DAILY SOCIALIST: Letter from EVD, 9/6/11. Asks that the editor return the article he sent to the DAILY SOCIALIST almost two weeks ago. Says that he will have it published elsewhere. Wishes that the paper should have just refused to publish the article in the first place instead of holding on to it for so long.
Damm, Peter: Letter to EVD, 4/16/05. Says that the failure of the strike by New York City, New York's subway and L system workers was due to the public denunciation by the officers of the international. Writes that Samuel Gompers could not have served Belmont any better than if he were in his employ just as Samuel Gompers could not have served Pullman any better for the same reason. Writes it was Samuel Gompers who broke the American Railway Union Strike back in 1894.
Letter from EVD, 4/22/05. Says that he affirms Damm's contention that Samuel Gompers was opposed to the American Railway Union. Writes that Samuel Gompers did it to protect the interests of the "old railway brotherhoods." Mentions that P. J. McGuire and P. M. Arthur, along with Samuel Gompers, fought the American Railway Union until it was "crushed by the corporations."
Darrah, L. A.: Letter to EVD, 10/12/20. Says that she is doing everything in her power "to spread the truth of socialism." Mentions that she has sent in subscriptions to the NATIONAL RIP SAW and the AMERICAN APPEAL. Also mentions that she is sending money to help elect Upton Sinclair to Congress. Says that she earned the money by picking prunes. Tells EVD that she was rejoicing when Kate Richards O'Hare was released from prison. Writes that she has been passing Upton Sinclair's THE BRASS CHECK around for the "blind deluded readers of the capitalist newspapers." States that she has been a socialist since Coxey's Army marched to Washington D. C.
Darrow, Clarence: Letter to EVD on Hotel St. Francis, San Francisco, California letterhead, ?/?/07. Writes that EVD has never disappointed him and that he feels as though he never will. Says that he is busy trying the Adams case and that he is "very hopeful about it." Mentions that he is anxious for the pamphlet of his Haywood argument to come out. Remarks that he is getting impatient about pamphlet's delay.
Letter to EVD on Earl Rogers Counselor At Law stationery, 2/12/12. Asks that EVD bring the "old line people" to his aid. Says that he feels deserted "in this crisis by those who should stand" by him.
Letter from EVD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 2/19/12. Writes that Fred Warren holds no personal resentment toward Darrow but that he could not use the APPEAL TO REASON to defend him. Says that there is a "strong feeling against" Darrow among socialists. Assures Darrow that he stands behind him because, as he sees it, this "is not now the time to point out what you did or did not do, or might have done or should have done" but just to support him. Mentions that the investigation into Darrow's legal record was "anything but flattering." Tells Darrow that he is dismayed that he hired Earl Rogers, a "notorious corporation corruptionist and all around capitalist." Says that he is pleased, however, to hear that he also has Judge McNutt on the case. Expresses the hope that Darrow prevails in this ordeal.
Letter to EVD on Darrow and Baily, Lawyers letterhead, 6/14/13. Says that he will send copies of the Los Angeles argument and the Haywood argument as soon as he gets some additional copies himself.
Note to EVD, 7/20/18. Writes that he is on his way to England and France and will be gone for two months. Says that he is sorry to hear of EVD's indictment and that if he can ever be of assistance that he will be glad to help.
Letter to EVD on New Willard, Washington D. C. letterhead, 1/14/20. Tells EVD that he did not go to the Attorney General with EVD's case. Thinks that EVD and the other political prisoners will be released when the United States has signed a peace treaty. Includes a note from EVD to TD asking that TD thank Darrow for his "fidelity and unforgetfulness."
Note to TD on Darrow, Smith, Cronson, and Smith letterhead, 5/15/26. Says that he just got back from Detroit, Michigan where he "won a good victory in the negroe case."
Note to Kate Debs on Shelburne Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey letterhead, 11/5/26. Says that he has been in Atlantic City, New Jersey recovering from a long illness and that he sends his condolences on EVD's death. Mentions that he shall miss EVD as he has missed few others.
Note to TD on Shelburne, Atlantic City, New Jersey stationery, 11/5/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death.
Da Silva, Henry: Poem titled "A Birthday Greeting to Eugene Debs" to EVD, 11/5/21.
Daughtery, Harry M. SEE ALSO Keller, Grace.
Daugherty, Harry M.: Letter to Calvin Coolidge on Office of the Attorney General letterhead, 2/1/22. Informs Coolidge that after looking into Andrew Lee's case at the behest of EVD that he does not "see that anything can be properly done in behalf of this prisoner at this time" who is serving a twenty year sentence at the Federal Penitentiary at Atlanta, Georgia. Says that Lee was indicted on several counts of grand larceny and house breaking and that according to Lee's own testimony his "desire to steal remained as strong and uncontrollable as ever."
Davidson, Emma: Letter to EVD, 2/15/21. Says that she is a twelve year old girl who has read EVD's message to the children. Mentions that her father subscribes to the WORLD, the WORKER, and the NEW DAY. Expresses the hope that EVD is soon freed.
Davidson, William: Letter to TD on Lindlahr Nature Cure Institutes letterhead, 3/29/24. Writes that the LINDLAHR MAGAZINE is putting out a special edition in memory of Henry Lindlahr. Asks that TD write an article to be included in this issue of the LINDLAHR MAGAZINE. Expresses the hope that EVD's health improves soon.
Davis, C. E., Mrs. : Letter to EVD, 11/7/20. Mentions that she heard EVD speak on 7/4/17 in Verona, Pennsylvania. Says that she was not surprised by the vote the Socialist Party carried in the recent election and looks forward to a landslide election in 1924. Writes that she is bitter towards the capitalist system because after her parents died when she was fourteen she had to face the world alone. Says that she had many more hardships to overcome than her "male associates." Tells EVD that she and her husband are both socialists and that is why she is sympathetic with his plight.
Davis, Charles T. SEE ALSO O'Hare, Frank
Davis, Charles T.: Letter to the NATIONAL RIP-SAW, n.d. Says that he is writing a few lines about the Socialist Party's presidential candidate, EVD. Writes that he is both a carpenter and a socialist. Remarks that he is not a dues-paying member of the Socialist Party. Tells EVD that he believes the rumor that hired non-union carpenters in Terre Haute, Indiana. Remarks that his hiring of non-union carpenters has cost EVD many votes. Mentions that he wants the NATIONAL RIP-SAW to use its influence to select the next Socialist Party presidential candidate, one that is "clear of all reproach." Writes that the charges against EVD are true and that there are 4 signed affidavits proving it.
Davis, Earl: Letter to EVD on Church of Our Father, Lancaster, Pennsylvania letterhead, 11/4/20. Mentions that he met EVD several years back in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Says that he appreciates EVD's ability to stand by his principles during "these chaotic idiotic years."
Davis, Margaret Hall: Letter to TD, 10/30/26. Says that she met TD in Waco, Texas. Sends condolences on EVD's death. Writes that she would like to know where she could a copy of James Whitcomb Riley's poem about EVD. Includes a note on letter from TD saying that he does remember Hall.
Davis, Mary O.: Letter to Emily Debs Mailloux, 5/13/03. States that she is sending Mailloux a card with Walt Whitman's autograph on it.
Deacon, Susan A.: Letter to TD, 10/29/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death.
Debs, Eugene V.: Letter to TD on Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen letterhead, 1/27/1876. Says that he arrived safely in New York City, New York and says that he has been "very lonesome" since leaving home. Writes that once he returns to Terre Haute, Indiana he will "never leave for the next ten years." Tells TD that he must be grateful for coming from a good home and to do his "work like a little man." Mentions that there are "thousands of little boys here" TD's age "who are working hard almost for nothing."
Untitled poem in honor of Jean Daniel Debs, 12/4/1886.
Untitled poem, 12/??/1886.
Letter to TD on Vigo Lodge 16 Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen letterhead, 9/14/1877. Tells TD that he just returned from a ball. Says that while he is here is "playing the gentleman." Remarks that he has been to the theater twice this week. Mentions that he has been staying up late doing committee work.
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 1/8/1894. Tells TD that he is in the "best jail in the state" and that he is in the "best of health and spirit." Says that he eats with the sheriff's family, sleeps in clean, comfortable beds, and has a lot of room. Says that Sheriff George Eckert is an Alsatian and a "noble man." Writes that his case will be the "cause celebre of the century." Tells TD not to worry.
Letter to TD, 6/16/1895. Writes that he appreciated TD's letter.
Letter to TD, 6/18/1895. Asks that TD send a $50.00 draft to John Enk and charge the amount to William E. Burns. Says he has been "flooded with letter from all parts of the country." Mentions that he has been "getting along splendidly."
Letter to TD, 6/27/1895. Tells TD that daily statements are not necessary from him, but that he would like weekly statements made up each Saturday afternoon. Says that there is a need for a $60.00 draft to pay George Eckert for three weeks board. Says that he wants his dues paid for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen.
Letter to TD, 7/3/1895. Says that he is enclosing $25.00 from W. H. Harvey to be used for the legal defense fund. Writes that he is enclosing issues of the CHICAGO JOURNAL and the MINNEAPOLIS TRIBUNE which contains articles by EVD. Remarks that he is up to his eyes with mail which prevents him from keep up with it.
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 7/8/1895. Asks that TD send a draft for $243.70 to J. W. Harris. Says that he is writing letters and articles for the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, the CHICAGO JOURNAL, the TWENTIETH CENTURY, the ARENA, and the NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW. Tells TD that he knows "how loyal Gertrude is and no words in the language can express my appreciation."
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 7/10/1895. Says he has hired B. C. Young as his stenographer. Mentions that Judge William Woods has decided that he and the others are only to serve one sentence. Says that the enclosed check for $13.00 is for the defense fund from the AFL.
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 7/11/1895. Asks that TD give the enclosure to Eugenie Debs Selby and have her put it into the next issue of the paper.
Letter to TD, 8/8/1895. Says that Local 1 of the American Railway Union in Chicago, Illinois has thirty eight new members. Writes that the MINNEAPOLIS TRIBUNE has printed his article "Caring Woman." Says that he wants an article published in the SUNDAY EXPRESS. States that he now weighs 185 pounds and that he is working "like hell."
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 8/13/1895. Says that a delegate from the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen's convention in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania came by yesterday and said that the "whole system is ripe" for the American Railway Union.
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 8/16/1895. Tells TD that by January 1st the American Railway Union will have "more money than we have use for."
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 9/8/1895. Says that on Labor Day people came to the Woodstock Jail to see him. Tells TD that he is enclosing a copy of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE which has devoted two pages to EVD. Mentions that one of the articles was titled "Debs for President" and the other "Eugene Victor Debs at Woodstock." Explains that John Swinton has said in a speech that EVD would "succeed Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln as the Father of his County." Says that he will be with TD 11/22/1895. Mentions that Katherine Debs has been with him but that she has been ill. Writes that he wished that Marguerite Bettrich Debs could spend some time with him too.
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 9/10/1895. Tells TD that he wants the Terre Haute, Indiana local reorganized before he gets out of prison. Says that he wants to have a "corking meeting" upon his return under the auspices of the American Railway Union. Writes that Sylvester Keliher has opened an office and "guarantees big results in the next 30 days." Asks that TD pay his dues to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen.
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 9/10/1895. Says that there should be a large increase in membership this month not only because organizers are back in the field but also because the railroad business is doing well. Asks that TD send a weekly statement to all the directors of the American Railway Union. Mentions that he wants "no repetition of the old way of doing business."
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 10/11/1895. Discusses the organizing efforts of the American Railway Union in the South. Tells TD that he is "damn near crazy with work." States that he finds it difficult to "keep up with all the God damned calls of every description, visitors, etc. that find their way here."
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 10/23/1895. Asks that TD send him a copy of expenditures for each director of the American Railway Union. Says that he is writing an article each Monday for the CHICAGO EVENING PRESS.
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 10/25/1895. Asks that TD see about having two men reorganize the Dinmuir, California local of the American Railway Union. Says that he expects 25,000 people attend the meeting following his release. Asks that TD procure housing.
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 10/28/1895. Discusses the efforts of American Railway Union organizers.
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 10/29/1895. Asks that TD tell him how much money he will need on 11/1/1895 to tide him over. Includes a letter to the directors of the American Railway union.
Letter to the Directors of the American Railway Union, 10/29/1895. Tells the directors that there is no money left in the treasury and that the directors will have to be self-sufficient until the "financial condition of the order is such that we can again meet our obligations."
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 11/4/1895. Tells TD that the last statement was a "big improvement" and that the American Railway Union should "go right along now."
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 11/5/1895. States that TD must not give another dollar to the directors. Mentions that Local 1 of the American Railway Union has twenty one new members.
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 11/10/1895. Tells TD that over the past four weeks the American Railway Union is averaging between 130 and 140 new members a week. Discusses plans for the Chicago meeting after his release and says that this demonstration will open TD's eyes. Asks that TD ask Jean Daniel Debs to make some of his sausages.
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 11/15/1895. Asks that TD inform Jean Daniel Debs to get his gun ready because when he gets out of jail they are going hunting "every nice day until the season is over." Says that he wants TD in Woodstock, Illinois by 5:45 P.M. the day of his release.
Letter to TD on American Railway Union letterhead, 11/17/1895. Says he has enclosed a draft for $200.00. Asks that TD give $100.00 to Katherine Debs.
Letter to TD on Victor L. Berger letterhead, 1/9/1896. Asks that TD send a draft for $50.00 to William Vogt, the treasurer of the Federated Trades Council in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Says that he hopes to get several new members of the American Railway Union at the meeting he is holding at 1:00 P.M. tomorrow. Mentions that last night's meeting was a "mamouth affair." Writes that hundreds of people were turned away and that not one of the 4,000 audience members left before 11:00 p.m. when he finished his two hour speech.
Letter to TD, 11/9/00. Discusses the success off his meetings in Toledo, Ohio and Evansville, Indiana, and Linton, Indiana. Says that the audience at the Terre Haute, Indiana meeting was "large and appreciative." Mentions that Stephen Marion Reynolds presided over the meeting there. Tells TD that this closed the campaign and the results were that "we got everything except votes," but that he is "serene." Says that he did the best he could for the party that nominated him and that the "working class will get in full . . . what they voted for." Asks that TD let Seymour Stedman know that he will not make it to the conference, but that he will attend the convention. Writes that the Socialist Democratic Party should have nothing to do with other factions. Writes that he will "stick to the party through the gates of hell, till it stands on rock that defies the thunderbolt of Jove." Tells TD that only about 325 voted for him in Vigo County, Indiana.
Letter to TD on Standard Publishing Company letterhead, 2/2/02. Mentions that his letter on the New York Conference has "raised hell." Says that though he is in debt he has a "hide full of nerve and a heart full of hope." Writes that he is glad the Debs family is so close.
Letter to TD, 6/5/02. Discusses the visit he and Mrs. S. J. Toy made to the grave of S. J. Toy.
Letter to TD, 6/14/02. Tells TD that he is anxious to see the article from the newspaper which told the "truth" about the Chicago strike. Says that he is taking care of his opposition, "especially on the part of the leaders of antiquated trades-unionism."
Letter to TD on Driscoll, Billings, Montana letterhead, 7/15/02. Mentions that Samuel Gompers and James O'Connell were in Denver, Colorado and they were able to "cut damned little ice" with the socialists. Says that he wrote Tom Kidd a "damned sharp" letter regarding his comments on EVD's Denver, Colorado speeches. Tells TD that a Spokane, Washington astrologist predicts that EVD will be President in 1912.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 5/14/07. Says that he is writing in remembrance of Marguerite Bettrich Debs' birthday.
