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Personal letter from Lucette Rivers, written on letterhead from The Blum Art Glass Co., Louisville, Ky., manufacturer of ornamental glass, metallic sash, beveled glass, mirrors, memorial and figure windows, dated July 24, 1896. Part of the letter describes her duties working for Blum Art Glass Co.
Accompanied by an envelope, imprinted "W. F. Blum's Sons, Art Glass."
Text (in part):
I am kept very busy here in the office. I have been here now for over four years, and the gentlemen have learned to depend upon me for lots of things at first I did not have to attend to. I keep the books, and do all of the corresponding. This is summed up in a few words, but when you know that there are two estimate books (one for out of town estimates and one for city estimates) a day book, an order book, cash book and ledger, besides a time book, where the time of twenty-one men is kept, each one reporting daily the number of hours he has worked that day, and the correspondence which amounts to from ten to twenty-five letters each day, you see it is enough to keep me busy. The men will come to me and say, 'Miss Lucy,'-(that is my shop name) 'please remember that I must meet Mr. --- next Wednesday morning at nine oclock, and another will say 'Miss Lucy, what was the name of the man we sold that doorlight to, that was delivered to Bernett Bros. shop about the first part of May?' (My memory is supposed to be most remarkable when we deliver anywhere from one to six or seven orders a day.)"