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Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) to Children

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.345 Author/Creator: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 May 1976 Pagination: 2 p. ; 26.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter from Cordelia Williams. She updates them on the weather and her garden. She says that Virginia told her Andrea is getting ready for junior prom. She says their family is involved in a lot "all at once," like Diane's marriage and Dolores' graduation. It is also Women's Day at her church on Sunday. She expresses happiness about the grandchildren growing up but worries they will drift from their parents as they do, like hers did. She says she has to fight against loneliness, but is thankful for God. A postscript indicates her politics, as she says she does not like Ford or Reagan.

People: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1884-1978)
Kent, Diane (fl. 1976)
Kent, Dolores (fl. 1976)

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryChildren and FamilyMothersMarriagePoliticsGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Seventies

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