Letter written by Nelson Jordan Jr. and Nelson Jordan to Julia Womack

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Written by
Rev. Jordan, Nelson Jr., American
Rev. Jordan, Nelson W., American, 1842 - 1922
Received by
Womack, Julia, American, 1881 - 1942
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (.1): 7 15/16 × 9 7/8 in. (20.2 × 25.1 cm)
H x W (.2): 3 1/2 × 5 3/8 in. (8.9 × 13.7 cm)
Type
envelopes
letters (correspondence)
Place made
Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
February 4, 1910
Description
This letter (.1) and envelope (.2) are for correspondence written by Nelson Jordan Jr. as dictated by Nelson Jordan, and by Nelson Jordan, from Farmville, Virginia, to Julia Womack of Pasadena, California. The letter gives instructions to Womack regarding a letter of commendation drafted by Jordan allowing her membership into churches in her new residence of California. There is concern the document was not properly written. Jordan Jr. gives instructions to Womack about the document, and Jordan writes a sort of addendum validating the document with an explanation and his signature. The letter is written on ruled paper folded in half vertically to form four pages. The envelope has a preprinted return address for Reverend Nelson Jordan of Shilo Baptist Church in the upper left recto corner. A two-cent red postage stamp is adhered in the recto upper right corner with a post office stamp partially over it. A second post office stamp is on the verso center bottom.
Topic
African American
Correspondence
Families
Religion
Religious groups
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.102.37.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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