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1928 Aug. 13

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mary Louise French

New York (N.Y.) - Regretting that though her story, "Black Crosses," "is a strong production," it is too long for print in the "Crisis," besides having "not enough of a purely racial interest."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Oct. 6

French, Mary Louise

Letter from Mary Louise French to W. E. B. Du Bois

Colorado Springs (Co.) - Subscribing to Crisis; informing that she does not have "an agent here for your worthy magazine"; and informing that she has finished another story for him to read (not included with item) and requesting his opinion.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Nov. 9

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mary Louise French

New York (N.Y.) - Thanking her for clearing up the confusion about her name; informing that he "like[s] it very much"; noting that her story will appear in the Christmas issue of the Crisis.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Aug. 17

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mary Louise French

New York (N.Y.) - Sending a check for fifty dollars for second prize in the Amy Spingarn competition for her story, "There Never Fell a Night So Dark"; informing that the story will be published "during the coming year."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Aug. 11

French, Mary Louise

Letter from Mary Louise French to W. E. B. Du Bois

Colorado Springs (Co.) - Expressing gratitude for receiving a fiction prize; reminding him of their encounters during Du Bois' prior trips to Colorado Springs; and enclosing a photograph (not enclosed with item).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Aug. 6

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mary Louise French

New York (N.Y.) - Informing that the Crisis will award her "the second prize of $50 for fiction" for her story, "There Never Fell a Night So Dark"; inquiring whether she can be present for the award ceremony and requesting that she send a recent photograph.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Oct. 25

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mary Louise French

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting that she clarify her true name. Informing that "we have had the following versions: Marilou French; Marie Lou French; Mary Lou French; Marie Lowis French; Marie Louise French; Mary Louise French."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Oct. 30

French, Mary Louise

Letter from Mary Louise French to W. E. B. Du Bois

Colorado Springs (Co.) - Responding to his request for clarification about her true name; informing that of the six different signatures she has sent "some of them I do not know myself"; stating that her name is Mary Louise, which she "cordially hate[s]."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Nov. 11

French, Mary Louise

Letter from Mary Louise French to W. E. B. Du Bois

Colorado Springs (Co.) - Informing that "being feminine and being western too -- I can't possible let you have the last word"; noting that he has given her "inspiration" to like the name Mary Louise better.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Aug. 17

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mary Louise French

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting that she send another photograph for publication because the one she has previously sent "will not do at all"; Advising that she "have a good clear picture taken."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers