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Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) to Children

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.328 Author/Creator: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 November 1975 Pagination: 3 p. ; 26.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter from Cordelia Williams to her children. She hopes that they are having the best life it has to offer and that they are well. There is still "lovely weather" and she is using the yarn Virginia sent her. Something is wrong with her color T.V. and she needs to get it fixed. She has the option of buying a new one. She writes that the Nixon, Ford, and Kissinger administration is corrupt. Her friend, Mrs. Bessie Price is in a hospital in Charlottesville. She just planted the spring bulbs. Her utility taxes have been increased for electric and gas and soon on water. She says politicans only know how to raise taxes. She hopes her letter "filled with bad news" does not upset the children. She wonders if they can find any good news. She sends her love and says "God bless and keep each of you in His care." She sends love and blessings.

People: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1884-1978)
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006
Kent, Virginia Williams (1918-1987)

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryChildren and Family

Sub Era: The Seventies

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