1951 Jan. 18
Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954
Washington (D.C.) - Addressed to Mrs. Crawford; gladly agreeing to serve as Honorary Chairman of the impending birthday dinner and describing her [somewhat related] personal disregard for the term "Negro."
1951 Jan. 22
Jernagin, William Henry, b. 1869
Washington (D.C.) - Addressed to Alice Crawford; regretting that he will not be able to attend Du Bois's testimonial dinner "because of being in Hot Springs on that date" but stating his willingness to act as Honorary Chairman of the function.
1951 Jan. 27
Wilson, J. Finley, 1881-1952
Washington (D.C.) - Addressed to E. Franklin Frazier; praising Du Bois as "the race's greatest scholar" and hoping to attend the February 23 dinner in his honor, despite that "I have been bedfast for more than a year."
1951 Feb. 22
Mays, Benjamin E. (Benjamin Elijah), 1894-1984
Atlanta (Ga.) - Addressed to E. Franklin Frazier; wishing W. E. B. Du Bois, "scholar, statesman and crusader" a happy 83rd birthday and regretting he cannot attend the dinner given in his honor.
New York (N.Y.) - Regretting her inability to attend the dinner and praising Du Bois's works and writings.
1951 Feb. 17
New York (N.Y.) - Hoping to attend the testimonial dinner for Du Bois -- "I feel we owe to him this tribute" -- and inquiring how much, and to whom, to remit the fee for two tickets thereto.
1951 Jan. 25
W. E. B. Du Bois Testimonial Dinner Committee
New York (N.Y.) - Signed E. Franklin Frazier; inviting the [deceased] Jencks to W. E. B. Du Bois's 83rd birthday testimonial dinner and naming the tribute's honorary chairmen.
1951 Feb. 23
Rogers, Jefferson P.
Cleveland (Ohio) - Addressed to E. Franklin Frazier; bidding he relay to Du Bois is "unswerving support and vicarious involvement" in the trial, and praising him as "sterling realist and defender of human decency."
1951 Feb. 13
Glen Rock (N.Y.) - Addressed to Alicia B. Crawford; regretting she will not be able to make it to the birthday dinner and hoping that Arthur can attend in her stead.
1951 Feb. 21
Johnson, Mordecai W. (Mordecai Wyatt), 1890-1976
Washington (D.C.) - Addressed to Alicia B. Crawford; regretting that he will, after all, not be able to speak at Du Bois's testimonial dinner, and noting that he has indicated same to E. Franklin Frazier, who allegedly "promptly communicated my word to the Sponsoring Committee."