Kameneva, Olga: Letter to EVD on Central Committee for Fighting the After-Effects of the Famine stationery, 3/30/21. Says that the Central Committee offers congratulations on EVD's liberation from imprisonment and appreciation of his role in assisting in famine relief.Monday, August 09, 2010 Extends invitation to come to Russia and instructs EVD that he can get an entry visa from Comrade Krestinsky in Berlin.
Kaneko, Josephine Conger: Photocopy of letter from EVD, 6/8/11. Writes that he does not deserve the praise Joseph Cohen has showered upon him. Says that Joseph Cohen is "full to the brim with the spirit of socialism." Mentions that he is sad that Josephine Conger Kaneko has moved away from Girard, Kansas. Tells Kaneko that the APPEAL TO REASON needs her. Informs Kaneko that he has always been interested in her work because the "cause of woman" has always appealed to him.
Letter to EVD, 6/26/20. Tells EVD that she thinks of him often. Says that both her mother and a widowed brother are living with her now. Writes that her heart aches whenever she thinks about EVD's imprisonment. Assures EVD that the workers, as "silly as they are," will take matters into their own hands. Expresses the hope that through their efforts EVD and the other political prisoners will be freed. Says that she is relieved to know that Kate Richards O'Hare has already been released.
Letter to Warren Harding, 8/30/21. Asks that Warren Harding take Harry Daugherty's advice and release EVD from prison.
Letter to TD on Ebel Publishing Company letterhead, 11/11/21. Asks that TD let her know when EVD is to be released from prison. Writes that she hoped that Harry Daugherty's activities last summer would have freed him. Mentions that she is now the editor of the FEMININE REVIEW.
Kaplan, Jacob H.: Letter to EVD, 4/1/15. Writes that he has tried to call EVD several times but got no answer. Says that he tried to get a hold of EVD because he wants him to speak before the Terre Haute, Indiana Council of Jewish Women. Tells EVD that he would be allowed to speak on any topic that he deemed appropriate.
Kaplowitz, Isadore: Letter to EVD, 4/?/21. Writes that he would like EVD to come to Bronx, New York to "see the beaming faces of the boys and girls." Mentions that the May Day festival there will be the greatest one ever held. Tells EVD that there will be songs sung in his honor at the festival. Says that he has written to Warren Harding asking him to free EVD. Mentions that the letter was published in the NEW YORK CALL. Includes a copy of the letter he sent to Warren Harding saying that he would like to have EVD released from prison.
Note from TD to EVD on envelope postmarked 4/?/21. Tells TD that Isadore Kaplowitz's letter made him laugh at the same time it brought tears to his eyes. Says that TD must write Kaplowitz and tell him that while he would love to attend the May Day festival he can make no engagements.
Karsner, David SEE ALSO Traubel, Anne
Karsner, David: Letter to TD on EVENING CALL letterhead, 1/15/18. Writes that he is glad to hear that EVD's health has improved. Tells TD that he is writing to Art Young to tell him what TD and EVD thought of his illustration of Jesus Christ. Says that he appreciates all of the work TD does for EVD.
Letter to EVD on NEW YORK CALL letterhead, 3/16/18. Writes that he appreciated the article EVD submitted to the NEW YORK CALL. Says that he will feature the article in the next issue of the NEW YORK CALL and that he will have Ryan Walker illustrate it.
Letter to EVD on EVENING CALL letterhead, 4/13/18. Tells EVD that his article on the Russian Revolution was not printed because one of the editors found one of EVD's statements objectionable. Writes that the censors to confiscate the newspaper because they thought the NEW YORK CALL advocated "aid and comfort to the enemy." Asks that EVD write an article to mark Karl Marx's one hundredth anniversary.
Letter to EVD on DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS letterhead, 1/1/19. Writes that he just received a letter from William Gable which says how much he enjoyed receiving a copy of DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS. Tells EVD that Gable has ordered one hundred copies of the book for his store. Mentions that James Oneal has given the book a good review in the NEW YORK CALL. Says that he would like to make a trip to visit EVD. Asks that EVD send greetings to Samuel Castleton.
Postcard to TD, postmarked 4/27/19. Assures TD that EVD's lumbago is gone. Says that when he is in Terre Haute, Indiana later in the week he will visit TD.
Letter to TD on NEW YORK CALL letterhead, 5/20/19. Writes that both EVD and TD are "wonderful souls." Tells TD that he is returning all the clippings about EVD that he borrowed from him.
Telegram to EVD, 11/11/19, signed by Karsner, "Frank," and "George." Says that while the world is celebrating the first year anniversary of the armistice, he, "Frank," and "George" are commemorating EVD's birth.
Letter from TD, 1/8/20. Writes that he appreciated the autographed copy of DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS that he sent. Says that the book beautifully reveals Karsner's devotion to EVD. Tells Karsner that his book help to enlighten an "ignorant and misguided public" as to the true worth of EVD. Writes that his only criticism of the book is that it contained a quote by John Spargo, the "appointed bearer of the toilet paper to Sam Gompers." Mentions that Spargo is a man who cannot be trusted.
Letter to TD on DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS letterhead, 1/14/20. Says that he agrees with TD's impression of John Spargo but said that his story of EVD could not be told without including him. Tells TD that DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS is now in its second printing. Mentions that the NEW YORK TRIBUNE did not give the book any good press.
Letter from TD, 2/14/20. Writes that he appreciated the tribute to Horace Traubel that Karsner sent. Tells Karsner that the tribute touched him deeply. Says that Horace Traubel gave so much to the world but received so little.
Letter to TD on DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS letterhead, 2/19/20. Writes that he appreciated what EVD wrote about his tribute to Horace Traubel but that he does not deserve such "lavish praise." Tells TD that he wished he had given a more thorough history of EVD's life in his DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS but that he did not have time to all of the research that it required. Mentions that no person could write a better biography of EVD's life than TD. Says that the French government has released its political prisoners. Writes that if Woodrow Wilson was not such an autocrat he would do the same.
Letter to TD on DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS letterhead, 3/16/20. Writes that EVD looked well when he visited him. Says that he met with EVD in the warden's office and lasted for an hour. Assures TD that he gave EVD the primary election document that he sent him. Tells TD that he is glad EVD has agreed to run for President. States that he is going to send TD a copy of Theodore Dreiser's HOOSIER HOLIDAY as soon as he can put his hands on one. Includes a note from Rose Karsner to TD which says that even though she has never met TD she feels as if she knows him intimately.
Letter to TD on DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS letterhead, 3/22/20. Writes that he is happy to know that he has been helpful in lifting some of TD's tremendous burden by going to Atlanta, Georgia and meeting with EVD. Says that if EVD is nominated for President by the Socialist Party it will go a long way towards uniting the organization.
Letter to TD on DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS letterhead, 3/30/20. Writes that he found out that the mouthpiece for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers has refused to accept an advertisement for his book about EVD. Says that he will be sending TD a copy of Theodore Dreiser's TWELVE MEN in a few days.
Telegram to TD, 4/15/20. Says that he arrived in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday and left on Saturday. Assures TD that EVD is in "fine shape."
Letter to TD on DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS letterhead, 4/20/20. Writes that some statements he has published about EVD's call for socialist unity have been severely criticized. Writes that some socialists are even challenging the idea that EVD ever made such a pronouncement at all. Asks that TD support his position by saying that EVD did indeed state the things attributed to him. Mentions that Marguerite Prevey says that the rank and file of the Communist Labor Party will definitely support EVD in the upcoming election.
Letter to EVD on DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS letterhead, 4/27/20. Writes that since he visited EVD he saw TD and Katherine Debs, both of whom are looking well. Says that on 4/18/20 he was in Cleveland, Ohio to meet with some of the leaders of the Communist Labor Party. Says that they claimed that the rank and file would not support EVD's candidacy for President if he ran on the Socialist Party ticket. Tells TD that Marguerite Prevey said that the men he talked to in Cleveland, Ohio did not have the rank and file behind them. Mentions that she, Tom Clifford, and Jack Carney would all support EVD in the upcoming election. Writes that he has been publishing a great many letters on the issue of Socialist unity in the NEW YORK CALL, but that most of them have been against it. Says that he thinks EVD should accept the nomination for President on the Socialist Party ticket and let the chips fall where they may. Assures EVD that he is the only many who can speak for all of the socialists in America.
Letter to TD on DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS letterhead, 5/5/20. Says that EVD's letter about socialist unity was a master stroke because it has forced the issue to be dealt with. Asks that TD not believe a word about what a man named Randolph has said about EVD's health and well-being. Assures TD that it is absolutely untrue.
Letter to TD on DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS letterhead, 6/29/20. Says that he is writing to send TD his love.
Letter to EVD on DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS letterhead, 10/6/20. Writes that he hopes that TD's eyes are better. Includes an original cartoon by Ryan Walker titled "Getting out the CALL." Also includes a note from EVD to TD saying that he greatly enjoyed the Ryan Walker cartoon that TD has sent for him to look at.
Letter to EVD on DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS letterhead, 11/3/20. Writes that EVD's silent campaign has been an inspiration. Says that he must congratulate EVD for carrying the torch of liberty to the American people, even from a prison cell.
