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J. P. Rivers Letter

Identifier: MS-3174

A handwritten letter from J. P. Rivers, sheriff of Pulaski, Tennessee to the Chief of Police in Dallas, Texas, dated January 26, 1906. The letter contains a description of E. O. Stuart, who is wanted in Pulaski for embezzlement.

Dates: 1906 January 26

James Aslinger Letter

Identifier: MS-1955

In this letter, James Aslinger asks Pleas Centers to "get me a Petition and get the states atty to sign it for me and send it to the Governor to try to get me a Pardon." Should Centers succeed, Aslinger promises that he will "reform in every Respect and try to lead a new life." He points out, however, that his current situation is not entirely of his own doing, "since if it haden't have been for Thos Patterson I would never have been in this trouble."

Dates: 1875 April 20

James Earl Ray Letter

Identifier: MS-2090

James Earl Ray wrote this letter to his wife, Anna (Sandhu) Ray, from Brushy Mountain State Prison on November 15, 1978. In it, he advises Anna on her attempts to get sympathetic articles published in Redbook and an unspecified German magazine and mentions his desire for a new trial.

Dates: 1978 November 15

James Earl Ray Papers

Identifier: MS-3147

This collection houses letters, newspaper clippings, official papers, and other items documenting James Earl Ray's life between the Martin Luther King assassination in 1968 and Ray's death in 1998. They concern his attempts to prove his innocence and his life in prison.

Dates: 1968-2000

William E. Gillenwaters Letter

Identifier: MS-3169

This collection consists of a letter from W. E. Gillenwaters, deputy warden of the Tennessee State Prison in Nashville, to the chief of police in Dallas, Texas, dated February 27, 1909. It provides a description of escaped prisoner William Blase so that he can be recaptured.

Dates: 1909 February 27

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