Eugene V. Debs Letters:
Abstracts for "L"


Labadie, Jo.: Poem titled "Disposing of the Reds," 12/?/19.
Letter to TD, 12/9/20. Asks that TD send the enclosed letter to EVD. Says that looks as if President Warren Harding might do something to help political prisoners. Assures TD that it is a mark of "merit" to be imprisoned for "love's sake."
Letter to EVD, 12/9/20. Writes that even though EVD is in prison his spirit is free. Says that EVD has been an inspiration to a young man that recently stayed with him. Asks that EVD be of good cheer because a better future is in the making.
Letter to EVD, 6/19/26. Says that only death will put an end to EVD's "loving kindness and generosity." Writes that EVD is a "heroic martyr" to the cause. Mentions that the movement's main problem is its inability to reach and influence the mass mind. Tells EVD that he has been involved in the cause for nearly 60 years. Mentions that he would like nothing more than to bring down the state, the prime instrument of exploitation.

Labor Temple Association: Letter from EVD, 9/11/25. Writes that he is honored that the Labor Temple Association has placed a bronze portrait of him at the entrance of Labor Temple in Terre Haute, Indiana for his "humble services." Says that he has felt that it was his duty to serve the "cause of organized labor."

Ludlow, Fred: Letter to TD on United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia letterhead, 10/25/26. Writes that he received TD's gift of flowers in EVD's memory and has distributed them around the prison hospital.

La Fountain, Harriette SEE ALSO Breigh, John P.

La Fountain, Harriette: Letter to EVD, 11/2/20. Writes that she is sending EVD a box of candy. Says that a prisoner named John Breigh at the Federal Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas is a great admirer of EVD even though he is not a socialist. Mentions that she is enclosing some of his poems for EVD to read.
Poem titled "Gene" to EVD, 11/5/20.
Letter to EVD, 6/30/21. Writes that she is enclosing a song for EVD sent to her from John P. Breigh. Includes song titled "Gene."

Lagarrique, Juan Enrique: Letter to EVD in French, 3/26/21. Writes that when EVD said that "love is omnipotent" that he could appreciate the "high generosity" of EVD's soul. Mentions that socialism is a extension of August Comte's notion of a "Religion of Humanity." Expresses the hope that EVD's services will be recognized and that he will be successful in his endeavors. Includes translation written on Socialist Party National Office letterhead dated 5/4/ 21.

Laidler, Harry W.: Letter to EVD on Intercollegiate Socialist Society letterhead, 1/29/18. Writes that he will be happy to print EVD's article about the "Negro Problem" in the spring issue of the INTERCOLLEGIATE SOCIALIST.

Laitinen, Gertrude: Letter to EVD, 1/20/21. Writes that she is an eleven year old girl. Says that she is writing to cheer EVD up. Tells EVD that her teacher asked her during history class who the capitalists are and she told her that "they are the ones who rob the workers." Mentions that the teacher said that some of her students were not loyal Americans.
Letter to EVD, 2/18/21. Writes that her teacher was talking about EVD today and described to the class the wrongs he has committed. Tells EVD that "teachers are paid to lie." Says that she has been studying the American Constitution in her civics class. Assures EVD that the laws are no longer made by the people but by the representatives of capitalists.
Letter to EVD, 3/28/21. Expresses the hope that EVD is soon released from prison. Tells EVD that the older she gets the "redder" a socialist she becomes. Mentions that she is happy to find out that the Bolsheviks have conquered several near eastern countries and that Britain is now trading with Russia.
Note from EVD to TD on envelope postmarked 3/29/21. Tells TD that he has laughed and laughed at Laitinen's letter. Writes that Laitinen is a "wise little girl" with a "keen sense of humor."
Letter to EVD, 5/31/21. Expresses the hope that EVD will soon be free. Says that she has been teasingly asking her mother to go to Russia. Includes a note from EVD to TD saying that "this rising young socialist spirit is what is going to save the world."
Letter to EVD, 7/22/21. Writes that her mother works in a mill. Says that she is sending EVD some pictures of her family.
Letter to EVD, 9/19/21. Tells EVD that she just returned home after vacationing with her family in the country. Says that she is now in the eighth grade and that she likes her teacher.
Letter to EVD, 10/22/21. Writes that it will be a bad winter if there is a railroad strike and the mills close up. Mentions that it seems as if conditions only get worse for people instead of better. Says that she hopes that when she is grown up the times will be better for workers. Tells EVD that even though her teacher tells her what a good country America is that America has not been so good to her.
Letter to EVD, 11/10/21. Says that she is hoping to play in her school's orchestra. Writes that she likes living in Lawrence, Massachusetts because there are almost no "wealthy looking houses." Expresses the hope that EVD will soon be released from prison.

Lake, H. S. Geneva: Poem titled "Thomas Moore" to EVD, 9/26/12.
Untitled poem to EVD, 9/28/12.
Poem titled "Armageddon" by Edwin Markham to EVD, 8/27/15.

