A Guide to the Max Axel Altgelt Letters, 1904
Of German heritage, Max Axel Altgelt resided in New Braunfels, Texas, with his wife. He worked as a business agent for the Oliver Chilled Plow Company, which sold farm equipment.
"Oliver History." Oliver Tractors. Accessed April 14, 2011. http://www.olivertractors.ca/oliver_history.htm.
Composed of correspondence, the Max Axel Altgelt Letters, 1904, document Altgelt’s business travel for the Oliver Chilled Plow Company in Central and East Texas. The letters describe his travels through various locations, such as Dallas, Lufkin, Huntsville, and Navasota. Additionally, the letters contain letterhead from hotels and general merchandise stores.
This collection is open for research use.
Max Axel Altgelt Letters, 1904, 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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