This is a one page letter written by famous Nashville citizen Eugene C Lewis to his sister. It is a personal letter regarding legal matters related to Blanche Lewis's adoption of some children. Blanche Lewis was well known as the nurse of the soldiers wounded at Fort Donelson. One tear at one of the folds. At the time this letter was written Lewis was running the Sycamore Powder Company. This powder Mill was established in 1835. About 1868 the company bought the entire machinery of the Confederate Powder Works at Augusta, Ga., and moved it to Sycamore Mills. This plant, later moved to Old Hickory Tennessee and was taken over by DuPont at wars end and remained in production until World War I.
The beautiful graphics appear to the labels off the boxes for Tennessee Sporting Gunpowder in Sycamore Tennessee. At the time of this letter the company had moved to Nashville Tennessee.
Rather poor condition on the envelope with numerous heavy folds and tear just below the graphics.
Lewis was the driving force behind the construction of the Parthenon as well as the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, Union Station and many of Nashville's parks, roadways, boulevards and monuments.
Price: $300.50 USD (Sale Pending)