Landis, J. T.: Letter to EVD, 11/14/20. Tells EVD that he can think of no other cause that could "bring mankind to a higher oral standing than the Socialist Cause." Expresses the wish that EVD was out of prison. Says that the socialist movement must accomplish what the churches failed to do.
Letter to EVD, 12/29/20. Writes that he would like nothing more than to hear EVD's voice and to see his face. Tells EVD that he is sending him a copy of the letter he wrote to President Woodrow Wilson. Says that he is willing to take EVD's place in prison.
Letter to Woodrow Wilson, 12/29/20. Asks that EVD be released from prison. Says that he would gladly take EVD's place in prison.
Letter to EVD, 2/3/21. Writes that the socialists are presently "landing one of the hardest blows" on the capitalist system through their work on behalf of the political prisoners. Tells EVD that he has joined a union. Mentions that capitalists are doing everything in their power to institute the open shop. Includes untitled poem to EVD.
Letter to EVD, 11/5/21. Says that he has heard that the government leaders in Washington D. C. are seriously considering letting EVD go free. Writes that it is clear that the activities on behalf of the political prisoners have not been in vain. Tells EVD that his release will also be his greatest sacrifice. Mentions that EVD is the greatest "Revolutionist" of his time. Includes note from EVD to TD saying that Landis is a "loyal high-hearted comrade."
Letter to EVD, 11/15/21. Writes that he just read EVD's address to the court that sentenced him to prison. Says that EVD is just like Jesus Christ. Assures EVD that he supports him and his principles.

Lane, Anna: Letter to EVD, 11/23/20. Says that she was glad to see that so many people voted for EVD but informs him that she would have liked to see more. Tells EVD that she still has the picture of him that TD sent her.

Lanfersiek, Walter: Letter to EVD, 8/7/12. Writes that EVD should never have taken sides in the J. Mahlon Barnes controversy. Says that he finds what EVD has said about Barnes incomprehensible. Tells EVD that Barnes should be backed up in the same way that he backed up William Haywood, Charles Moyer, and George Pettibone. Asks that EVD retract the statement he made about Barnes.
Letter from EVD, 8/11/12. Says that Lanfersiek may be right about his stance in the J. Mahlon Barnes matter. Writes that he has received three other letters stating that he is wrong about Barnes. Mentions that he has received a good many more stating that he is right. Tells Lanfersiek that most of the socialist papers have printed articles mostly favorable to Barnes. Informs Lanfersiek that the real issue does not concerns Barnes as much as it does whether the Socialist Party will be ruled by an "official bureaucracy" or whether it will be ruled as it should be. Mentions that he would rather endure the attacks of "a thousand of his enemy" than feel as though he has betrayed the trust of one of his comrades.
Letter from EVD, 7/8/14. Writes that he has given Lanfersiek's request for him to speak on behalf of the campaign committee to the comrades at the NATIONAL RIP-SAW. Mentions that he has not changed his stance in regard to the issue of trade unionism. Assures Lanfersiek that he will not change his point of view to garner more votes.
Letter to EVD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, 11/8/15. Informs EVD that he has been nominated as the Socialist Party's candidate for President. Includes a line at the bottom that says, "Declined 11/19/15."
Letter to EVD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, 11/13/15. Informs EVD that he has been nominated as the Socialist Party's candidate for President. Includes a line at the bottom that says, "Declined 11/18/15."
Letter to EVD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, 12/13/15. Informs EVD that he has been nominated to appear on the Socialist Party's ballot for the position of Executive Secretary.
Letter to EVD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, 12/13/15. Informs EVD that he has been nominated to appear on the Socialist Party's ballot for the position Executive Secretary.
Letter to EVD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, 12/23/15. Writes that EVD has been named to appear on a committee for the purpose of requesting a meeting with Woodrow Wilson on the Meyer London Resolution which calls for a conference to bring about peace in Europe. Says that the Socialist Party has passed resolutions supporting the Meyer London Resolution. Mentions that the other members of the committee will be Morris Hillquit and James H. Maurer.
Letter from EVD, 12/24/15. Writes that he thinks it would be futile to attempt to have a conference with Woodrow Wilson and hence declines to serve on the committee for that purpose. Assures Lanfersiek that he agrees with the basic premise of the Meyer London Resolution.
Letter to TD on Socialist Party National Office letterhead, 2/17/16. Tells TD that he is enclosing translations of the cards sent to TD and EVD sending them happy New Year wishes.

Langdon, Emma F.: Photocopy of postcard to TD, postmarked 8/8/08. Writes that she leaves for Boston, Massachusetts tomorrow. Says that she will be returning home in a week.
Photocopy of postcard to TD, postmarked 8/15/08. Writes that she congratulates EVD on the "Red Special." Says that she will see TD on Labor Day.
Photocopy of postcard to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 11/30/08. Tells Marguerite Debs Cooper that she is home at last. Writes that there has been some bad weather in Denver, Colorado.
Photocopy of postcard to TD, 12/4/08. Says that she finds it strange that she has not heard from TD since she left the "Red Special." Writes that she wonders if she has worn out her welcome.
Photocopy of postcard to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 12/31/08. Says that she is in the process of writing Marguerite Debs Cooper a letter. Asks that Marguerite Debs Cooper give her greetings to TD and Gertrude Debs.
Photocopy of postcard to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 3/18/09. Tells Marguerite Debs Cooper that she is looking forward to another one of her letters.
Photocopy of postcard, n.d. Says that she took and printed the picture on front of the postcard of her standing in front of a stone wall.