Photocopy of postcard to TD, 1/28/08. Says that he is sending TD greetings from Charles Town, West Virginia where John Brown was executed.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 4/26/08. Asks that TD place flowers at Marguerite Bettrich Debs' resting place to mark the anniversary of the her death.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 5/14/08. Says that he is writing in remembrance of Marguerite Bettrich Debs' birthday.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 5/17/08. Discusses the tribute paid him to him by the people of Girard, Kansas and the part Fred Warren, William Ryan, and Eli Richardson played in the event. Tells TD that "the people of Girard, regardless of party, creed or color, had assembled to compliment me upon my nomination."
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 8/15/08. Sends TD birthday greetings, saying that no man has ever had a more "loyal pard."
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 8/19/08. Sends greetings to TD.
Letter to TD on Hotel Leland Pittsburg, Kansas letterhead, 8/20/08. Says that he decided to "shake hell" out of TD on his birthday. Discusses last night's meeting in the mining center of Pittsburg, Kansas. Mentions that Mother Jones came down for the event.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, ?/?/08. Discusses how a "buzz saw is ripping through his heartstrings" because one of the woods where he played as a child is being destroyed by the "hand of profit."
Letter to TD on Osborne Hotel Girard, Kansas letterhead, 2/24/09. Says that he has purchased a dog named Babe for TD from Pete Wilson.
Letter to TD on St. Louis and New York Limited Pullman Vestibuled Train letterhead, 8/20/09. Sends TD birthday greetings.
Letter to TD on Windsor Hotel, Garden City, Kansas letterhead, 12/4/09. Asks that TD place flowers on the grave of Jean Daniel Debs in remembrance of his birthday.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 12/24/09. Sends Christmas greetings to TD and his family.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, ?/?/09. Tells TD that the editorial he sent is one of the best that TD has ever written.
Letter to TD on Pennsylvania Hall Hotel, Pottsville, Pennsylvania letterhead, 2/13/10. Mentions that last night's meeting went great. Says that he stood on the spot where the members of the Molly Maguires were hanged.
Letter to TD on F. N. Prevey letterhead, 3/28/10. Writes that last night's meeting in Youngstown, Ohio "broke all records." Says that thousands of people could not get into the hall to hear him speak whom Marguerite Prevey addressed in the public square. Mentions that he spoke to the overflow crowd for five minutes.
Letter to TD on Powers Hotel, Rochester, New York letterhead, 4/4/10. Says that the meeting at the opera house in Rochester, New York was "magnificent." Mentions that today he is going to place flowers at the grave of Susan B. Anthony with Mable Kennan who he says looks much like Katherine Debs.
Letter to TD on Hotel Main, Fort Smith, Arkansas letterhead, 5/8/10. Writes that last night's meeting was "grand." Mentions that one of TD's old schoolmates by the name of English visited him. Also tells TD that a young miner complimented TD's piece in the APPEAL TO REASON about the "home on the wayside."
Letter to TD on New Perkins Hotel, Portland, Oregon letterhead, 10/22/10. States that the meeting in Seattle, Washington "defies description." Tells TD that the auditorium which holds 5,000 was packed. Says that the "women were out in full force" to hear him speak about "granting the franchise to women." Mentions that Frank Holl helped him get out of the hall after the meeting. Writes that Charles Eugene Banks and Maynard Daggy complimented him on his speech.
Letter to TD on Dewey Palace Hotel, Nampa, Idaho letterhead, 10/31/10. Says that his trip is coming to a close which was "a big one and will have results."
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 12/24/10. Tells TD that he is sorry he will not be home for Christmas. Mentions that Fred Warren told him "with tears in his eyes" the he needed him at this time. Says he sees Warren "packing his things to go to jail" and thinks about Warren's family and states "how well I know what all that means." Expresses hope that TD has a Merry Christmas in his new home.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 1/1/11. Expresses hope that TD and his family has a Happy New Year.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 3/21/12. Tells TD that he would like to look into the game preserve.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 4/21/12. Says that he had a bad case of the lumbago around Eater and was laid up for about two weeks. Tells TD that he resigned from the APPEAL TO REASON but Fred Warren would not accept his resignation. Mentions that an osteopath is making him well again.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 4/26/12. Says that the lumbago is almost gone and that he is taking "regular scientific osteopathic and electric treatment." Mentions that he gets up at 5:00 A.M. and is in bed by 10:00 P.M. Tells TD that the "breakdown was a blessing in one sense" because he is having himself "made new again." Writes that TD will see his "old fire" back in the next issue of the APPEAL TO REASON.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 4/27/12. Informs TD that the "nude osteopathic and electric treatment" are helping his health to improve. Says that yesterday the APPEAL TO REASON went past the 3.5 million mark and subscriptions are coming in at a rate of 3,000 a day. Writes that he is arranging his affairs at the APPEAL TO REASON office in a way that will enable him to have the summer off to "fish and frolic."
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 5/18/12. Tells TD that the "nomination has come despite everything I have done to prevent it." Says that he is 500 stronger than he was five years ago and he is ready to go ahead with the campaign.
Incomplete letter to TD on Arlington, Richmond, Indiana letterhead, 5/22/12. Discusses a conversation between him and George Brewer in which Brewer compared TD's nose to a moose's. Includes untitled poem on the back about hunting by EVD.
Letter to TD on Grand Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio stationery, 5/17/13. Says that he has arrived safely in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mentions that he had met up with Adolph Germer in Indianapolis, Indiana. Writes that J. Louis Engdahl will meet them in Charleston, West Virginia. Tells TD that Victor Berger will not make it because of some work he has to do for the LEADER. Mentions a car strike is on in Cincinnati, Ohio and that he saw a "near riot at Fountain Square." Expresses hope that the "poor Devils will win but it's doubtful."
Letter to TD on Hotel Kanawha, Charleston, West Virginia letterhead, 5/18/13. Says that he and Adolph Germer met Frank Hayes at the depot. Mentions that he shall see Fred Merrick today or tomorrow. Tells TD that the "boys" will be freed from prison soon. States that he will call on Governor Henry Hatfield.
Letter to TD on Hotel Kanawha Letterhead, 5/23/13. Writes that yesterday he saw Governor Henry Hatfield and martial law will be ended and all the miners freed. Mentions that socialist papers will be allowed to start up again. Informs TD that he will be in Cabin Creek, West Virginia for a couple of days. Tells TD to see the JUNE METROPOLITAN.
Postcard to TD, 9/24/13. Says that he will soon be in Girard, Kansas.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 10/2/13. Says that he has arrived in Estes Park, Colorado. Expresses wish that TD could have been there when he saw the Grand Canyon. Tells TD that he will "work early and late, every minute, to get in condition."
Letter to TD, 10/11-15/13. Discusses his living arrangements in Estes Park, Colorado which he finds quite agreeable. Says that he is getting better every day . Mentions his ability to chop wood with the
best of them.
Incomplete letter to TD, 10/16/13. Discusses a visit to the beaver colonies with Enos Mills. Tells TD that he will renew his hunting license when he returns to Terre Haute, Indiana. Says that he thinks he will be in Estes Park, Colorado for a couple of more weeks.
Letter to TD, 10/20/13. States that he is going to spend his day on the mountain trails and chopping wood.
Letter to TD, 10/20/13. Informs TD that he has moved from a suite to a cabin. Discusses his visit with Mrs. Sherman and her son John Sherman. Says that her husband is managing editor of the CHICAGO INTER-OCEAN. Mentions that Mrs. Sherman asked him to give a talk on socialism which he gladly did.
Letter to TD, 10/22/13. Says that he is wearing overalls and cowboy boots. Writes that he is spending his day picking up wood. Mentions that he is beginning to feel "the old fire."
Letter to TD, 10/26/13. Says that he is still not able to sleep throughout the night without his rest being broken by "fitfull dreams." Writes that Channing Sweet has sent him a $100.00 check and a bag of Jonathan apples. Mentions that he is planning to leave in a few days and will make his way to Denver, Colorado where he will visit Channing Sweet for a week or so. Says that then he will make his way to Granada, Colorado to visit Brown and then on to Girard, Kansas to pick up some lecture plates. States that he will have to give a talk on socialism to the people of Estes Park, Colorado before he leaves. Also states that Enos Mills is trying to put him in touch with the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Mentions laying his first carpet. Says that he has read Enos Mills' books with great interest.
Letter to TD, 10/30/13. States that he is sad to leave his cabin. Says that he feels better now than he has felt in the last five years. Tells TD that the key to good health is to "eat moderately, eat slowly anything you please, chew it well, and spend every minute you can outdoors." Mentions that Enos Mills charged him nothing for his stay and that after protesting he would accept only $20.00. Also mentions that Mrs. Sherman hosted a farewell dinner in his honor.
Letter to TD on Park Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado letterhead, 11/3/13. Expresses appreciation for TD's last letter. Says that his correspondence has gotten out of hand and that he has spent the day answering letters.
Letter to TD on Park Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado letterhead, 11/6/13. Tells TD about celebrating his birthday in the mountains of Colorado.
Letter to TD on Park Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado letterhead, 11/7/13. Says that he is sending TD an elk horn. Writes that the people of Estes Park, Colorado have been good to him during his stay in their village. Mentions attending an elk dinner hosted by Mr. And Mrs. Service.
Letter to TD on Park Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado letterhead, 11/10/13. Says that he is sorry TD injured his back at George Smith's funeral. Says that he is sorry to hear about the death of George Heinl. Mentions that he has written Frank Prevey, Marguerite Prevey, and Ben Wilson to thank them for their birthday gifts. Also mentions that he will see John Tilden the nutritionist at Bruce Calvert's suggestion.
Letter to TD on Park Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado letterhead, 11/12/13. Writes that he is sad to leave Estes Park, Colorado. Tells TD to go hunting every chance he gets.
Letter to TD, 11/26/13. Says that he will be returning to Terre Haute soon to finish recuperating. Mentions clipping the wing of a "mamouth horne owl" and placing it in captivity. Writes that he is glad TD had a good hunt.
Letter to TD, ?/?/13. Tells TD that he feels much better now that the "red blood is beginning to come back in my sluggish veins." Discusses mountain climbing and chopping wood.
Letter to TD on Hotel Amarillo letterhead, Amarillo, Texas, 9/26/14. Says that his trip will be difficult clear to Pittsburgh because of all the train changes he will have to make. Writes that he is glad TD is not with him.
Letter to TD on Hotel Rainbow, Great Falls, Montana letterhead, 1/14/15. Discusses his Butte, Montana speech and its impact on a Socialist Party audience divided by party factionalism. Says that Lewis Duncan presided over the meeting. Mentions that he saw Louis Benedict and he sends greetings to TD. Writes that while cleaning some trout he thought of Fred Holt and the "hi-kis."
Letter to TD on Hotel Genesee, Buffalo, New York letterhead, 3/3/17. Says that the Buffalo, New York meeting was a great success with over 5,000 paid admissions. Mentions that over $600.00 was made from literature sales and there were over 300 new subscriptions to the local socialist newspapers. Writes that he discussed Billy Sunday in his speech whom he stripped "stark naked and the great crowd went wild as I showed him up for the fraud and charlatan he is."
Letter to TD on United States Hotel, Boston Massachusetts letterhead, 3/7/17. Says that he almost missed the meeting in Boston, Massachusetts because of a snow storm. Mentions that he did not expect to see a large crowd because of the weather and says he was pleasantly surprised by the turn out. Writes that he is to visit Nora Connelly, the daughter of James Connelly and Margaret Haile. Also states that he has seen James Oneal and that he saw Roy Goodwin in Buffalo, New York.
Letter to TD on Crown Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island letterhead, 3/7/17. Discusses the success of his Providence, Rhode Island meeting. Says that some young girls presented him with a bouquet and a poem. Mentions that the band that played at his meeting was comprised entirely of Belgian socialists.
Letter to TD on Hotel Chelsea, New York City, New York letterhead, 5/8/17. Discusses the New York City meeting. Says that Charles Ervin presided over the meeting and that George Kirkpatrick spoke before him.
Letter to TD, 7/11/17. Says that he is enjoying life outdoors with Spurgeon Odell and his family.
Letter to TD, 8/4/17. Says that Channing Sweet will accompany him to Boulder, Colorado. Mentions that while he feels better his still is having difficulty breathing. Writes that he will visit Edward Toy and Ranita Toy.
Letter to TD on Boulder, Colorado Sanitarium letterhead, 8/5/17. States that the doctor at the Boulder, Colorado Sanitarium has told him that all of his health problems originate from his heart. Also states that he is a "strong man for 61." Asks TD to write M. A. Enger and tell him he will not be able to speak in Minnesota. Mentions that he has not smoked since entering the sanitarium.
Letter to TD on Boulder, Colorado Sanitarium letterhead, 8/11/17. Says that the doctor has ordered that he is to have no visitors. Mentions that he feels better and is actually able to get some sleep.
Letter to TD on Elmer Genger and Company, Fairfield, Montana letterhead, 8/17/17. Discusses the affairs of Phil Wagner's newspaper SOCIAL REVOLUTION. Asks TD to look Boswell Field in the latest edition of WHO'S WHO and send him copies of PEARSON'S MAGAZINE. Also asks TD to send the latest copies of the SOCIAL REVOLUTION to Tom Mooney and Rena Mooney.
Letter to TD on Boulder, Colorado Sanitarium letterhead, 8/30/17. Tells TD that when "I get back I'll be in fitter condition for platform work than I've been for years." Asks TD to request get copies of the PEOPLE'S COLLEGE NEWS.
Letter to TD on Boulder, Colorado Sanitarium letterhead, 9/20/17. Condemns Samuel Gompers, John Spargo, Algie Simons, and Bouck White's pro-war stance. Says that the Socialist Party "will stand all the stauncher."
Letter to TD on Hotel Olmsted, Cleveland, Ohio letterhead, 11/24/18. Mentions that there is a big meeting planned for tonight in Cleveland, Ohio. Says that Marguerite Prevey sends her greetings. Mentions that she thinks TD is "one of the biggest, finest, truest men in the whole movement."
Letter to TD on Empire Hotel, Tiffin, Ohio letterhead, 12/6/18. Says he just came back from Sandusky, Ohio. Mentions having written Horace Traubel and Ellis Jones. Also mentions having written a telegram to Tom Mooney which will appear in the socialist papers. States that he is writing a couple of articles for the OHIO SOCIALIST. Tells TD that he will speak in Ravenna, Ohio and then again in Cleveland, Ohio if he does not get the flu. Says he will be back in Terre Haute, Indiana on Monday or Tuesday.
Letter to TD on Marguerite Prevey, Optometrist and Optician letterhead, 2/17/19. Discusses the meeting in Lorain, Ohio and the fact that he "never addressed a more marvelously responsive and sympathetic audience" even though "that's where they made their threats, raided socialist headquarters" the week before. Says that tomorrow he will be in Cleveland, Ohio. Mentions that he will see Bishop William Montgomery Brown in Galion, Ohio.
Letter to TD, 3/23/19. States that his meeting in Canton, Ohio was cancelled by the authorities. Writes that if he had known earlier he would have defied them just like he did in Lima, Ohio. Mentions that there is a mass demonstration on Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio today with at least thousand "reds." Also mentions that the meeting in Girard, Ohio last night was a record breaker. Includes note from TD stating that the judge handling EVD's case gave him the right to speak "within his jurisdiction but not without the limits of his own jurisdiction." Also includes note from EVD attached to a flyer advertising his meeting in Akron, Ohio telling him how Marguerite Prevey upon finding out that the authorities would cancel the meeting went down to the Mayor's Office and called their "bluff."
