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


Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3255. Letter, 15 March 1878, of H. Victor Newcomb, Vice President of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, in reply to Irvine Wells(?). He recollects that in 1863 his father paid about $3,000 in gold for “the Turner painting” now in Wells’s possession, and invites Wells to visit him and his wife at his “old homestead.” Includes Newcomb’s obituary from the November 4, 1911 New York Times and an August 31, 1901 New York Times article about his release in 1901 from a sanitarium in Central Valley, New York, where he had been confined for a mental illness.


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