Lara, L. Gutierrez de: Letter to EVD, 7/15/15. Tells EVD that he is trying to get his book THE MEXICAN PEOPLE; THEIR STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM published in Spanish. Writes that in translating the book he has emphasized the rights accorded to the people by the Mexican Constitution and the attitude of the American socialists towards the situation in Mexico. Mentions that he wants the book published in paperback so that he can sell it to the Mexican people for .50 a copy. Asks that EVD help him find the funding necessary to publish the book.
Letter from EVD, 7/24/15. Tells Lara that he has read his book about the situation in Mexico and says that it is a "great book" with a "wonderful story" about Mexico's 'tragic history." Assures Lara that it is an "invaluable contribution to the revolutionary literature of Mexico in the crisis of her supreme struggle for her life." Writes that he wished he had the money to bring the book out in Spanish. Mentions that he has little money to spare for Lara's project but tells him that he will print an appeal for funds in the September issue of the NATIONAL RIP-SAW. Suggests that Lara write John Kenneth Turner and have him make a similar appeal for funds in the APPEAL TO REASON. Mentions that he is enclosing 5 for Lara's project.
Letter to EVD, 8/8/15. Writes that he deeply appreciated EVD's donation and his kind words regarding his book. Says that he saw the appeal that was published in the NATIONAL RIP-SAW. Mentions that he has not received any funds as of yet. Tells EVD that he has contacted John Kenneth Turner because the APPEAL TO REASON has been focusing too much on Venustiano Carranza's role in the Mexican revolution and too little on the masses of people who are also a part of it.

Larkin, Jim: Letter to EVD, signed by Larkin, Rose Pastor Stokes, John Reed, and Maximilian Cohen, 2/28/19. Writes that the Manifesto and Program of the Left Wing Section of the Greater New York City, New York Local of the Socialist Party has been forwarded to EVD. Asks that EVD write an introduction for the Manifesto before it is published into a pamphlet. Tells EVD that the Left Wing Section of the Socialist Party is fighting an uphill battle against its opponents in the party who call its members "disrupters and scessionists." Mentions that the Manifesto has been adopted by Socialist Party locals in Boston, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Essex County, New Jersey. Also mentions that it has been adopted by Joseph Coldwell, the State Secretary for Rhode Island.
Telegram to EVD, 4/13/17. Asks that EVD respond to the accusation he told a prominent Socialist Party member to leave the Tom Mooney case alone. Includes a note by EVD saying that the accusation is false and wants everything to be done to help Mooney and his associates.
Telegram to EVD, 4/13/17. Tells EVD that his message to the convention was an inspiration to its delegates and that it brought with it glorious results.

Larrison, Tom and Georgia: Letter from TD, 4/2/45. Writes that friends are of the greatest importance in life. Says that a "man or woman without a friend, though possessed of material wealth in lavish abundance, is poorer than a mendicant on the highway." Mentions that he appreciated the Larrisons' most lovely remembrance.

Larsen, James P.: Letter to TD on Cook County Socialist Party letterhead, 6/23/13. Writes that he is sorry that the telegram did not reach EVD in time to send a word of greeting to the socialists gathered in Chicago, Illinois for a picnic. Says that he is not entirely satisfied with the reasons that TD gave for EVD's inability to attend the picnic, especially since TD said it was because of EVD's health. Tells TD that when J. Louis Engdahl saw EVD in West Virginia he said that EVD never looked better. Mentions that this fact in addition to a letter EVD wrote to Isabel McLean has made him look bad. Says that nonetheless the picnic was a success.
Letter from EVD, 6/24/13. Writes that Larsen completely misunderstood him in regard to the matter of speaking at the Socialist Party picnic in Chicago, Illinois. Says that Larsen should have received a letter from TD saying that he would not be able to speak at the picnic. Mentions that Larsen had no right to advertise his presence at the picnic since only a tentative agreement had been reached beforehand. Tells Larsen that despite what J. Louis Engdahl says that he has not been in good health. Writes that he did everything in his power to give the impression that he was fine. Informs Larsen that he cannot be held responsible for not being in Chicago, Illinois for the picnic.

Latimer, Gertrude (a.k.a. Laitinen, Gertrude) SEE Laitinin, Gertrude.

Laughlin, Mary Q.: Letter to EVD, 6/11/20. Writes that her affection for EVD continues to grow. Says that she has enclosed a poem which expresses how she feels about him. Mentions that she hopes that EVD's health is holding up.

Lawrence, Edwin G.: Letter to EVD, 1/21/21. Writes that he has received information to the effect that the Department of Justice is currently considering EVD's case and that the President is expected or order his release shortly. Says that he thinks that EVD's imprisonment goes against the spirit of the American Constitution. Tells EVD that he is not a socialist. Mentions that he has received some interesting information from Mabel Dunlap Curry.
Letter to EVD, 2/1/21. Asks that EVD be of good cheer because the fight for justice and liberty is not over.

shw Lawson, Mae.: Letter to TD, 12/28/19. Assures TD that just because an illness has silenced her, she has not forgotten him and EVD. Writes that she is enclosing a card for EVD. Says that she would like TD to tell her how EVD's health is holding up. Asks that TD tell Katherine Debs to be strong and brave.