Letter to TD, 4/16/19. Mentions that Arthur Baur, David Karsner, Alfred Wagenknecht, and J. Louis Engdahl accompanied him to Moundville, West Virginia. Says that Marguerite Prevey, Fred Prevey, and A. W. Moskowitz did all they could for him. Writes that the prison conditions in Moundsville, West Virginia are the best he has ever seen which he attributes to the warden, Joseph Terrell.
Letter to TD, 4/21/19. Tells TD to handle the letters he is sending by even mail. Says that he must keep within the bounds of prison rules so as not to embarrass Joseph Terrell. Requests that no more letters than are absolutely necessary come to him. Asks TD to thank Mabel Dunlap Curry for her letters. States that she is an angel for volunteering to be TD's office "devil." Tells TD to thank Marguerite Debs Cooper for her Easter card. Mentions that Katherine Debs writes him in "good cheer" and says that she "bears the separation so bravely." Also mentions that Marguerite Prevey and her sister visited him and that Prevey will be speaking in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Letter to TD, 4/22/19. Asks TD to send him a copy of his pamphlet THE ISSUE. Tells TD to handle the correspondence he is sending by evening mail. Says that there are a great deal of "letters, cards, telegrams, papers, books, religious tracts, packages, etc." that come to him and that the warden is "kind enough to let it all come to me."
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 5/29/19. Asks TD to acknowledge Guy Bogart's letter. Thinks that David Karsner should come to Terre Haute, Indiana to get material for his book. Says he has files on the APPEAL TO REASON, the NATIONAL RIP SAW, the SOCIAL REVOLUTION, and the articles he wrote for other publications. Mentions that prison rules prevent him from writing the foreword.
Letter to TD, 6/7/19. Says that his health is steadily improving.
Letter to TD, 6/7/19. Tells TD that he only wants to know if all is well at home. Writes that his spirits are as "vocal as the springtime." States that at 63 he takes what comes with a smile.
Letter to TD, 6/11/19. Asks TD to drop a line to Ralph Korngold to thank him for the box of cigars he sent him. Also asks TD to send a note of appreciation to May Lane for the flowers she sent. Says that David Karsner, J. Mahlon Barnes, and W. Blenko visited him today. Mentions that Barnes brought him a letter from Barney Berlyn. Writes that the Terre Haute local of the Typographical Union "passed some fine resolutions." Informs TD not to send the APPEAL TO REASON any longer as he is now on their subscription list. Says he is in the best of spirits because his conscience is clear because he is true to himself.
Letter to TD, 7/3/19. Expresses appreciation for all of TD's help. Says that Katherine Debs has told him all of the things TD, Gertrude Debs, and Marguerite Debs Cooper have done for her. Says that the ride down to the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia was "hot and tiresome." Writes that for his first five days he was not allowed out of his cell day or night. Mentions that he has been assigned to do clerical work in the clothing room. States that he works from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and then he gets twenty minutes in the yard. Says that he is back in his cell which he shares with five others from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. Tells TD not to let anyone send a package because he will not receive it under the rules of the prison. Says that he can only write one letter a week and that one to his family. States that special letters require an application which he says "may or may not be granted and when written may or may not be sent." Says he is treated just like all the other prisoners and he has "no complaint on that score."
Letter to TD, 11/27/19. Writes that today he is allowed to send out a special holiday letter. Expresses his love for TD, Gertrude Debs, Marguerite Debs Cooper, and Katherine Debs.
Note to TD, ?/?/19. Calls James Maurer a hero, a person who is as true as steel. Asks TD to drop him a "line of love" in appreciation for Maurer's letter.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 3/19/20. Asks TD if he remembers William "Coin" Harvey and his financial school. Says he had the great debate with Roswell Horr. Tells TD to write him and say how much he enjoyed reading his work COMMON SENSE. Says that he remembers his visit to Woodstock Jail in Woodstock, Illinois.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 4/1/20. Tells TD that he received Easter greetings from "some good comrade somewhere."
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 4/8/20. Asks TD to acknowledge the letter he received from the West Virginia Federation of Labor. Tells him to say to the organization that he thought the action of the organized workers of West Virginia was gratifying and wishes that copies of the resolution be sent to the Socialist Party office and the socialist papers.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 4/26/20. Asks TD to write to William McGann and thank him for his visit. Mentions that he appreciates any work by Owen Lovejoy because Owen carries the "spirit of Christ" into all of them.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 4/30/20. Asks TD to write William Johnston and thank him for his letter. Says that Johnston visited him while he was in Moundsville Prison in Moundsville, West Virginia. Tells TD to let Johnston know that he and his friends should use their influence with the President to secure the release of Guy Powers who he says is a nurse in the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia and a member of the Machinists' Union.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 5/23/20. Expresses appreciation for Ben McLain's letter to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers speaking "for the cause." Tells TD to thank "this kind and thoughtful friend" for the pressed blossom which brought the "delicious odor of the woodland to his cell."
Note to TD, 5/25/20. Says that a "dear lad" sent him $5.00. Asks TD to write him and thank him for his "peculiarly touching" letter. Writes that the lad can certainly call him "Gene."
Letter to TD, 6/1/20. Tells TD how much he misses him. Asks TD if he had heard about the "unique and touching program" put on by the Socialist Party's Notification Committee when its members visited him last week. Says that if not Madge Patton Stephens will fill him in. Mentions that he thinks Stephens is a "magnificent comrade." States that Stephens brought him a letter from Katherine Debs when she visited him. Writes that James Oneal, Otto Branstetter, William Feigenbaum, Julius Gerber, along with Stephens comprised the Notification Committee. Tells TD to let Marguerite Prevey know that he has carried out their agreement and told the committee her suggestions. Asks that TD write to Kate Richards O'Hare and congratulate her on her release from prison. Requests that TD tell Katherine Debs that he is feeling better and better every day.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 6/?/20. Tells TD that he has received a letter from Ben Hudnut who was one of his old schoolmates. Asks TD to send him a letter saying how much his letter was appreciated.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 6/11/20. Asks TD to drop a line to Mary Laughlin and tell her he did not receive the poem she sent him. Says that it must have been removed by the censors. States that he would like her to send a copy to TD. Mentions that Laughlin is a "true poet."
Letter to TD, 6/15/20. Says that he is feeling "remarkably well." Writes that he is glad to hear that Katherine Debs is making a complete recovery. Expresses hope that John Stahl and Rose Stahl are feeling better. Asks TD to send greeting to Madge Patton Stephens and Wallace Stephens.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 6/30/20. Tells TD to write Morris Hillquit and let him know how much his "clear and candid" letter was appreciated. Says that upon his nomination he had not yet seen the Declaration of Principles which he views as "less militant and appealing in the platform." Writes that he has read Hillquit's convention speeches and he was impressed by them. Mentions that he appreciated Hillquit's tribute to him.
Letter to TD, 7/5/20. Says that he was allowed a special Fourth of July letter and is sending his love. Thinks that TD should see Dr. Robert Sattler about his eye problems. Writes that no one ever had "such sweet, loyal, wonderful friends and comrades." States that he is glad TD remembered Mabel Dunlap Curry on her birthday. Asks TD to send greetings to Madge Patton Stephens and Otto Branstetter.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 7/11/20. Asks TD to send a note to "these very kind and generous comrades" and thank them for the cherries they sent. Tells TD that by the time he received the cherries they were spoiled.
Letter to TD, 7/29/20. Asks TD to send a letter of condolence to Margaret Helen Reedy on the death of her husband W. M. Reedy the editor of the ST. LOUIS MIRROR. Says that although W. M. Reedy never agreed with him "he always had a good word to say for me when others spoke evil."
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 8/12/20. Tells TD to write this "genius in revolt" and say to him if he drops by the Socialist Party office in Cincinnati, Ohio he guarantees they will put him in pants.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 8/21/20. Asks TD to write to the members of the Wisconsin State Federation of Labor to thank them for the tribute they sent him.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 8/26/20. Says that he has received a letter from R. F. Pettigrew an ex-United States Senator who was always a "fearless fighter for the people." Mentions that Pettigrew was arrested during World War I. Asks TD to tell Pettigrew that his statement describes his experience in "bold terms."
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 9/1/20. Says that he is gratifying to be honored by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, "the most progressive and promising labor union in America." Tells TD to thank the membership of the organization for making him a member of their Amalgamated Campaign League.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 9/4/20. Tells TD to inform Ray Swaim that he has received a copy of the report he sent and it brings him great joy. Expresses hope that the state of North Carolina makes a "better showing this year than ever before" in the number of socialist votes.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 9/11/20. Tells TD to send greetings to a man who sent him a letter.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 9/23/20. Asks TD to write to a "dear lad" and tell him that he is sorry his side lost the strike. Writes that the lad should not get discouraged because one day victory will come.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 10/9/20. Asks TD to acknowledge Morris Hillquit's "beautiful letter." Says that Hillquit's new pamphlet PRESENT DAY SOCIALISM is "up to his high standard of clear and logical thinking and literary excellance." Writes that he appreciates Hillquit's contributions to the campaign. Mentions that he wants Hillquit to take care of his health and to conserve himself "for the sake of the movement."
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 10/22/20. Says that Artie Isenberg is a "poor fish." Tells TD that Isenberg probably means well. Mentions that he is glad to hear Isenberg is no longer a comrade.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 10/?/20. Tells TD the writer of the letter he is discussing is a "poor imbecile." Says that the writer did not even sign his name to his "idiotic drool." Writes that the writer will have to "grow a thousand years before he ceases to scratch his left ear with his right hind foot."
Letter to TD, 11/25/20. Says that he is allowed a special letter today because it is Thanksgiving. Sends greetings of love to TD, Gertrude Debs, and Marguerite Debs Cooper. Tells TD that the "miles do not divide us." Writes that he and TD have to do what is "righteous and that if we are faithful and do out duty it is certain to be crowned with victory in the end." Says that he is glad TD has decided to attend the meeting of the Socialist Party National Executive Board in Chicago, Illinois. Mentions that Jean Daniel Debs would have turned 100 on December 4.
Note to TD, 12/2/20. Asks TD to write Benjamin Salmon and tell him how his hunger strike in behalf of political prisoners is an "extraordinary exhibition of the truly Christian spirit."
Letter to TD, 12/4/20. Sends TD remembrances of Jean Daniel Debs on his birthday.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked ?/?/20. Tells TD to write a letter to the Socialist Party National Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois expressing support "for the course that was pursued in reference to the Labor Convention." Says that Otto Branstetter was right to remove EVD's name. Says he protested the press release because it failed to mention any other political prisoners besides himself. Writes that he now understands the advantage of the publicity and will not interfere with the decisions of the Socialist Party Executive Committee again.
Incomplete note to TD, ?/?/20. Sends loving remembrances in honor of his parents Jean Daniel Debs and Marguerite Bettrich Debs.
Letter to TD, ?/?/20. Says that he is surprised to hear that TD has received none of the packets he sent. States that the Attorney General gave him permission to send his mail home and he has been doing so since he was first incarcerated. Writes that he does not understand why it has always gone promptly until now. Tells TD that the letters from A. M. Todd and Kendrick Shedd are beautiful. States that he does not want any financial assistance from Todd. Asks that TD let Mabel Dunlap Curry and Katherine Debs see the letters from Todd and Shedd. Says that TD is right about the "old brotherhood leaders." Thinks that if they do not want a strike one will not take place.
Untitled poem to TD, ?/?/20. Includes part of a crossed out letter on the back telling TD what to do about his correspondence.
Note to TD, ?/?/20. Says that he received a letter from his old cell-mate who used to make EVD's bed, wash his handkerchiefs, and gave him the best of everything. Writes that he is glad his old cell-mate is doing well for himself.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked ?/?/20. Asks TD to write Bella Zilberman and tell her that while he does not agree with everything she says he thinks she is "honest and conscientious and true to her light." Writes that he is glad Kate Richards O'Hare is freed. Mentions that he liked the poem Zilberman sent.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked ?/?/20. Asks TD to tell Bruce Bliven that while he appreciates the opportunity to express his views concerning "vital current questions" prison rules prevent him from doing so.
Letter to TD, ?/?/20. Expresses his appreciation for Lincoln Phifer's kind letter. Says that he is sorry to hear about Walter Hurt and that he wished he could help put him back on his feet. Writes that he once prevented Hurt from committing suicide in Girard, Kansas. States that his first 500 word statement went out appeared in the ATLANTA JOURNAL.
Letter to TD, ?/?/20. Says that he received a copy of H. G. Wells' THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY from the Gene Debs club of Brooklyn, New York. Asks TD to send the group a letter of appreciation.
Letter to TD, 1/17/21. Asks TD to write Marguerite Prevey and thank her for the box of candied dates she sent. Writes that he would like TD to send a letter to August Vanselow and thank him for the copy of BARABBAS he sent and also send one to W. H. Price to thank him for the pamphlet MR. DURANT OF SALT LAKE CITY.
Incomplete letter to TD, 1/22/21. Says that at 65 he is "twice as young" as he was "at half that age." Tells TD that he is not going to die in prison. Writes that a "red sea of revolutionary blood surges through his veins." Mentions that demands an "unconditional release."
Letter to TD, 2/7/21. Discusses Schwab, the "dollar a year patriot" who "stole $279,000" from the American government for his October expenses. Says he charged the $279,000 to "ship construction" and will get away with it. Comments upon Charles Dawes and his place as a "darling of the bourgeoisie."
Letter to TD, 4/7/21. Says that the enclosed clipping is the song Marguerite Bettrich Debs used to rock her children to sleep with.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 7/6/21. Asks TD to tell the sender of a letter that is a "remarkably bright child" and that she has a "promising future." Says that she should contact Otto Branstetter and the Rand School for some socialist literature.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 7/7/21. Tells TD that he does not know who sent this poem. Says that the lines are not half bad.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 9/17/21. Says that this is a characteristic letter from the "good old scab" John Avirette. Writes that he agrees with him but that people must still stand up and fight.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 9/16/21. Says that Martha Root has just sent him the largest gold fountain pen. Asks TD to write her and thank her for her gift.
Letter to TD, 10/18/21. Expresses hope that when the "treaty is disposed of" he shall be freed.
Letter to TD, 10/25/21. Tells TD that there are "no bars bars and no walls for the man who in his heart is free, and there is no freedom for the man who in his heart is a slave." Says that he would see the "crooked capitalist politicians in hell and stay here the rest of my life" before he would sacrifice his convictions to gain his freedom. Mentions that there is a strong possibility that he may be released in the next few days. Asks TD to comply with all prison rules and wants no one to send him anything unless it is absolutely necessary.
Letter to TD, 11/5/21. Asks TD to write Margaret Harwell in order to thank the comrades in Atlanta, Georgia for remembering his birthday with roses. Says that his cell is filled with flowers.
Note to TD, 11/15/21. Writes that Dudley Glass is right when he writes that they will "set Gene Debs and others free; at least, they hope to do it, unless they all die of old age before they get round to it." Includes article titled "News of the Day Told in Ragtime" by Dudley Glass from the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION 11/15/21.
Note to TD, 11/16/21. Says he feels certain that soon all the political prisoners will be released. Writes that this is the first time that he believes it "without a doubt." Tells TD that political prisoners will not be released by the "grace of the politicians" but in spite of them. Thinks that the protests of women and ex-soldiers will make all the difference. Includes article titled "Political Prisoners May Have Liberty For Thanksgiving" by James Hollomon from the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION dated 11/16/21.
