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Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) to Children

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.353 Author/Creator: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 September 1976 Pagination: 3 p. ; 26.7 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter from Cordelia Williams to her children. She writes that the rain is nice and welcomed. She talks about how her plants are doing. Wheaton called to say he would be there in the morning. The doctors had to take off Mrs. Jefferson's left leg. It seems like Mrs. Jefferson also has a broken right hip. It seems like Mrs. Jefferson as run over by a young careless driver. While eating on a friend's front porch Nadine needed help in the bathroom and it appears that she had high blood pressure and was brought to the hospital, she is now in itensive care. Mrs. Ethel Pyne called to say her brother passed away. She reminds her children to count their blessings and to give thanks. The man who said he would help with the air conditioner has not showed up yet. She says "this letter is full of sadness but it is all the news I have." Also, two teenage white boys hit a guard rail in their car and flipped over and one died and the other was put in critical condition. She reminds everyone to drive carefully. She sends love and blessings.

People: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1884-1978)

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryChildren and Family

Sub Era: The Seventies

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