends."

Dates

  • 1925 January 26-February 8

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 two letters written by Congressman Douglas B. Hill, represensative for Fayette to Shelby counties. Both letters are to Abe Waldauer, who had close ties -- and later managed --the campaigns of Governor Gordon Browning. The first letter, dated January 26, 1925, is responding to a request by Abe Waldauer to get a pardon for an inmate. Hill responds, "I feel sure that I can get your man out ok someway as I see no reason why the Governor (Austin Peay) should let murder stand between friends."

Biographical/Historical Note

Douglas B. Hill was a Tennessee State Representative for Shelby and Fayette counties in West Tennessee during the 1920s.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchases item May 30, 2006

Repository Details

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

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