Note to TD, 11/18/21. Writes that Attorney General is taking quite the time to finish his report favoring the release of EVD from prison. Includes article titled "Early Pardon For Debs Predicted at Capital" from the ATLANTA GEORGIAN dated 11/18/21.
Note to TD on envelope postmarked 11/27/21. Informs TD to tell the writer of the letter he is discussing that prison rules prevent him from complying with his request and suggests that the writer see Bertha Hale White who is in charge of the amnesty campaign. Says that he wishes the writer would give thanks to Father John A. Ryan for all the work he has done on behalf of amnesty.
Note to TD, 12/4/21. Sends TD remembrances of Jean Daniel Debs in memory of his birthday.
Note to TD, 12/15/21. Says that he received a sprig of holly from a fellow prisoner who was once a member of the American Railway Union. Mentions that the man was sent to prison in 1894 for "cutting a Pullman car from a train in obedience to the A.R.U. Boycott." Says that he and the man are still "pals." Writes that "we were in the strike together 27 years ago and we are now in the penitentiary together."
Note to TD, 12/15/21. Sends TD a "December Dandelion."
Letter to TD, 12/19/21. Says that he has been allowed a special letter which he is sending to TD, Gertrude Debs, and Marguerite Debs Cooper. Tells TD that he may join him before Christmas but that he is not counting on it. Mentions that Katherine Debs has sent him a letter describing the amnesty campaign undertaken by the people of Terre Haute, Indiana.
Note to TD, 12/20/21. Sends TD drawings by a fellow prisoner who has "art in his soul" but has been branded as a convict.
Note to TD, ??/31/21. Asks TD to write to Martha Root and thank her for her letter, the portrait of Abdul Bahai, and the volume on Baha'ism she sent. Says that Root's visit was a "great delight" to him. Requests that TD read Root's letter and then pass it on to Mabel Dunlap Curry and Katherine Debs. Expresses wish that one day TD will meet Root whom he calls "an angel of goodness, kindness and love as ever dwelt in human flesh."
Note to TD, ??/18/21. Writes to ask TD if he had read James O'Neal's article "Mobs and Civil Rights" and Bertha Hale White's article "The Thin Red Line" in the September issue of the SOCIALIST WORLD. Tells TD to say to White how much he enjoyed her article. Asks TD to find out if Marguerite Prevey has seen the article yet too.
Note to TD, ???/03/21. Asks TD to write J. Haskel Kritzer and thank him for the copy of his book TEXT-BOOK OF IRIDIAGNOSIS which he sent. Says that it is "beautifully inscribed" with the words to "America's Great Soul."
Letter to TD on Lindlahr Health Resort letterhead, 7/25/22. Says that he has a continue stream of visitors who come to see him. Writes that 20 came on Sunday, 12 on Monday, and that he has already had 6 or 7 today including W. E. Burns, Mrs. John Lloyd, among others. Informs TD that he met with none of them. Tells TD that the doctor has posted notices that no one can see EVD. Discusses the outrage he felt when he read in a newspaper that he was to be a speaker at a picnic after he had refused to do it. Writes that he expressed his indignation in a letter to J. Mahlon Barnes who tried to convince him to change his mind.
Letter to TD, 8/3/22. Mentions a visit Rose Pastor Stokes and Jim Larkin made to Terre Haute, Indiana. Says that Judge Neil came to visit but he refused to see him and that he probably went away mad. Writes that he wishes more people were like Ellis Harris who respected his right not to have visitors. Mentions that Rose Karsner and Joseph Siegel has sent him letters. Writes that Siegel wanted to send a committee to see him but he refused. Says that he cannot be drawn into any controversies. Asks TD to write to the Waldon Book Shop and thank its owners for the books sent to him.
Letter to TD on Lindlahr Sanitarium letterhead, 8/5/22. Sends TD congratulations on his birthday. Tells TD and Gertrude Debs to eat their raw vegetables and to switch from coffee to postum. Says that his back pain is lessened, his heart palpitations subsiding, and his kidneys are improving. Informs TD that he is following his regimen to the letter.
Letter to TD, 10/17/22. Asks TD to send some literature to A. R. Sauer. Says that Channing Sweet liked his article in the AMERICAN APPEAL so much that he ordered 300 copies of the issue for distribution. Discusses a persistent individual who waited all night to see him. Says he has sent a greeting to the Co-operative League. Writes that TD's response to Jim Larkin is fine and that he is glad he answered Katherine Reilly's letter. Mentions that Samuel Moore is to be pardoned.
Letter to TD on Lindlahr Health Resort letterhead, 10/29/22. Expresses wish that he, Gertrude Debs, and Marguerite Debs Cooper could have been with him last night. Says that the Halloween celebration here was "beautiful and wonderful" with everyone in costume. Tells TD that he handled the Oklahoma matter properly even if he and TD will be resented. Expresses appreciation for Bella Zilberman's gift of $5.00. Thinks that Tom Mooney's support of a "rotten politician" is justified if Mooney gets released from prison. Says he feels sorry for Gertrude Debs who has to clean her big house, a job "no woman ought to have to do." Asks TD to write Maritz Loeb in regard to his letter and tell him that he cannot comply with his request. Also asks TD to send some literature to William E. Grote.
Letter to TD on Lindlahr Sanitarium letterhead, 11/5/22. Says that he is glad Marguerite Debs Cooper came to visit him. Tells TD that Cooper is his "crowning achievement." Express appreciation for the birthday box TD and Gertrude Debs sent him. Says that Mabel Dunlap Curry also sent him a birthday box. Mentions that Mrs. Henderson and Mrs. Gitchers brought him a basket of fruit. Writes that they were members of the American Medical Liberty League.
Letter to TD on Lindlahr Sanitarium letterhead, 11/7/22. Says that he told Lincoln Steffens to inform Warren Harding that he should be the last political prisoner released. Writes that the Oklahoma socialist will have to work out their own solutions to their "miserable situation." Asks TD to tell Gertrude Debs that he enjoyed her cakes immensely. Mentions that the Union Bakers of Chicago, Illinois baked him a cake for his birthday. States that it was brought by Comrades De Young and Dr. Whitlock. Asks TD how he liked his article "Force and Violence" in the November issue of the DEBS MAGAZINE.
Letter to the readers of the NEW YORK CALL on Lindlahr Sanitarium letterhead, 11/?/22. Asks for donations to help support the NEW YORK CALL, a daily newspaper that "speaks for the working and producing masses." Tells the readers that ten thousand dollars can help put the NEW YORK CALL back on solid ground.
Letter to TD on Lindlahr Health Resort letterhead, ?/?/22. Tells TD that his written remembrance of Marguerite Bettrich Debs has touched him deeply. Thinks that TD and Gertrude Debs need to change their diet and eat more raw vegetables, nuts, cereal, whole wheat graham bread. Also thinks they should drink more fruit juices and use only brown sugar. Says that white flour and white sugar are "poison, not food." States that they should do with as little vinegar, salt, catsup, and pepper as they can. Writes that they should sleep with their heads to the north and have the earth's "currents of magnetism flow" through them. Recommends that TD and Gertrude Debs "snuff" cold water up their nostrils at least six times a day. Thinks that they should go "naked in the fresh air at every opportunity."
Incomplete letter to TD on Lindlahr Health Resort letterhead, ?/?/22. Asks if TD saw David Karsner's "beautiful tribute" in the NEW YORK CALL. Says that Karsner has an appreciation of TD because he has "felt the warmth" of TD's heart.
Incomplete letter to TD on Lindlahr Health Resort letterhead, ?/?/22. Says he just heard about the death of Enos Mills whom he calls a "true personal friend and a noble soul." Mentions sending Mrs. Mills a letter of condolence.
Letter to TD on 1922 Socialist Party Congressional Campaign letterhead, 3/5/23. Says that he had a "wonderful meeting" under the auspices of the Italian Federation. Writes that William Cunnea thought it was the "speech of my life." Mentions that tonight he is speaking to the Polish Federation. States that he can take care of the Communists if they come to his meetings and try and disturb them. Says that the Socialist Party is almost bankrupt. Assures TD that he is "keeping safely within the bounds of my strength."
Postcard to TD postmarked 4/16/23. Says that last night's meeting in Springfield, Illinois went fine.
Letter to TD on Robert Treat Hotel, Newark, New Jersey, 5/14/23. Says that there was a wonderful demonstration in Newark, New Jersey yesterday. Writes that the streets outside the meeting hall "choked with thousands" and that he addressed the overflow before he entered the hall. Tells TD that the meeting netted more than 1,700. Mentions that George Kirkpatrick, Lena Morrow Lewis, George Goebel, and Marvin Sperry send their greetings.
Letter to TD on Hotel Wolverine, Detroit, Michigan letterhead, 5/17/23. Assures TD that he is taking good care of himself. Says that he only has eight engagements planned for the entire month of June and one for the Fourth of July. Writes that after the speech of the 4th he and TD can go fishing.
Letter to TD on Hotel Donnelly, Tacoma, Washington letterhead, 9/13/23. Writes in remembrance of Jean Daniel Debs and Marguerite Bettrich Debs' wedding day. Says that after tonight's meeting he will go on to Portland, Oregon. Writes that his Long Beach, California engagement has been canceled by some Long Beach "patriots." Mentions that he will speak in Santa Rosa, California instead. Tells TD that he is going to let the "plutes" of California have it for imprisoning Tom Mooney. Mentions that he will also be speaking in Los Angeles and San Francisco while in California.
Letter to TD on Hotel Yellowstone, Pocatello, Idaho letterhead, 9/30/23. Says that last night's audience had "great enthusiasm." Writes that new locals are "springing up at every point in our trial" from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett, Washington. Tells TD that Maynard Shipley sends his greetings. States that he did not get the chance to see Guy Bogart. Mentions that Ethel Lynn will probably see Madge Patton Stephens at the conference of physicians in Chicago, Illinois.
Incomplete letter to TD on Madison Hotel, Toledo, Ohio letterhead, ?/?/23. Says that John Lloyd sends his greetings.
Letter to TD on Hotel Miami, Dayton, Ohio letterhead, ?/?/23. Writes that the comrades in Cincinnati, Ohio will not let him go about the city on his own because of the threats he has received. Says that he expects to have a packed house. Asks TD to send some literature to J. C. Haerings and Irvin C. Zilt. Mentions that Otto Branstetter is his bodyguard.
Letter to TD, ?/?/23. Writes that if McKenna does not respond to TD's letter he will personally send him something he will "pay attention to." Says that he has lost complete respect for McKenna. Mentions that last night he attended an event at the Douglas Park Auditorium in which school children and their teachers put on a program in his honor. States that he is seeing membership increases with every speech and mentions that the "party here is on the map again." Mentions that tonight he will be speaking to a packed house at the Ashland Auditorium. States that he will be speaking in Detroit, Michigan in April.
Letter to TD on Multnomah Hotel, Portland, Oregon letterhead, ?/?/23. Writes that he just arrived from Tacoma, Washington where he had a successful meeting despite the fact that the Central Labor Union and the Communists did what they could to sabotage it. Mentions that one man said that his oration was the "greatest" he had ever heard. Says that hundreds of people came to the hotel where he was staying after the address. Mentions that Lucile Mint was there. Writes that one of the "most touching tributes" was paid to him by a band of eighteen orphans.
Letter to TD on Georgian Hotel, Seattle, Washington letterhead, ?/?/23. Writes that there are "no words to describe yesterday's tremendous demonstration" at the Arena Auditorium in Seattle, Washington. Says that Frank Holl sends his greetings.
Incomplete letter to TD, 8/2/24. Says he has been feeling better since his treatment has begun and that his "bowels are regular." Tells TD that he has received the 5 copies of the "Negro speech" that he sent. Mentions that he inscribed them and sent them to G. Ollindorf, Isadore Mossen, Frank Crosswaith, A. Philip Randolph, and Chandler Owen. Writes that Owen is the editor of the MESSENGER. Asks TD to send each of the people a copy of DEBS AND THE POETS.
Note to TD, 8/11/24. Writes in remembrance of Robert Ingersoll's birthday. Says that Ingersoll had a big influence on his life.
Letter to TD, 8/20/24. Sends congratulations on TD's birthday. Comments on TD's description of Turkey Run and how he and TD should go when he gets back to Terre Haute, Indiana. Expresses distress at hearing of the illness of Emma Debs Mailloux.
Letter to TD, ?/?/24. Tells TD that he will accept no propositions until he is entirely well. Expresses appreciation for TD's flattering comments regarding his article "Patriots and Traitors." Discusses the political "circus" in New York City, New York and says that he will be impressed if the Cleveland, Ohio convention can create anything like a labor party. Expresses hope that it does not turn into another "Bull Moose fiasco like that of 1912."
Letter to TD, ?/?/24. Says that his urine is to be treated tonight to check on the progress of his kidneys. Writes that he will not hold that fact that Jacob Caddin is being sued by his lawyer against him. Tells TD that he is glad 8th St. is to be paved in Terre Haute, Indiana. States that 8th ST. is "a disgrace to the city." Says that George Brewer should have visited him when he passed through. Mentions that Bertha Hale White have him the message Brewer sent. Asks TD to congratulate Brewer on his nomination. Discusses the dire financial straits of the Socialist Party and that even he has reached his limits on drawing funds from "personal friends and comrades."
Letter to TD, ?/?/24. Tells TD not to be too hard on Otto Branstetter. Says that Branstetter served the Socialist Party well. Mentions that Dan Hoan has offered him the use of his cottage in Wisconsin. Thinks that it would be an ideal place to recover after his treatments from Dr. Lindlahr. Writes that he has not had a visitor in a month or more. Mentions that he saw a film of Sinclair Lewis's novel BABBITT and it was "very good."
Includes a Lindlahr Health Resort dinner menu dated 8/18/24.
Letter to TD, ?/?/24. Says that he went on to Lombard with Carl Sandburg to spend some time with Ralph Chaplin. Writes that their bungalow is "after your own heart." Mentions that Dr. Lindlahr has said that his progress is satisfactory.
Letter to TD on Hotel Casey, Scranton, Pennsylvania letterhead, ?/?/25. Says that he was threatened that if spoke in Scranton, Pennsylvania he would be mobbed, arrested, etc. Tells TD that the American Legion, the Ku Klux Klan, the Order of the Mechanics, and the Chamber of Commerce all swore that he would never speak. Writes that the Mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania thought he should be protected by the police. Says that his meeting was a complete success and that the "damned cowards failed to show up" to back up their threats. States that after he speaks in Bellesville, Illinois he will return home to Terre Haute, Indiana.
Letter to TD, 3/31/26. Says that he will be unable to write the tribute to Ella Carr as requested for the AMERICAN APPEAL. Writes that he has been threatened with deportation and has been interrogated twice by the police since his arrival in Bermuda. States that he thinks he was a secret service man on the boat trailing him. Mentions that he has written about his experiences for the AMERICAN APPEAL. Writes that he will not be surprised if he is not allowed to return to America. Mentions that there is little he can do about getting the Scripps papers to publish Morris Hillquit's opinion of his case down here. here. Asks TD to send him nothing but the AMERICAN APPEAL for the rest of his stay in Bermuda. Also asks TD to write Marion Cummings and thank her for the poem she wrote for the WORLD TOMORROW about his Cincinnati, Ohio speech. Discusses the situation he was faced with in Cincinnati, Ohio and the lengths to which the Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion, and the Klu Klux Klan went to prevent him from speaking. Writes that revising the Socialist Party's Constitution to submit the conventions will keep him give him more than enough to do while in Bermuda.
