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Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) to Children

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.337 Author/Creator: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 February 1976 Pagination: 3 p. ; 26.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter from Cordelia Williams to her children. She writes that she hopes all is well "on the home front." She is enjoying warmer temperatures but says everyone wants it to rain. She has some flowers in bloom. She hopes March does not bring heavy snow like it has before. The survival of a nearby hospital looks doubtful are she thinks some black doctors are reponsible for what happens, but does not specify what happened. Mrs. Chartton carried her to a missionary group meeting and they ate good food. Roanoke may cut down on its bus service. The girls are finally moving out. She is not sorry that she did not have a good relationship with the girls because "like most youngsters they stayed to themselves." 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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