Letter to EVD, 5/19/21. Writes that he is wondering if Harry Daugherty is serious in saying that he would push for EVD's release. Says that he heard that there has been a flood of protest by the American Legion at the prospect of EVD obtaining his freedom. Tells EVD that he hopes to be going to Atlanta, Georgia soon to help bring him home. Mentions that the NEW YORK call is getting ready to celebrate its thirteenth anniversary. Asks that EVD send a word of greeting for the NEW YORK CALLS' anniversary issue if that would at all be possible. Includes a cartoon by Ryan Walker parodying EVD and David Karsner.
Letter to TD on DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS letterhead, 10/16/21. Writes that Frazier Hunt, a journalist for one of William Randolph Heart's magazines, has asked him for information for an article about EVD. Says that he wants to know if would okay if he let Hunt put an article together based on the writings by EVD that he has in his possession. Assures TD that he would have the last word over its content. Mentions that he has been working on a novel in his evenings.
Letter from TD, 10/24/21. Writes that he is uncomfortable in allowing Frazier Hunt write an article based on EVD's writings alone. Tells Karsner that he does not want prison officials to think that EVD has been sending out articles "underground." Says that Hunt should have demand an interview with EVD from Harry Daugherty. Mentions that he would like to see an about EVD published but not one presented as a "special contribution" from EVD. Expresses the hope that the circulation of Karsner's novel will be as large as it was for Sinclair Lewis' MAIN STREET.
Letter to EVD, 10/28/21. Says that it looks as if EVD will be released in the next few weeks. Writes that the Associated Press has sent out dispatches saying that Warren Harding will pardon EVD when he acts on the peace proclamation. Tells EVD that he had a visitor today from a man who was imprisoned with EVD in Atlanta, Georgia. Mentions that Norman Hapgood continues to push for EVD's release in his articles. Informs EVD that A. E. Linn Gale has been found guilty of draft evasion and will soon be coming to Atlanta, Georgia.
Letter to EVD, 9/4/22. Tells EVD that he has been wanting to write a piece on TD, "one of the most interesting and lovable men" that he has ever met. Says that he started working on it and is publishing the first part of it in the Labor Day issue of the NEW YORK CALL. Mentions that he took EVD's advice and sent Sinclair Lewis a copy of DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS. Writes that he had the chance to spend time with Mabel Dunlap Curry and Marguerite Prevey when they were in New York City, New York.
Letter from TD, 9/12/22. Writes that when he returned from a short holiday--his first in 8 years--he found the issue of the NEW YORK with the tribute to him in it waiting for him. Tells Karsner that the tribute of "wonderfully beautiful, though ill-deserved." Mentions that he has heard that Karsner is working on another book about EVD. Expresses the hope that this one will be better received than the last.
Letter to TD, 1/20/23. Tells TD that he appreciated the gift he sent him. Says that TD has a "magnanimous heart."
Letter to TD on NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE letterhead, 7/28/26. Tells TD that he is working on a series of articles for the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE about people like Carl Sandburg, Sherwood Anderson, Konrad Bercovici, Eugene O'Neill, and Booth Tarkington. Says that he looks forward to the day when he can again meet TD in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Letter to EVD, 9/27/26. Says that he has been thinking a lot about EVD lately and wonders how he is feeling. Tells EVD that he quit his Sunday magazine job because he did not want to become a staff writer. Writes that he is now back in the "slums of newspaper work" and is sick and broke.
Letter to TD, 10/22/26. Writes that TD's bereavement over EVD's death will be "consoled by the future's respect and reverence for him." Says that he has thought of nothing but TD and EVD for the past several days. Mentions that it may take some time before EVD's true significance is recognized. Tells TD that the few pleasures he has experienced have been through contact with TD, EVD, and Horace Traubel.
Letter from TD, 11/16/26. Writes that he appreciated Karsner's sympathy at the time of EVD's death. Says that EVD's death was a terrible shock to him. Mentions that with EVD's passing something inside him perished also.
Letter to TD, 4/2/27. Writes that he wants from TD the document signed by Warren Harding commuting EVD's sentence. Says that he would like to use it to finish his story of EVD's prison years. Tells TD that he heard that Phil Reinbold was running for mayor of Terre Haute, Indiana. Says that "God knew what he was up to when he put him on earth."
Letter to TD, 4/15/27. Writes that what he has heard about the circumstances surrounding EVD's will is "shocking and incredible." Says that he does not know how the spirit that resides in Katherine Debs' bosom was ever able to get so close to EVD. Mentions that he has been ill lately and that the managers of the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE has given him a leave of absence to recover.
Letter to TD, 6/14/27. Writes that after ten weeks of sick leave he has finally returned to work. Says that this experience has demonstrated to him that "capitalist insitutions are queer things--utterly indecent where principles and the passes are concerned, and so very fair--sometimes to their retainers." Says that he took a trip to Richmond, Virginia when he was recovering from his illness where he visited Edgar Allen Poe's shrine, the Confederate White House, Robert E. Lee's home, John Marshall's home, and also met with James Branch Cabell. Mentions that he plans on writing a biography about Ulysses S. Grant this year, a generally good man who was an "ass" as a President. Tells TD that he saw where the Socialist Party National Headquarters is preparing to release EVD's prison memoirs. Writes that he cannot wait to acquire a copy.
Letter to TD, 7/10/27. Writes that he appreciated the copy of the book that TD sent. Says that he tried to order one of the copies of the book but because he did not have the money on hand the person in charge refused to place the order. Mentions that he was shocked by this treatment because he had helped EVD with the book. Tells TD that EVD asked him to write his biography after he died but that he declined. Says that Seymour Stedman prevented his book DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS from being sold at Socialist Party meetings. Mentions that it must be a leader of the Socialist Party who must write EVD's biography. Tells TD that Charles Ervin of the NEW YORK CALL was the only editor who ever gave him complete literary freedom.
Letter to TD, 7/29/27. Tells TD that he is sending him a copy of his interview with James Branch Cabell. Says that he apologizes for the way he ranted on in his last letter.
Letter to TD, 9/30/27. Says that he just received the copy of WALLS AND BARS that TD sent. Writes that he especially appreciated the inscription TD wrote. Tells TD that the book's "greatest quality is its brave appeal for tolerance, mercy, and understanding."
Letter to TD, 10/24/27. Writes that he is sorry that he missed TD when he stopped by for a visit. Says that he thinks that WEVD is a "lovely and useful tribute" to EVD. Tells TD that he hopes to visit him soon in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Letter to TD, 1/10/29. Writes that he would have responded to TD's Christmas card sooner but that he was working on publicizing the two books that he has written. Assures TD that he will receive a copy of both books. Tells TD that even though he never received the applause that EVD got, he certainly deserved it. Mentions that he is currently working on a book about John Brown.
Letter to TD, 12/16/29. Writes that he recently finished his biography of John Brown. Says that he thought of EVD and TD often when he was writing it. Mentions that he has heard that McAlister Coleman has come to Terre Haute, Indiana to get material for his book about EVD. Tells TD that Samuel Castleton is also interested in writing a book about EVD. Informs TD that he does not think that Castleton would be up to the task. Mentions that he is proud of the fact that his book DEBS: HIS AUTHORIZED LIFE AND LETTERS will be used by historians of future generations to get a handle on EVD's prison experiences in Atlanta, Georgia.
Letter to TD, 3/?/30. Says that he recently spent a couple of days reading over all of the letters that EVD and TD had sent him over the years. Tells TD that he might have the opportunity to visit him soon because he may be going to Denver, Colorado to do some research about a silver mine. Mentions that he has been reading Joseph Buchanan's THE STORY OF A LABOR AGITATOR which has many references to EVD in it. Says that he would like to know if TD knows him. Writes that his book on John Brown will be published in the fall. Mentions that he is anxious to see McAlister Coleman's book about EVD.
Letter to TD, 5/1/30. Writes that his visit with TD and Gertrude Debs was the highlight of his tour of the West. Says that he spent four days in Washington, D. C. doing research at the Library of Congress. Mentions that he thinks that McAlister Coleman's book will be out 5/15/30.
Letter from TD, 10/28/30. Tells Karsner that he appreciated the pictures of EVD he sent. Says that he is happy to have them, especially the photo of EVD in Cleveland, Ohio. Tells Karsner that writing books is sapping him of his energy. Mentions that he think that SILVER DOLLAR will be great.
Letter to TD, 11/3/30. Writes that Carl Sandburg visited him a few weeks ago. Says that he urged Sandburg to write an article about EVD. Tells TD that he enjoyed McAlister Coleman's biography about EVD. Mentions that he has quit his job at the HERALD TRIBUNE after seven years. Informs TD that he is now working for the DAILY NEWS.
