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Reuben Lindsay Gordon Jr. was born January 21, 1855 in Orange County, Virginia to Reuben Lindsay Gordon and Elizabeth Somerville Beale. Gordon was a lawyer in Louisa County and served as Commonwealth’s Attorney from 1890 to 1905. He was also a…

These are scans of a booklet with the National Constitution of the Socialist Party and application for membership both belonging to Dr. Robert Shelton. These may have been for his use or possibly to distribute to new members.

Between 1913 and 1917 Dr. Robert Shelton received letters from other members of the socialist party concerning the distribution of pamphlets and the lining up of different speakers for the party. One of the letters mentions Shelton, himself, getting…