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1939 Oct. 11

Du Bois, Nina

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

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning Du Bois' birthday and budgeting information.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Oct. 5

Du Bois, Nina

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

New York (N.Y.) - Remarks on Du Bois's letters and "Pittsburgh Courier" columns and on the experiences he is having abroad. Concerns grandchild Du Bois's school, weather, health. Recounts challenges of the summer and explains why she does not want a nurse for baby Du Bois. Expresses concern over Yolande's plan, or lack of plan, for bringing up her daughter. Finally mentions money in the ... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1946 Nov. 18

Williams, Y. Du Bois

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

Northfield (Mass.) - Requesting that he please visit the weekend *before* Thanksgiving; suggesting that he write "house mother" Mrs. Bennett "if you want to know anything about transportation, hotel, etc."; acknowledging his recent check and its safe deposit; asking after Nina; and looking forward to seeing him.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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

1945 Aug.

Williams, Y. Du Bois

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

Pine Bush (N.Y.) - Thanking him for his letter and agreeing to try to "stick it out" at summer camp; asking him to send some old English taffy if he happens to come across any; and relaying her elation upon the close of the war -- "I'm so glad... I can hardly contain myself."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1940 May 22

Du Bois, Nina

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

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning Yolande's schooling; comments on the war, stating "isn't it tragic about the war. Everyone says 'poor France.' I went down to Times Square last night to read the bulletins. The streets were packed with people."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 May 22

Williams, Andrew

Letter from Andrew Williams to Du Bois Williams

New York (N.Y.) - Providing the invoice for and results of Du Bois Williams's eye examination.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1949 Feb. 8

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Second page of an incomplete letter; mentioning the life that they had wanted Du Bois Williams to have, that she has almost thrown away all of her opportunities, ways that she can turn her life around, and that she can marry "Pezavia" after she has gone to college.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1945 June 10

Saint Frances Academy (Baltimore, Md.)

St. Francis Academy commencement program

Baltimore (Md.) - Describing the proceedings of the eight grade class commencement exercises, featuring valedictory remarks by Du Bois Williams.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1946 Nov. 8

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Lamenting a recent "set back" in Nina Du Bois's condition; urging her, with regard to her studies (in math and Latin particularly) to "understand thoroughly each step of what you are doing" and delineating some consequences of accumulating confusion; and relaying regards from Ellen Irene Diggs and Mildred Bryant Jones.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers