Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100
John J. Pratt, who resided in Cherokee Co., Ala., invented the typewriter. This collection contains a certificate, newspaper clippings, a picture of the typewriter, and an 1864 letter written by Pratt on his typewriter. The letter offers details about Pratt's invention and he also discusses patents. Original typewriter is in the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History Museum Collection.