The passages describe the lives and contributions of three freedmen of the Rapier family. John H. Rapier, Jr., was a physician at the Freedmen's Hospital in Washington, D.C. John H. Rapier, Sr., a barber in Florence, Alabama, served as a voter...
Joseph H. Hall is the son of William Terrell Hall, grandson of Dixon Hall, Sr., and thus cousin of Bolling Hall. In the letter Joseph asks Bolling to help his brother, James, secure a transfer to the company in which his brothers are serving: "he...
Much of the correspondence is concerned with different coal properties in Alabama and Tennessee that were available for investment. There are also letters from people wanting information on the quality of coal at different mines. Letters from John...
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