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Bardolph, Richard. signed typewritten letter to Zora Neale Hurston, Greensboro, N.C. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Engaged in study ...
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Title: Bardolph, Richard. signed typewritten letter to Zora Neale Hurston, Greensboro, N.C. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Engaged in study of prominent Negroes in American History.
Series Title: Correspondence
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Language: English
Publication Date: 1955, Sept. 1
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THE WoMAN's COLLEGE
or THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
GREENSBORO

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

1 September, 1955

MViss Zora Neale Hurston
c/o Charles Scribner's Sons
597 Fifth Ave., NEew York 17, N.Y.

M~y dear Mliss Hugston:

I have been engaged for some time in a study of the fore-
most Negroes in American History1. The first paper to ap-
pear as the f ruit of myp investigations was an essay called
a"The Distinguished Negro in America, 1770-1936," which
was published in the principal professional journal of
American historians, the American Historical Reyiew (Apr.,
1955). A second paper, "Social Or~j~igins of Dis~t~inguishe
Nqegroes, 1770-1865," appeared a few weeks ago in the July,
1955, issue of the Journal of Negro Histor_,y ~A third
paper now in progress is to be entit~led U;-~" ocial Origins
of Disting~uishe~d Negroes, 1865-1955. You were of course
mentioned as a celebrated American writer in my first
paper and will be further discussed in the third.
I am very anxious to have some advice and information,
in connection with the third paper, that only you can
give. I should also like to send you reprints of the
papers that have been published so far, with the warmest
compliments of one! who has long held you in high regard.

M~y purpose in writing this note is to make sure that I
have your address correctly and that you can be reached
there. If you will let me know that this is so, I will
send you the essays and the queries I have in mind.

Faitf51ully yours

Richard Bardolph,
Associate Professor

P.S. Do you, by chance, if and where it is possible to get
in touch with Jean Toomer, Sterling Browni William S. Braith-
waite, or Jessie Pauset?


R.B.