Letter to David Baldwin from Cynthia Packard

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Written by
Packard, Cynthia
Received by
Baldwin, David, American
Subject of
Baldwin, James, American, 1924 - 1987
Medium
ink or paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W (letter): 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
H x W (envelope): 4 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (10.8 x 24.1 cm)
Type
letters (correspondence)
Place depicted
Route de la Colle, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France, Europe
325 New Africa House, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
July 20, 1994
Description
A typewritten letter (a) dated July 20, 1994 from Cynthia Packard, James Baldwin’s former assistant, to David Baldwin. In the letter Packard conveys her feelings about James Baldwin and how she misses him even seven years after his death. Packard signed the letter with "Cyndie." Also included is the envelope (b) that the letter was sent in. The letter was sent from the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where Packard taught.
Transcription Center Status
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Topic
African American
Correspondence
Literature
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of The Baldwin Family
Object number
2011.99.32ab
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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