Gallery view

1941 Oct. 17

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Memo from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mercer Cook

Atlanta (Ga.) - Asking if they had already discussed that Alexandre Dumas wrote about Alexander Pushkin.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1940 Feb. 27

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Memorandum from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mercer Cook

Atlanta (Ga.) - Inquiring into the correct spelling of Dantés Bellegarde's name, in preparation for its appearance in the "Phylon" masthead.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1938 Feb. 13

Cook, Mercer, 1903-1987

Postcard from Mercer Cook to W. E. B. Du Bois

Paris (France) - Sending greetings from "a little town across the bay" as well as wishes upon his 70th birthday.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1944 Oct. 10

Cook, Mercer, 1903-1987

Letter from Mercer Cook to W. E. B. Du Bois

Port-au-Prince (Haiti) - Addressed "Dear 'Chief'"; reflecting on the "triumph" of his recent trip to Haiti and enclosing related clippings and photos; noting his progress made on the forthcoming literary anthology; and relaying recent goings-on.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1945

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mercer Cook

New York (N.Y.) - Explaining that he and Irene Diggs are pleased that Cook will be working at Howard University the following year, and provides suggestions for projects.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1945 Jan. 17

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mercer Cook

New York (N.Y.) - Explaining that he cannot get his packages out of customs without the bill of laden, and congratulating Cook on his anthology.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1944 May 6

Cook, Mercer, 1903-1987

Letter from Mercer Cook to W. E. B. Du Bois

Port-au-Prince (Haiti) - Addressed "Dear 'Chief'"; relaying the latest regarding Du Bois's prospective cultural trip to Haiti; commenting on the "tragedy" of his leaving Atlanta University; inquiring into his dismissal's impact on the quarterly "Phylon"; and describing his own uncertain plans for the following year.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1944 Jan. 24

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mercer Cook

Atlanta (Ga.) - Noting he has still not received his official invitation to make a cultural visit to Haiti (referenced in mums312-b102-i037); granting the reprint permission requested in that letter; enclosing the October issue of "Phylon"; and describing the status of the review of his (Cook's) new book.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1940 Mar. 14

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Memorandum from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mercer Cook

Atlanta (Ga.) - Requesting that he visit his course "History and Culture of the American Negro" on March 19 to deliver a short talk on "distinguished Negroes."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1943 Oct. 21

Cook, Mercer, 1903-1987

Letter from Mercer Cook to W. E. B. Du Bois

Port-au-Prince (Haiti) - Relaying Haiti's welcome "with open arms"; describing some events of his visit there so far; looking forward to receiving the next issue of "Phylon"; reminding him of his promise to review "Five French Negro Authors"; and postscripted with a short note from Vashti Cook promising strawberry shortcake upon Du Bois's arrival.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers