J. B. Rayner Letter

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US TxAM-C C000572

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J. B. Rayner Letter


  • 1900-10 (Creation)


1 folder (3 items)

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John Baptis Rayner (1850-1918) was born a slave in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1850 graduated from Shaw University, and held a number of public offices in Tarboro in the 1870s, before migrating to Robertson County, Texas, in 1881. Polically active in Texas, he became a leader in the People's Party and an advocate for Texas African-Americans.

More information can be found in the Handbook of Texas Online.

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The collection contains a letter written by J. B. Rayner announcing a forthcoming visit to Edna, Texas, dated October 19, 1900 (envelope included), and a handbill announcing Rayner's talk on October 27, 1900.

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  • English

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Finding Aid Authors: Rebecca Hankins.

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© Copyright 2019 Cushing Library. All rights reserved.

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