An IOU or promissory note, dated April 11, 1898, wherein Paul Laurence Dunbar promises to repay $215 to H. A. Tobey.
Dr. Henry A. Tobey was superintendent of the Toledo State Hospital and a frequent patron of Dunbar's.
The note reads as follows:
Washington, D.C. Apr. 11th 1898.
One year after date, I promise to pay to Dr. H. A. Tobey or order, the sum of Two Hundred and Fifteen Dollars (215.00), for value received.
Paul Laurence Dunbar
"IOU for 215.00 by Dunbar" (1898). Paul Laurence Dunbar Papers (SC-8). 6.
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SC-8: Paul Laurence Dunbar Papers
Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906; Tobey, Henry A. (Henry Archibald), 1852-1908