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Letter: Dublin, Georgia to Charles Henry Douglass, Macon, Georgia, 1925 May 28


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date: May 28,1925
summary: Letter from H. H. Dudley, proprietor of the grocery store C. D. Dudley & Son, located in Dublin, Georgia, to Charles Henry Douglass, African American entrepreneur and owner of the Douglass Theatre, dated May 28, 1925, asking for assistance in booking acts to benefit the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church club, the Ladies of Dublin. Dublin, Georgia is fifty-five miles southeast of Macon, Georgia, the location of the Douglass Theatre. Dudley explains that he previously wrote in the interest of the Ladies of Dublin to ask Douglass to secure the services of singers that appear in his theaters. He mentions that Douglass' secretary answered the letter, indicating that he would look after the matter for the club. Dudley reissues his request that Douglass help the Ladies of Dublin. He specifies that he is looking for a singer who can draw a crowd and work on a percentage basis for the benefit of the church. Dudley asks that Douglass write to Mrs. T. W. Evans, the wife of the pastor of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, and provides her address.
repository: Middle Georgia Archives
collection: Charles Henry Douglass business records
box: 21
folder: 203
item: 11

subjects:
Macon (Ga.)
Bibb County (Ga.)
Dublin (Ga.)
Laurens County (Ga.)
Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.)
Dudley, H. H.
C.D. Dudley & Son (Dublin, Ga.)
Douglass, Charles Henry, 1870-1940
St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church (Dublin, Ga.) Singers--Georgia
African American singers--Georgia
Church fund raising--Georgia--Dublin
Theaters--Georgia--Macon
Entertainment events--Georgia--Dublin
Benefit performances--Georgia--Dublin
Fund raising--Georgia--Dublin
Letters (correspondence)




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[printed text:
H. H. DUDLEY,
PROPRIETOR
"WE FURNISH THE THREE ESSENTIALS OF LIFE---GROCERIES, MEATS, WOOD"
C. D. DUDLEY & SON
DEALERS IN
FANCY AND FAMILY GROCERIES
FRESH MEATS
We Operate: GRIST MILL
WOOD YARD
SAW MILL [SAWMILL]
UNDERTAKING
PARLOR
CAFE
BARBER SHOP
MATRESS [MATTRESS]
FACTORY
TRUCK FARM
 
617 East Jackson St. [Street],
DUBLIN, GA. [GEORGIA]]]
 

[typewritten text: May, 28th, 1925.
Mr. C. H. Douglas,
Macon, Ga. [Georgia]
Hon. [Honorable] Sir: --

Some time ago I wrote you in interest of one of the local CHURCH CLUBS, requesting that you secure the services of some of the talented SINGERS, that appear in your Theatres from time to time.

Your sec'y [secretary], answered the letter and advised that he would look after the mater [matter] for the Club. I was unable to find a copy of the letter this A.M. but feel sure that you will help the Ladies, of Dublin, out on this matter.

What they want is some one [someone] to SING here (that can draw a crowd) on percentage basis, for the benefit of the CHURCH.

Should you give this request any more of your valuable attention, please write to Mrs. T. W. Evans, (Wife of Pastor of St. [Saint] Paul A. M. E. C [African Methodist Episcopal Church]) 308-Rowe, St. [Street] Dublin, Ga. [Georgia]

Any consideration given these fine ladies of St. [Saint] Paul, will be highly appreciated, by,


Yours very truly,]
[Signed] [written text: H. H. Dudley]