Letter from TD, 11/13/30. Tells Karsner that he met Carl Sandburg when EVD was a patient at the Lindlahr Sanitarium. Writes that he received a copy of McAlister Coleman's book at the same time his sister, Marie Debs Heinl, was in the hospital. Informs Karsner that there were a few parts of Coleman's book he disagreed with. Mentions that he objected most of all to EVD being called a "whisky drinker." Says that he hopes he has not offended Coleman with his comments. Tells Karsner that he is happy to know that his financial situation has improved. Informs Karsner that he should think about adapting ANDY and SILVER DOLLAR for the silver screen.
Letter to TD, ?/?/30. Tells TD that he is happy to give him the pictures of EVD that he wants. Says that he has finished writing SILVER DOLLAR and will revise it throughout the winter.
Letter to TD on THE NEWS letterhead, 3/18/31. Says that he wonders if TD could lend him fifty dollars. Writes that he has a book coming out in the fall.
Letter to TD on NEW YORK CALL letterhead, n.d. Tells TD that he went to a "pow-wow" at Art Young's home last night. Says that his article that will appear in tomorrow's NEW YORK CALL is all about TD.
Letter from TD, n.d. Tells Karsner that he and Gertrude Debs saw his movie last night. Says that the movie had a "brilliant cast." Writes that it is unfortunate that neither Horace Traubel nor EVD were alive to see it.
Note from EVD to TD, n.d. Says that he would like to see David Karsner when he is in Atlanta, Georgia but is afraid that prison rules will prevent it. Tells TD that he will not be surprised if a decision regarding his release is postponed until Congress reconvenes.
Photocopy of tribute to Walta Whitman Karsner.
Karsner, Esther: Letter to TD, 3/5/41. Tells TD that there was much about him and EVD that made up the best of David Karsner. Writes that until his death David Karsner remained a poet. Says that there is a lot of materials about EVD and a prison table that she would like to donate to the Library of Congress or somewhere like that.
Letter from TD, 4/2/41. Tells Karsner that David Karsner "possessed those rare qualities that ennoble and dignify the race." Says that it was unfortunate that David Karsner's "bodily strength was not commensurate with his mental equipment." Writes that a trip out West would do her a lot of good. Mentions that EVD's house was purchased by John Shannon, a man on the faculty of the Indiana State Teachers' College.
Letter to TD, 10/17/41. Says that he would like to donate EVD's prison table as well as a few other items to the EVD memorial in Terre Haute, Indiana rather than give it to the Rand School. Asks that TD let her know if this is a good idea.
Letter from TD, 10/24/41. Writes that he knows what she is going through. Says that he is still going through EVD's files and trying to decide what to do with his correspondence. Tells Karsner that he last saw David Karsner when he was in Terre Haute, Indiana after his trip to Colorado. Informs Karsner that if she would like to send the table to Terre Haute, Indiana he would make sure it was placed in EVD's home.
Photocopy of letter to TD, 4/28/45. Tells TD that she is glad that the table reached him. Says that she hated to part with it.
Photocopy of letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 5/8/45. Says that she received Karsner's letter. Writes that TD passed away on 4/13/45. Tells Karsner that she will be more than happy to reimburse her for shipping the table.
Photocopy of letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 7/23/45. Says that she is writing to find out how much it was to ship the table to Terre Haute, Indiana. Writes that TD would have wanted her to pay for the shipping.
Photocopy of letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 7/30/45. Writes that if Marguerite Debs Cooper is ever in the New York City, New York area that she should come and visit her. Mentions that EVD once paid her and David Karsner a visit when he was in Harlem, New York. Tells Marguerite Debs Cooper that the table cost $15 to ship. Includes a note from Marguerite Debs Cooper saying that she has enclosed a check for $15 to cover the expense of shipping the table.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 9/28/45. Writes that she received the check Marguerite Debs Cooper sent. Says that she would have replied sooner except for the fact that her mother has been ill. Tells Marguerite Debs Cooper that she has a portrait of Dykaar's bust of EVD. Says that if Marguerite Debs Cooper wants it she would give it to her.
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 1/23/46. Says that Karsner should send her portrait of Dykaar's bust of EVD to the Rand School. Tells Karsner that if ever she and Gertrude Debs are in New York City, New York they will definitely visit her.
Karsner, Rose: Letter to EVD, 8/31/21. Tells EVD that she had visions about him--one in which he was ill and another where he was debating over some weight matter in his mind. Expresses the hope that she can be with EVD when he is released from prison.
Writes that EVD has never failed her.
Letter to EVD, 9/7/21. Says that she recently visited her little daughter, Walta Whitman Karsner. Writes that she and her talked about EVD. Mentions that Walta Whitman Karsner said that EVD is "as good as God." Tells EVD that the people want and new redeemer and says that EVD is the man for the job. States that she wonders what would happen if all of the helpless people got together.
Photocopy of letter to EVD, 10/5/21. Writes that she did not expect to receive a response to her letter. Says that she greatly appreciated TD's letter. Tells EVD that because he can "sense" most people he is able to understand and love them.
Letter to TD on International Labor Defense letterhead, 10/28/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death. Writes that she saw EVD at Lindlahr Sanitarium when she was visiting James Cannon. Says that she went over to say hello to him and it made her realize how weak he was. Mentions that she, Ralph Chaplin, Albert Rhys Williams, and James Cannon all went to EVD's funeral. Tells TD that they arrived in Terre Haute, Indiana for the funeral on board the Red Special. States that her organization is planning memorial meetings in New York City, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Youngstown, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Boston, Massachusetts, Akron, Ohio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, St. Louis, Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Writes that the December issue of the LABOR DEFENDER will have a special tribute to EVD in it. Mentions that she does not understand why the Socialist Party is so hostile against her organization's wish to honor EVD, especially since EVD was so adamantly opposed factionalism and party differences. Asks that TD continue to support the International Labor Defense.
Letter to TD on International Labor Defense letterhead, 1/27/27. Writes that Ralph Chaplin was greatly moved by the letter in which TD compliments his portrait of EVD. Says that Ralph Chaplin will be doing another portrait for TD as well as one for the International Labor Defense's office.
Katzenelson, B.: Letter from EVD, 2/23/26. Writes that it was a pleasure to meet Isaac Ben Zavie, the secretary of the Palestine Federation of Labor when he was in the United States. Says that Isaac Ben Zevie asked him to write a letter for publication in DAWAR, a request he was more than happy to fulfill. Tells Katznelson that the Jewish workers in America are in favor of the "great undertaking in Palestine and are resolved to give it all the support in their power." Mentions that he wished he could have attended the convention held in Chicago, Illinois for the purpose garnering support for a new Jewish homeland in Palestine. States that Ben Zevie completely "embodies the spirit and genius" of this Jewish movement. Mentions that Ben Zevie is a man "who is able to win friends and supporters wherever he goes through the influence of his splendid personality and his ability and resourcefulness in making clear and convincing" what is at stake in establishing a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
Kauffman, R. W.: Letter to EVD on Moffat, Yard, and Company letterhead, 2/17/10. Writes that he is proud to send EVD a copy of his work, WHAT IS SOCIALISM?. Says that he has dedicated the book both to John D. Rockefeller and EVD because they are the "best representatives of the two camps." Asks that EVD give him his opinion of the book.
Keas, H. E.: Letter to EVD on Railroad Workers' Alliance letterhead, 3/21/18. Writes that he hopes that EVD's health is better. Says that he it was unfortunate that because of his illness EVD had to drop his work with the People's College. Tells EVD that he is presently trying to bring railroad workers all over the country under the roof of one organization. Mentions that he is organizing railroad workers based upon the principles of Tom Mann. Explains that his goal is to "antagonize as little as possible and persist in educational work." Asks that EVD give him suggestions as to the best ways to carry out his plans. Also asks that EVD tell him where he might be able to get a copy of John Swinton's STRIKING FOR LIFE.
Keliher, Sylvester and Lillian: Photocopy of postcard to Oscar Edelman, 8/18/03. Sends greetings from Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Keller, Benjamin T.: Letter to EVD, n.d. Asks that EVD send him an autograph so that he can put it in a book with others and sell it to feed poor hungry children in Europe. Writes that he is only six years old.
Keller, D. C.: Untitled poem to EVD on D. C. Keller, Tailor letterhead, 12/21/20.
Keller, Grace SEE ALSO Prevey, Marguerite and Rankin, Jeannette.
Keller, Grace: Letter from EVD, 12/22/15. Writes that he received a letter from Mabel Dunlap Curry which said that Grace Keller's daughter was ill. Says that he sincerely hopes that she gets better. Tells Keller that his and Katherine Debs' hearts are with her.
Letter from EVD, 10/22/16. Writes that he was sorry to learn from Mabel Dunlap Curry that she has been ill. Expresses the hope that her health improves soon. Mentions that in his present campaign he is speaking early and late and has little time for anything else. Tells Keller that Mabel Dunlap Curry is winning her way to the front ranks of the revolutionary movement.
Letter from EVD, 11/11/16. Sends condolences on the death of Keller's mother. Writes that Mabel Dunlap Curry could not "feel the anguish more keenly if her own mother had been taken from her."
Letter from EVD on Boulder, Colorado Sanitarium letterhead, 8/9/17. Says that he enjoyed visiting with Keller very much. Writes that she and Mabel Dunlap Curry are the "spirit of the future." Tells Keller that his health is already much improved from his stay at the sanitarium.
