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George Washington Cable letter to Mr. Ridenig


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One autograph letter written and signed by American novelist, George Washington Cable, to "Mr. Ridenig," writing, "Nevermind the typewritten copy of my MSS. Your suggestion puts me in mind of a store of stuff in the garret of my memory, which I have never before thought to use." Cable reminisces about his "boyhood," recounting having met a number of boy and girl slaves, and remarks, "The growing African mind is worth writing a few lives about in playful earnest and kind good faith." Sent from his home in Northampton, Massachusetts, on January 13, 1901.

Box 2, F0030: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Originally laid in Special Collections' copy of George Washington Cable's

The Negro Question (E185.61.C18 c2)

Processed and encoded by George Apodaca, April 2016.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2016 April 14
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George Washington Cable letter to Mr. Ridenig, 1901 January 13.
Box 2 Folder F0030

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