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Written by:
Frederick Douglass, American, 1818 - 1895  Search this
Subject of:
John Andrew Jackson Creswell, American, 1828 - 1891  Search this
Robert Purvis, American, 1810 - 1898  Search this
R.H.T. Leipold, American  Search this
Printed by:
Freedmen's Savings and Trust Company, American, 1865 - 1874  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 1/16 × 7 15/16 in. (25.6 × 20.2 cm)
Type:
business letters
Place made:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1874
Description:
A letter written by Frederick Douglass to the Honorable J.A.J. Creswell on Freedmen's Savings Bank letterhead. The letterhead is pre-printed at top center in decorative black font and reads [Principal Office / of the / Freedman's Savings / and / Trust Company, / Washington, D.C., July 3, 1874]. The paper is off-white and lined in faint blue. The rest of the letter is handwritten in black ink. It is addressed at top left [Hon. J.A.J. Creswell, / Washington, D.C.]. On the back along the top right margin is a handwritten notation in cursive that reads “Fredk. Douglass/ July 3rd 74.”
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Finance  Search this
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2021.58.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e2924451-8e6d-4341-a0fc-1909ab752b5b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.58.2