1863 and 1864 Letters Relating to Union Civil War Service
by H. H. Clark
Connecticut: Clark Brothers, 1864. First Edition. Letter. Good. Lot 2 hand written letters relating to Civil War service. The first letter printed on white letterhead paper, measures approx. 8" x 10." and is from the "Office of Wm. J. Clark & Co. Southington, Conn. Jan'y 4th, 1863." The letter signed by H. H. Clark and addressed to Major C. W. Foster, Supt. of the Colored Bureau, Washington D. C. concerns the formation of a "Colored Regiment" in the State of Connecticut. The second letter from New Haven is dated Jan. 2/64, and measures approx. 9" x 7." The letter is written on blue lined paper and addressed to the Hon. W. S. Ruckingham. This letter is signed at bottom by Alfred Walker. Mr. Walker explains H. H. Clark's desire to serve his country in any capacity he can. From Archivegrid:William J. Clark began manufacturing bolts and nuts in 1851 in Southington, Connecticut. In 1854 two of his brothers, Charles H. and Henry H. Clark, joined the firm which was named Wm. J. Clark & Co. In 1871, William retired, making his brother Henry senior partner in the newly named Clark Brothers & Co. When the business was incorporated in 1903, the name changed again to Clark Bros. Bolt Co., the name by which it was known until the company closed in 1987.
(Inventory #: 7300)
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