Municipal Archives

Letter to C.J. Beam from R.S. Druly, 1872

Collection 1991-009​


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorOffice of the City Secretary
TitleLetter to C.J. Beam from R.S. Druly
DatesMarch 8, 1872
Quantity½ linear inch
AbstractManuscript letter concerning the quality of life in Dallas.
LanguageRecords are in English

​Scope and Content

Collection consists of a copy of a manuscript letter from Roy S. Druly to Colonel C.J. Beam of New Paris, Ohio, dated March 1872, concerning the quality of life in Dallas.  No biographical information is available on Beam.  Druly, an attorney, later became City Secretary of the City of Dallas.

The letter delineates three basic themes promoting the positive aspects of Dallas: transportation and infrastructure, climate and soil, and commerce.  Druly mentions the recently built iron bridge across the Trinity River, the County courthouse under construction, and the impending arrival in July of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad, Dallas’ first railway connection.

Location of original letter is unknown.




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Letter to C.J. Beam from R.S. Druly, 1872 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index terms

Dallas (Tex.) -- History

Container list

BoxFolderTitle, Date
​1​1​Druly correspondence, 1872