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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)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1925 Aug. 17
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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)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1925 Aug. 6
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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)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1925 Nov. 9
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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)

French, Mary Louise
1925 Nov. 11
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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)

French, Mary Louise
1925 Oct. 6
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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)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1928 Aug. 13
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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)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1925 Oct. 25
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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)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1925 Aug. 17
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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)

French, Mary Louise
1925 Aug. 11
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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)

French, Mary Louise
1925 Oct. 30