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A letter from former Memphis mayor E.H. Crump to the staff of the "Commercial Appeal" newspaper dated May 23, 1939. The letter acknowledges the condolences of staff at the newspaper on the death of his son John (1910-1939) in a plane crash in Mississippi on May 2, 1939, while on a promotional tour for the Cotton Carnival. The plane was owned by the newspaper, and a reporter and the pilot were also killed.
Crump, Edward Hull, 1874-1954
"E.H. Crump letter to Commercial Appeal staff, 1939" (2021). Documents. 1.