Max Fleischman letter to A. Fleischman, 1930 May 14

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Summary

Creator:
Fleischman, Max
Abstract:
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.
Extent:
0.1 Linear Feet (1 item)
Language:
Materials in English
Collection ID:
RL.11626

Background

Scope and content:

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.

Biographical / historical:

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

Acquisition information:
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

Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Subjects

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Subjects:
Lynching -- Texas -- Sherman
Tornadoes -- Texas -- Frost
Names:
John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture
Fleischman, Max
Places:
Frost (Tex.) -- History
Sherman (Tex.) -- History

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