Gallery view

1932 Jan. 26

Prophet, Nancy Elizabeth, 1890-1960

Letter from Elizabeth Prophet to W. E. B. Du Bois

Paris (France) - Inquiring into his travel plans; responding to his descriptions of the Depression and of the American people -- "they are too shallow yet to understand there must be continuous repetition of panics and famines, plagues and horrors" -- casually granting him ownership of the sculpture "Silence"; and advising, "do not let America's plight distress you, she has hurt you enough already."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

Prophet, Nancy Elizabeth, 1890-1960

Biographical note on Elizabeth Prophet

Paris (France) - Relaying a translation her bio, as printed in l'Art Contemporaire, describing her background, critiquing her work, and deeming her "one of the most expressive sculptors of her country, and of her time."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1934 Sept. 21

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Nina Du Bois

Atlanta (Ga.) - Concerns inventory of clothing and need for new items, arrival of Miss Prophet, "trying experience" of Mrs. Shivery, waiting for word from Mr. Dill regarding books and papers.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 June 28

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Winifred Kirkland

New York (N.Y.) - Per her query (mums312-b191-i262), furnishing the contact information for Meta Warrick Fuller, while also referring her to the sculptor Elizabeth Prophet.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 Dec. 21

Rowe, L. Earle

Letter from L. Earle Rowe to Elizabeth Prophet

Copy of a letter concerning Rowe's support for an exhibition of Prophet's work. Typed on the letterhead of the Rhode Island School of Design.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Dec. 18

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Elizabeth Prophet

New York (N.Y.) - Describing the portrait collection "The Nadars' Pantheon" and requesting she send a copy of Privat d'Anglemont's portrait therein included; and once again lamenting he has not sent the bust she requested: "it would cost about $50 and I have not seen my way clear to forward it."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Dec. 23

Julius Rosenwald Fund

Letter from The Julius Rosenwald Fund to W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago (Ill.) - Concerning the denial of Elizabeth Prophet's application for a fellowship.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1940 Nov. 30

Prophet, Nancy Elizabeth, 1890-1960

Letter from Elizabeth Prophet to W. E. B. Du Bois

Atlanta (Ga.) - Thanking him for his letter; regretting the "tremendous mental strain" brought about by "all this worry about money"; and hoping to see him when she is "more socially inclined."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 May 12

Letter from Elizabeth Prophet to W. E. B. Du Bois

Providence (R.I.) - Concerning the shipping of three sculptures of Prophet's.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers