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Title Letter from Heriot Clarkson to Francis O. Clarkson
Date July 30, 1938
Description Heriot Clarkson states his intention to get some "mountaineers" together to issue an article in response to Charles Ross as well as to send his own statement to the News & Observer. A handwritten note at the bottom of the letter indicates that Ida Clarkson Jones said she would round up the "mountaineers" and hold a meeting at Geneva Hall. The letter mentions Taliaferro who was Francis's law firm partner.
Commentary Letter refers to what eventually would become the Mass Meeting pamphlet. Reveals Clarkson's desire to sway public opinion in his favor.
Location Location Name: Little Switzerland
Parkway Milepost: 330.8
Latitude: 35.849672
Longitude: -82.091147
Creator Individual Heriot Clarkson
Tags Clarkson, Francis O.
Geneva Hall (Little Switzerland, N.C.)
Jones, Ida Clarkson
Little Switzerland (N.C.)
Mass meeting (Little Switzerland, N.C.)
Public opinion
Ross, Charles
State Highway and Public Works Commission
Credit Francis O. Clarkson Papers, #3275, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.