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Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) to Children

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.351 Author/Creator: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 August 1976 Pagination: 3 p. ; 26.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter from Cordelia Williams to her children. She had a good 87th birthday filled with love. She hopes that the Twitties and Kents will all be able to get together soon and have a birthday dinner. She is full of "apprciation for every kindness shown until [she] cannot put it into words." She says she is "trying to express what [she] really feels in her heart" about how happy she is about her birthday. She says that even if she does not live to have another birthday, "all that went into this one...will ever live in my heart." She notes that H. Hamilton Williams was not able to see his mom for her birthday and that she loves him despite all his faults. She keeps thinking about the hot weather they are all dealing with. She sends love and blessings.

People: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1884-1978)
Twitty, Geraldine Williams, 1930-
Twitty, Donald, fl. 1976
Kent, Booker, fl. 1943-1975
Kent, Virginia Williams, 1918-1987
Williams, H. Hamilton (1911-1981)

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryChildren and Family

Sub Era: The Seventies

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