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Guide to the Max Fleischman Letter to A. Fleischman, 1930 May 14

Summary

Max Fleischman was possibly serving as a salesman in Texas in 1930. His family lived in Plainfield, New Jersey. Collection comprises an autograph letter signed (7 pages) by Max Fleischman, written to his family in Plainfield, New Jersey, on Liberty Hotel stationary from Cleburne, Texas, dated 1930 May 14. Topics in the letter include the lynching and burning of the courthouse in Sherman, Texas, on May 9. Other topics include damage from a tornado that passed through Frost, Texas, on May 6, his plans to build a miniature golf course, as well as family matters and questions. Acquired as part of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11626
Title
Max Fleischman letter to A. Fleischman,
Creator
Fleischman, Max
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 1 item
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises an autograph letter signed (7 pages) by Max Fleischman, written to his family in Plainfield, New Jersey, on Liberty Hotel stationary from Cleburne, Texas, dated 1930 May 14. Topics in the letter include the lynching and burning of the courthouse in Sherman, Texas, on May 9: "It's a nice little town, and one would never think that people like them would lynch anybody. But some of these Texans still have pioneer fighting blood in them." Other topics include damage from a tornado that passed through Frost, Texas, on May 6, his plans to build a miniature golf course, as well as family matters and questions. Includes enclosure. Acquired as part of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Max Fleischman Letter to A. Fleischman, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Letter
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

Max Fleischman was possibly serving as a salesman in Texas in 1930. His family lived in Plainfield, New Jersey.


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Provenance

The Max Fleischman Letter to A. Fleischman was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, June, 2018

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2018-0069