MG-307. ALBERT F. HEESS CORRESPONDENCE, 1899, 1901-1945.

This correspondence is chiefly copies of letters sent by Albert F. Heess, a member of the law firm of Thomson and Heess of Dushore, 1903-1907. Also present are a Republican poll book, 1899, and correspondence and naturalization papers dating from Albert Heess’s tenure as Sullivan County prothonotary, register, recorder, and clerk of court from 1908 to 1932 and as district attorney from 1938 to 1944.

Correspondence (Alphabetical), B-W. In Folder C (May 29, 1901-Oct. 19, 1906) is a clipping from The Philadelphia Inquirer about robbery suspect Robert Morris who is identified as "Negro." Though undated, the article is believed to have been published on October 25, 1906, and it appears to be incomplete in the file.

Correspondence (Chronological), 1901-1945. In folder marked "Dec. 4, 1922-Dec. 29, 1922" is a letter from the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census, Washington, D.C. dated December 15, 1922, requesting that a census of prisoners be taken. The census was to provide for each prisoner: "Name, sex, age (exact or approximate), offense, sentence and fine (if any), race (whether White, Negro, Indian, Chinese, or Japanese), and, if foreign born, country of birth and native language."

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