In this letter to his former personal secretary, Boykin thanks him for his loyalty and hard work, recalls experiences they shared, and gives news of mutual acquaintances. Lucas worked with Boykin for over fifty years.
In this letter to Senator Russell of Georgia, Boykin discusses political division within Alabama and his own unsuccessful bid for reelection, and he praises Russell's abilities and efforts to promote Southern values.
In this letter to President Johnson's executive assistant, Boykin discusses the recent controversy over giving presents to the president. He describes many of the unusual and extravagant gifts he has given to friends and colleagues over the years.
In this letter to Governor-elect Wallace, Boykin discusses potential industrial development in southwestern Alabama. He asks Wallace to contact the head of the St. Regis Paper Company to encourage him to establish a plant in the state.
In this letter Boykin invites Wilson to join a large hunt to be held at his lodge in McIntosh, Alabama. He also discusses state and national politics, industry and economic development in Alabama, and the other guests who will attend the hunt.
Boykin sent this message after Wallace's success in the 1962 gubernatorial primary. In it, he discusses the campaign, describes current industrial projects in the first district, and alludes to difficulties that challenge the state in the near...
This letter, written after Boykin lost his seat in the House, discusses the unsuccessful campaign, the work that he did while in office, and the efforts he will continue to make to bring industry and money to the state.