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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2764. Letters of Herbert C. Thorpe, General Manager and Assistant Treasurer, United States Gas, Coal, and Coke Company, to his wife and father. Writing from Sturgis and Paducah soon after his arrival in Kentucky from New Jersey, Thorpe describes the stresses of his new management responsibilities and the challenges to the company in the event of a miners’ strike, and criticizes the work ethic of the miners. Thorpe died in Paducah of typhoid fever on 31 July 1904.


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