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|Type:||Letters (correspondence) | Text|
|Creator:||Theatre Owners Booking Association|
Reevin, Sam E.
|Title:||Letter: Chattanooga, Tennessee to Charles Henry Douglass, Jr., Macon, Georgia, 1925 July 21|
|Date:||1925 July 21|
|Description:||Partial letter from the Theatre Owners Booking Association (T.O.B.A.), a Tennessee-based booking agency from 1920 to the 1930s for African American vaudeville acts, probably written by manager Sam E. Reevin, to Charles Henry Douglass, Jr., African American entrepreneur and owner of the Douglass Theatre, dated July 21, 1925, regarding several business matters. The writer notes that he encloses a copy of a letter (not included with this document) that he sent to Indianapolis. He relates that nothing of importance was transacted at the last meeting, and that the matters of declaring dividends and purchasing stock were referred to the next annual meeting in January, which he hopes Douglass will be able to attend. The writer conveys that the matters that were transacted will be published in the "colored newspapers." He asks Douglass to let him know whether or not Harry Clark returned his tickets. Finally, the writer reminds Douglass of the twenty-five dollar commission due to blueswoman Bessie Smith and asks Douglass to mail a check for the week of July 27. The letter appears to be incomplete, lacking a signature.|
Document ID: dbr064.
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.) | Theatre Owners Booking Association | Douglass, Charles Henry, 1870-1940 | Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937 | Contracts for work and labor--Georgia--Macon | Negotiation--Georgia--Macon | African American musicians--Employment--Georgia--Macon | Women blues musicians--United States | Blues musicians--United States | Blues (Music)--Georgia | Blues (Music)--To 1931 | African Americans--Music | Theaters--Georgia--Macon | Entertainment events--Georgia--Macon | Commercial agents--Tennessee--Nashville | Meetings--Tennessee--Nashville | 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 211, document 4.|
|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:dbr064|
|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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