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Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) to Children

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.341 Author/Creator: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 March 1976 Pagination: 2 p. ; 26.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter from Cordelia Williams. She thanks God that the work for "your degree" is over. She tells them to slow down and have rest before they have a nervous breakdown. She immediately begins talking about a man she does not name, saying he is a "crook with a sick mind" who has done terrible things for the country. It appears to be about Richard Nixon. She also mentions that sickness and death seem to be all around. She talks about her plants. She mentions that the town may build a swimming pool, and can't think of any other news. She signs off with love and blessings.

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

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryChildren and FamilyGovernment and CivicsPoliticsHealth and Medical

Sub Era: The Seventies

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