Le Prade, Ruth SEE ALSO Sinclair, Upton

Le Prade, Ruth: Letter to TD, 12/1/19. Writes that now that school is over she can devote herself to getting EVD out of prison. Tells TD that she will be spending the next year in Berkeley, California so that her husband can get his Master's degree. Asks that TD permit her to write a book titled DEBS AND THE POETS in which she would show how EVD has inspired such poets as James Whitcomb Riley, Eugene Field, and Edwin Markham. Tells TD that she has enclosed an outline for the book. Informs TD that her health is better than it has been for years. Mentions that EVD has taken his place beside the "saints and martyrs of the ages."
Letter to TD, 1/3/19. Writes that she is sorry to hear that TD has been ill. Mentions that since EVD has been in prison she has been making a scrapbook about him. Tells TD that she has written Rabindranath Tagore, John Cowper Powys, Louis Untermeyer, Arturo Giovonnetti, Charles Erskine Scott Wood, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Ruth Comfort Mitchell. Asks that TD send her a dozen of EVD's lecture announcements so that she can send them to poets less familiar with EVD's life and work. Mentions that she does not know how she will get the book published. Asks that Td send her a bibliography of EVD's published writings.
Letter from Charles Erskine Scott Wood, 1/26/20. Says that he will be glad to write a tribute to EVD but that he is not entirely sure he will be able to make it a poem.
Letter to EVD, 3/1/20. Writes that when EVD went to prison the "light of the world seemed to go out." Says that EVD's imprisonment made it difficult for her to get through school. Tells EVD that she has struggled hard to come up with a way to serve EVD. Informs EVD that she has decided to write a book titled DEBS AND THE POETS. Mentions that she received a message from Mabel Dunlap Curry about what EVD thinks about the book and is glad that he approves. Expresses the hope that EVD is soon released from prison. Mentions that James Whitcomb Riley, Eugene Field, Edwin Markham, John Cowper Powys, Horace Traubel, Edmund Vance Cook, John Milton Scott, Max Eastman, Charles Erksine Scott Wood, Sara Bard Field, Walter Hurt, Witter Bynner will all be featured in the book. Tells EVD that John Cowper Powys sent a poem about EVD as soon as word reached him of the project. Includes lines from Witter Bynner's poem titled "9653" and John Milton Scott's poem titled "Eugene Debs." Says that EVD is a "miracle of immortal beauty."
Photocopy of letter to TD on Hotel Medford, Milwaukee, Wisconsin letterhead, 3/10/20. Writes that she appreciates the magazines that TD is sending her.
Letter from Carl Sandburg on CHICAGO DAILY NEWS letterhead, 3/11/20. Tells Le Prade that he has been trying to write a poem to EVD but that everything he has done so far he has thrown away. Says that if he is able to finish something he likes he will send it to Le Prade. Mentions that he would appreciate very much having a poem in a book in which people like Witter Bynner, Charles Erskine Scott Wood, and Sara Bard Field also appear.
Letter from Charlotte Gilman Perkins, 3/21/20. Assures Le Prade that she is doing a good thing for EVD. Says that EVD is a "good American citizen as well as a good socialist." Mentions that it is a mistake to punish EVD for standing up for his principles.
Letter to TD, 3/22/20. Tells TD that she will not be able to use Rella Ritchell's poem about EVD in her book. Asks that TD send her another one by Ritchell which may be more appropriate. Informs EVD that her book in addition to the poems by John Cowper Powys, John Milton Scott, Witter Bynner, Sara Bard Field, Charles Erskine Scott Wood, and Carl Sandburg she will be including prose tributes to EVD by Helen Keller, Alfred Russell Wallace, Bartholdi, and Frank P. Walsh. Assures TD that all money made off of the book will be used for the purpose of liberating EVD from prison. Mentions that she heard Mother Jones speak last night. Says that she has an "unconquerable soul." Tells TD that EVD is the "greatest living hero of the Revolution." Asks that TD send her copies of the inscriptions Eugene Field wrote for EVD's copies of his books and some personal recollections about James Whitcomb Riley.
Telegram to EVD, 4/13/20. Expresses the hope that EVD will occupy the White House next year. Tells EVD that his devotion to the cause will never be forgotten.
Letter from David Starr Jordan on Stanford University letterhead, 4/17/20. Says that he wrote a message for UNITY on 8/14/19 in which he stated that EVD should be free to express his opinions no matter what they are with impunity. Tells Le Prade that he has nothing to add to the statement he made in that issue of UNITY.
Letter to TD, 4/19/20. Says that she is thankful for the additions TD has made to her list of poets. Writes that she has copied several poems out of the NEW YORK CALL. Mentions that she received a letter from David Starr Jordan in which he says, "Unless people who disagree with me are free to speak their minds, I am not free either, for one's opinions lose their force when backed by government censorship or official interference." Tells TD that the University of California has organized a Debs Club at whose meeting she will be speaking about James Whitcomb Riley, Eugene Field, and EVD. Mentions that she is happy that EVD has agreed to accept the nomination for President. Writes that EVD is the "John Brown of wage-slavery."
Letter from Jessie Wallace Hughan, 4/24/20. Tells Le Prade that she has heard EVD speak several times but has never met him personally. Mentions that over the summer she used some of her vacation time to do some work on EVD's behalf. Says that she appreciates EVD's consent to run for President.
Letter from James Oppenheim, 4/28/20. Informs Le Prade that he has already ready written and published a poem to EVD in his latest book THE SOLITARY. Says that Le Prade is welcome to use it in her own book.
Letter from Louis Untermeyer, 4/28/20. Writes that he has never met EVD personally. Mentions that it was by hearing EVD speak that he began to realize that a poet could have an impact on the world and forced him to come down from his "Ivory Tower." Includes a poem titled "The Garland for Debs."
Letter from Israel Zangwill, 5/4/20. Informs Le Prade that while he knows of EVD he has not been informed as to what landed him in jail. Mentions that he thinks that EVD should have changed places with his judges.
