A handwritten postcard from James Baldwin to his mother, Berdis Baldwin, written while on a Pan Am flight to Istanbul. The postcard is postmarked July 14, 1969. The front of the postcard depicts "A view of Paris and the River Seine."
A handwritten letter from James Baldwin to his mother, Berdis Baldwin in January 1977. In the letter Baldwin mentions enclosed photographs that his friend Max took. He also references being in the middle of writing a new book and calls it his "hardest work".
A typewritten letter from James Baldwin to his mother, Berdis Baldwin. In the letter, Baldwin tells his mother that he is planning to return home in October after his book is published. Baldwin also refers to a letter that he sent to his sister, Paula, and asks his mother to interpret it for her.