Marc Woodmansee's Letter to Horace Kepart, January 26, 1919

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Abstract: This edition is created from the manuscript of Marc Woodmansee’s letter to Horace Kephart on January 26, 1919. Within this letter, Marc Woodmansee discusses a few of Kephart’s articles that he was reading at the time. In addition, he informs Kephart of Harry B. Harmer’s weapon collection, which includes various Colt Company rifles and other revolvers. He also encourages him to come and visit as well as to get in touch with Harmer if he goes north. Other letters from Woodmansee to Kephart continue to discuss weapon collections, prices of various weapons, and the magazines, All Outdoors and Our Southern Highlands (while still a periodical, The Southern Highlands, in Outing magazine). Woodmansee and Kephart have a professional friendship due to their mutual interest in weaponry. Through observation of other letters, it is apparent that Woodmansee and Kephart’s relationship is more personal than this letter leads on. Woodmansee discusses his romantic life, personal interests, and Kephart’s children. Marc Woodmansee was born on Dec 11, 1873 in Lee, Iowa. At the time of his letter to Horace Kephart, he was working for the Standard Oil Office as a manager in Des Moines, Iowa and was living with his mother, Mary Woodmansee. According to “Out-of-Doors,” Woodmansee is one of the top collectors of Kentucky rifles in the nation; in 1919, his collection totaled over fifty rifles.

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Language: English
Date: 2015

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