Letter to TD, 5/14/20. Tells TD not to make copies of the poems he sends to her. Assures TD that she will return the originals. Mentions that H. G. Wells and John Haynes Holmes both sent her tributes. Writes that she hoped to have the book done by now but that she is still in the process of more entries for her book. Informs TD that Rosalie Goodyear has said that she is not yet equal to the task of writing a poem about EVD. Includes a note from Harold H. Story saying that the University of California has formed an EVD for President Club. Tells TD that the organization drew up a statement of principles calling for the amnesty of political prisoners, the cessation of the deportation of political dissidents, the recognition of the Soviet government, the establishment of an industrial democracy, and the election of EVD as President. Mentions that over 400 people came to the meeting on 4/26/20.
Letter from Ridgely Torrence, 5/24/20. Tells Le Prade that he has not yet written a poem to EVD. Assures Le Prade that if one comes to him he will send it to her. Mentions that he is glad that Le Prade is putting together DEBS AND THE POETS because "anything that can be done to reveal this fine and heroic figure and his ideals to men's minds" has his support. Writes that EVD's name deserves to stand beside that of John Brown.
Letter to EVD, 5/25/20. Tells EVD that she is writing to give him an update on her book DEBS AND THE POETS. Mentions that the book will now contain entries by James Whitcomb Riley, Eugene Field, Edwin Markham, Percy Mackaye, Louis Untermeyer, James Oppenheim, Max Eastman, George Hibner, Guy Bogart, Lincoln Phifer, Murray King, Frederic Raper, George Bicknell, John Cowper Powys, Witter Bynner, Charles Erskine Scott Wood, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sara Bard Field, Miriam Allen de Ford, Jessie Wallace Hughan, S. A. De Witt, Siegfried Sassoon, Lawrence Houseman, William H. Carruth, Sara Cleghorn, Israel Zangwill, Helen Keller, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Alfred Russell Wallace, Frank P. Walsh, John Swinton, Basil B. Manly, Owen R. Lovejoy, Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Frank De Witt Talmage, Leonard D. Abbott, W. E. P. French, Bernard Shaw, David Starr Jordan, Frank P. Harris, John Haynes Holmes, and H. G. Wells. Assures EVD that she is looking hard for a publisher.
Letter from Percy MacKaye, 5/29/20. Tells Le Prade that he is glad that she thinks that his sonnet may be helpful in getting EVD out of prison. Mentions that he wrote the poem precisely for that purpose because he deplores the sad condition that "commit to prison such courageous idealists as he." Says that he believes that prisons are "outworn relics of Mediaevalism." Writes that he does not agree with all of EVD's beliefs, especially those that he espoused during the war. Expresses the hope that EVD is soon released from prison. Informs Le Prade that he is of no particular political party. Includes a poem titled "The Three Guardmen at Atlanta."
Letter from Henri Barbusse in French, 5/30/20. Writes that he is happy to sing the praises of EVD who personifies "not only an entire social doctrine--that of reason and morality--but also the spiritual strength and courage which it takes nowadays to proclaim the truth in this world." Assures Le Prade that EVD should be a leader of a nation. Mentions that it takes only one exploited person to understand why it is necessary to free EVD.
Note from Edward Carpenter, 5/?/20. Writes that he thinks that it is a "splendid idea" that EVD is running for President. Mentions that he is "about the best man in America."
Letter from Clement Wood, 6/16/20. Tells Le Prade that he would be happy to send a song for her book DEBS AND THE POETS. Says that he will have it to her by 7/1/20.
Letter from Bernard Russell, 9/7/20. Informs Le Prade that he just returned from Russia and says that this is why it has taken him so long to respond to her letter. Assures Le Prade that he would be willing to sign a petition on behalf of EVD.
Letter to TD, 10/29/20. Writes that she has not been able to find a publisher for her book and is going to bring it out privately. Says that Upton Sinclair has offered to publish the book and she has accepted his proposition. Tells TD that Sinclair will be sending him two thousand circulars to advertise the book.
Letter to EVD, 11/20/20. Asks that EVD tell her what to do to help him now that she has finished her book DEBS AND THE POETS. Writes that she is disappointed that EVD's poem came too late to be included in the book. Informs EVD that she has sent the original copies of the poems in the book to TD. Asks that EVD inscribe the first copy of DEBS AND THE POETS to Kate Crane-Gartz, the "Fairy God Mother to the Cause" in California.
Letter from TD, 11/20/20. Writes that he congratulates Le Prade on the completion of DEBS AND THE POETS. Says that the book is "unique in its construction and priceless in what it holds." Tells Le Prade that it is fortunate that Upton Sinclair was able to put out the book and give it "the widest possible circulation." Mentions that he does not think it is right that Le Prade has refused to accept a royalty for the book.
Poem titled "Walls and Wings" from EVD, 12/25/20.
Telegram to EVD, 12/26/20. Writes that she is sending greetings to EVD's "unconquerable soul." Includes note from TD saying that Le Prade has done a lot of work on behalf of political prisoners.
Letter to TD, 1/5/21. Says that she cannot accept any money for writing DEBS AND THE POETS because it would not be fair to all of the poets who made contributions to the book without remuneration. Assures TD that everything made from the book will be used to help the cause of amnesty. Mentions that she is glad that TD liked EVD's birthday book. Tells TD to advise her as to what she can do for EVD now that her book is finished.
Letter to TD, 4/7/21. States that she understands how TD cannot afford to be too optimistic about EVD's release from prison until it actually happens. Tells TD that she does not think that Harry Daugherty offered EVD a pardon with strings attached. Mentions that she thinks that Daugherty is a "fine fellow." Writes that Daugherty has read DEBS AND THE POETS and has spoken "most kindly of it." Assures TD that EVD will be released in the next few weeks.
Letter to EVD and TD, 5/12/23. Writes that she appreciates the presents EVD and TD sent her, including a pen and pencil set, a vase, a cream pitcher, and a sugar bowl. Says that she is glad to hear that TD is feeling better. Mentions that she was shocked to hear about the death of Mabel Dunlap Curry's father.
Telegram to TD, 10/20/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death. Says that TD must carry on EVD's work.
Poem titled "Eugene V. Debs" to TD, 10/20/26.
Letter to TD, 10/21/26. Writes that her thoughts are with TD during his time of grief. Says that she is sending TD a poem she wrote in EVD's honor.
