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Christopher Heft Papers, 1894-1906

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 7

Scope and Contents

Letters from Christopher Heft in Thomasville, Georgia, and San Antonio, Texas, to his brothers William and Henry and sisters Tillie and Hattie in Louisville, Kentucky. Heft suffered from tuberculosis and had moved from Kentucky to Georgia for his health. Unable to find light work to pay for his room and board, he moved to Texas, where his health continued to deteriorate. He returned to Georgia shortly before he died of the disease. His letters deal with his health, his need for money, and his inability to find a job.

There are also letters to William from Theo. P. Gibbs of San Antonio who befriended Christopher, as well as letters and telegraphs from T. L. Spence in Thomasville, conveying information about Heft's health. There are a few bills covering his final medical expenses and two contemporary journal articles about tuberculosis.


  • 1894-1906

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From the Collection: 15.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Formerly MSS.2100 Christopher Heft Papers


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266