Letter from EVD, 8/18/17. Tells Keller that he appreciated her letter of "love and cheer." Says that she will be happy in the Northern woods.
Letter from EVD, 9/25/17. Tells Keller that he will soon be returning home. Writes that Kelley is a "great soul, born to suffer much" because she was born a thousand years before her time.
Letter to Harry Daugherty, 6/7/21. Writes that she sent a petition to Warren Harding with fifteen thousand signatures asking for the release of all political prisoners. Says that she was upset that she did not receive a reply. Tells Harry Daugherty that action must be taken. Mentions that Warren Harding and Daugherty must live up to their promise and release the political prisoners. Writes that she is convinced that 99% of the American people want to see EVD released. Says that if Harry Daugherty and Warren Harding will not do something soon that there will be a march on Washington D. C.
Letter to EVD on Women's Committee for World Disarmament letterhead, 6/16/21. Asks that EVD not worry about her and others when they march on Washington D. C. to demand EVD's release as well as every other political prisoner's. Writes that EVD has done his job and it is now time for her to do hers. Expresses the hope that EVD will soon be released and there will be no need for drastic action.
Photocopy of letter to EVD, 8/16/21. Writes that the American Legion is doing its utmost to keep EVD in prison. Says that she does not know how the American Legion can frame its argument around the idea of law and order when the organization uses violence as a means to quiet discontent.
Letter from EVD on Lindlahr Health Resort letterhead, 10/14/22. Writes that he has been thinking about how busy Keller must be as she gets ready to move. Says that both he and Mabel Dunlap Curry are sorry to see that Keller will be moving so far away. Tells Keller that Mabel Dunlap Curry is grieving over her father's illness, which is breaking her heart.
Letter from EVD, ?/15/?. Writes that if he were not "damaged goods" he would be on his way to visit Keller right now. Says that in looking over the past year of his life he thinks that it is a miracle that he is still alive. Tells Keller that he is slowly improving but that had he been in the care of "doctors of the old school" he would have been dismissed as a hopeless case. Writes that it seems like a lifetime ago that he last saw Keller or Mabel Dunlap Curry.
Keller, Helen: Letter from TD, 4/15/19. Writes that EVD appreciated Keller's letter was an inspiration to him. Says that Keller's letter could only come from the "luminous soul of a great woman." Tells Keller that EVD accepted the court's decision with his "head up and his spirit unbroken." Asks that Keller allow him to use her letter in the press to comfort EVD's "countless friends."
Telegram to TD, 4/17/19. Says that TD has permission to use her letter. Writes that it expresses what is in her heart.
Keller, Jean: Letter from EVD, 2/17/19. Writes that Mabel Dunlap Curry showed him Keller's story that appeared in the MINNESOTA DAILY on 12/17/18. Says that he agrees with Mabel Dunlap Curry that the story was "real literature." Mentions that he read the story with astonishment and delight. Tells Keller that her parents must be very proud of her.
Kellison, Charles: Letter to TD, 2/14/20. Writes that the time has come for every "lover of constitutional liberty" to speak out and do what is needed to restore personal freedom in the land. Tells TD that he has written several articles saying how much he is opposed to the "trampling upon the constitutional right of the citizen." Says that the next time TD contacts EVD to mention that an old friend has been thinking of him and believes that there is hope that soon he will be released.
Kelly, James, J.: Letter to EVD, 12/20/20. Says that he is writing to send EVD Christmas greetings on behalf of he and his wife. Writes that even though EVD is in prison that his "conscience is clear of any crime" and that his "soul is free from guilt." Mentions that EVD will never be forgotten by the working people of America. States that he is sending EVD the words of Omar Khayyam. Expresses the hope that EVD is soon released from prison.
Kendra, Ernest: Letter to EVD, n.d. Writes that he is learning about EVD in his socialist Sunday school. Expresses the hope that EVD is soon released from prison. Mentions that he heard EVD speak the last time he was in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Kennedy, George Eugene: Poem titled "History" to EVD, n.d.
Kennedy. O. A.: Letter to TD on Mountain States Organization District of the Socialist Party of America letterhead, 10/27/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death.
Kercher, John: Letter to EVD on THE PROLETARIAN letterhead, 12/30/25. Writes that he received EVD's dollar for a year's subscription to THE PROLETARIAN. Mentions that he appreciated the sentiments EVD expressed in his letter and says that he feels the same way about EVD.
Kerlin, Robert T.: Letter to EVD, 3/15/26. Writes that under EVD's leadership the rank and file of the socialist movement must remain militant. Says that the socialist system is the only one that can assure "to all men the good and abundant life." Tells EVD that it is to this cause that people should devote their power.
Letter to TD, 7/15/28. Tells TD that he knows a publisher who would be interested in publishing a biography of EVD's life. Says that he wonders if TD knows anyone who would be up to the task of writing EVD's life story. Mentions that he thinks that Ralph Chaplin would be a good man for the job. Also mentions that whoever the biographer is they should have access to all of EVD's materials. Tells TD that he met EVD once and that he also had the chance to hear him speak. Says that he looks forward to hearing from TD when he has thought the matter over.
Kerr, Charles H.: Letter from EVD, 7/11/14. Writes that he would like Kerr to publish his article on Daniel DeLeon in the INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST REVIEW. Says that many members of the Socialist Party will not like the article he wants published but assures Kerr that Daniel DeLeon is worthy of the praise he is bestowing upon him because of all of the work he has done for "the movement." Mentions that he cannot let any personal wrong interfere with his need to honor a man who has done so much for the cause.
Keston, Ella La Dieux: Letter to EVD, 11/29/19. Tells EVD that she is the same woman whom he picked out of a crowd to say that he appreciated her attention during a speech he gave in Colorado Springs while on his Red Special tour. Writes that she is sending EVD some literature which she hopes will help to comfort him. Assures EVD that his name will be used with reverence by future generations. Includes a note from EVD to TD saying that TD will know how to answer this letter.
Kiefer, Daniel: Letter from D. C. Westenhaver, 12/26/19. Says that he is writing Kiefer to tell him to stop sending clippings about EVD. Assures Kiefer that he is not interested in the "sayings or doings of anyone who commits or plots crime against the Constitution and laws of the country." Writes that for his own welfare Kiefer should stop being so outspoken lest he "may suffer in standing and reputation" as has already occurred to several other people that he knows.
Letter to TD, 1/15/20. Says that he wonders if EVD got a chance to see the correspondence between him and D. C. Westenhaver. Writes that after EVD's conviction he began sending Westenhaver clippings about the trial every couple of weeks. Mentions that he knew Westenhaver when he worked with Tom Johnson and H. S. Bigelow.
Letter from TD 1/28/20. Writes that he enjoyed reading Kiefer's letter to D. C. Westenhaver because it went a long way towards stripping the judge of some of his self-conceit. Says that Westenhaver will never forgive Kiefer for "piercing his armor" and accurately measuring his "moral and mental capacity." Mentions that most federal judges have an ego "as offensive to the common herd as an edict of a czar." Writes that he will be sending Kiefer's letter to EVD and that it will be kept confidential.
Letter to D. C. Westenhaver, 1/?/20. Writes that D. C. Westenhaver's decision in the EVD case is "antagonistic to the object for which government exists." Explains that there are many people who agree with him and goes on to quote from several letters and articles. Mentions that Westenhaver is in the same company as Judge Jeffries, who condemned Robert Emmett, and Justice Taney, who ruled against Dred Scot.
Kiefer, George A.: Photocopy of postcard to EVD, postmarked 11/2/04. Sends greetings to EVD from Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Kiefer, Rosa: Letter to TD, 8/11/23. Writes that Daniel Kiefer is suffering from heart trouble. Says that she knows that EVD had some kind of treatment in an institution and would like to know if there is a place like this in Maryland.
King, Bertha Hale White: Letter to TD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, 10/15/20. Writes that TD should send her anything that she can help him with. Says that she has been happy since the National Executive Committee returned from Atlanta, Georgia to see EVD. Mentions that the members of the National Executive Committee said that EVD looked "vitally alive" and "undefeated."
Letter to EVD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, 10/20/20. Says that she could not resist writing EVD after the National Executive Committee returned to Chicago, Illinois after visiting EVD in Atlanta, Georgia. Tells EVD that the members of the National Executive Committee came back to Chicago, Illinois with renewed hope and a new vision. Expresses the hope that you will soon be set free.
Letter to TD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, 5/25/21. Writes that the message from EVD was received and read before the Woman's meeting. Says that she is glad that EVD allowed the group to use his name to purchase stock to be used for establishing a daily newspaper. Mentions that she is enclosing an article she wrote about Joseph Coldwell. Includes an article titled "An Anniversary You Should Remember" asking that on 6/2/21 comrades send letters of support to Joseph Coldwell, a political prisoner locked up in the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia.
Letter to EVD on Political Amnesty Committee letterhead, 11/23/21. Writes that she wonders if EVD would mind using one of his visiting days to see a few ex-service men. Says that she is writing on behalf of Carl O. Parsons, the national organizer of the World War Veterans.
