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Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) to Children

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.338 Author/Creator: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 February 1976 Pagination: 2 p. ; 26.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter from Cordelia Williams. She remarks that the weather has been great and tells anecdotes about making afghans. She also reports that Mrs. Danderidge's husband is sick and tells a disturbing story that Mable Dupree's son was found in his sister's D.C. home, dead in a pool of blood. She reminds them that "God still rules this world." To her, politicians are only interested in themselves and money since the General Assembly has voted to raise their salaries. She mentions Nixon's trip to China, Medicare, and social security. She sends love and blessings and signs off, "Mom."

People: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1884-1978)
Williams, H. Hamilton (1911-1981)
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryChildren and FamilyPoliticsHealth and MedicalChristianityReligionGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Seventies

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