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Edmund Harding to Mrs. Inglis Fletcher, 09 September 1955

The pageant was produced as professionally as possible. Lights were borrowed from the outdoor drama The Lost Colony on Roanoke Island, and as this letter indicates, costumes for many of the performers were rented from out-of-town theatrical costume companies.

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Edmund H. Harding
The Tarheel Humorist
Humor, Philosophy, Music
Washington, North Carolina

September 9, 1955
[Note on Side: Ans. Sep 10]

Mrs. John Fletcher
Bandon Plantation
Edenton, North Carolina

Dear Mrs. Fletcher:

I have your letter of the 9th and we are planning on having a costume sent for Queen Anne from Philadelphia. I am

sending you the measurement blank tomorrow which you will please return to me as soon as possible.

The date of the pageant is October 4th but we would like also to have you here on Monday when Mr. William Polk is

to make an historical address. [Note on Side: 3d]

We, of course, will expect Mr. Fletcher to come with you and if you will let me know when you will arrive I will arrange

about your reservation. [Note on Side: Yes]

There Is much agitation at the present time about having the pageant another night as we have already had more

requests for admission than we can get in. Would it be possible for you to also be present on Wednesday night.

[Signature] Edmund H. Harding
Edmund H. Harding

Location: Special Collections, Joyner Library, East Carolina University
Call Number: Inglis Fletcher Papers, #21.13.e
Collection: Inglis Fletcher Papers

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