Telegram to EVD, 11/24/21. Says that she is sending EVD greetings on behalf of Carl Parsons.
Letter to EVD on Political Amnesty Committee letterhead, 11/27/21. Writes that representatives from the World War Veterans could not see EVD because the Department of Justice would not permit it. Says that the work of the World War Veterans is important because it offsets the work of the American Legion.
Article titled "A Visit to Debs," to EVD, 10/27/22. Writes that she had the chance to visit EVD a few months ago at the Lindlahr Sanitarium. Says that she and EVD talked about EVD's prison days. Writes that EVD suffered from a great deal of insomnia while in prison. Mentions that EVD recently had a visit from George Eckert, the sheriff who was in charge of EVD when he was prisoner in Woodstock, Illinois. Says that it was from EVD's Woodstock Prison experience that he became a socialist.
Letter to EVD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, 10/22/24. Writes that she is enclosing for EVD a clipping that appeared in the DAILY SOCIALIST. Says that it is a "fine example of the distortion of the Communists." Mentions that she will forgive George Kirkpatrick since EVD "commands it." Writes that Morris Hillquit will be happy to know that EVD supported the new amendment to the constitution of the Socialist Party.
Letter from EVD, 6/3/25. Writes that he thought the Socialist Party's convention and demonstration in Cleveland, Ohio were "flat, humiliating failures compared to what they should have been." Says that the Communists have good reason for ridiculing the convention because it was a "dismal affair." Mentions that he was disappointed to learn that only a handful of Socialist Party members showed up to the convention even though hundreds of dollars was spent advertising it. Tells Bertha Hale White King that unlike many other socialist organizations the Socialist Party never seems to have any money in its treasury. Mentions that he and TD have always let the Socialist Party benefit from his speaking tours and says that he wants to know what happened to the several hundred thousand dollars that has pored in to the national office. Says that he blames the problem on the mismanagement of the Socialist Party. Informs King that the Socialist Party has been living beyond its means and is the major cause of its plight. Writes that there was no reason why Birch Wilson had to tell the delegates to the Socialist Party convention that the organization was practically bankrupt, especially considering the fact that the convention met in one of the "highest-priced hotels" in Cleveland, Ohio. Explains that considering the Socialist Party's financial situation "every cent should be carefully guarded." Tells White that he will not sign another bank loan for the national office because "it is like pouring water through a seive." Says that he will resign from the National Executive Council if the Socialist Party does not take steps to handle its money problem.
Letter from EVD, 6/11/25. Writes that he was surprised to receive a reimbursement from the Socialist Party national office to cover his and TD's expenses to the Cleveland, Ohio convention. Tells King that he did not intend on accusing her of anything in his letter dated 6/3/25. Assures King that he is as much to blame for the Socialist Party's financial situation as anyone else. Says that he wished the convention had been held in another city where an outdoor meeting could have been held rather than in Cleveland, Ohio. Writes that the Socialist Party needs to handle its mass meetings in a more efficient manner and says that an admission price is better than "passing the hat" for making money from them. Mentions that he would like it see made public that the $7,000 he was paid by the Socialist Party in 1923 was divided between him and TD. Says that his monetary allowances from the Socialist Party was a matter agreed upon by him and Otto Branstetter.
Letter to EVD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, 6/16/25. Writes that the Socialist Party National Executive Committee Motions numbers 23 and 24 have been passed over EVD's objection. Says that EVD's traveling expenses will not be charged against the Organization Maintenance Fund and that this compensation from the Organization Maintenance Fund "could be replaced if possible from convention profits." Mentions that EVD made it known at the National Executive Committee meeting that he could not take money from the Organization Maintenance Fund because he "personally made the appeal for that fund for exclusive organization purposes." Also mentions EVD's motion that at Socialist Party sponsored events the only newspaper that should be distributed is the AMERICAN APPEAL was passed by the National Executive Committee.
Letter from EVD, 6/29/25. Writes that he is glad that King has not tried to cover up the extent of the Socialist Party's financial troubles. Says that it has not looked as if the Socialist Party has made any progress. Tells King that the members of the Socialist Party have lost confidence in their organization and thus are unwilling to help the Party with its debt. Assures King that he is not going to give up on the organization and says that his only impediment will be his "lack of physical strength." Mentions that he agrees with King that the Socialist Party must take a stand on vital world issues upon which the Party now remains silent. Expresses the hope that the organizers do not fo through the Organization Maintenance Fund before some strides are made in the Socialist Party membership rolls. Says that he is disgusted that a bill for over $3,400 still has not been paid. Mentions that his hopes for much but expects little to come from his mass meeting planned in St. Louis, Missouri. Tells King that the Socialist Party must tighten its belt.
Letter to EVD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, 9/8/25. Writes that EVD should consider abandoning his speaking tour because EVD's health is more important than the money he can raise. Includes a list of speaking engagements for Gillespie, Illinois, Waukegan, Illinois, Louisville, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Camden, New Jersey, Bridgeport, Connecticut, New York City, New York, and Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Letter to EVD on National Popular Government League letterhead, 6/17/26. Writes that she was pleased to hear from both EVD and TD. Tells EVD that she is finally getting her life back on track. Says that she saw in the AMERICAN APPEAL the announcement of her marriage. Mentions that she is now secretary of the National Popular Government League.
Letter to TD on National Popular Government League letterhead, 10/22/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death. Asks that TD let her know what EVD's last weeks of life were like.
Photocopy of telegram to TD, 2/22/34. Says that J. Mahlon Barnes has died and that his funeral will be in Washington D. C. on Saturday afternoon.
Kilgour, Berry: SEE Augusto, Allie.
King, Cameron H.: Telegram to TD, 10/21/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death on behalf of the socialists of San Francisco, California.
King, Edna: Letter to EVD, 3/23/20. Says that her heart has been filled with love for EVD and that she is proud of the sacrifice he is making for his cause. Mentions that she attended a celebration to mark the first anniversary of the "Russian Soviet Government's mission in America." Tells EVD that at the celebration there was an agent for A. Mitchell Palmer who sat just outside the door of the gathering. Informs EVD that she and her husband, Murray King, are in Washington D. C. while he works on his book. Mentions that she hopes her letter passes the eye of the prison censor.
King, J. F.: Untitled poem to EVD, 12/25/21.
Letter to EVD, 12/26/21. Writes that he felt for EVD all the time he was in prison. Says that he was very pleased when he learned that EVD had been liberated. Mentions that some day he hopes to get the chance to meet EVD. Asks that EVD read his poem.
King, Murray E.: Letter to EVD, 7/2/16. Writes that he appreciated EVD's nice comments regarding his poetry, especially his poem titled "Back to the Front." Says that he would like to have "Back to the Front" published in the MASSES. Mentions that he prays that EVD will be elected to Congress.
Letter to EVD, 8/26/16. Writes that he appreciated the twenty five copies of the AMERICAN SOCIALIST that EVD sent him with his poem "Death Dreams" published in them. Says that he feels almost guilty for claiming so much of his valuable time. Mentions that he has been nominated for Congress on the Socialist Party ticket. Tells EVD that he agrees with his criticisms of the NEW YORK CALL's proposed platform.
Letter to EVD, 11/3/21. Writes that he is sending greetings to EVD on his 66th birthday. Says that EVD has stayed true to his conscience, his cause, and his class. Mentions that he is ashamed that he did not stand up for his principles during the war like EVD did. Assures Evd that his sacrifice will not be vain. Expresses the hope that EVD is soon released from prison.
Letter to EVD, 10/20/25. Writes that he feels honored to be appointed to the post of managing editor of the AMERICAN APPEAL. Says that he cannot thank EVD and the members of the Socialist Party's National Executive Committee enough for have the "supreme opportunity" to do "something highly useful and creative." Mentions that the AMERICAN APPEAL is the "greatest socialist propaganda paper in the world."
Kintzer, Edward H.: Letter to EVD on Nay and Kintzer letterhead, 6/9/20. Writes that tears were brought to his eyes when he saw the photo of EVD in the newspapers in which he was surrounded by his fellow comrades. Says that he is so proud of EVD for standing up for the cause rather than remaining silent outside the prison walls. Mentions that he is glad EVD is ignoring the split that occurred in the Socialist Party. Writes that he will see EVD when he gets out.
Letter to Joseph Patrick Tumulty, 6/9/20. Writes that he would like Tumulty to commend the President for commuting Kate Richards O'Hare's prison sentence. Says that the President should now go one step further and release EVD and the rest of the political prisoners.
Kirkpatrick, Florence: Letter to TD and Gertrude Debs, 3/18/37. Writes that TD is right to say that nothing can take the place of an old friendship. Says that TD and Gertrude Debs should visit her in San Gabriel, California. Assures TD and Gertrude Debs that the nights are always cool in California. Mentions that the Socialist Party is in trouble as the Communists are doing everything in their power to destroy it. Tells TD and Gertrude Debs that she and her husband, George Kirkpatrick are trying to organize for the Social Democratic Federation but that it is hard to recruit people.
