Document: dbr006 [view transcript]
Contract between Ben Stein and Texas Tanner, 1927 Oct. 19
author: Stein, Ben
extent:  p.
date: October 19, 1927
summary: Business contract between manager and owner of the Douglass Theatre Ben Stein and boxer Texas Tanner, dated October 19, 1927, establishing the terms of a proposed boxing match at the Douglass Theatre. Tanner agrees to fight Atlanta-based boxer Eddie Cox or another opponent at the Douglass Theatre, and Stein agrees to pay Tanner forty dollars or the privilege of taking a fifty percent share of the gross receipts from the fight. The contract is signed only by Tanner.
repository: Middle Georgia Archives
collection: Charles Henry Douglass business records
Page:  [view image]
[Note: This document contains handwritten, typewritten, and printed text.]
[typewritten text: October 19th 1927
This agreement made in duplicate between Ben Stein party of the first part and Texas Tanner party of the second Part.
Tanner agrees to fight Eddie Cox of Atlanta a ten round Boxing Bout at the Douglass Theater On October 19th or any opponnent [opponent] Said Stein Picks should Cox fail to arrive in time for fight.
For the above said fight Ben Stein Agrees[deleted text: s] to Pay said Texas Tanner the Sum of $40.00 Fourty [Forty] Dollars or the privalege [privilege] of Taking 30% of the Boxes share of the Receipts Namely 50% of the Gross receipts of said Boxing Contest.]
[Signed] [written text: Texas Tanner]