Clarke Engraving Co. to Etta A. Anderson – Feb. 11, 1892 – Atlanta, GA

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Clarke Engraving Co. to Etta A. Anderson – Feb. 11, 1892 – Atlanta, GA
Clarke Engraving Co.
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Civil War
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North America -- Georgia
North America -- United States of America -- Florida
North America -- United States of America -- Tennessee
North America -- United States of America

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804 Peachtree Street.

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A memorial engraving, 2x28S, unique and exquisitely beautiful. inrillin L.! photos of Ji-reiii
Davis and six full Ge erals in the center, with space for forty Lieutenant-c lm. r l-, i.ij.u-r-Generals and Briga-
diers, is being prepared by us, In addition to the photos of forty-six Generals, the names of all the Generals from
Bri-eidiors up, will be inscribed on the engraving.
I'l. central figure will be .[Ir..i u Davis, surrounded by a wreath, intertwined with a ribbon, lh.r.'. four-
teen faces, on which are i.- .,'l the names of the -..;Iri.:ii Confederate States. On the r;-1 in. I. i1 .if this
will be Robert E. Lee and Albert ,I lt.., Johnston, immediately beneath it the remaining generals. There are
fourteen shields along the base, on which the names of the i:,i .- i.- States appear, Arising from this are two col-
umns, supporting a triple arch, one column on either side, on which columns appear again the fourteen States, seven
on each column, thus ii.e.'l;II that the fourteen '-I I'-.- are the base and foundation stone for the monument to
Liberty reared above it, also as columns of strength to support it, Arounid ']hl, in the border, will be photos of
the leading military characters of the war, representing the I il I-ni1 branches of the service, the ,.lIl....n, divisions
of the army, and a fair representation from each State. Judge Calhoun, Rev, J. W. Jones, D, D., and other conm
petent critics have examined the work, and all pay it a high tribute. Colonel Kell and the other gentlemen are
....7.[ 1 I (il.- with us to secure the photos of the men selected by a committee for that purpose.
it is proposed to place at the disposal of the Monument Committee, for the Jeff Davis Monument, to be used
as they miay think proper, 10 per cent, of the net sales of these .i,. ., ii,,<, which per cent., we think, will
give them ..1. .00,0.
In addition to this, the original plate- o';i. .:,i, inches-mounted in a massive 8-inch gold frame of beautiful
1.s..i., I.ii with plate glass, and worth .. ..I, will be presented to Mrs, uliu,. I,.u Davis by a committee that
may be selected by the Atlanta m''lnid. ,,it Veteran Society at such time and place as they may elect.
In order to promote the rapid completion of the work as it is aimed to have the _.,:.. .';, a ready for the
Confed rate Veterans Re-union at New Orleans, April liL--- i,,- write you as one interested in perpetuating to
posterity the names and faces of our heroic leaders, to ask you to assist us in getting the photos of lthe ii..ra.l
selected' from your State, as we must have them promptly. We guarantee to return the photos when it is re-
quested of us,
Please let us hear from you at the earliest possible moment. Yours truly,
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SE1xtraots from the press t1nd letters rooelvoil respecting a rooetit work ieouoolt by J. QIARtKE, of th1u fAlrm of Tir CLAmltK Anl' ENGAV-
tNO (o0,, FrQ honor of .th li to Sitlneol itHnor(ll, of Ponnsylvar iwl-]

Phiiadc/phia l/a, --'-The celebrated .i r.i r, Mr, J, Olarke, bus succeeded in pl .1,,ini, a notable memorial to
the late Saem!ol J, Randall, which will stand out beyond compare as a work of art. Besides the lines of a monu-
ment, it contains a very striking likeness of Mr, Randall, and is well worth I .,' as a work of art. It must
be seen to be appreciated, A copy of the work ought to be hung in every Democratic olub-house,

.. '. Recowd,- A beautiful memorial to the late Hon, Samuel J, Randall has been engraved on a large
slate slab, and is said to be not only unique, but the finest work of art ever shown in this oity. It is a work which
all will appreciate,
Nfon, John Hanana/ker,-It is highly creditable in an artistic point of view, and I should think it would be
acceptable to Mr. Randall's friends,
ffYn John f, fow, Pennsylvania touse of Representaties, Hlarrishw ,-g.-Your very elegant memorial to the
late lamented Hon, Samuel J,Randall received, and has been admired by all who have seen it. Accept my sincere
Hon, Patrick WlZsh, Avugsta (.:,. ,... .-I thank you for the memorial of Mr, Rlomidall, for whom Ihad
great respect and admiration, He was in every sense a patriot.