Letter from TD, 11/12/26. Tells Le Prade that he and his family are heart-broken at the loss of EVD. Says that the support of people like her, Harold Story, and Kate Crane-Gartz has made him more courageous to bear his grief. Writes that it is hard to believe that a man he worked with for nearly fifty years, the very source of his "strength, courage, inspiration," has passed away. Mentions that EVD died while trying to recover his health so that he could fight some more for the cause. Tells Le Prade that the funeral was at the house at which Norman Thomas, Seymour Stedman, Victor Berger, and William Cunnea all spoke. Says that Le Prade's poem "Eugene V. Debs" was read at the funeral.
Letter to TD, 12/12/26. Tells TD that while she appreciated his letter that he should be thinking of himself in this time of grief rather than others. Explains that TD needs to give his body and mind some rest before he plunges back into his old routine. Says that after he has gotten enough rest he needs to take up EVD's work where he left off. Assures TD that one day he needs to write EVD's life story. Writes that EVD could never have done what he did without TD. Asks that TD consider having EVD's poem "Walls and Wings" published in the NEW REPUBLIC or the NATION.
Note from TD, ?/?/26. Writes that he will never forget Le Prade's service to EVD at the time of his imprisonment. Says that he is giving a small volume in honor of her service to him.
Letter from TD, 1/3/27. Writes that he is sorry he has not responded to Ruth Le Prade's letter sooner but that his morale, energy, ambition, and strength have all been at a low ebb. Tells Le Prade that he would not be the man to write a biography of EVD's life because he says that it needs to be done in a dispassionate manner. Says that he would not be able present Katherine Debs as anything but a "cold, insensible clod." Mentions that he has not been able to sleep and that he has been passing the hours by writing short stories based upon EVD's life. Writes that her son Eugene is a precious darling. Informs Le Prade that he recently received a letter from Kate Crane-Gartz. Says that both she and Le Prade mean so much to him.
Letter from TD, 3/15/27. Writes that Le Prade's stories about her son Eugene have reminded him of Marguerite Debs Cooper's youth. Explains that when Marguerite Debs Cooper was a baby he had a dog that looked after his daughter in the most caring way. Tells Le Prade that his letter to her was interrupted by a visit from Jessie Stephen, a member of the Labour Party of Britain. Assures Le Prade that he is flattered by what Kate Crane-Gartz has said about him. Mentions that he has been listless lately. Says that he is enclosing some stories he has written for her and Harold Story to read.
Letter to TD, 5/2/27. Writes that she has been conducting some business in San Diego, California which she hopes will bring in some money for the family. Assures TD that his stories are splendid, especially the one about the tailor. Says that she is glad that TD is writing about incidents from EVD's life. Tells TD that no matter what his reservations are that he should still write a biography about EVD.
Letter to TD, 10/24/27. Informs TD that she just received the copy of WALLS AND BARS that he sent to her. Writes that she was deeply touched by his beautiful inscription. Asks that TD let her know how his health has been lately. Mentions that it has been a year since EVD died. Asks that TD tell her what he thinks happens to people when they die. Says that her mother is a reader of the NEW APPEAL. Writes that she would like to send WALLS AND BARS to every public official who could have influence in improving the jails and penitentiaries. Mentions that her son is in perfect health and that he is a constant delight to her. Says that she has not seen Kate Crane-Gartz since she went to Europe.
Letter from TD, 11/29/27. Tells Le Prade that he attended the dedication ceremony for WEVD on 10/20/27. Says that it was a melancholy journey not only because it fell on the anniversary of EVD's death, but that the weather was dreary. Mentions that Adolph Gerber had arranged for a wonderful dedication ceremony. Writes that it was nice for him to see so many of his old comrades. Says that neither he nor EVD have any definite answers as to what happens after someone dies. Assures Le Prade that Kate Crane-Gartz is an "outstanding figure" who is as poised and courageous as Susan B. Anthony.
Letter to TD, 6/14/28. Writes that her son was stricken with a severe illness and had to spend two weeks in the hospital. Assures TD that Kate Crane-Gartz appreciated what he said about her and promises to send him some of her books. Mentions that John Milton Scott passed away in March. Says that she cannot believe that the powers that be are trying to close down WEVD.
Letter to TD, 8/6/28. Writes that she wishes that she could see TD. Says that she was glad to know that TD was familiar with John Milton Scott's poetry. Asks that TD autograph a book for Percival Gerson.
Letter to TD, 12/31/29. Writes that TD's Christmas message meant a great deal to her. Says that she is sorry she has not written to TD in a while. Mentions that her son is now 4 years old.
Letter to TD, 9/?/32. Writes that she was sorry to hear of the passing of TD's sister. Says that TD has had more than his fair share of suffering. Informs TD that soon after her son was born she divorced her husband and remarried as quickly as possible. Mentions that her son is in good health. Tells TD that the Great Depression has hit Kate Crane-Gartz terribly.
Letter to TD, 12/4/33. Writes that her son appreciates the books TD sent for him. Says that she has been happy since Edwin Markham returned to California. Mentions that the Poets' Garden has been rededicated. Also mentions that she will be working on a project with Markham about the children of the coal mines.
Letter to TD on Poets' Garden letterhead, 8/15/37. Writes that she has just finished rereading WALLS AND BARS. Says that she is currently writing a biography about Faith Chevaillier who passed away two years ago. Tells TD that it is a shame that Edwin Markham must have a guardian around him at all times. Mentions that she wants to see Markham's liberties restored before he dies. Includes poems written in honor of Edwin Markham titled "To Edwin Markham," "Upon the Suisun Hills," and "The Eagle."
Letter to TD, 11/28/38. Write that Guy Bogart shared the letter he received from TD with her. Says that she was sorry to learn that TD was ill. Writes that each year will add luster to the name of EVD. Tells TD that she is happy that Tom Mooney will soon be freed.
