Mary L. Hooff to Gerard J. Buchman

Title

Mary L. Hooff to Gerard J. Buchman

Description

Mary L. Hooff writes to Gerard J. Buchman forwarding a letter found her brother found that was addressed to Samuel Bland Arnold with "some connection" to John Wilkes Booth.

Creator

Hooff, Mary L.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

194?

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

300538
T194?-MISC

Transcription

1205 Linden Avenue Baltimore 17, Maryland


Mr Gerard J. Buchman Washington, D.C.


Dear Mr Buchman, Perhaps the enclosed letter to Samuel Bland Arnold may be of some value as my brother found it among the things which had belonged to the above. He had been a prisoner on the "Dry Tortugas," as was thought to have some connection with Booth, which was not the case. however, as a letter from him to the latter was found in Booth's things he was arrested and cent to Fort Jefferson


After he was released & pardoned the sister of a school friend, in Anne Arundel Co-invited him to take charge of her place, where he remained until shortly before his death. As you will see from the enclosed letter, he wrote a history for the "Baltimore American" of his incarceration & treatment while in Fort Jefferson- My brother was a frequent visitor to the home of the friend with whom Mr Arnold lived and was well acquainted with the latter and came in possession with the place & contents so found this letter. we have the articles written by Mr Arnold. Very truly Mary L. Hooff

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
2 p
18 x 16 cm

Citation

Hooff, Mary L., “Mary L. Hooff to Gerard J. Buchman,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 19, 2018, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/8379.