Walker, James autograph letter/ 1888 telephone use
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James A. Walker (1832-1901) Brigadier General, CSA (VA). Participated in 1862 Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days campaign, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (as commander of "Stonewall" Brigade), Virginia Overland campaign (WIA - "Mule Shoe"), Petersburg,  Ft. Stedman and Appomattox.

Autograph Letter Signed (ALS), 1 page, 4to.:

"Walker & Walker,

Attorney at Law,

Wytheville, Virginia, Jan. 28th 1888.

Jno. W. Robinson Esq.

Dear Sir

Your favor to hand. Would it suit you to meet me at Ivanhoe tuesday night or early wednesday morning to begin the Cripple Creek trip!

It is short notice to you but I could not say when sooner. I dont care to go if the weather is very bad as I dont feel willing to risk myself out in very bad weather yet. I will telephone you Monday morning if I can get the machine to work.

                                                                                              Yours very truly

                                                                                              James A. Walker

P.S. I will have to go in a hack as I cant ride horseback


Interesting early mention of telephone use. Some aging and two punch holes at the top (not affecting the text), otherwise fine.

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Walker, James autograph letter/ 1888 telephone use

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