Letter to TD on Shore-Hill's Hotel, Bermuda letterhead, 4/2/26. Writes that it looks as though he and Katherine Debs will be allowed to stay. Says that he had to decline giving a speech on socialism because of the rules imposed upon him by the Immigration Inspector of Bermuda.
Letter to TD on Shore-Hill's Hotel, Bermuda letterhead, 4/5/26. Writes that he does not think he will be bothered anymore by the immigration authorities. Mentions that both he and Katherine Debs were seasick all the way down to Bermuda. Says that he would rather be in the woods in Terre Haute, Indiana looking for mushrooms and Bob Whites than be anywhere else on earth. States that he will send a note of condolence to James O'Neal on the death of his mother. Asks TD to send literature to Louise Custer.
Letter to TD, n.d. Says that the only woman in Congress wants to keep him in prison because it makes it possible for her to make an "exhibition of herself in Congress." Writes that the "women joined the men in Oklahoma in electing her because she had been a long opponent of woman suffrage." States that the "gentlemen" in Washington D. C. are in "sore straits" because they can neither keep him in prison nor let him go.
Note to TD, n.d. Asks TD to answer Clarence Darrow's letter by telling him that he appreciates what he is doing for him but that he is sure that the "power" which has placed him here will not release him any sooner than it has to.
Incomplete letter to TD, n.d. Says that he owes "this hour" to Lena Morrow Lewis who, at 91, is still working towards "human betterment."
Poem titled "Pipings of My Lady Nicotine," n.d.
Letter to TD, n.d. Writes in remembrance of Marguerite Bettrich Debs' passing.
Letter to TD, n.d. Says that he can answer Otto Branstetter's letter regarding the Tucker interview in a few words. Writes that what Tucker printed was true and he stands behind every word of it. Mentions that he did not know Lucy Robins was referring to the Tucker interview in the telegram she sent. Says that he will be glad to see Ross Braun but that he thinks it unnecessary.
Letter to TD, n.d. Asks TD to write Otto Branstetter and thank him for the "inspiring telegram" he sent. Says that he is "delighted" with the program the Socialist Party National Executive Committee has outlined at the meeting in Detroit, Michigan. Asks that the National Executive Committee make no further appeals on his behalf alone.
Letter to TD, n.d. Asks TD to write Otto Branstetter and tell him that the autographing propositions caused a great deal of trouble and embarrassment for the warden and himself. Says that he is entitled to no special treatment. Mentions that he was glad to hear about Branstetter's trip to Terre Haute, Indiana.
Note to TD, n.d. Says that he wishes he was in Terre Haute, Indiana to visit Marguerite Bettrich Debs and Jean Daniel Debs' final resting place.
Letter to TD, n.d. Writes that the boot is applied to A. Mitchell Palmer and Woodrow Wilson right where it belongs. States that Hays is a "master politician." Says that the Democrats are a bunch of "damned fools" because their "dark ages policy" went and "swept them to hades."
Letter to TD, n.d. Asks TD to write Parly Christensen, the Farmer-Labor Party candidate for President, and thank him for "demanding" his release from prison.
Letter to TD, n.d. Tells TD to write Martha Root and thank her for the letters she sent him. Says that he marvels at her "wonderful energy and her many activities."
Letter to TD, n.d. Says that Minnie A. Shinn is one of the "dearest, finest soul that ever came into our life." Asks TD to write her and tell her how much he was touched each of her letters.
Letter to TD, n.d. Writes that a Miss Edwards sent him flowers, but does not recall ever meeting her. Asks TD if he has her address to send her a note of appreciation.
Note to TD, n.d. Tells TD that Mary L. McLendon who recently passed away was a "sweet, brave, beautiful soul." Mentions that she a was a pioneer in the woman's movement in the South. Says that she came to visit him on Mother's Day. Includes article titled "Her Two Ambition Realized Mrs. McLendon Goes to Reward."
Note to TD, n.d. Comments on a news clipping which says that "for one letter asking that Debs be freed, before he dies in jail, ten are received saying that jail is too good for him." Writes that this article represents a "sad, sickening, hideous spectacle."
Letter to TD, n.d. Says that he is enclosing an extract of an article by Tumulty which explains Woodrow Wilson's reasons for refusing to pardon him. Asks TD to send the Tumulty article to Otto Branstetter.
Note to TD, n.d. Tells TD that someone sent him twenty packs of chewing gum which he will use in the hospital. Says that he does not know who sent them.
Letter to TD, 10/22/?. Says that he received six books in the mail, among them were GROWTH OF THE SOIL, Martin A. Nexo's DILTE: GIRL ALIVE!, Johan Bojes' LIFE, Emanuel Haldeman-Julius' DUST, and W. D. Lane's CIVIL WAR IN WEST VIRGINIA. Writes that he does not know who sent these books but suspects it was the people from the APPEAL TO REASON.
Note to TD, n.d. Tells TD that from what he has read in the newspaper clipping he has enclosed that "all soldiers are not my enemies." Says that he thinks the clipping should be sent to the NEW YORK CALL or to Otto Branstetter.
Letter to TD, n.d. Writes that he was surprised that TD received four packets all at once from him since he had been giving them to the warden one at a time to be sent out. Says that he wants no special consideration so he will not lodge a complaint. Discusses Phil's "fine prospects" and his "splendid meetings." Expresses sadness at hearing of Quantz's death. Reminds TD to read Norman Hapgood's article in today's Hearst papers.
Letter to TD, n.d. Asks TD to thank Ethel Nelson for her letter and for the kind offer tendered by Clare Sheridan. Says that he would be willing to sit for Sheridan except for the fact that permission to do so must come from the Attorney General's office. Writes that he feels confident about the future.
Note to TD, n.d. Encloses an extract from an article by Haywood Brown from the NEW YORK TRIBUNE in which Brown pays tribute to him.
Note to TD, n.d. Writes that the Chamber of Commerce has always been the enemy of organized labor. Asks if the Printers' Union in Terre Haute, Indiana still belongs. Encloses article titled "Open Shop is Favored by U.S. Trade Chamber."
Note to TD, n.d. Says that Pope Benedict is the last person to condemn the "militarist passion" brought on by the war. Writes that this "militarist passion" has always been an "essential part" of the "Christian creed." Encloses article titled "Evil Conditions Fronting World, Says Holy Father."
Letter to TD, n.d. Tells TD that he has received an impressive booklet by Jessie E. Samptis called THE COMING OF PEACE which is written mostly in free verse. Says that he would like to meet the author. Quotes extensively from the booklet.
Note to TD, n.d. Tells TD that Mr. Thompson sent him a copy of Henry Ford's paper THE INDEPENDENT. Says that he thinks that it is the same Thompson who helped the Red Cross in Russia. Asks TD to thank Thompson for sending the paper.
Letter to TD, n.d. Asks TD to write William Feigenbaum and thank him for his letter. Says that he appreciated Haywood Brown's tribute to him deeply. Writes that he and Joseph Coldwell sends greetings to everyone at the NEW YORK CALL, especially James O'Neal and Ryan Walker.
Note to TD, n.d. Says that Reverend Caleb Ridley's concern over the evils of Atlanta, Georgia's swimming pools at night is hypocritical.
Note to TD, n.d. States that he has enclosed a photograph of himself to show TD that his health is good.
Note to TD, n.d. Writes that something must have "struck" the Attorney General's office because there is a "sudden decision shift" in the dispatches it sends out. Says that the Attorney General's office is chiefly known for its "absolute indefiniteness."
Note to TD, n.d. Asks TD to send greetings to the Bostons.
Note to TD, n.d. Says that TD is receiving his letter with the packet he is sending because his letter permit was either "lost or misplaced."
Note to TD, n.d. Asks TD to thank a letter writer from Seattle, Washington for her letter. Says that from this letter he feels the warmth of the Seattle, Washington comrades.
Note to TD, n.d. Says that the author of an article titled "The Independent Man" has a "heap of gall" writing this piece unless it is to be taken as a confession that the author was wrong in his original convictions. Asks if the author still writes for the TERRE HAUTE POST.
Note to TD, n.d. Tells TD that he feels Napoleon's words, "Soldiers, forty centuries look down on you" whenever he stands in the shadow of the "great old Wild Cherry."
Note to TD, n.d. Says that John Fitzpatrick and the Chicago Federation of Labor are nothing but "fake labor leaders" and really wonders if they "now see the class struggle between capital and labor." Writes that he quarreled with them about it twenty-five years ago. Says that they argued that the issue was to create a "brotherhood of labor and capital." Mentions that this position led to Samuel Gompers' alliance with the Civic Federation.
Note to TD, n.d. Asks TD to write G. L. Morrill and thank him for a copy of his book HAWAIIAN HEATHEN AND OTHERS. Tells TD not to have anything sent to him.
Note to TD, n.d. Sends TD a quote from Alzire Chevaillier's booklet THE PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING which explains that when the Divine Principle is applied the "gifts of Health, Holiness, Peace, Comfort, Life" are not for the asking, but for the taking.
Note to TD, n.d. Tells TD that he does not know how these clippings got through the prison censors.
Note to TD, n.d. Asks TD to thank a letter writer for her letter and the little box she sent. Mentions that he did not receive the box and tells TD to let the writer know not to send anything else to the prison.
Note to TD, n.d. Asks TD to drop Caroline a line saying the book she sent has not come. Writes that he knew Caroline would not forget him.
Note to TD, n.d. Asks TD to thank Caroline for the book she sent. Says that Caroline is the same woman who helped him on one of his campaigns.
Note to TD, n.d. Says that the government is stringing him along and he does not expect to be released any time soon. Discusses an article he saw in the NEW YORK WORLD which he says is part of an "endless succession of silly and contradictory reports" which are "given out to string the gullible common herd" along.
Note to TD, n.d. Writes that the "Calloway charges" are in the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD. Says that the corporations' tools like Everett Sanders do not only control Congress but are Congress.
Note to TD, n.d. Says that he received a souvenir from Charles W. Wood who came to interview him for the NEW YORK WORLD.
Note to TD, n.d. Asks that TD write to Grace Keller and say that he appreciated her letter immensely.
Letter to TD, n.d. Writes that he received Kendrick Shedd's letter which he greatly appreciated. Mentions that the copy of John Haynes Holmes' poem was not enclosed. Says that the censors took it out. Tells TD that he will be out in a few days.
Note to TD, n.d. Writes that William Van Essen has chosen the pear for his family crest and the phrase "Utile Dulci" as his motto. Mentions that the NEW YORK WORLD says that he will be released in the next thirty days and that there will not be a pardon but instead his sentence will be commuted. Writes that Winnie Branstetter's report on amnesty is encouraging. Tells TD that he could have been released long ago if he acquiesced to a pardon.
Note to TD, n.d. Says that if he were in prison for the rest of his life "this one sweet letter from a child would pay for all."
Letter to TD, 11/5/?. Writes that Nellie and Elizabeth Clark, the daughters of David Clark, just paid him a visit. Says that they came to wish him a happy birthday. Mentions that F. Emory Lyon and William McGann also visited him. Also mentions that the flowers Martha Root sent are still in their glory.
Note to TD, n.d. Writes that he received a letter from Father Martin O'Donaghue who he says is a member of a Washington D. C. local of the Socialist Party. Asks TD to thank him for the letter he sent.
Letter to TD, n.d. Tells TD that packets will be sent out to him each Tuesday and Friday and he should receive them every Thursday and Monday. Asks TD to tell letter writers that prison rules preclude him from answering his own correspondence. Tells TD to let Mabel Dunlap Curry know that she will not be receiving a letter this week because he used his special letter to write TD. Mentions that the death of Comrade Quantz is a "distinct loss to the movement."
Letter to TD and Gertrude Debs, 5/15/?. Tells TD and Gertrude Debs that his "seige is almost ended" and he shall soon return home to Terre Haute, Indiana. Says that although he has not been able to write often, he has never stopped thinking of them. States that Marguerite Debs Cooper brings honor to the family. Mentions that Katherine Debs has been threatened with the loss of her sight, but says that her vision has been improving. Also mentions how fortunate he is to have Mabel Dunlap Curry "with us in these crucial days."
Letter to TD, 5/10/?. Discusses a man and the appalling treatment he and his wife received in Russia. Says that his wife was Jessie Wall who died while a prisoner in Russia. Writes that she was a true socialist. Tells TD how she went on a hunger strike and died of starvation. Mentions that the last time he saw Jessie Wall was when she was arranging a meeting for him in Sacramento, California. Says that she is now one of the "tragedies of the revolution. Also mentions that the man told him that he is well-respected in Russia.
Letter to TD, n.d. Discusses the Peace Proclamation and how it means that "three years after the war is ended the war is ended." Says that a majority of the soldiers who fought in the war are his friends.
Letter to TD, 4/26/?. Writes that TD will probably miss Mabel Dunlap Curry while she goes on vacation but that the rest will do her some good. Says that at the prison they got a half day off for Memorial Day which the prisoners spent out in the ballpark. Says that odds are good that he may be released within the next few weeks.
Note to TD, n.d. Asks TD to send a note to Haywood and thank him for his message which "cheered the boys here." Says that his health is fine.
Note to TD, n.d. Tells TD that he knows how to answer Harry Weinberger's letter. Says that he appreciates Weinberger's "courage and steadfast devotion," especially since he knows how Weinberger has be "hounded as if he were an arch-criminal."
Letter to TD, n.d. Writes that he did not go to see CAMILLE with the other prisoners as he decided to catch up on his correspondence. Mentions that he saw CAMILLE thirty-seven years earlier and that it had an influence on him, especially in his attitude towards women. Tells TD that when he saw Bernhardt in CAMILLE he was not too young to be "thrilled, overpowered, carried away, and everlastingly impressed by her supreme art." Says that Berhardt's Camille is as good as Booth's Iago.
Letter to TD, 10/10/?. Asks that TD write Otto Branstetter and tell him that he appreciated the appeal "To the Men and Women of America" which he sent. Says that the appeal "will awaken the slumberers and stir them to action." Writes that he wishes he could serve the movement "more worthily in these critical days."
Asks that TD write a West Virginia United Mine Workers' local and thank its members for their "inspiring message." Mentions that he was organizing miners twenty-five years ago and "came near" to losing his life. Also mentions that the last time he was in West Virginia he was working on behalf of the striking miners of Paint Creek and Cripple Creek.
Note to TD, n.d. Writes that he stood in the hospital staring at the empty Christmas boxes thinking of the "women, nearly all poor, packing these boxes with busy fingers and anxious, loving hearts."
Note to TD, n.d. Asks that TD write to Jack Curley and thank him for the pictures he sent. Says that he appreciated Curley's visit immensely.
Note to TD, n.d. Tells TD that he appreciated the letter he received from Jean Norman, "a little namesake" that "God himself would be proud of."
Note to TD, n.d. Asks that TD write Edwin Wheelock and send him "love and good wishes." Says that Wheelock is a Wall Street broker who is also a socialist and a Christian.
Note to TD, n.d. Says that anyone who comes to the prison hospital invariably asks for him. Writes that he hears heart-rending stories in a "continuous stream" there. Mentions that the worst part of it all is the fact that there is so little he can do to help these people.
Note to TD, n.d. Tells TD that he received a letter from a "fine Mexican comrade." Says that he met the man when he was working on a story for the APPEAL TO REASON on the overthrow of Porfirio Diaz.
Note to TD, n.d. Tells TD that Douglas is a "real poet" who has the soul of an artist.
Letter to TD, n.d. Asks that TD write Virginia Bernard and thank her for the box of candy she sent. Says that he will always remember Muscatine, Iowa because in his early days he had no money to pay his hotel bill or pay for his fare out of there. Writes that a drunken printer gave him $5.00 at 3:00 in the morning. Mentions that the printer later became the foreman at the APPEAL TO REASON printing plant.
