Gallery view

1948 June 14

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mr. & Mrs. John Somerville

New York (N.Y.) - Relaying the logistical details of granddaughter Du Bois Williams's summer trip to L.A.; noting he has not yet booked her return ticket and pledging to send the according funds later on; and reminding them that "when you come East, my apartment in New York will be at your disposal for as long as you wish to occupy it."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1923 Apr. 10

Somerville, John A.

Letter from John A. Somerville to W. E. B. Du Bois

Los Angeles (Calif.) - A personal letter about Dr. Somerville's editorial work; notes sending clippings of the Connor-Johnson Building separately and comments on the opinion writer for the Crisis magazine.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Sept. 24

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

Telegram from W. E. B. Du Bois to Dr. J. A. Somerville

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning Somerville's resignation from the Los Angeles NAACP Branch.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Mar. 10

Smythe, Hugh H. (Hugh Heyne), 1913-1977

Letter from Hugh H. Smythe to John A. Somerville

New York (N.Y.) - Relaying that W. E. B. Du Bois will not arrive in Los Angeles until after the 15th of the month; hoping the delay will not inconvenience them; and providing Du Bois's address at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Jan. 6

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

Telegram from W. E. B. Du Bois to J. A. Somerville

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning inability to travel to California.

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1928 Jan. 4

Somerville, John A.

Report from J. A. Somerville, L. G. Robinson and Titus Alexander to the NAACP Los Angeles Branch Executive Board

Los Angeles (Calif.) - Concerning progress on organizing the nineteenth annual conference of the NAACP to be held in Los Angeles.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Nov. 20

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People . Los Angeles Branch

Letter from N.A.A.C.P. Los Angeles Branch to W. E. B. Du Bois

Los Angeles (Calif.) - Signed J. A. Somerville; describing efforts to forward photos of the Committee of Fifteen, for feature in the "Crisis" (see mums312-b176-i691); noting that body's recent progress; describing Vada's interest and willingness to help distribute the magazine in their area; and discussing Hudson's possible $100 contribution towards that campaign.

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1923 Aug. 21

Somerville, John A.

Letter from John A. Somerville to W. E. B. Du Bois

Los Angeles (Calif.) - Concerning a visit to New York on the way from Kingston; Somerville notes he will be unable to make the Grand Boule Session. From the office of Dr. J. A. Somerville.

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1927 Jan. 20

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to J. A. Somerville

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning the possibility of a lecture for Major Walter H. Loving in Oakland while in California.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 May 28

Somerville, John A.

Letter from J. A. Somerville to W. E. B. Du Bois

Los Angeles (Calif.) - Describing his involvement with the Works Progress Administration; congratulating him on his impending travels; hoping to arrange for him to lecture upon his return; and suggesting that the presidency of Atlanta University be left open until then.

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