Thomas Calhoun Walker Autobiography
Scope and Contents
Typed carbon copy autobiography of Lawyer Walker of Gloucester, entitled "Lawyer Walker of Gloucester (as told to two Northern friends)." There is a dedication page to Walker's wife. Carbon version used for the autobiography "The Honey-Pod Tree: The Life Story of Thomas Calhoun Walker," which was published in 1958. Includes a photograph and sheet music for "De Ole Sheep Done Know de Road." As a lawyer, he defended many African Americans in Gloucester County, Virginia, and eventually served as the Administrator and Consultant in Negro Affairs for the New Deal's Emergency Relief Administration in the 1930s. 350 pages.
- Creation: undated
- Walker, Thomas Calhoun (Person)
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.25 Linear Feet
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source: Purchase--Gloucester County Friends of the Museum
This collection was previously known as the Thomas Calhoun Walker Manuscript. The title was changed to the Thomas Calhoun Walker Autobiography to more accurately reflect the content of material, 2020 June.
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