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Webster Electric Company to R.C. Bruce

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09400.591 Author/Creator: Webster Electric Company Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 9 February 1921 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22.2 x 28 cm.

Summary of Content: Includes electric bill. Letter requests payment.

People: Junkerman, Julius (fl. 1877)
Bruce, Roscoe C., 1879-1950

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: African American HistoryElectricityFinanceDebt

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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