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|Type:||Letters (correspondence) | Text|
|Title:||Letter: New Orleans, Louisiana to Ben Stein, Macon, Georgia, 1927 Oct. 5|
|Date:||1927 Oct. 5|
|Description:||Letter from boxer Battling Norfolk to Ben Stein, owner and manager of the Douglass Theatre, dated October 5, 1927, regarding the possibility of a boxing match at the Douglass Theatre. Norfolk explains that he was referred to Stein by a friend who thinks Stein could use Norfolk in one of his shows. Norfolk describes himself as a heavyweight who has fought and defeated some of the best heavyweights in the country. He asserts his desire to box in Macon and promises a good showing against any opponent. Norfolk provides a list of men that he has boxed (including Tiger Flowers) and adds that he has boxed for Milton Starr, president of Theatre Owners Booking Association (T.O.B.A.), a Tennessee-based booking agency from 1920 to the 1930s for African American vaudeville acts, at his Bijou Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee, and for Billy Haack, in Memphis, Tennessee. Norfolk expresses his hope that Stein will respond soon with his best terms.|
Document ID: dbr058.
Digital image and encoded transcription of an original manuscript, scanned, transcribed and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2005, as part of Georgia HomePLACE. This project is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
|Subjects:||Douglass Theatre (Macon, Ga.) | Stein, Ben | Starr, Milton | Haack, Billy | African American boxers | Boxers--Louisiana--New Orleans | Boxing matches--Georgia--Macon | Boxing--Georgia--Macon | Sports promoters--Louisiana--New Orleans | Entertainment events--Georgia--Macon | Silas Green from New Orleans (Musical show) | Macon (Ga.) | Bibb County (Ga.)|
|Contributors:||Middle Georgia Archives|
|Online Publisher:||[Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia, 2005|
|Original Material:|| p. | Manuscript held by the Middle Georgia Archives, Washington Memorial Library, Charles Henry Douglass, Jr. business records, 1906-1967, box 21, folder 205, document 6.|
|Rights and Usage:||Please consult the Middle Georgia Archives re: reproduction and usage.|
Cite as: [title of item], Theater Records Series, Charles Henry Douglass, Jr. Business Records, 1906-1967, Middle Georgia Archives, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
|Related Materials:||Blues, Black vaudeville, and the silver screen, 1912-1930s (Digital Library of Georgia) GAGAL|
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/dtrm/id:dbr058|
|Related Institutions:||Digital Library of Georgia|
Middle Georgia Archives
|Collection Information:||The Blues, Black Vaudeville, and the Silver Screen, 1912-1930s: Selections from the Records of Macon's Douglass Theatre|
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