Letter to Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper, 4/?/45. Writes that she learned from Kate Crane-Gartz of TD's death. Says that his death was a great shock to her. Sends condolences on TD's death.
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 6/30/45. Writes that she appreciated Le Prade's letter of condolence on the passing of TD. Says that Gertrude Debs has been on the verge of collapse since TD's death. Mentions that TD's death was a shock to her and Gertrude Debs. Expresses the hope that now TD and EVD are reunited and "carrying on somewhere."
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 8/25/46. Writes that she heard about the death of her son from Guy Bogart. Sends condolences on his death.
Letter to Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper, 12/?/46. Says that she trusts both Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper are well and asks that they keep in contact more often. Writes that she would like to know what happened with the book Irving Stone intended to write about EVD. Mentions that she misses TD's letters. Asks that someone tell her if Mabel Dunlap Curry is still alive.
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 1/8/47. Writes that Irving Stone assures her that his book about EVD is coming along nicely. Says that he expects to have the book out by next September. Informs Le Prade that Mabel Dunlap Curry passed away on New Year's Day.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 12/?/47. Says that she would like to know what Marguerite Debs Cooper thinks of Irving Stone's ADVERSARY IN THE HOUSE. Writes that she would like to know what is fact and what is fiction in the book.
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 12/29/47. Says that the characters of Gloria and Ned are the only fictional ones in Irving Stone's ADVERSARY IN THE HOUSE. Writes that she has heard that the portrayal of Katherine Debs in the book is an accurate one. Mentions that a number of EVD's old comrades in New York City, New York question Irving Stone's picture of Katherine Debs.
Letter to Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper, 10/20/50. Writes that she has just finished a book which has a chapter about EVD in it. Says that she would like permission to print EVD's poem "Walls and Wings" in it.
Letter to Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooer, 11/8/50. Tells Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper that since they had never seen EVD's poem before that it is safe to say that it had never been published. Says that she thinks that EVD wrote it especially for her book DEBS AND THE POETS. Asks that she be allowed to be the first one to publish it. Also asks that Marguerite Debs Cooper tell her what ever happened to Katherine Debs, EVD's house, and his library.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 12/28/50. Writes that it is a shame that EVD's house never went to the Socialist Party and that Marguerite Debs Cooper never received the books in his library. Mentions that TD kept her abreast about what was going on in his family.
Poem titled "April," 7/20/54.
Tribute to Ruth Le Prade from Angela Morgan,11/17/55. Writes that Le Prade's influence on America's cultural life has been unique. Says that poetry is Le Prade's great passion. Mentions that Edwin Markham first met Le Prade when she was still quite young.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 1/4/56. Writes that she is sorry to hear about the death of Gertrude Debs. Mentions that she is sending Marguerite Debs Cooper several of Edwin Markham's poems under a separate cover.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 4/7/56. Tells Marguerite Debs Cooper that she wished that she could be with her to celebrate the 104th birthday of Edwin Markham. Mentions that she received a picture of EVD from Florence Kirkpatrick. Includes an invitation to celebrate Edwin Markham's 104th birthday.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 12/?/67. Says that she hopes that Marguerite Debs Cooper has a happy new year. Writes that Marguerite Debs Cooper did the right thing in giving EVD and TD's papers and correspondence to the university in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Outline for DEBS AND THE POETS, n.d.
Letter from Witter Bynner, n.d. Tells Le Prade that he heard EVD speak in 1912 and was moved by his appeal which was "not the appeal of a politician desiring power or corralling votes, but a vivid and human passion for the betterment of his species." Assures Le Prade that EVD is one of the finest spirits alive. Includes a poem titled "9653." Mentions that the country should be ashamed for keeping EVD in prison.
Letter from Edmund Vance Cooke, n.d. Writes that the title of the poem he wrote for EVD was titled "Eugene" not "Our Gene." Asks that Le Prade correct this error before putting the poem in her book. Tells Le Prade that he met EVD when he was on trial in Cleveland, Ohio. Mentions that EVD's address to the court was one of the "great speeches in American history." Informs Le Prade that he is not a socialist but that he admires EVD because he is a "great, unselfish soul, deeply and sincerely concerned in righting our social and economic wrongs." Mentions that EVD knew who he was when he met him and appreciated his poetry. Writes that EVD's imprisonment is a grave injustice. Mentions that he is enclosing a poem titled "Amnesty" for Le Prade's book.
Letter from John Haynes Holmes, n.d. Writes that EVD is like a savior of mankind who is the "kindest, gentlest, bravest of men." Says that EVD's name is "taking on that golden lustre which belongs only to those who love their kind, and give all in their behalf."
Letter from Edwin Markham, n.d. Says that he is sending his greetings to Le Prade and to all of her friends at the Poets' Garden. Assures Le Prade that she is right to honor the poets who have done so much to speak in "praise of Beauty, so much to build up the hope and courage of the world." Mentions all of Le Prade's friends should love and honor her for her "devotion to poetry and to all that is noble in life."
Note from Siegried Sassoon, n.d. Writes that he does not know EVD but that he is familiar with his name. Mentions that he loathes the system that has imprisoned him.
Note from Sarah N. Cleghorn, n.d. Tells Le Prade that she wishes that when the coat EVD wore at the trial wears out that she could have a piece of it for her Bible.
Letter from Lawrence Houseman, n.d. Says that he knows EVD only through his influence on others. Writes that both EVD's friends and enemies think that he is a "rare man of worth."
Untitled poem to EVD from John Cowper Powys, n.d.
Untitled poem to EVD from Carl Sandburg, n.d.