Note to TD, n.d. Asks that TD send a copy of a telegram he received to Otto Branstetter. Also asks that TD send a letter of thanks to the comrades of Elkhart, Indiana for the "encouraging message" they sent. Says that thinking of Elkhart, Indiana has brought back "scenes of terror" for him. Writes that after his Canton, Ohio speech he went on to speak in Elkhart, Mishawaka, and South Bend, Indiana. Tells TD that the mayors of all three cities declared that he would not speak. Says that he was able to speak in Mishawaka, Indiana only because of Harriet M. Hodges who stood up to the mayor there. Writes that he also spoke in the other two cities as well.
Letter to TD, n.d. Asks that TD write Frank Harris and tell him that prison rules preclude him from issuing the statement he requests. Says that he is familiar with Harris' story of the Haymarket bombing. Asks that TD refer Harris to his article "How I Became a Socialist" and David Karsner's book.
Note to TD, n.d. Asks that TD write Lucy Robins and tell her he received her telegram. Says that he is not responsible for the statements published in the press. Writes that he did not say what someone claimed he said about Samuel Gompers. Also writes that he appreciates Robins' work on the behalf of political prisoners even if he does not expect any releases to come from the present administration. States that he is glad James O'Donnell Bennett came to visit him is also delighted to know that the Socialist Party's National Executive Committee will be visiting in October. Says that he is glad Otto Branstetter liked the interview done by Tucker.
Note to TD, n.d. Sends TD quotes from a work titled AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER.
Note to TD, n.d. Says that he appreciated the "inspired and courageous appeal" that TD sent him.
Incomplete letter to TD, n.d. Mentions that Lena Morrow Lewis sent him a copy of Amy Davis Winship's book called MY LIFE STORY. Says that Winship was a personal friend of Abraham Lincoln. Asks that TD write Lena Morrow Lewis and tell her how much Winship's book was appreciated.
Note to TD, n.d. Writes that Gertrude Moskovitz sent him a box of candy. Says that her husband A. W. Moskovitz and Marguerite Prevey were his bondsmen.
Note to TD, n.d. Says that Frank Crane, a minister of Christ, was chosen to do the "dirty, dastardly, despicable job" of justifying, through his nationally published article, Warren Harding's refusal to grant his pardon. Asks TD to send the article to Otto Branstetter and have him reproduce it in the socialist press with appropriate comments.
Incomplete letter to TD, n.d. Writes that to this day William Howard Taft is known as "Injunction Bill." Says that he questions Taft's integrity as a politician.
Incomplete letter to TD, n.d. Tells TD that his physical condition has improved 500 percent in the past few months.
Note to TD, n.d. Writes that Norman Hapgood has been "steadfast and true clear through" and that the "battle is nearly won."
Note to TD, n.d. Tells TD that he once met a pundit from the movement in India. Says that the man was treated poorly in America "on account of being dark-skinned." Writes that he was refused hotel rooms and berths in sleeping cars.
Note to TD, n.d. Says that he is sorry to hear about the death of Stephen Gregory, a "figure of exceptional integrity in the legal profession."
Note to TD, n.d. Writes that the statements he sends over the wire are "mutilated" by the time they come to print. Says that he has no chance to see the proofs before they are put to press. Tells TD that there is no way to prevent this from happening even though he thinks it is distressing.
Incomplete letter to TD, n.d. Writes that in his present situation "one is hardly sane and rational" because of the "maddening monotony" of the routine.
Incomplete letter to TD, n.d. Tells TD that Amy Winship visited him recently. Says that at 91 she is the "most extraordinary character." Writes that she began working towards suffrage in the 1850s. Mentions that her husband died in the Civil War. Tells TD that she heard "five of the eight" debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in 1858. Writes that Arthur Brisbane is "moving at last," not out of altruism, but out of self-interest. Says that Brisbane is as "cold-blooded" as William Randolph Hearst. Tells TD that he does not see Brisbane's work in the same way he sees Norman Hapgood's. States that Brisbane does not like him because of the way he castigated Brisbane when he was "doing the dirty job of trying to hang" William Haywood, Charles Moyer, and George Pettibone. Says that Woodrow Wilson has been "flung upon the scrap-heap of history, just after he imagined himself a God." Remarks that he is slowly gaining weight and that he is only a "little lighter than normal."
Incomplete letter to TD, n.d. Says that the financial straits of the Socialist Party concerns him. Writes that every comrade should put up at least a dollar to help save the party. Says that in 1922 "we must be organized."
Photocopy of note to TD, n.d. Asks that TD write James O'Neal's daughter and thank her for her little message and say that he hopes she continues writing for the NEW YORK CALL.
Photocopy of note to TD, n.d. Says that he hopes to see David Karsner but the rule regarding the admittance of newspaper men will prevent it. Writes that he does not expected to be released until after Congress has ratified the treaty.
Note to TD, n.d. Asks that TD send his love to Marguerite Debs Cooper.
Note to TD, n.d. Asks that TD thank Marguerite Debs Cooper for the Easter greetings she sent.
Note to TD, n.d. Asks that TD thank Marguerite Debs Cooper for the lily she sent.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 12/4/?. Says that he is writing in remembrance of Jean Daniel Debs' birthday.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 4/24/?. Says that he is writing in remembrance of Marguerite Bettrich Debs on Mother's Day.
Letter to TD on Kenmark Hotel, Denver, Colorado letterhead, 10/6/?. Says that the meeting held in the Denver, Colorado City Auditorium was a great success even in the face of opposition by the American Legion and the Chamber of Commerce. Writes that his next meeting will be Omaha, Nebraska. Tells TD that until his Omaha, Nebraska engagement he will stay with Channing Sweet in Denver, Colorado. Says that he is going to do all he can for Ida Mercer. Mentions that today he will see the Governor of Colorado today.
Incomplete letter to TD, 10/27/?. Writes that the meeting house was "packed to the doors last night." Says that 300 people paid $1.50 to sit on the stage. Mentions that there were hundreds of people who could not get in. States that half of the Brooklyn, New York police force was out and the situation was "indescribable." Tells TD that both the Women's Club and the World War Federation presented him with flowers. Mentions that he will be speaking at a "negro meeting" on 10/30/?.
Letter to TD, n.d. Says that TD's letter, along with the two he received from Katherine Debs, pleased him immensely. Writes that his only wish is that everyone at home is happy.
Letter to TD on Dewey Palace Hotel, Nampa, Idaho letterhead, 11/1/?. Writes that the Opera House where he held last night's meeting was crowded. Says that when the band played the Marsailles the audience went wild. States that his next engagement is in Boise, Idaho. Mentions that there is a rumor that Frank Steunenberg's sons will call on him and ask him to account for what he said about their father. Writes that what he said was the truth. States that there are "15 sturdy farmers" to protect him.
Letter to TD on Hotel Strand, Everett, Washington letterhead, n.d. Writes that last night's meeting was wonderful. Says that he "never addressed a more beautiful, sympathetic and enthusiastic audience." Mentions that it was in Everett, Washington six years ago that a number of union men were massacred when they came by boat from Seattle, Washington. Says that the American Legion and the Chamber of Commerce were unable to stop him from speaking. Writes that he feels like a "young panther on a cake-walk."
Letter to TD, 5/12/?. Writes that he is being treated by a doctor for a dilated heart . Says that the doctor has put him on a scientific diet and is giving him digitalis. Tells TD that after he is well again is will "set things humming and make up with interest for lost time."
Letter to TD on Johnson Hotel, Great Falls, Montana letterhead, 9/5/?. Writes that he had a successful meeting last night and that a big local will be reorganized here. Mentions that he is leaving for Butte, Montana today.
Letter to TD on Queen's Hotel, Montreal, Canada letterhead, 9/8/?. Says that there were successful meetings in both Butte and Missoula, Montana. Writes that there were no Socialist Party locals left in either place but that because of the meetings they "will now fall into line again." Writes that Butte, Montana is full of company spies. Mentions that the Communists in Butte, Montana have done all they could to "smash" the Socialist Party there because they did not think it "radical enough." States that there were no Communists present at his Missoula, Montana meeting. Tells TD that forty years ago he met Daniel Bandman, the internationally renowned Shakespearean actor, in Missoula, Montana.
Letter to TD, n.d. Writes the his lumbago has gone away and that he feels better than he has for a month. Says that Guy Bogart's letter was beautiful. Asks that TD write Ethel Lynn and answer the letter she sent him. Mentions that he is glad to hear Nanny Howe, "one of the sweetest and noblest soul we know," is visiting Ethel Lynn. Writes that it will do George Herron little good to write any more books because "he has discredited himself so completely."
Incomplete letter to TD, n.d. Says that Kate Crane-Gartz is a "rare, great-souled, noble spirit." Asks that TD write her a letter thanking her for her affectionate greetings."
Letter to TD, n.d. Writes that George Koop and Bertha Hale White visited him. Asks TD to write Symon Gould and Rosalie Goodyear and thank them for their letters. Says that the swelling in his ankles and legs is going down slowly. Mentions that his lumbago is practically gone. Mentions that he has not agreed to be the Socialist Party's candidate at Cleveland, Ohio. Writes that he has had "damned little" to do with the shaping of his career. Assures TD that he will never again do anything to rob him of his vitality. Says that the Socialist Party will not be swallowed up by a Labor Party in Cleveland, Ohio.
Letter to TD on Bright Angel Camp, Grand Canyon, Arizona letterhead, n.d. Says that the Grand Canyon is the place where "Nature achieved her crowning and immortal triumph."
Letter to TD, n.d. Says that he addressed a "tremendous" meeting in Akron, Ohio. Writes that he will speak twice tonight in Youngstown, Ohio to two sold out audiences.
Telegram to TD, 8/20/?. Sends greetings to TD on his birthday.
Telegram to TD, 4/29/?. Says that he received the sad news and is leaving for Terre Haute, Indiana on the first train.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, n.d. Expresses regret at hearing of the death of Tom Harper, a man who could have been "great and honored."
Letter to TD, 7/18/?. Tells TD that he is spending his days outdoors, hiking, fishing, swimming, or eating. Says that his weight is back up to 175 and he is feeling better and better every day.
Letter to TD on Hotel Seneca, Rochester, New York letterhead, 5/18/?. Writes that the meeting in Detroit, Michigan defies description. Mentions that before he got there the Detroit, Michigan local of the Socialist Party was "divided weak, and in factional strife." Says that the DETROIT FREE PRESS published a an "dirty-lying" interview he never had. Asks TD to send a copy of an interview that appeared in the NEWARK NEWS to Pat Quinlan and have him publish it in his paper THE NEW AGE. States that over $500 was collected from last night's meeting.
Poem titled "Keep a Stiff Upper Lip," to TD, n.d.
Letter to TD on Lindlahr Sanitarium letterhead, n.d. Says that he will probably be going to Elmhurst, Illinois asks that TD not write until he sends his forwarding address. Mentions that he is seeing very few of the people who come to visit with him.
Letter to TD on Lindlahr Health Resort letterhead, n.d. Says that there is a man that looks like Channing Sweet staying here. Mentions that when he leaves he will again be ready for action. Writes that Carl Sandburg came by but that he did not see him. Tells TD that Sandburg is a "great poet."
Letter to TD on Lindlahr Health Resort letterhead, n.d. Writes that his letter to Tucker has fallen into the hands of Otto Branstetter. Mentions that he is glad Branstetter has seen the letter because he wants Branstetter to know what he thinks of his action. Mentions that he has written his "hottest article" since the ones he wrote during the campaign to free William Haywood, Charles Moyer, and George Pettibone. Says that the article is on "war prisoners, the coal and nail strike, and the Chicago injunction."
Letter to TD on Lindlahr Health Resort letterhead, n.d. Says that he saw Tucker and Drake yesterday. Writes that Otto Branstetter is attacking them for an article published in the DEBS MAGAZINE. Mentions that such mean-spiritedness is the reason the Socialist party does not "amount to a damn."
Letter to TD, n.d. Tells TD that he received the press bulletin he sent along with Winnie Branstetter's account of her visit with him. Asks that TD write Winnie Branstetter and tell her how "deeply her tribute touched" him. Says that he will never forget how helpful Branstetter was in his prison days.
Letter to TD on Hotel Stowell, Los Angeles, California letterhead, 9/21/?. Says that he will tell TD about Butte, Montana when he returns to Terre Haute, Indiana. Writes that he has no use for Dunn who prevented a Socialist Party local from forming after he left. Mentions that some people think Dunn is a spy.
Letter to TD, 8/5/?. Sends TD congratulations on his birthday.
Poem titled "Lily's Finish," n.d.
Poem titled "With-In," n.d.
Poems titled "A Starless Night" and "My Love and I," n.d. Includes note from Marguerite Debs Cooper saying that these proems were written while EVD was at the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia.
Note to TD, n.d. Asks that TD buy "something sweet" for Marguerite Debs Cooper.
Letter to TD, 12/3/?. Writes that he is glad TD's eyes will be fine. Says that Mabel Dunlap Curry has kept him well informed. Mentions that Curry and been a "God's own blessing to us all," and to TD in particular. Says that Marquis Rundle's letters have pulled at his "heart-strings." Mentions that Rundle's letter to Woodrow Wilson especially touched him. Says that he is not surprised what Robert Miner said about him at a meeting in New York City, New York. Mentions that Miner is the same person who denounced the Bolshevik revolution and then later changed his mind about it. Writes that Miner is an idiot for saying that socialists support the League of Nations and. Says that he declares his "loyalty" to the Russian revolution but not the Third International.
Debs, Gertrude Toy: Untitled poem from TD, 9/21/1883.
Note from EVD, 9/22/1883. Tells Gertrude Debs that "gratitude is the memory of the soul."
Note from Eugenie Debs Selby, 9/26/1883. Sends greeting from a "sincere friend."
Note from EVD, 11/3/92. Writes that he appreciated the quail that she made.
Photocopy of postcard from "Sophia," postmarked 1/20/08. Sends apologies for not writing sooner.
Photocopy of postcard from EVD, postmarked 6/4/08. Sends greetings from Washington, D. C.
Photocopy of postcard from EVD, postmarked 8/20/08. Sends greetings from Pittsburg, Kansas.
Photocopy of postcard from Ed Toy and Ranita Toy, postmarked 8/30/08. Expresses the wish that Gertrude Debs were going to be with EVD and TD when they visit next week.
Photocopy of postcard from TD, postmarked 9/2/08. Sends greetings from Minnesota.
Photocopy of postcard from TD, postmarked 9/14/08. Writes that Oregon is the most beautiful state he has ever seen.
Photocopy of postcard from EVD, postmarked 9/14/08. Says that the Red Special is "arousing the people."
Photocopy of postcard from TD, postmarked 9/19/08. Says that he is in "splendid health and fine spirits." Mentions that the train leaves in an hour for Rapid City, South Dakota.
Photocopy of postcard from TD, postmarked 9/26/08. Writes that he just arrived in South Bend, Indiana.
Photocopy of postcard from TD, postmarked 9/30/08. Tells Gertrude Debs that he just arrived in Cleveland, Ohio.
Photocopy of postcard from TD, postmarked 10/7/08. Says that these are "strenuous days" and he has little time to write.
Photocopy of postcard from TD, postmarked 10/7/08. Writes that he is on his way to Providence, Rhode Island.
Photocopy of postcard from TD, postmarked 10/9/08. Says that he is sending her all of the New York City, New York papers that discuss EVD's meeting there. Asks that Gertrude Debs save them for him.