Letter from TD, 4/12/37. Sends condolences on the death of George Kirkpatrick. Writes that he and Gertrude Debs were shocked by the news of his death. Says that he will never forget what George Kirkpatrick did for the Socialist Party and to "that cause of humanity in general." Mentions that the Socialist Party that he knew is no more and that what little remains of it is in the hands of the Communists.
Letter to TD, 5/20/37. Writes that she would have responded to TD's letter sooner but that she could not write about George Kirkpatrick without breaking down. Says that Grace Brewer helped her tremendously when she was in mourning. Mentions that she is glad George Kirkpatrick did not suffer and that he died a quick death. Tells TD that she will be publishing the book George Kirkpatrick was working on when he died.
Letter from TD, 8/13/37. Writes that EVD and George Kirkpatrick were a lot alike. Tells Kirkpatrick that Spurgeon Odell drowned to death. Says that he received a letter from Mabel Dunlap Curry whose feet bother her tremendously. Mentions that he hopes that Kirkpatrick is able to find a publisher for George Kirkpatrick's book.
Letter to TD on IS PLENTY TOO MUCH FOR THE COMMON PEOPLE? Letterhead, 11/23/39. Writes that she has been working on publicizing George Kirkpatrick's book. Says that she has written letters to a hundred reviewers. Tells TD that her work is difficult because she could not find a suitable publisher for the book and had to have it published privately. Mentions that the Vanguard offered to publish it but that the cost of the book would have been $2.00. Says that she has been getting a deal of cooperation from people since the book came out. Mentions that the GUARDIAN, the SOCIALIST CALL, the NEW LEADER, the ADVANCE, the FORWARD, and the LOS ANGELES TIMES have either reviewed or have promise to review the book. Tells TD that many of the cold comrades are helping her with the distribution of the book. Writes that she has sold 1,100 copies were sold with no publicity whatsoever.
Letter to TD, 3/15/45. Says that she recently spent an afternoon with Irving Stone discussing her experiences with EVD. Writes that Ruth LePrade and Kate Crane-Gartz would love to seee him, Gertrude Debs, and Marguerite Debs Cooper.
Letter from TD, 4/4/45. Writes that he deeply appreciates Kirkpatrick's kindness, friendship, comradeship, and generosity. Says that he, Gertrude Debs, and Marguerite Debs Cooper will unable to stay with Kirkpatrick over the summer. Tells Kirkpatrick that his traveling days are over and that he will probably never leave Terre Haute, Indiana again.
Letter to Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper, 4/16/45. Sends condolences on the death of TD. Writes that she was shocked to hear about TD's death, especially since she just received a letter from him a week before. Assures Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper that there was never a "finer or more unselfish man" than TD.
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 4/30/45. Says that she is writing to thank Kirkpatrick for her letter of condolence and the flowers that she sent in TD's memory. Tells Kirkpatrick that TD's death was a great shock to her and Gertrude Debs.
Kirkpatrick, George R.: Letter to TD, 8/24/10. Writes that he is pleased that EVD and TD like his book. Says that he will be making a few minor changes in the second edition. Tells TD that he is glad that EVD's talants are not being squandered at the encampment meetings.
Letter to EVD and TD on WAR--WHAT FOR? letterhead, 4/10/13. Writes that he often thinks of EVD and TD and says that he would like to see them. Tells EVD and TD that the fights in West Virginia, Buffalo, New York, and Paterson, New Jersey are like the "ripening grain" waiting for the "great harvest." Mentions that his book WAR--WHAT FOR? is now in its eighth edition.
Letter to EVD, 1/17/16. Writes that when he was in Effingham, Illinois he thought of EVD. Says that he is both glad and sorry to hear that EVD will not be the Socialist Party's Presidential candidate in the 1916 election. Tells EVD that he is glad that he is not running for President because the grueling schedules "unmistakably" push EVD "graveward." Assures EVD that he wants him to live to see the foundations of capitalism crumble. Tells EVD that he is sorry that he is not running for President because he is greatly needed as the "chief banner-bearer" of the Socialist Party. Mentions that he hopes that James Maurer will get the nomination. Also mentions that he is interested in knowing about George Goebel's election to the National Executive Committee. Says that he trusts that Thompson looks good as a possible choice for secretary of the Socialist Party.
Letter to EVD on Owyhee, Boise, Idaho letterhead, 6/5/16. Assures EVD that he wants to see him elected to Congress. Tells EVD that if there is anything he can do to help him out that all needs to do is to let him know. Says that if EVD wants to make use of the printing plates with his pamphlet on them he is more than happy to let EVD have them. Mentions that he wanted to give the printing plates to the Socialist Party National Executive Committee but that he never heard from its members.
Letter to TD, 7/26/20. Writes that he was saddened to see in a Cleveland, Ohio newspaper where President Warren Harding said that he was "too good and patriotic" to let EVD out of prison. Says that the Socialist Party has a great campaign ahead of it. Mentions that he was bitter that the NEW YORK CALL would not publish his letter asking for the nomination of EVD for President. Tells TD that EVD towers over the rest of humankind.
Letter to TD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, 5/24/24. Says that he and Bertha Hale White King went to see EVD recently. Assures TD that EVD's health is improving. Mentions that EVD told he and King a story about a speech he gave in Los Angeles, California in the 1890s. Tells TD That the Socialist Party is luck to have King as the executive secretary of the Socialist Party because she is so "vastly capable" at the job.
Letter to EVD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, 1/10/25. Assures EVD that his article in the SOCIALIST WORLD is "just splendid." Says that he is so thankful of EVD's "clear vision," his "clear writing," and his "perfect courage." Asks that EVD consider writing a last minute article for the SOCIALIST WORLD about the Young People's Socialist League. Mentions that there is no greater place for "inspiration and love and courage and every splendid emotion" than in EVD and TD's office.
Letter from EVD, 11/13/25. Writes that if there are profits to divide from his last speaking tour that the National Office will get its share because Snow, the man who handled the arrangements, is as good as his word. Says that he does not care if Bertha Hale White King publishes a statement saying that EVD received $10,000 in payments from the Socialist Party in 1923. Assures Kirkpatrick that there is has nothing to hide because that $10,000 supported both he and TD as well as covered the expenses associated with their office in Terre Haute, Indiana. Mentions that while he was in prison "several hundred thousand dollars rolled" into the Socialist Party National Office and he made no claim on any of it. Assures Kirkpatrick that he never received any money that did not come out of the earnings of his own speaking engagements. Mentions that if Otto Branstetter was still alive he could verify this fact. Writes that he agrees with Morris Hillquit's selection as business manager of the Socialist Party. Says that Kirpatrick should use his reputation as an editorial writer to make the AMERICAN APPEAL "burn, flash, flame, scorch, build, persuade, convince, and inform."
Letter to EVD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, 5/20/26. Writes that he knows that EVD did not want to be re-elected to the National Executive Committee but that he was out of the room at the time the vote was taken on that issue. Says that he hopes that EVD will let his name stand on the list of members of the National Executive Committee. Mentions that he understands that because of EVD's health he would not be able to be very active in National Executive Committee's affairs but says that his name is just as important as his activities. Tells EVD that he notes what he says about the way in which the Socialist Party handles its affairs. Mentions that he is working on disconnecting himself from the running of the Socialist Party as a result. Tells EVD that his work with the Socialist Party made it possible for him not to prostitute his intellect. Informs EVD that he has found it impossible to find ways for the Socialist Party to get funds, except through the donations given by the JEWISH DAILY FORWARD. Mentions that the AMERICAN APPEAL is need of financial help to keep afloat.
Letter to TD, 9/12/26. Writes that he is glad to hear that EVD will be going to Lindlahr's Sanitarium to have his health restored. Says that he will be more than happy to drive EVD and TD to the sanitarium. Asks that TD let him know whether EVD would like Mabel Dunlap Curry to be at the train station to meet EVD and TD when they come into town.
Article titled "Theodore and Gertrude Debs," 10/30/26. Says that TD is very much like EVD and that Gertrude is a good soul for being patient with the "whips of want" that came with TD's career choice.
Letter to TD, 4/6/27. Writes that he is disgusted with the fact that he is unable to find employment. Says that Mabel Dunlap Curry told him of the stories about EVD that TD has been writing. Tells TD that he should think about having them published into a booklet. Mentions that he mentioned the idea of B. Charney Vladeck and Abraham Cahan of the JEWISH DAILY FORWARD and they both expressed an interest in the idea. Expresses the hope that he has not been too presumptuous in pursuing the matter without TD's knowledge. Says that all he wanted to do was help TD and Gertrude Debs out.
Letter to TD, 12/16/28. Says that he is writing on behalf of his wife, Florence Kirkpatrick, to thank TD for the letter he sent her. Writes that Florence Kirkpatrick recently left for California because of her mother's failing health. Mentions that he is enclosing for TD an essay titled "Loyalty."
