E. Val Putnam to Governor William Hodges Mann
Virginia Christian's case drew national attention. Governor Mann received numerous letters from Chicago requesting clemency for Christian including this telegram from E. Val Putnam, editor of the socialist newspaper Chicago Daily World, dated August 8, 1912.
E. Val Putnam.
Virginia. Governor (1910-1914 : Mann), Executive Papers of Governor William Hodges Mann, Box 4, Folder 2, Accession 41428. State Government Records Collection. Library of Virginia.