Photocopy of postcard from "Rody," postmarked ?/?/08. Says that he like it "out here even better than expected." Mentions that Seymour Stedman will be staying with him for a few days.
Letter from TD on Kimball House, Atlanta, Georgia letterhead, 12/22/21. Says that he visited EVD yesterday. Writes that the "days in prison have done their work" on EVD. Mentions that there is a weakness in EVD's voice that "denotes the loss of vitality." States that EVD had an altercation with a guard who caught him going to Joseph Colwell's cell without permission. Mentions that Warren Harding is expected to make his announcement today regarding EVD's release, at least according to press reports.
Letter from TD on Kimball House, Atlanta, Georgia letterhead, 12/22/21. Says that he met David Karsner at the station. Mentions that Karsner had a press release that nothing would be announced from the White House until Friday.
Letter from TD, 8/1/32. Says that he is writing in remembrance of S. J. Toy, Gertrude Debs' father.
Incomplete letter from TD, 8/20/32. Says that he is writing in remembrance of Marguerite Bettrich Debs.
Letter from EVD, n.d. Writes that the Denver, Colorado meeting was a "tremendous." Mentions that the meeting overflowed into the streets. States that her mother was with him on the platform. Mentions that the Red Special is a "grand success."
Debs, Jean Daniel: Letter to Emma Debs Mailloux, 3/12/1886. Writes that EVD has just returned from Chicago, Illinois where he was helping the striking Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad workers. Says that EVD thinks he could have brought victory to the strikers if it has not been for P. M. Arthur. Mentions that the strike has cost of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen $60,000. States that Marie Debs Heinl went with a friend to Tallahassee, Florida. Mentions that he received a letter from Camille Waldner. Says that the Terre Haute House in Terre Haute, Indiana was sold to a stock company for $40,000. States that the company will use $60,000 to renovate it. Writes that Riley McKeen, Herman Hulman, among others are stockholders.
Letter to Emily Debs Mailloux, 1/1/1893. Writes that he appreciates the gifts she sent. Says that he is glad she enjoyed the sausage he sent. Mentions that he is having Eugene Debs, Katherine Debs, Theodore Debs, and Gertrude Debs over for dinner.
Letter from EVD, 1/14/1895. Tells Jean Daniel Debs that he and Marguerite Bettrich Debs are just as "defiant as the rest of us." Mentions that his imprisonment is "doing much to arouse the public conscience." Says that his quarters are "large, airy, clean, and comfortable." Writes that Charles Gould visited him on Sunday. Says that he may be released soon.
Letter to Emily Debs Mailloux, 10/6/1895. Writes that he has received her letter informing him of her departure for Europe. Mentions that he has her sent a copy of a letter which EVD wrote for a Chicago, Illinois newspaper. Says that EVD's article on the significance of Labor Day will appear in the October issue of the ARENA. Writes that Katherine Debs has not yet returned from Woodstock, Illinois. Mentions that Katherine Debs experienced a bad case of lumbago. Says that he plans to go with TD on the day EVD is released from prison. Asks Emily Debs Mailloux to send greetings to his family in Colmar, France.
Letter from EVD on American Railway Union letterhead, ?/?/1895. Writes that he received Jean Daniel Debs' last letter. Says that at 74 Jean Daniel Debs is still "tramping the highlands." Tells Jean Daniel Debs that it must be sublime to be so young at 74. Remarks that what Jean Daniel Debs says about Emily Debs Mailloux touches a responsive chord. Writes that the extremes between luxury and want in New York City, New York are incredible. Informs Jean Daniel Debs that such stark inequality cannot remain. Says that the plutocrats are "skating on might thin ice." Writes that he received the note Jean Daniel Debs' sent him from George Francis Train. Mentions that he was a kid when he first heard George Francis Train speak. Remarks that he is anxious to see the picture of him, TD, and Jean Daniel Debs that was taken. Says that he was sorry to learn that Colonel Hunter had died.
Photocopy of letter to Emily Debs Mailloux, 7/8/1896. Tells Emily Debs Mailloux that she needs to get a few words from him and Marguerite Bettrich Debs before she leaves for Europe. Writes that he wishes he could see Odilon Mailloux more often because they share the "same sympathies and the same taste." Says that as a French man he feels isolated.
Letter from EVD on Hotel Sailex, Massillon, Ohio letterhead, 12/2/1899. Sends Jean Daniel Debs birthday greetings.
Letter from EVD on Hudson House, Lansing, Michigan letterhead, 12/2/02. Sends Jean Daniel Debs birthday greetings.
Debs, Jean Daniel and Marguerite Bettrich Debs: Letter from EVD, 9/21/1874. Says that he arrived in East St. Louis, Illinois in good health. Writes that he is homesick a lot. Mentions that on Saturday he went to Shaw's Garden, Lafayette Park, and Missouri Park. States that he saw Samuel Howell on the street but that he did not hail him. Mentions that job prospects look good and soon he will be in a position to make some money. Writes that it aches his heart to see "men, women, and children begging for something to eat." Mentions that he did not know how fortunate he was until he came to East St. Louis, Illinois. Says that he saw Tom McCabe who talked with his foreman about a job as a fireman on the St. Louis, Belleville, and Southern Illinois Railroad.
Letter from EVD, 9/21/1874. Contains same text as other letter dated 9/21/1874.
Letter from EVD on Revere House, Chicago, Illinois letterhead, 7/16/1894. Says that Jean Daniel Debs and Marguerite Bettrich Debs are always in his heart. Writes that no matter what other people say he is "eternally right" and the "fight will be won." Tells them not to worry if he ends up in prison.
Letter from EVD on American Railway Union letterhead, 7/24/1894. Mentions that he has just returned from court. Says that the attorney feels confident that everything will come out "O.K." Writes that the strike is still on and that most of the major roads are "paralyzed, dead." Mentions that most of the switchmen are still with him. Tells them that the American Railway Union "shall whip Pullman." Explains that a writer from the PARIS FIGARO is writing an article on him and that John Swinton going to publish a book on the strike.
Letter from EVD, 3/22/1895. Tells Jean Daniel Debs and Marguerite Bettrich Debs that he may be in Portland, Oregon but that his "heart is at the old home." Says that he is in perfect health and that he is "stirring up this whole section of the country." Explains that they will see "this whole country come to the porch demanding my nomination" for President. Writes that he would not "under any circumstances" accept the nomination. Mentions that he will meet TD in San Francisco, California. Says that the biggest audiences will not "begin to hold the vast throngs of people."
Letter from EVD on Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee letterhead, 5/24/1896. Writes that he will soon be back in Terre Haute, Indiana. Mentions that "rounding the circuit" has been a success.
Letter from EVD on Hotel Rockford, Chicago, Illinois letterhead, 10/12/1896. Says that he has spoken six times in Chicago, Illinois and that the "people are wild with enthusiasm." Writes that at last night's meeting "thousands fought like tigers to shake my hand." Mentions that he has three speaking engagements planned for tonight.
Letter from EVD on The Montana, Anaconda, Montana letterhead, 2/16/1897. Expresses hope that Marguerite Bettrich Debs is feeling better. Writes that there will be brighter days to come. Mentions that despite a storm the opera house was packed last night and that hundreds of people were turned away.
Letter from EVD on The Melton, Silverton, Colorado letterhead, 7/26/02. Writes that he will soon be in Terre Haute, Indiana again. Says that he remembers the old days when Jean Daniel Debs came home with his "game bag loaded" and Marguerite Bettrich Debs "cooked it all up fit for a prince."
Letter from EVD on Leggett House, Fairfield, Iowa letterhead, 11/5/02. Sends greetings to Jean Daniel Debs and Marguerite Bettrich Debs on his birthday.
Letter from EVD on Geiser Grand Hotel, Baker City, Oregon, 12/14/02. Says that that it was unfortunate that he did not get to see Jean Daniel Debs and Marguerite Bettrich Debs during his brief stop in Terre Haute, Indiana. Mentions that he probably will not be returning to Terre Haute, Indiana again until after the holidays.
Letter from EVD on Gaston Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee letterhead, 9/12/04. Sends greetings to Jean Daniel Debs and Marguerite Bettrich Debs on their anniversary.
Letter from EVD, 9/22/04. Says that Jean Daniel Debs and Marguerite Bettrich Debs "mean all the world" to him. Writes that he looks forward to this winter when he can crack hickory nuts with them.
Untitled poem from EVD, 9/22/04.
Letter from EVD on Lick House, San Francisco, California letterhead, 9/25/04. Writes that he spoke to ten thousand people last night. Tells Jean Daniel Debs and Marguerite Bettrich Debs that in six weeks they'll hear the "loudest rebel yeall that was ever heard at the old Indian reservation on 11th and Main" announcing his return to Terre Haute, Indiana.
Letter from EVD on The Clifton, Freeport, Illinois letterhead, 5/25/05. Writes that he will be with Jean Daniel Debs and Marguerite Bettrich Debs on Wednesday.
Letter from EVD on The Cumberland, Knoxville, Tennessee letterhead, 9/4/05. Says that he looks forward to Saturday when he will be able to see Jean Daniel Debs and Marguerite Bettrich Debs again.
Letter from EVD on The Olive, Ironton, Ohio letterhead, 11/4/05. Says that he will be with Jean Daniel Debs and Marguerite Bettrich Debs in spirit when he celebrates his fiftieth birthday tomorrow. Writes that the has made the decision not to grow old. Explains that although he may age physically, he will remain emotionally young for ever.
Debs, Katherine Metzel: Photocopy of letter from EVD on Seventh Avenue Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania letterhead, 7/19/10. Sends greetings to mark their 25th wedding anniversary.
Photocopy of telegram from EVD, 12/27/21. Says that he will arrive in Terre Haute, Indiana at 3:40 tomorrow from Washington D. C.
Letter from TD, 11/9/26. Says that he was surprised to find out that the will EVD told him about was not probated. Writes that in the will EVD told him about "practically everything belonging to him at the time of his death" would go to the Socialist Party.
Letter to TD, 11/12/26. Tells TD about the receipts and disbursements made during EVD's illness.
Letter from TD, 1/7/27. Says that he is enclosing a check for $708.00 as part of the payment made by the Western Oil Company. Mentions that had it not been for Emily Debs Mailloux, whom he says Katherine Debs insulted at EVD's funeral, she would not be getting anything at all. Writes that Jean Daniel Debs and Marguerite Bettrich Debs planned on disinheriting EVD for the way Katherine Debs treated them, but because of Emily Debs Mailloux's intervention decided not to. Explains that she may see the checks as being "tainted" but that he is "not so crass to entertain the thought that they will be less welcome on that account."
Letter from TD, 2/5/29. Says that he has enclosed a dividend check for Katherine Debs. Mentions that the amount is "insignificant as compared to present day values, but it bulks overwhelmingly large in all that is clean, immaculate, honest and honorable." Also mentions that if Jean Daniel Debs and Marguerite Bettrich Debs been "less honest, less honorable in their affair these dividends would no doubt be much larger," but that the checks would also "bear the indelible mark of greed, shame and blood."
Letter from TD, 2/5/29. Contains same text as other letter dated 2/5/29.
Photocopy of poem from EVD, n.d.
Debs, Marguerite Bettrich: Letter from EVD on Allemark Hotel, Livingston, Montana letterhead, 10/3/04. Writes that he looks forward to seeing Marguerite Bettrich Debs when he returns to Terre Haute, Indiana in a few weeks.
Postcard from EVD, 3/11/05. Says that he hopes Marguerite Bettrich Debs is feeling better. Mentions that he will be back in Terre Haute, Indiana around the 30th.
Letter from EVD on Hotel Frantz, Enid, Oklahoma letterhead, 3/17/05. Writes that TD has told him that Marguerite Bettrich Debs is feeling better. Mentions that he wished she could be down in Oklahoma with him. Says that "everything is beautiful in this former paradise of the Red Man, now transformed into a throbbing center of civilization." Explains that today he is giving a lecture at the local high school.
Debs, Marie Marguerite: Photocopy of letter in French to Jean Daniel Debs, 6/6/34. Says that she is was pleased to hear that Jean Daniel Debs is doing well. Tells her son to follow the examples he has before him. Mentions that the garden looks beautiful. Asks Jean Daniel Debs to take care of a debt to an innkeeper in Waldbach, France. Writes that she approves of his desire to paint.
Photocopy of letter in French to Jean Daniel Debs, 7/26/34. Writes that she is happy to see progress Jean Daniel Debs' handwriting. Says that she would like to know how he spends his time. Mentions that his father bought a gun and a hunting bag.
Photocopy of letter in French to Jean Daniel Debs, 6/5/35. Says that she will send his summer coat next week. Writes that she congratulates Jean Daniel Debs on the new skill he has attained.
Debs, Theodore SEE ALSO Selby, Eugenie Debs
Debs, Theodore: Letter to EVD, 4/14/19. Tells EVD that although his body is behind prison walls his "unconquerable spirit" will always be "a million miles beyond the foul touch of filthy hypocrites and their prostituted mercenaries."
Letter to EVD, 10/20/20. Asks EVD if he was ever determined to "obstruct the draft." Says that Upton Sinclair has seen an article in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR which makes that claim. Mentions that Sinclair will be publishing Ruth Le Prade's book. Writes that James Lord is speaking to the miners in Terre Haute, Indiana tonight. Includes note from EVD to TD on the back of the letter which says that the statement in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR is false. Mentions that Winnie Branstetter handed him the clipping from the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Says that he is glad Ruth Le Prade's book will soon be out.
Letter to EVD, 8/8/24. Expresses appreciation for EVD's birthday greetings. Mentions that he never thinks of his birthday without thinking of Marguerite Bettrich Debs, the "dear sainted soul, through whose suffering I came into the world, and whose greatest joy in life was the care and comfort of her little brood."
Photocopy of postcard to Louise Debs Michel, n.d. Tells Louise Debs Michel that everyone is in good health and spirit.
Deitrick, James: Letter to EVD on New Willard, Washington D.C. letterhead, 2/1/21. Asks EVD if he remembers him from their "student days." Mentions that they used to attend meetings in Greencastle, Indiana at the home of A. C. Fry. Says that he remembers the inspiring talks that EVD used to give even back then. Writes that his career as a railroad construction engineer has kept him so busy that he has never had the chance to return to Greencastle, Indiana or Terre Haute, Indiana. Says that he disagrees with Woodrow Wilson's refusal to release him.
De Jong, Mauritz: Letter to EVD on Socialist Party, New York County letterhead, 12/23/15. Expresses wish that EVD has a happy holiday. States that he is glad to hear that EVD has promised to serve as "standard bearer" of the Socialist Party in 1916.
Delano, Dan: Card to Marguerite Debs Cooper, n.d. Says that he is sorry to hear about the death of TD. Writes that he died within a few days of his cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Mentions that the world still needs people like TD and EVD.
Delhom, M. F.: SEE Augusto, Allie
Derby, George: Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper on NATIONAL CYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY letterhead, 3/23/37. Asks that Marguerite Debs Cooper answer some questions about C. Odilon Mailloux, the "famous engineer," for the next edition of the NATIONAL CYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY.
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 3/30/37. Tells George Derby that Odilon Mailloux married Emily Debs Mailloux on 6/21/1883 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Says that she is also enclosing a copy of Mailloux's professional record.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper on NATIONAL CYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY letterhead, 4/9/37. Says that he is enclosing a copy of Odilon Mailloux's biography for her approval. Mentions that EVD's biography appears in the 7th volume of the Cyclopedia.
