Museum Homepage
Museum logo

Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title Letter from Beers and Poindexter, Merchant Tailor in Richmond, Virginia to William Watts, in Big Lick, Virginia, Regarding the Delivery of a Suit of Clothes Watts Has Ordered.
Dates of Creation July 21, 1845
Scope & Content Letter from Beers and Poindexter, merchant tailor in Richmond, Virginia, to William Watts, in Big Lick (Roanoke), Virginia, regarding the delivery of a suit of clothes Watts had ordered; Watts’s letter having arrived too late to send the suit by his brother, James Breckinridge Watts, it will be sent by packet boat to Crenshaw & McClanahan & Co, Lynchburg, Virginia, for delivery. Transcription by English Showalter accompanies the document.

Beers & Poindexter was a merchant tailor in Richmond, Virginia, which was in business from c. 1838 to c. 1860; one of principals was William Beers (1801-1870), who was born in Connecticut; a house at 1228 E. Broad St, Richmond, VA, known as William Beers House, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Beers and his family are in the census in 1850 and 1860, his profession given as tailor. The reading of the name of the employee who wrote and signed the letter is not certain, and he has not been identified.
Year Range from 1845
Creator James, Fleming
Year Range to 1845
Copyrights All rights belong to the History Museum of Western Virginia without restriction.
Subjects Clothes
Packet boat
Suit of clothes
Search Terms Beers and Poindexter
Big Lick, Virginia
Crenshaw & McClanahan & Co.
Lynchburg, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
People Lambert, Jean
Watts, James Breckinridge
Watts, William
Collection Watts Collection
Imagefile 047\199826367.JPG
Number of images 4
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 1998.26.367
Extent of Description 1 sheet, folded, text sides 1, folded for mailing, address side 4, folded for filing, notation side 2, size 10" x 15 7/8"