Letter to TD, 6/4/30. Writes that it is hell to be poor. Mentions that Florence travels three hours each way to art school. Says that he has taken up farming his half-acre of Southern Californian land. Tells TD that Carl Erickson sells real estate in Los, Angeles, California. Mentions that Erickson has property in Brazil, Indiana that he would to sell. Writes that he and Florence Kirkpatrick would love to see TD. Informs TD that the movement does not amount to much in California. Assures TD that with all of the business failures "there will be something stirring in this land." Mentions that food and gas are inexpensive in California. Says that TD should come out for an extended stay.
Letter to TD, 8/10/30. Says that TD and Gertrude Debs should consider coming to California for a few months. Writes that he wants company while Florence Kirkpatrick is in Chicago, Illinois to teach for 10 months. Tells TD that he has more than enough room in his house for TD and Gertrude Debs to stay.
Letter from TD, 8/26/30. Writes that the heat is unbearable in Terre Haute, Indiana. Says that he went and checked out the piece of property that Carl Erickson acquired in Brazil, Indiana and thinks that he will have a difficult time finding a purchaser. Tells Kirkpatrick that property values have been depreciating all over the Wabash Valley. Mentions that it would be impossible for he and Gertrude Debs to leave Terre Haute, Indiana for ten months.
Letter to TD, 8/11/32. Sends condolences on the death of Emily Debs Mailloux. Mentions that if EVD had lived through the "present starvation amid abundance" he would have died of a broken heart.
Article titled "Loyalty," n.d. Says that EVD and Wendell Phillips are like the Moses and the Jesus Christ of the present day.
Kirsch, Anselm B.: Letter to EVD on Anselm B. Kirch Highland Stock and Fruit Farm letterhead, 4/24/21. Writes that he is sending EVD a photo of his son Eugene Victor Kirsch, a student at Pennsylvania State College. Says that during the Pullman Strike he though EVD was a "wild-eyed anarchist." Mentions that he only learned the truth about EVD when he read an article by Nellie Bly in the NEW YORK WORLD. Informs EVD that he has been reading the APPEAL OF REASON for almost as long as it has been around. Suggests that a great socialists are not giving the Russian communists all the credit that they deserve. Says that if the German socialists had shown the same spirit of resistance as the Russian communists then the war would never have occurred. Expresses his hope that EVD is soon released from prison.
Kirschenbaum, L.: Letter to EVD, 8/9/26. Asks that EVD comment on his pamphlet "The Mind of Organized Labor." Says that he wonders if EVD thinks that the laws he proposes in his pamphlet should be put into effect through the unions or the government. Writes that EVD tell him whether or not he thinks there are any disadvantages to the laws his pamphlet has outlined.
Klein, Gertrude Weil: Letter to EVD on New York Joint Board of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America letterhead, 12/23/20. Writes that the members of the "'Gene Debs Club" of Brooklyn, New York send their greetings to EVD. Tells EVD that she has included a composite letter written by the young comrades of the "'Gene Debs Club." Expresses the hope that EVD received the copy of H. G. Wells' OUTLINE OF HISTORY which was sent to him in the name of the Club. Mentions that A. I. Shiplacoff joins sends his regards.
Letter to EVD, 3/29/21. Writes that the "'Gene Debs Circle" of Williamsburg raised money for the children of Soviet Russia by putting on a performance which included revolutionary songs, dramatic recitations, and dancing. Mentions that the performance raised almost $100 to help the Russian children. Mentions that the Circle had a Purim Party a few days ago. Says that at the party the members of the Circle gave her a framed photograph of EVD. Tells EVD that he means so much to so many people. Assures EVD that no one will forget him.
Note from EVD to TD on envelope postmarked 3/29/21. Writes that Klein's letter brought him a great deal of joy. Says that he is glad that the club has his name. Asks that TD send her his greetings.
Klein, Ignatz: Letter to NEW YORK CALL, 3/11/21. Writes that EVD's daily message is the first thing that he looks for when he reads the NEW YORK CALL. Says that he was particularly impressed by today's message. Mentions that he has a great love for the man in prison. Expresses the hope that the NEW YORK CALL will do everything in its power to get EVD released.
Note from TD to Anonymous, n.d. Writes that while EVD was in prison his daily messages in the NEW YORK CALL were quite popular with the newspapers' readers.
Kleinberg, Phillip: Telegram to Katherine Debs, 10/22/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death on behalf of the International Bakery and Confectionary Workers Union.
Kluser, C. Joseph: Letter to TD, 4/17/13. Writes that he disagrees with TD's notion that the church will stand with the strong and the powerful on the issue of a minimum wage for working girls. Says that many socialists are against the issue as well. Tells TD that if it is a revolution that he wants then the 15 million Catholics in America will be ready to stop it. Mentions that if 15 million Catholics cannot kill the 117,984 members of the Socialist Party then the Catholics do not deserve to live. Writes that the Catholics do not want a revolution but "substantial and permanent social reforms."
Letter from TD, 4/19/13. Writes that Kluser is an "irrational, irresponsible, half-witted degenerate." Writes that Kluser has made some false charges regarding EVD's salary.
Letter to OUR SUNDAY VISTOR from TD, 6/21/13. Says that Kluser's information about EVD's salary are not completely accurate. Writes that it is true that EVD is paid $100 a week for his work at the APPEAL TO REASON but that it must cover TD's salary, typewriters, and office rent. Mentions that EVD was not given $5,000 to run for President. Also mentions that he and EVD do not live in mansions.
Letter to Philip K. Reinbold, 7/10/13. Writes that he is responding to the letter Philip K. Reinbold had published in the MELTING POT denouncing his accusations against EVD. Says that he has a right to criticize EVD. Tells Reinbold that EVD has "repeatedly stigmatized" the Catholic Church and that he has done little else but "incite the working class to of our country to discontent, class hared, lawlessness, insurrection, revolution, and wholesale confiscation of private property." Writes that he has proof that his accusation are true.
Letter to Philip K. Reinbold, 7/17/13. Says that he would be willing to give Reinbold $200 if he could prove that American workers received only %17 of their labor. Assures Reinbold that he stands by his accusations made against EVD.
Knight, A. A.: Letter to TD, 11/7/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death.
Knowlton, John W.: Letter to DECATUR HERALD on Decatur, Illinois Justice of the Peace letterhead, 10/14/26. Writes that he has been an advocate for labor for fifty years. Says that the best way to handle labor problems is through cooperation so that the interests of all may be served. Mentions that the Pullman Strike of 1894 should have been handled through cooperation. Writes that labor may have been able to achieve more by using different tactics. Says that labor must never discount the courts.
Letter to TD on Decatur, Illinois Justice of the Peace letterhead, 10/21/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death.
Koble Herman SEE Merrill, H. M.
Koch, Mina: Letter to TD, 10/23/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death.
Koenig, Ernest: Photocopy of letter to Eugenie Debs Selby in French, 12/8/1882. Writes that he was pleased to receive a letter from Eugenie Debs Selby. Says that he must apologize for not responding to her last letter but that he was immersed in his work. Tells Eugenie Debs Selby that he appreciated her words of condolence regarding the death of his brother. Mentions that EVD sent him his photograph. Writes that there is an immense difference between the way that women are educated in America as compared to France. Says that in France women are raised like tropical plants who are kept inside except when put on display. Mentions that in America women have the ability to be strong with sound judgment and capable of rendering the greatest service to society.
Koenig, Henri D.: Photocopy of letter to John D. Heinl, 2/20/45. Writes that he spent the first 9 months of the war in the army trying to defend his family's land. Says that after his service he went to Paris, France to tend to his business. Tells Heinl that Alsace has been freed from German control. Remarks that his parents stayed in Alsace during the war resisting the Germans. Informs Heinl that his father, Paul Koenig, is still alive and in good health. Mentions that last week his father met a American officer whose mother-in-law knew Emily Debs Mailloux.
Koenig, Marie Scheurer: Photocopy of letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper in French, 6/25/33. Writes that she is pained to hear of the death of Odilon Mailloux. Says that she always deeply appreciated the visits he and Emily Debs Mailloux made to Colmar, France. Asks that Marguerite Debs Cooper write at least once a year with information about the Debs family in America. Mentions that she would gladly write return letters about what is happening with the Debs family in France. Tells Marguerite Debs Cooper to let her know if TD still lives in Terre Haute, Indiana and if Marguerite Debs Cooper has any children. Informs Marguerite Debs that since the death of her husband in 1926 that she is now the senior member of the Debs family in France. Writes that her eldest son Paul Koenig runs a tannery in Strasbourg, France. Says that she is heavily involved in the upbringing of the her dead daughter's children. Mentions that her brother-in-law, Dr. Paul Koenig, lives near her. Writes that one day she hopes that a member of American branch of the Debs family will come to France for a visit.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper in French with translation, 10/21/36. Writes that her son Paul Koenig will not be able to make it to New York City, New York to celebrate the Statue of Liberty' 50th anniversary. Says that his godmother was the sculptor's relative. Tells Marguerite Debs Cooper that she is 68 years old and that she lives in Colmar, France with her daughter. Mentions that her son owns a steel mill in Colmar, France. Says that Marguerite Debs Cooper would be most welcome if ever she had the chance to visit.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper from Arthur Michel, 11/13/36. Writes that he translated the letter from Marie Scheurer Koenig as requested. Says that he was glad to see that TD looked much better when he saw him.
