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Twitty, Donald (fl. 1960-1969) to Cordelia Williams

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.373 Author/Creator: Twitty, Donald (fl. 1960-1969) Place Written: s.l. Type: Printed letter signed Date: no date Pagination: 1 p. ; 28.8 x 22.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter from Donald Twitty to Cordelia Williams written on a Tuesday. He writes that he hopes Cordelia and Aunt Nannie are well and that the cold weather has not negatively affected them. He says that "we are well and getting along fine," most likely refering to his wife, Geraldine Williams. He also says that they are happy about an expected addition to the family. He is hoping for a son but will be happy either way and only really cares that the baby is healthy and is trusting the Lord to do what He thinks is best. He knows he never asked her permission to marry "Gerie" and feels that he should have. He asks for her forgiveness. He promises that he will give her the best and always treat her right. He writes "she is the first girl that I have ever meet that had all of the qualities that I have wanted in a wife." He is proud of her and writes that "I don't think that there are any words good enough to describe her." His whole family really likes her as well. He also says that he is sorry Cordelia "felt the way that your last letter indicated" and that it is okay she went back to bed when they spent the night after driving all day and night. Cordelia's family is like his in that it is quiet and religious and he hopes he is as close with his future child as the Williams' are together. He loves getting her letters and is open to hearing her advice. He writes that Geraldine made a great cake and also says that she is "the best thing that ever happened to me." He writes to tell Aunt Nannie hello and that he often thinks about her. He signs off by offering his prayers for both Cordelia and Aunt Nannie and asks them to do the same for him and Geraldine.

People: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1884-1978)
Twitty, Donald (fl. 1976)
Harvey, Nannie J. (fl.1914-1969)

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryChildren and Family

Sub Era: The Seventies

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