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1871 Mar. 20

Foster, A. Lawrence

Letter from A. Lawrence Foster to Love Foster Whitcomb

Washington (D.C.) - Foster's son Charles has been ill for ten weeks with a violent cold, typhoid pneumonia... "his appetite is good, but his cough is dreadful and his strength failing... he does not give up -- My distressed family are in dispair and I fear will not be equal to endure the final catastrophy -- so young, so talented, so beautiful, the manly image of his mother. I cannot give him up to die, y... more

F. L. H. Willis Papers


Barton, Siley

A poem, on death, written by Mrs. Siley Barton, previous to her death, and was sung in the Meeting-House, at her Funeral in Sutton, before a large concourse of Spectators

Worcester (Mass.) - Poetical broadside on death, containing 7 quatrains, with cut of urn at top and serpentine border along the sides decorated with row of skulls and crossbones at bottom and hourglasses at top; top of border broken by phrase 'My glass is run.' Not in Imprints, Wegelin, WorldCat.

Broadside and Poster Collection


Whitcomb, Love Foster

Letter from Love Foster Whitcomb to Sarah Bartlett

Harvard (Mass.) - Relays tragic news of the death of her little Henry.

F. L. H. Willis Papers

1834 Jan. 29

Holmes, James

Letter from James Holmes to Andrew Boden

Covington (Tenn.) - James Holmes writing to Andrew Boden (his father or step father?) after hearing the news that his mother died. James laments the fact that he was not there to be with her on her death bed. Being a Presbyterian missionary, James talks about the comfort of religion for both his dying mother and for himself as he is grieving her loss. He asks about all of the details of his mo... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1929 May 4

Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938

Telegram from James Weldon Johnson to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning the death of Paul Kennaday.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1873 May 17

Weakley, J. B.

Letter from J. B. Weakley to Louisa Gass

Carlisle (Penn.) - J. B. Weakley begins his letter with apologies, expressing concern for family members who are ill as well as family and friends who have died. He tells the story of how his church was established, the division of the Board of Trustees over payment for the church, and the difficulties that arose. Payment was finally made and the church was out of debt. His writes about the cost of... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1924 Dec. 15

Adams, Myron W. (Myron Winslow), 1860-1939

Letter from Myron W. Adams to W. E. B. Du Bois

Atlanta (Ga.) - Concerning biographic details of Lizzie Pingree following her death.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 July 25

Fitz Hugh, Woolley, Baines & Woolley

Letter from Fitz Hugh, Woolley, Baines & Woolley to W. E. B. Du Bois

Brighton (England) - Concerning the death of Frances Elizabeth Hoggan and money willed to Du Bois.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 Oct. 26

Franklin, Ada Crogman

Letter from Ada Crogman Franklin to W. E. B. Du Bois

Kansas City (Mo.) - Concerning the death of Franklin's mother Lavina. Written on the letterhead of the Kansas City Call

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers