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Object Name Letter
Object ID 2015.008.026 A-B
Collection Fogleman Family Collection
Summary 2015.008.026 A: Letter, to Lillie Oldham from Willie Culberson, dated January 27, 1912. Handwritten, pencil on lined paper. Five pages; message written on one side only.

2015.008.026 B: Envelope, white paper, postmarked January 30, 1912, West Durham, NC. Addressed to "Miss Lillie Oldham / West Durham / Box 223 N. C." No return address. Handwritten in pencil on obverse is note "x / mushy".

Transcription [sic]:
a / Danville Va / January 27 1912 / Miss Lillie Oldham / I will ans / your most highely appreashed / letter which I resieved today / I was more than glad to hear / from you Dearest Lillie I have / got a job But I have not worked / Eney yet I have Ben sick / ever sence I left W Durham / Dearest Lillie I would like / to see you tonight I had rather / see you than my mama Miss - / Lillie i gess you are having / a fine time tonight a talking / to your new fellow Miss Lillie / you write and tell me who it is /
B / in the next letter I would / Be most delighted to kno him / Dearest Lillie I hope you mean what / you said in that kind letter / Miss Lillie I wish I was over thair / with you to night I would / in joy my self But I am / not satisfied with out you / are by my side Lillie I have / wori some of my old girls / over heare But I have not spoke/ to any of them and that / out of all I aint a going to / talk to no girl But you / and when I am heare and you are / thare I dont talk to no Body / Miss Lillie you said that / they said you looked like a - /
C / widow I hope you will never / Be a widow till after I am / Ded and if I have my / saso about it you will never Be a widow withe / out Being a Culberson first / Darling you said you did / not want me to Drink / any while I was over heare no / if I wanted to drink I / would not for your sake / I am going to stick to / my part of the Bargain / that we made and hope you / will and I think that you / are just what you are claiming to be / I didn't think you would ever / ans my letter But you did - /
D / write me a nice sweet letter / I want you to excuse me for / I cant write and if I wrote / a good hand I cant think of / nothing to tell you in a letter / I never was much of a fellow / to talk to the girls and I never / ame to talk to no other girl / thease people sais that I am / a going crazy if I dont get / to go back to W Durham / Dearest Lillie I will hafto / close Beaing it is getting / late it is 9 oclock and I go / to Bed at 9 oclock over heare / if I was with you I would not / think of going to Bed till 12 oclock / a it all most Breakes my heart to /
E / think that it will Be to or / three weeks till I can see you / my Loveing little Lillie I am / very sad to if I had a job over / theare I would come to see you / and when I come Back I am / going to stay over theare if / if I Dont make 50 ยข a Day / I taha Miss Lillie I dreamp of you / three nights sence i left I dreamp / that we was married 2 nights and / last nights I demp that you and / gram had made up and I hope / it ant so and dont think you / ever will ha ha Lillie I wish I could / get a sweet kiss from you By By / from your friend till Death parts us / someplace W O Culberson.
Date January 27, 1912
People Oldham, Lillie
Culberson, William O.
Search Terms Danville
Virginia
Credit Line Gift of Bobby W. Fogleman
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