Document: dbr007  [view transcript]

Letter: Nashville, Tennessee, 1927 Oct. 20

author: Lawson, Spider Jim
extent: [1] p.
date: October 20, 1927
summary: Letter from Nashville-based boxer Spider Jim Lawson, dated October 20, 1927 on the letterhead of Negro Southern League baseball team, the Nashville Elite Giants, proposing a boxing match. Lawson mentions he will be visiting the area in about two weeks, following a boxing match in Tennessee, and expresses an interest in fighting Battling Jackson. He provides his weight, 158 pounds, and requests a reply.
repository: Middle Georgia Archives
collection: Charles Henry Douglass business records
box: 19
folder: 156
item: 22

Macon (Ga.)
Bibb County (Ga.)
Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.)
Lawson, Spider Jim
Jackson, Battling
African American boxers
Boxers (Sports)--Georgia
Boxing matches--Georgia--Macon
Sports promoters--Georgia--Macon
Entertainment events--Georgia--Macon
Letters (correspondence)

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[Note: This document contains both handwritten and printed text.]

[printed text:
Club Mgr. [Manager]
Member of the Negro Southern League.VERNON GREEN
Vice President and Secretary

[Note: Baseball action sketch depicting a rear view of an umpire, catcher, and batter.]
Nashville Elite Giants Base Ball [Baseball] Club
Thomas T. Wilson

President and Business Manager
417 4th Ave. [Avenue] North.

[Note: Baseball action sketch depicting a pitcher winding up.]
Phone 6-9369 -- Residence 6-7690. HELP US GROW]

[printed text: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE] [written text: Oct [October]] [written text: 20,] [printed text: 1927]
[written text: Mr. Promoter

Just noticed an account of a fight you had on 13th of this month in the Chicago Defender. and I like very much to meet this Boy. Battling Jackson if I could get the Match. I am expecting to box here in two weeks and after that I would like to come down that way hoping to hear from you in a few days My weight is 158 lbs [pounds]

[written text: Yours in Sports]
[Signed] [written text: Spider Jim Lawson]

[written text: 417 Fourth Ave. N. [Avenue North]]
[written text: Nashville, Tenn. [Tennessee]]