An envelope addressed to James Baldwin's sister, Paula Baldwin, postmarked in Dorset, England. There are three stamps in the upper-right corner; two advertising the 1966 World Cup and a third with an image of a blackbird.
A typewritten letter to Paul Baldwin from her brother, James Baldwin in Turkey. The letter discusses Baldwin's entrance into Turkish society and a change in forwarding address. This letter is mostly typed with a handwritten note at the bottom asking Paula to check with American Express in reference to a money order that never arrived.
A handwritten letter from James Baldwin to his sister, Paula, in which he mentions his move into a "marvelous house" and that a photograph of himself and the wife of his friend, Engin Cezzar, is enclosed.
A handwritten postcard from James Baldwin to his sister, Paula Baldwin in which James tells his sister that he has "got some rest, gained some weight, [and is] ready to start again." The front of the postcard depicts the Fatih Mosque in Istanbul.
A three-page typewritten poem by James Baldwin to his sister Paula on her birthday. The poem would later be published with the title "Some Days (for Paula)" in Baldwin's poetry collection "Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems." The poem is signed: "Love Jimmy."