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This is a three part handwritten letter from Gale Carr to his wife, Florence. The first letter describes various aspects of his job as a dairy production manager at the Shelby County Penal Farm, the poor health of the cattle herd, and the good relationship he has developed with the guards as well as the prisoners who work for him. The second part discusses the progress being made on building the poultry farm, the poverty in the community surrounding the Shelby County Penal Farm, and the prisoners working with him. The third part discusses the health of the cattle herd at Shelby County Penal Farm, his personal health, and business affairs concerning the family farm in Missouri.
Shelby County (Tenn.); Shelby County Penal Farm (Tenn.); Dairy farming; Correctional institutions; Agriculture
correspondence: 5 p.
Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Manuscripts Division, The Gale Carr Papers, Box 1, Folder 3
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Gale Carr Papers, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University