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Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) to Children

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.346 Author/Creator: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 June 1976 Pagination: 5 p. ; 26.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter from Cordelia Williams. She updates them on the weather. She had a guest arrive on Sunday, as well as Geri and Karen who made dinner. She gave some water guns to children asking for toys and thinks about games that Don bought for the twins which are on the shelf in her guest closet. She describes more food Geri made and a trip they made to Tanglewood to buy toys for the boys, as well as groceries. Then, they visited Hazel and Mary Curtis where they discussed Mary's daughter's upcoming wedding reception. She tells some anecdotes about a little boy named Trace. She then discusses politics, saying that Carter is making an impression on her. She reminds them to bring her pens when they visit. She asks after Diane and Fox, saying "poor Virginia. Those Kents have not been fair to Virginia." She also says Booker's day is coming. She signs off with love and blessings.

People: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1884-1978)
Kent, Diane (fl. 1976)
Kent, Booker
Kent, Virginia Williams (1918-1987)
Twitty, Geraldine Williams (1930 - )

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryChildren and FamilyMothersPoliticsGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Seventies

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