In the letter the men discuss the recent election of Raphael Semmes to the position of county probate judge. The U.S. authorities have prevented him from taking office, and the bar association now asks the president to allow Semmes to assume his...
In the letter Eugenia praises her sister's role in THE SQUAB FARM (Tallulah's first Broadway play): "Gee, Tally. I can see you on the stage now! You sure are a lucky devil! Think of me tonight when you go on - I wish I was there to see you." She...
In the letter John briefly describes recent fighting against the Germans, during which he has worked with French troops and Marines. He mentions meeting a soldier from Montgomery and thanks his family and friends for all the letters they have sent.
During World War II Engelhardt worked with the Red Cross in Europe. In the letter she describes work and leisure activities while working with the troops, and she describes the atmosphere in Germany: "We had expected Germany to be far different...
This article by George Dixon discusses Boykin's desire to find a dog for President Truman, and it describes his hobby of rescuing dogs from the pound and sending them to friends and constituents. From the Times-Herald.
This letter was written after the Boykins' friends Ward and Frances McFarland moved to Tuscaloosa from Mobile. In it Frank expresses admiration for Frances and her husband and sends regrets for not seeing her during a recent visit.
The Kings were in Bombay, India, when they sent this message: "Dear Friends, Greetings and best wishes from the land of Mahatma Gandhi. We're having a rich experience here. Warm regards, Coretta and Martin King."
This letter was written after Lykes and Maxine Boykin, friends of Frank's, gave a party honoring the daughter of Congressman Mendel Rivers. In it Frank comments on the guests, food, and success of the event.
In this letter to President Johnson's executive assistant, Boykin discusses the recent controversy over giving presents to the president. He describes many of the unusual and extravagant gifts he has given to friends and colleagues over the years.
In this letter to his grandson, Frank sends news of family and friends. Most of the letter, however, gives anecdotes and memories about notable figures from Frank's career, particularly General Douglas MacArthur.
In this letter to his biographer, Frank sends news of family and friends, congratulates Edward on his new book, mentions business propositions, and discusses politics and his success while in the House.