Lot 270: TLS, one page, 6 x 8.25, Tuskegee Normal & Industrial Institute letterhead, May 11, 1906. Letter regarding his former slaveowners. In part: "The family to which I belonged in Franklin County, Virginia, was named Burroughs. The head of the family was named Jones Burroughs. The young man who was killed during the war, as I now remember, was named William Burroughs, and he had a younger brother who was also in the war and who was not killed, named Newton Burroughs, and I think he is now living. Miss Laura Burroughs, one of the sisters, I think is living somewhere in Franklin County at present. My mother was named Mrs. Jane Ferguson." In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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