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Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) to Children

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.319 Author/Creator: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 August 1975 Pagination: 2 p. ; 26.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Cordelia Williams writes to her children that it has been quite hot recently. She asks whether Virginia has found Dolores' glasses and speculates as to where they might be. Cordelia then shares the news of George Coleman. She writes that despite the electrical storm, she was able to can four quarts of peaches the previous afternoon. She shares the news of the Butcher-Crocker family reunion, how many people were there and what places they came from. She says that the politicians are trying to "make news" by "bringing Nixon to the public again also digging up the Kennedys, Johnson and Eisenhower" and wonders what they will find. She writes that "they are still working on the Little case but she is holding her ground." Cordelia hopes that the defendant will be able to use self-protection as her defense. "The ladies" are preparing for a party. Other than that, she says, there is little news.

People: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1884-1978)
Coleman, George (fl.1975)
Kent, Virginia Williams (1918-1987)
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David)., 1890-1969
Johnson, Lyndon Baines, 1908-1973

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryChildren and FamilyCorruption and ScandalCrime

Sub Era: The Seventies

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