Hawkins, Lemuel

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Photographs

Panoramic photograph of the Kansas City Monarchs, including L-R: Jack Marshall (P), Hurley McNair (OF/P) , Newt Joseph (3B), Harold 'Yellowhorse' Morris (P), Heavy Johnson (OF), Newt Allen (1B/SS), 'Bullet Joe' Rogan (P), Jose Mendez (P), Dobie Moore (SS), Lemuel Hawkins (1B), William Bell (P), C. Bell, Dink Mothel (UT), Frank Duncan (C), Bill Drake (P), George Sweatt (CF), and Howard Bartlett (P).

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Miscellaneous Documents

Parole report for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, which notes that Hawkins led a transient lifestyle and had association with people of bad character. His codefendent, Jack Morland, Inmate #39930, is named. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Discharge form for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, dated June 19, 1933. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Receipt for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, upon his discharge from the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, recording the cash allowance he was given and transportation he was provided to Kansas City. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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Photographs

Mugshot of former Negro League baseball player Lemuel Hawkins, taken at U.S. Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas. Hawkins played first base for the Kansas City Monarchs from 1921 to 1927 and the Chicago American Giants in 1928. He was convicted for attempted automobile theft in Chanute, Kansas in July 1931. Hawkins was later killed three years later when his accomplice accidentally shot him while attempting to rob a beer distribution truck in Chicago.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Correspondence records for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, which list to whom he sent and from whom he received mail during his sentence, including his wife, Opal Hawkins. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Sentencing document for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Mail authorization form for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, in which he grants the warden the right to open any mail he receives or to endorse checks on his behalf. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Fingerprints and physical description for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, which includes information on personal habits, background, and detailed physical descriptions and measurements. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Prison record for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, including a dismissed prior charge of manslaughter. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Correspondence regarding Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, after he was shot and killed in a robbery on August 19, 1934. Record Clerk Carl Zarter provides the requested background information and criminal record of Lemuel Hawkins after his death. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

Object Type: 
Miscellaneous Documents

Prison record for Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, including a dismissed prior charge of manslaughter and noting that he is wanted by the Superintendent of Supervision of Paroles in Springfield, Illinois. Documents also include the recommendations of the prison psychiatrist. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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