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 4/15/37. Informs George Derby that before Odilon Mailloux became interested in studying electricity he was working towards becoming a doctor. Includes a copy of Odilon Mailloux's biography for the CYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY.
Dertinger, F. A.: Letter to EVD, 6/12/12. Tells EVD that he protests the naming of J. Mahlon Barnes as his campaign manager. Writes that if the Socialist Party is so "degraded as to engage such a despicable character" that he will no longer work for it.
Deuth, Wandeyne: Letter to EVD on Bahai Library letterhead, 2/1/21. Writes that Abdul Baha has said that "there is no prison, save the prison of the self." Says that a new day is dawning when "a new consciousness and a new humanity will inhabit the earth."
Devine, Thomas C.: Letter to TD on Council Chamber, City of Toledo, Ohio letterhead, 10/29/20. Says that he is doing his best to "go over the top" for EVD in the 1920 election. Includes an article he wrote with J. D. Ely, Clarence Parker, and Bert Goldy from the 10/23/20 issue of the LITERARY DIGEST supporting EVD's candidacy for President.
De Witt, S. A.: Untitled poem, 4/29/05.
Letter from TD, 5/25/27. Writes that he was pleased to receive an inscribed copy of S. A. De Witt's book IDYLLS OF THE GHETTO. Mentions that EVD thought De Witt was a brilliant poet with a "splendid vision."
De Wolf, Susana: Letter to EVD, 11/5/20. Says that she had the pleasure of casting her first vote to EVD. Writes that political equality between men and women is a dream come true for her. Mentions that she has been a socialist for over twenty five years and that she was at one time a member of the Ruskin Colony cooperative in Tennessee. Explains that she spent most of her three years at the Ruskin Colony in the press room of the COMING NATION. Mentions that his friend Charles Rentz of Sebring, Ohio passed away about a year ago. Mentions that last year Sebring, Ohio elected a socialist mayor.
Letter to TD, 11/21/20. Says that she will always treasure the small note she received from EVD. Mentions that Mrs. Rentz and her daughter cast their first vote for EVD. Writes that she is getting a copy of Ruth Le Prade's DEBS AND THE POETS.
Letter to EVD on Hotel Olmsted, Cleveland, Ohio letterhead, 10/5/21. Writes that she hoped EVD would have been released soon after she wrote him last May. Says that EVD is much needed in this time of "darkness and uncertainty." Mentions that at the Ruskin Colony in Tennessee she found for "three years the earth was full of heaven." Tells EVD that last Sunday she went for a drive with her brother-in-law in his new 1922 Buick and passed Nimisilla Park in Canton, Ohio, the place where Debs gave the speech for which he was ultimately arrested.
Dexter, Caroline: Letter to EVD, 11/9/19. Writes that she has not forgotten EVD. Says that she wants to know if EVD received the book she sent him that is highly recommended to Masons and students of the Cabala. Includes a poem titled "An Encounter."
Letter to TD, 12/4/19. Writes to thank TD for the message he sent from EVD. Mentions that she sent EVD a copy of COMTE DE GABALIO. Writes that she must return the literature he sent because she is "not in sympathy with this organization" because it is only the soul that counts, not what happens to the body.
Letter from TD, 12/12/19. Tells Dexter that "it is quite obvious that our footsteps follow different trails" and "lead in opposites directions." Mentions that he has never been concerned with the "security" of his soul on his body no longer functions.
Dezmaine, Vaudiene: Letter to TD and Gertrude Debs, 10/7/44. Says that California is "God's chosen land." Mentions that she is currently studying radio, hoping to launch one of her productions. Writes that Thomas Dewey "can find nothing to quibble over" but the shortcomings of the Franklin Roosevelt administration. Tells TD that the bugaboo of Communism is "scaring the weak ones into hysteria."
Letter to Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper, 7/19/45. Expresses hope that both Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper are well. Says that no one in Beverly Hills, California agrees with her politics.
Diamond, Joseph: Letter to EVD on Socialist Party Bronx County, New York letterhead, 12/26/20. Writes that on behalf of the forty students who are enrolled in his Socialist Sunday school class, he is sending a basket of fruit. Mentions that some of the children come up to him every day and ask, "When is Debs coming out of jail?" Says that the children raised the money themselves for the Christmas basket by putting on a pageant, directed by Ida Phillips, a fifteen year old girl. Writes that the children wrote a special song in his honor which concluded the pageant.
Note from EVD to TD on envelope postmarked 12/26/20. Says that the letter he received from Diamond stirred his emotions. Asks TD to send the children a letter saying the song they wrote filled his eyes with tears.
Dickinson, Frances: Letter from TD, 7/2/27. Writes that he appreciated the $100 given by him from Nannie Howe. Says that he has passed his nights writing short stories, all incidents from EVD's life. Mentions that they are not of the caliber of Irwin Cobb's stories but they are "little stories with a human touch." Tells Dickinson that he is sending him one of the stories for his perusal.
Dietz, D. S.: Poem titled "More Beautiful," n.d. Mentions that he is secretary of Industrial Workers of the World local number 500.
Dills, Park and Imma: Letter to EVD, 11/2/21. Sends greetings to EVD on his 66th birthday. Writes that he is continually hoping to see in the MILWAUKEE LEADER that EVD has been released. Asks EVD to send greetings to Samuel Moore.
"Doctor:" Letter from TD, 5/10/44. Discusses some "barbed lines" said to be written by a Marine Flyer. Writes that while he is not politically aligned with Franklin Roosevelt, he thinks jingles of this sort "reach unspeakable depths of depravity" when it comes to national elections.
Dodge, R. V. and J. M.: Telegram to TD, 10/21/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death on behalf of Lodge 386 of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers.
Donovan, Mary SEE ALSO Blackwell, Alice Stone and SEE ALSO Sacco and Vanzetti and SEE ALSO Charles Moro.
Donovan, Mary: Letter to TD on Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee letterhead, 11/14/24. Expresses apologies for insisting upon a statement from EVD in his time of illness. Asks TD to let them know when EVD is feeling better.
Letter to TD on Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee letterhead, 6/22/26. Asks TD if EVD will send an article for a special bulletin that they are putting out on behalf of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.
Letter to TD on Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee letterhead, n.d. Asks TD if he received the roses sent on behalf of the committee in honor of EVD. Says that she is inquiring because Bartolomeo Vanzetti wanted to make sure they were sent. Sends condolences on EVD's death on behalf of the committee, Nicola Sacco, and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.
Dorn, Max: Letter to TD, 10/25/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death on behalf of the Seattle, Washington local of the Socialist Party.
Dorsey, Mr. and Mrs. J. E.: Note to TD, 10/23/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death.
Douglas, Walter A.: Letter to EVD on Hotel Essex, Boston, Massachusetts letterhead, 7/30/21. Expresses hope that EVD is soon released from prison. Says that it "sure does feel good to be free once again." Mentions that he went to the Massachusetts Socialist Party headquarters and sent greetings on EVD's behalf.
Letter to EVD, 8/21/21. Says that the would give all that he owned in exchange for EVD's freedom. Mentions that he thinks EVD will be released by Labor Day. Says that during a recent speech by President Warren Harding in New Hampshire she shouted, "Release Eugene V. Debs from the Atlanta prison. Justice demands that you do so." Writes that the crowd murmured in approval. Asks EVD to send greetings to Joseph Coldwell.
Letter to TD, 3/20/27. Sends condolences on EVD's death.
Dow, Kathelyne Dana: Letter to EVD, 11/13/21. Says that she is relieved to hear that EVD will soon be freed. Writes that she spent a year and a half in prison herself for embezzling from the United States Post Office. Asks EVD if he knows of Kate Richard O'Hare's whereabouts because she needs her advice. Mentions that she plans on becoming involved in efforts at prison reform.
Doyle, J. H.: Letter to EVD, 11/7/21. Says that he wrote EVD several years ago when he was a student at the University of Wisconsin about how the English language is used in political speeches. Mentions that he still treasures EVD's reply. Writes that he just published a book called THE CALL OF EDUCATION and wants to know if EVD will review it.
Note from EVD to TD, n.d. Tells TD that Doyle's book THE CALL OF EDUCATION has real value on a "vital subject which has been much abused." Asks TD to write Doyle and thank him for the book.
Letter to TD, 11/29/21. Writes that he appreciates EVD's kind words regarding his book. Mentions that he hopes to publish a second volume in the future. Says that it is because of ignorance that EVD is in prison.
Letter to EVD, 12/4/21. Says that his book was not written for the "lure of dollars." Writes that where education falters civilization is "correspondingly unsound." Asks EVD to review the book when he gets the chance.
Doyle, Lydia H.: Poem titled "Eulogy of Eugene V. Debs," n.d.
Drakes, Charles F.: Letter to TD, 4/29/19. Tells TD that he must not be upset by the articles against EVD in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Mentions that he thinks it would be difficult for J. Louis Engdahl to print a retraction once he had overstepped his bounds in the CHICAGO SOCIALIST. Writes that he has trouble getting anything published in the CHICAGO SOCIALIST himself.
Letter from TD, 10/?/33. Says that Charles Drake has been active in the American labor movement for more than thirty years. Mentions that Drake assisted L. C. K. Martens, a Russian emissary to America, in obtaining relief for the Russian Red Army when it was "suffering unspeakable hardship."
Letter to TD on World Relations Club letterhead, 8/4/43. Says that when he was in Russia he had no trouble "reaching some of the higher ups" and that TD's letter of introduction "brought even Stalin's aid" to the work he was doing. Mentions that he has been showing Russian motion pictures ever since he returned. Writes that he hopes to return to Russia and get more motion pictures to show in America. Tells TD that he wished EVD could have lived to see the day when the Red Army became the "Savior of the Civilized World."
Dreifuss, Adolph: Letter to EVD in Socialist Party German Language Federation letterhead, signed by Dreifuss, the German translator secretary, J. F. Mjak, the Finnish translator secretary, Roman Majurhernz, Polish translator secretary, N. Juel Christensen, Scandinavian translator secretary, Paul Bruchtel, Slovak translator secretary, John Lorarica, Italian translator secretary, Arimin Hoewy, Hungarian translator secretary, Franl Petrich, Slavic translator secretary, and Josef Novak, Bohemian translator secretary, 12/14/15. Says that he is writing on behalf of the translator secretaries of the Socialist Party to ask EVD to reconsider his decision not to be the Socialist Party's Presidential candidate.
Dreifuss, Kurt: Letter to TD, 12/30/41. Writes that he is interested in interviewing TD for a play on EVD he is writing. Mentions that he has already interviewed Seymour Stedman. Says that his father is Adolph Dreifuss, the German translator secretary of the Socialist Party for many years as well as the editor of the CHICAGO ARBEITER ZEITUNG.
Letter to TD, 10/26/44. Tells TD that he has finished the first of his plays on EVD. Mentions that it covers the years 1870 to 1885 of EVD's life.
Dreiser, Theodore: Letter to EVD, 10/17/22. Says that he is one of the many that voted for EVD. Mentions that he admired the stand EVD took during World War I. Writes that he is not sure what to do about Paul Dresser's remains and asks EVD's advice. Also asks if EVD would have any influence on Governor Warren McCray in this matter.
Letter to EVD, 12/26/22. Says that he is glad EVD is out of the sanitarium. Writes that he appreciates the editorial EVD sent regarding the NEW YORK TIMES article all the "monument business" surrounding where the final resting place of Paul Dresser should be. Mentions that he did not mind the piece at all because he says that he has "no influence with the NEW YORK TIMES" anyway.
Driscoll, James: Letter to EVD on United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kansas letterhead, 4/5/22. Says that inmates are "not permitted to correspond with inmates or former inmates of this or any other penal institution." Writes that because of the rules EVD's letter to J. O. Bentall has been returned.
Letter from EVD, 4/7/22. States that Driscoll's letter "furnishes additional proof that the brutal and idiotic rules that govern the average prison" are put into effect by officials who are "intellectually and morally the inferiors of the hapless human beings in their custody."
Dryden, Mrs. C. H.: Letter to EVD, n.d. Encloses poem titled "The Crest." Says that because she has seen EVD's poetry in the APPEAL she wants to know if EVD could write a couple more stanzas of the poem and then send it along to other poets who would "enjoy the game of making a composite poem."
Dudenhofer, Rose: Letter to EVD, 9/5/20. Writes that she is sending greetings to EVD. Says that it would be a "rare privilege and a pleasure to be of any slight service" to him if ever he needs it.
Dunbar, Robin and Blanche: Letter to EVD, 11/8/21. Writes that "Marxism pure and simple" is his "gospel." Says that he a "middle of the road" socialist. Mentions that he and his family believe in skimming the "cream off the unguarded milk pails of the scissor-bills" and living off of the "enemies' country" when they travel. Expresses the hope that EVD is soon released. Encloses poem titled "The Guns Off San Pedro" which he says he plans to send to the NEW DAY.
Duncan, A. J.: Note to EVD on United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia letterhead, 9/8/19. Says that prison rules prevent him from delivering the box of "spoiled fruit" addressed to EVD. Asks EVD what he would like done with the box's contents.
Note to TD, n.d. Writes that he thinks TD should discourage people from sending items to him because he will not receive them. Says that he does not want any special privileges while in prison.
Duncan, Lewis J.: Letter to TD, 10/19/26. Writes that he has heard that it is doubtful that EVD will ever regain consciousness. Says that EVD has laid down his life to "break the galling chains, to redeem from this bondage, his fellow toilers."
Dunne, Edward F.: Letter to Seymour Stedman on Executive Department, Springfield, Illinois letterhead, 3/4/16. Informs Stedman that he has referred the cases of Albert Bergman and Herbert Rahn to the Illinois Board of Pardons.
Dworks, Annie: Letter to EVD, 6/6/21: Expresses hope that EVD is soon released from prison.
Dyche, Eugene: Letter from TD, 5/22/26. Says that EVD has been ill which prevents him from writing himself. Writes that EVD will be pleased to hear of Dyche's graduation from the Central High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Letter from Dyche on Indiana State College, Terre Haute, Indiana letterhead, ?/?/63. Says that his father Ed Dyche became the warden of the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia by convincing the Oklahoma delegation at the Republican national convention to support Warren Harding. Writes that Ed Dyche got appointed to the position even though he was not qualified for the post. Mentions that Ed Dyche had a " rather remarkable rapport with the prison body." States that while EVD was in the Atlanta Penitentiary Ed Dyche tried to make life for him as "humane as possible." Writes that on the day of EVD's release he was asked to have breakfast with the Dyche family.
Dyche, J. E. SEE Steffens, Lincoln.
Dyche, J. E.: Letter from EVD, 1/16/21 [Sic] Writes to send a word of appreciation to Dyche and his family. Says that he wants to thank Dyche for the fair manner in which he treated him and for the breakfast Dyche's wife made to mark the day of his release. Mentions that he spoke to Harry Daugherty about Dyche's secretary Mr. McDonald who assured him that he would look into the matter. Writes that he would like Dyche to send greetings to Mr. Fletcher.
Dykaar, Moses W.: Invitation from M. W. Dykaar, 2/?/26. Writes to announce the showing of M. W. Dykaar's sculptures at the New Gallery in New York City, New York.
Program from the New Gallery's Moses W. Dykaar Exhibit, 2/?/26.
Letter to TD, 3/12/26. Says that he hopes to send TD a few copies of the smaller bust of EVD in plaster.
Letter from TD, 6/11/29. Expresses his appreciation over the bust of EVD Dykaar has sent through his sister Emily Debs Mailloux. Writes that "it could not have been better done."
Dykaar, Mrs.: Letter from TD, 3/16/33. Sends condolences on the death of Moses W. Dykaar.