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1936 Feb. 5

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Henrietta Shivery

Atlanta (Ga.) - Admitting to being "rather in the dark" with regard to her difficulties; commenting on her relations with her mother (Louie D.); and suggesting that treatment won't be enough for her: "What you need is an operation by a skilled surgeon." Original of mums312-b080-i232.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1937 Mar. 3

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Henrietta Shivery

Atlanta (Ga.) - Addressed to "Dimples"; thanking her for her letter and news; reminding her of the "satisfaction which interesting work brings"; and hoping to see her on her next visit to Atlanta.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1933 Aug. 4

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Henrietta Shivery

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed "Miss Dimples Shivery"; conveying apologies to Louie Delphis Davis Shivery; regretting that "the road from Atlanta to Washington was strewn with discarded fried chicken, while I ate every crumb of the cake. I am very sorry that I left any part of it in Atlanta"; and describing the circumstances of his departure, and his arrival in New York. Original of mums31... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1934 Dec. 14

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Henrietta Shivery

Atlanta (Ga.) - Concerning the lack of escorts in Meridian, Mississippi, Du Bois's plans for Christmas and a visit to Atlanta by Shivery's mother and grandmother.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1934 Apr. 19

YWCA of the City of New York

Letter from the YWCA of the City of New York to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning a request for a statement of reference for Henrietta Shivery, mis-typed as "Shirley".

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941 Nov. 9

Shivery, Henrietta

Letter from Henrietta Long to W. E. B. Du Bois

Nashville (Tenn.) - Describing their posts as fellows at Fisk University's Social Science Department and concordant routines; admitting her tricky adjustment to Nashville -- "I think that this is the dirtiest city I have ever been in " -- and hoping to hear from him soon.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1938 Dec. 14

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Henrietta Shivery

Atlanta (Ga.) - Offering advice to Shivery on going back to school and applying for a Rosenwald Fellowship.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1939 Aug. 11

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Henrietta Shivery

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed "My dear Dimples"; acknowledging his compliance with her recent request for a letter of recommendation, and looking forward to the formal announcement of her marriage to Herman.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1934 Apr. 29

Shivery, Henrietta

Letter from Henrietta Shivery to W. E. B. Du Bois

Talladega (Ala.) - Concerning thanks for letters of recommendation written by Du Bois and Shivery's "dissatisfaction with life".

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1942 Feb. 22

Shivery, Henrietta

Letter from Henrietta Long to W. E. B. Du Bois

Nashville (Tenn.) - Instead of sending a birthday card (on the occasion of his 74th), relaying recent news of the family and wishing him well "directly from my heart to you."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers