Document: dbr008  [view transcript]

Letter: Augusta, Georgia to Ben Stein, Macon, Georgia, probably between 1927 and 1929


author: Walker, Al
extent: [2] p.
summary: Letter from Al Walker, promoter and owner of the Augusta-based Dixie Fighters, to Ben Stein, manager and owner of the Douglass Theatre, regarding possible boxing matches. Responding to a telegram from Stein, Walker apologizes for sending a 125 pound boxer and offers Kid Leroy, who he describes as a willing fighter of 135 pounds. He compares the rumored 160 pound weight of Stein's boxer, Jimmie, to the 150 pound weight of his boxer, indicating his disadvantage. Walker mentions that he is sending Stein advertising materials.
repository: Middle Georgia Archives
collection: Charles Henry Douglass business records
box: 19
folder: 156
item: 27

subjects:

Stein, Ben
Macon (Ga.)
Bibb County (Ga.)
Augusta (Ga.)
Richmond County (Ga.)
Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.)
Jackson, Battling
Leroy, Kid
Luckey, Abe
Webb, Spike
Boxing matches--Georgia--Macon
African American boxers--Georgia--Macon
Boxers (Sports)--Georgia--Augusta
Boxers (Sports)--Georgia--Macon
Boxing--Georgia--Macon
Entertainment events--Georgia--Macon
Boxing managers--Georgia--Augusta
Sports promoters--Georgia--Augusta
Arenas--Georgia--Macon
Letters (correspondence)




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

[printed text:
AL WALKER
816 1/2 ELLIS STREET
PROMOTER AND MANAGER
OF
DIXIE FIGHTERSFIGHTERS THAT FIGHT
 AUGUSTA, GA. [GEORGIA] 
WRITEWIREPHONE

ENROUTE]
[written text: Augusta Ga [Georgia] Saturday
Ben Stein
Douglas Thr [Theatre]
Macon, Ga. [Georgia]
Dear Sir

your special Tel. [Telegram] received this morning. Will answer at once so you may be able to get your show started. Now I am sorry about the 125 lb. [pound] Boy but the Best I have is Kid Leroy who weighs 135, if you can use him. Let me know and I will bring him along. He is a willing Fighter. and has never been whipped. Now some people tell me this Jimmie Boy weighs over 160. My Boy only weighs 150 stripped.]

[printed text:

NOW BOOKING
"Spike" WebbAbe LuckeyBattling Jackson
155-160138-140155-160
Southern Middleweight ChampionWelterweight ContenderColored Middleweight
Champion of the South.
Holder of Belt Given by
The American Legion 1927
Bars No One at
These Weights.
will box any colored man in the world
at 160 lbs. [pounds] You Pick 'Em [Them].
]




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[written text: any way [anyway] every things [everything] is OK for the 8th I can not [cannot] Box on the 9th as I am Booked for that Day. I am mailing you to Day [today] mat [material] on Jackson for your newspaper and you have the Paper make you a die for the cards. Also clippings, I will arrive in Macon morning of the fight. Hope every thing [everything] is O.K.


Very Truly Yours
[Signed] Al Walker]