RK Referral




A referral letter given to Reginald Kirchin from his employer, The Harris Granite Quarries Company.

The letter, dated May 3, 1922 at Salisbury, NC reads as follows:

To Whom it May Concern.

Reginald Kirchin started work in the employ of The Harris Granite Quarries Co. as an Apprentice Granite Cutter on Monday morning March 31, 1919.

On account of scarcity of work this pla(n)t suspended operations on March 25, 1922.

He has lost eight months on account of plant being idle at various times, otherwise his time would have expired at about the time of plant shutting down.

Mr. Kirchin has always taken a deep interest in his chosen occupation and has made good in every way.

The high quality of work turned out and the exteme hardness of Balfour Pink Granite, put a high test on a man's ability, and Mr. Kirchin has made good on all work assigned to him.

He is steady and reliable and you will make no mistake in giving him employment.

Very truly yours

The Harris Gr. Quarries Co

per Dale Mudgett




Cathy Kirchin


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