Letters between Walton Taylor and Governor Ibra C. Blackwood, October 1933
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- Letter from Walton Taylor to Governor Ibra C. Blackwood, March 28, 1933
- Citadel Recommendation from Taylor to Governor Ibra C. Blackwood
- Reply from Governor’s Secretary to Walton Taylor, March 30, 1933
Letter written by Walton Taylor of Honea Path, SC, to Governor Ibra C. Blackwood on March 28, 1933. Mr. Taylor writes the governor for a tent for his family to live in. The home they were living in was sold as a result of a mortgage and there are no vacant houses in Honea Path for his family to live in. Mr. Taylor writes that he has worked for the Southern Railroad Company.
He also includes an enclosure that is a recommendation from the Citadel, where he worked as a member of the signal corps. On this enclosure he also wrote the name of his supervisor at the Southern Railroad Corporation.
The reply was written by the Secretary of the Governor and says that the office knows of no tents or work available but that they will keep Mr. Taylor’s letter on file.
Taylor, Walton. to Governor Ibra C. Blackwood, 28 March 1933. Governor Blackwood Papers, Alphabetical Correspondence 1931-1933. S539020 Box 6: 1933 A-Y. South Carolina Department of History and Archives, Columbia, South Carolina.
Secretary to the Governor to Walton Taylor, 30 March 1933. Governor Blackwood Papers, Alphabetical Correspondence 1931-1933. S539020 Box 6: 1933 A-Y. South Carolina Department of History and Archives, Columbia, South Carolina.
March 28 – 1933
My Dear Sir,
I am appealing to you as you are Govenor [sic] of our State. If it is possible for me to get a tent to live in here as there no houses here in Honea Path vacan [sic] and, I have a wife and 3 children, This place was own by Dr. Williams and was sold by a morgage [sic] and [scribble] Mrs dunn[?] got it so she wants the Matagatic[illegible?] here to get it. My wife teaches music here for a living & what must, I do [page 2] (2) Go out in the sheet, If it is possible for me to get a tent large enough for my family, I wish you would consider this and grant me a early reply,
I have ___[illegible?] for the Sou R R Co there out of Columbia for 10 year’s
Standard 3-5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the major developments in South Carolina in the late nineteenth century and the twentieth century.
Indicator 3-5.5 Explain the effects of the Great Depression and the New Deal on daily life in South Carolina, including the widespread poverty and unemployment and the role of the Civilian Conservation Corps. (H, E, P)
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