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Archer, Edward R. (fl. 1830-1917) to [Anne Jeffery]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.028 Author/Creator: Archer, Edward R. (fl. 1830-1917) Place Written: Richmond, [Va.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 July 1859 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25 x 20 cm. Order a Copy

Death of Mary Williamson and her expensive funeral, request for Ann to serve on the administration needed in order to sell Williamson's property, and his inability to visit Ann. Letter is written on stationary with a printed letterhead reading: "Office of Tredegar Iron Works."

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