A Guide to the William R. Lount Letter, 1861
William R. Lount was an attorney in Austin, Texas. In 1869, he patented an invention for a hair softening and renewal treatment composed of cucumber and linseed oil, beeswax, spermaceti, and white rosin.
“Lount’s Hair Treatment.” Accessed November 27, 2012. http://www.hairraisingstories.com/Products/LOUNT_HT.html.
“Franklin Co. TX Formed 1875 from Titus.” Rootsweb. Accessed November 27, 2012.http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dobson/tx/txfrankl.htm.
A letter from William Lount to Confederate General G. T. Beauregard concerning Lount’s desire to become a spy for the confederacy comprises the William R. Lount Letter, 1861. The letter is initialed by Beauregard at the bottom and appears to indicate his denial of the request.
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William R. Lount Letter, 1861, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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