|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|
|Year Range to||1845|
|Copyrights||All rights belong to the History Museum of Western Virginia without restriction.|
Suit of clothes
Beers and Poindexter
Big Lick, Virginia
Crenshaw & McClanahan & Co.
Watts, James Breckinridge
|Number of images||4|
|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"|