Letter from Arthur Michel, 11/13/36. Writes that he hopes that the American and European branches of the Debs family will be able to have the same degree of cordial relations that marked the older generation of Debses. Says that his grandfather and the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty were friends. Tells Koenig that he used to work in the advertising department of the Lackawanna Steel Company. Mentions that John Heinl sends his greetings.
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 6/7/37. Writes that she appreciated the letter Koenig sent. Says that she would have responded earlier except for the death of her aunt Marie Debs Heinl. Tells Koenig that she is sending her a small booklet with a family tree of the Debs family in it. States that she wished she could have visited Colmar, France when she was in Paris several years ago. Mentions that Emily Debs Mailloux and Odilon Mailloux had the chance to visit with the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty while he was in America. Writes that she was the head of the Domestic Science Department at Balls Teacher's College in Muncie, Indiana for seven years.
Koenig, Salmone Debs: Photocopy of letter to Emily Debs Mailloux in French, 1/25/14. Writes that she was sorry that Emily Debs Mailloux had to leave Colmar, France so soon. Says that it is unfortunate that it was because of a death. Assures Emily Debs Mailloux that her visit meant a great deal to her. Mentions that her son Ernest Paul Koenig has married Jeanne Gaspari and has taken over a her family's tannery.
Photocopy of letter to Emily Debs Mailloux in French with translation, 4/24/19. Writes that she appreciates the fact that Emily Debs Mailloux has not forgotten her. Says that she is not able to write much because she has almost no strength. Asks that Emily Debs Mailloux send greetings to the entire Debs family on her behalf. Includes a greeting from Samone Debs Koenig's daughter.
Kolberg, William J.: Letter to EVD on Sem Loh Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah letterhead, 9/30/20. Says that he and his wife, Lydia Kolberg, are sending EVD several poems that they wrote. Assures EVD that he and Lydia Kolberg are working hard to abolish war. Includes poems titled "The New World Hero," "The Warless Victor," "Yours Forever," "The Worker's Prayer," "Gunless Preparedness" to EVD.
Letter to EVD on Wilson Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah letterhead, 11/?/21. Writes that he is enclosing several new poems that EVD helped to inspire. Includes poems titled "The Gunless Wonder," "The New World Herald," and "The 500% American" to EVD.
Koller, John: Letter to EVD on United Mine Workers of America Local 4091 letterhead, 12/22/19. Says that he is sending Christmas greetings to EVD. Expresses the hope that the "power of labor" will take EVD from his prison cell to the White House.
Koons, J. C. SEE Mitchell, Broadus
Kopelin, Louis: Letter to EVD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 1/12/14. Assures EVD that his article "The Coppock Brothers--Heroes of Harper's Ferry" will be published in the APPEAL TO REASON. Mentions that the APPEAL TO REASON will be putting out a news stand edition of the paper. Says that he is thinking of publishing a series of articles in the APPEAL TO REASON about EVD's life. Writes that EVD's life story could be as inspiring to read as Peter Kropotkin's MEMOIRS OF A REVOLUTIONIST.
Letter from J. B. Penniston on NEW INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLODIA letterhead, 1/7/14. Asks that Kopelin give him information about EVD's life since the publication of DEBS: HIS LIFE, WRITINGS AND SPEECHES for the new edition of the NEW INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA.
Letter to TD on APPEAL TO REASON letterhead, 1/12/14. Says that he is enclosing a letter from a man interested in obtaining information about EVD.
Photocopy of postcard from EVD, 2/3/15. Tells Kopelin that he has filed a report with the Federal Board of Industrial Relations concerning an incident that took place in Girard, Kansas.
Letter from EVD, 12/14/17. Tells Kopelin that he cannot believe that the APPEAL TO REASON has turned into a "capitalist war organ." Asks that Kopelin stop sending him copies of the paper because he has no use for it anymore. Assures Kopelin that the APPEAL TO REASON has committed suicide.
Letter to David H. Clark, 5/26/21. Tells Kopelin that it is agreeable to him that part of the money he has given to EVD can be used for chiropractic treatments for EVD.
Letter to TD on Newspaper Training Association letterhead, 5/26/21. Writes that he has authorized Samuel Castleton to use part of the $250 he wired to EVD last March for chiropractic treatments. Includes a note from TD saying that the money was not accepted.
Korngold, Janet: Letter to EVD, 10/2/20. Writes that the play "Abraham Lincoln" reminded her of EVD. Tells EVD that she is sending him a copy of script for him to read.
Letter to TD, 3/23/21. Assures TD that EVD will soon be out of prison. Writes that she has been writing Sam Moore who has been much happier since EVD joined him at the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia.
Korngold, Ralph: Letter to EVD on Mutual Novelty Company letterhead, 1/28/18. Writes that the "co-operative movement is an essential part of the working class movement for economic emancipation." Says that the most important aspect of the cooperative movement is the opportunity to produce workers in the "management of industrial and commercial enterprises." Mentions that he thinks that the distribution of goods in the cooperative movement must be done through mail-order. Assures EVD that there is a demand for a cooperative mail-order house for all of the radical workers and farmers in America. Says that he has come up with a plan to start a cooperative mail-order house. Asks that EVD allow him to use his name for his co-operative scheme.
Letter from EVD, 1/30/18. Writes that he has looked over Korngold's proposal for a cooperative colony and supports his project wholeheartedly. Says that he has always regretted the fact that a cooperative movement has never been successful in America. Expresses the hope that Korngold's plan is able to succeed where others have failed. Mentions that if he can be of service to Korngold just to let him know. Tells Korngold that he would be allowed to use his name as requested as long as "the men who are in charge of the enterprise are of unquestioned integrity of character." Informs Korngold that he does not trust John Walker who is a "trimmer and a traitor."
Letter to TD, 11/13/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death.
Kotsch, Georgia: Letter to EVD, 7/23/15. Writes that a man named Moore is not a reputable lawyer. Says that he may handle his current case better because he will be anxious to prove himself to the labor unions.
Letter to EVD, 8/24/23. Writes that Long Beach, California is a "very Puritanical" and a"very patriotic" city. Says that he is not surprised that EVD was not allowed to speak there.
Letter to TD, 8/26/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 2/24/46. Writes that he was shocked to hear of TD's death. Sends condolences on EVD's death.
Kreutzian, Dora: Telegram to EVD, 10/20/26. Sends condolences on EVD's serious illness on behalf of the Minneapolis Central Labor Union.
Kruse, William F.: Letter to EVD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, 3/22/18. Asks that EVD write an article for the special May Day issue of the YOUNG SOCIALIST MAGAZINE. Assures EVD that the issue would not be complete without a few words from EVD.
Letter to EVD on Socialist Party Young People's Department letterhead, 10/31/18. Says that he is writing to send EVD congratulations on his birthday. Tells EVD that the Douglas Park Jewish Branch of the Socialist Party is sending EVD a silver plated coffee service. Asks that EVD write a message of greeting for the YOUNG SOCIALIST MAGAZINE. Says that it should be tame enough so that it could pass through the mails. Expresses the hope if he or EVD end up in prison that they get out in time to see a "free American working class take its place besides its comrades from the rest of the world."
Letter to EVD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, ?/?/18. Writes that the YOUNG SOCIALIST MAGAZINE recently came under the control of the Socialist Party headquarters. Says that it has led to the improvement of the journal and that its circulation has increased from 2,000 to 5,000. Says that the journal is in need of material "from the best pens" in the movement. Asks that EVD consider sending an article that would be able to get past the Post Office.
Letter to EVD, n.d. Asks that EVD not believe Otto Branstetter's article which said that he and J. Louis Engdahl are enemies of the working class. Tells EVD that he and J. Louis Engdahl are leaving the Socialist Party because they no longer wanted to be perceived as a disruptive force in the movement. Mentions that he does not approve of the Socialist Party's turn toward the "right." Says that people like him and Engdahl are not "statist, social-solidarity, social democrats of the German majoritaire, Branstetter-Berger" type of socialist but the "left-wing, class-struggle, social revolutionist" type of socialist. Mentions that as soon as the Socialist Party made it a "crime" to espouse the cause of the Russian communists that he realized that he and the Socialist Party were no longer compatible. Writes that when he saw the President he was practically assured that EVD would be released from prison when peace was declared.
Kuhn, Henry: Letter to TD on Socialist Labor Party letterhead, 7/25/01. Tells TD that his call for a convention between the Social Democratic Party and the Socialist Labor Party was put to a vote in the organization. Says that 2,752 voted for the convention nad 36 votes against it.
Kunderd, A. E.: Letter to TD, 6/5/28. Writes that he is sending TD some gladioli which he hopes will please him. Assures TD that he will never forget the visit he had at his home.
Mentions that he would like TD to visit him over the summer.
Kuppersmith, Bertha: Letter to TD on THE NATION letterhead, 8/22/19. Writes that she has received word that EVD has not been receiving his copies of THE NATION. Assures TD that she will do everything in her power to make sure he does in the future.