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RR Autograph Auction W. E. B. DuBois Scarce letter from Professor DuBois

RR Autograph Auction W. E. B. DuBois

Influential black writer and educator (1868–1963) who helped transform the prevailing view of his people’s role in America. TLS, one page, 8.5 x 5.5, Atlanta University Department of Sociology letterhead, November 21, 1908. Letter to historian Prof. Paul Darmstadter of the University of Goettingen. In full: “I thank you very much for the copy of your History of the United States, which I shall read with very great interest. I am sending you herewith a few trifles which may be of passing interest.” In very good condition, with scattered creases and light foxing, a vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature, light uniform toning, a punch hole to the left side, and pencil notations to the upper right. While at Atlanta University, DuBois published a groundbreaking academic paper, The Philadelphia Negro, the first scientific sociological study performed in the US. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on August 10, 2012 in W. E. B. DuBois


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