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[Lincoln Drake letter,] 1861

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Author:
Drake, Lincoln
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 7.5" x 10"
Type:
Business letters
Business records
Correspondence
Place:
United States
Date:
1861
June 22, 1861
1840-2000
1850-1900
Notes:
In Civil War series, Box 1, Folder 14.
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Summary:
Holograph letter from Lincoln Drake to P. Whitin and Sons, June 22, 1861. Stationery contains color image of U.S. flag and a short patriotic poem. Drake is making machine parts for textile manufacturing machinery for two competing companies, and writes that he can produce only three castings per day. The content of the letter does not relate directly to the war.
Partial transcription: Lincoln Drake to P. Whiten and Sons / Your favor of the 20th instant has come to hand and contents [where] you say you have not [received] [last] 21 of the 36 [?] of the April order. I sent 31 on May 27th and 21 on June 6. I hardly know how to send the castings. J. L. Whiten wishes his immediately {] {] {] from them also. I make 3 [pieces] per day. Have not [] [] If I had another [] I could make 6 per day but three is as many as can be made from one pattern. I wish to accommodate both parties and will do my best to do it if you see how I am. / I made 3 pieces
Cite as:
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Castings
Textile fabrics
Machinery industry
Flags
Civil war
Patriotism
Local number:
AC0060-0001195a (AC Scan No.: front and back of folded letter)
AC0060-0001195b (AC Scan No.: inside pages of folded letter)
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Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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