A Specimen

Allen David Jones Writing Sample 1882 02 25

Feb 25th 1882

This is a Specimen of my Writing after Writing

Ten days at Swaringens School House Stanly Co

Norwood N.C.                         D.J. Allen

 

So, perhaps after his first class at Zoar church, DJ participated in a second class?  He was still a rather young man, having just turned 23.  Why such interest in good penmanship?  This is the first signature, perhaps only, I have for young Jones, as he is listed on the 1880 census.

I can find nothing on Swaringen’s School House in Norwood.  I don’t have a Stanly County History Book in my possession, so I’ll check that the next time I’m at the library.

This post is part of a series of transcriptions of letters, papers, receipts, and other ephemera that are held in the Smith Family Collection.  All originals are held in this collection, unless otherwise stated.

Accept with Pleasure…

Smith Letters 15Jan1927Mt. Gilead, N.C.

January 15, 1927

Dear Mr. Smith,

I received the message that you sent by Walter, and accept it with pleasure.

Please let me know what time you are coming.

Sincerely

Virginia Allen