Western Union telegram to Berdis Baldwin from James Baldwin

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Written by
Baldwin, James, American, 1924 - 1987
Received by
Baldwin, Berdis, American
Created by
Western Union, founded 1851
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
5 7/16 x 8 in. (13.8 x 20.3 cm)
Type
telegrams
Place depicted
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 21, 1962
Description
Western Union telegram from James Baldwin to his mother, Berdis Baldwin, announcing his arrival at Idlewild Airport (now John F. Kennedy Airport) in New York City.
Transcription Center Status
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Topic
African American
Communication
Literature
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of The Baldwin Family
Object number
2011.99.9
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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