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Letter, Samuel Maddox to W.R. Merriam

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Title

Letter, Samuel Maddox to W.R. Merriam

Subject

Liberty Furnace (Va)
Merriam, William Rush
Maddox, Samuel

Description

This letter was sent by Samuel Maddox, an attorney in Washington DC, to William Rush (W.R.) Merriam, President of the Shenandoah Iron and Coal Company, on November 23 1908. It discusses Maddox's recent visit to the Liberty Furnace area and some of the activities he engaged in after returning to Washington.

William Maddox had served as Governor of Minnesota from 1889-1892 and first director of the US Census Bureau from 1898-1903. He served as President and principal owner of the Shenandoah Iron and Coal Company from 1905-ca. 1910. The operated Liberty Iron Furnace and the Dinky Railroad.

Samuel Maddox served as one of the company'a attorneys and was a personal friend of Merriam's. He practiced law in Washington DC during the first part of the 20th century.

Creator

Samuel Maddox

Source

Letter to W.R. Merriam from Samuel Maddox concerning trip, November 23, 1908, Liberty Iron Furnace Collection, 1809-1917, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia, USA.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

November 23, 1908

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

Format

Paper, 8x11"

Language

English

Type

Letter

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Letter

Files

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Citation

Samuel Maddox, “Letter, Samuel Maddox to W.R. Merriam,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 16, 2017, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11404.

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