A Guide to the William H. Sumner Letter, 1834
Entrepreneur William H. Sumner possibly lived in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in the mid-19th century.
The William H. Sumner Letter, 1834, comprises a letter penned by Sumner in Dorchester [Massachusetts?] to James DeWolf concerning the illness of Mrs. DeWolf and the plans of an unnamed colonel for a "Suspension Rail." Additionally, the letter discusses Sumner’s enterprising intentions to relocate to Texas, where he hopes to settle in the "cotton-yielding lands" near the Red River.
This collection is open for research use.
William H. Sumner Letter, 1834, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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