Lee, Algernon: Letter to EVD on Rand School of Social Science letterhead, 8/23/21. Says that when he was at a new vacation camp with his wife and several comrades he wrote an descriptive letter in honor of EVD. Includes a letter to EVD saying that it was written as a greeting from the comrades at the Taminent Camp.
Note from EVD to TD, 8/25/21. Writes that it is kind, thoughtful and considerate of Lee to remember him in such a touching way. Says that he only wished he deserved such a flattering tribute.
Letter to EVD, 9/16/23. Writes that he appreciated the words of praise EVD bestowed upon him in honor of his 50th birthday. Tells EVD that he keeps him feeling young. Says that one of the most memorable days of his life was hearing EVD speak in Minneapolis, Minnesota just before he was imprisoned in Woodstock Jail. Mentions that he became a socialist a little over a year later. Also mentions that it was that speech that made him realize that the world needed a "conscious and self reliant movement of the working class."
Letter from TD, 1/24/43. Tells Lee that he is writing to commemorate his 70th birthday. Says that he is thankful for the "invaluable service" that Lee has rendered to the socialist cause. Writes that it is because of Lee's faithfulness, loyalty and fine courage" that he is being so "highly honroed, esteemed and respected" by that all he knows.
Letter to TD on Rand School of Social Science letterhead, 9/7/44. Writes that a man named Irving Stone has been doing research at the Rand School's library for a book about EVD. Says that Irving Stone would like to visit TD in Terre Haute, Indiana on his way back to the Pacific coast. Assures TD that this is not the same Irving Stone that has been pestering him and is a "Communist and an unpleasant character." Mentions that the Irving Stone who has been using the Rand School's library has written books about Clarence Darrow and Vincent van Gogh.
Letter from TD, 9/7/44. Writes that he appreciates the time Lee took to investigate the Irving Stone matter. Mentions that now that he knows that this Irving Stone is not a Communist he will respond favorably to his letter. Says that he is glad to know that Lee's health has been holding up. Mentions that he has ill lately and says that he is thankful for the help he has received from Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper.
Letter to TD on Rand School of Social Science letterhead, 9/24/44. Writes that he apologizes for not responding to his letter sooner but that he is not able to get as much done as he used to. Tells TD that he tried has tried his best to make a world a better place. Asks that TD give his regards to Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper.
Letter from TD, 10/4/44. Tells Lee that he is preparing for a visit with Irving Stone. Mentions that he is about 10 years older than Lee. Writes that he has lived a long time and has taken the bitter with the sweet. Says that he will not be a "piker and cuss at so fair and square a deal" even though his health is now broken because he has lived a good life.
Letter to TD on Rand School of Social Science letterhead, 2/15/45. Says that he wants to know if it is true if EVD ever approached John D. Rockefeller in the late 1890s in hope of "awakening his conscience to the wickedness of capitalistic society and prompting him to use his great influence and power for the betterment of the world instead of for piling up wealth." Mentions that it would have been characteristic of EVD to attempt such an appeal. Writes that Robert Owen and Charles Fourier tried to do something similar in the early nineteenth century. Mentions that he wrote to James Oneal but that he could not recall the details of EVD's action. Asks that TD tell him what happened between EVD and Rockefeller.
Letter from TD, 2/24/45. Writes that he does not remember any kind of correspondence between EVD and Rockefeller at any time whatsoever. Says that Lee might be thinking of Charlie Bonsell of Salem, Ohio who "ribbed" John D. Rockefeller occasionally about doing something for the common good.
Letter to TD, 3/1/45. Expresses the hope that TD has recovered from his attack of malaria. Says that TD's answer to his question about John D. Rockefeller was decisive. Writes that if EVD had written to Rockefeller he is sure that TD would have remembered it. Mentions that he thinks he was confusing EVD's appeal to Rockefeller with Charlie Bonsell's as well as with a speech EVD made soon after his release from Woodstock Jail.
Letter from TD, 3/27/45. Writes that both he and Gertrude Debs have been ill. Mentions that EVD used John D. Rockefeller's name during a speech he gave in Chicago, Illinois in which he referred to the University of Chicago as "Rockefeller's pillored pile of plunder."
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 9/28/47. Tells Lee that she wrote to Bertha Mailley on 8/23/47 asking if the Board of Directors of the Rand School of Social Science would be interested in having EVD's papers. Mentions that she never received a response to her letter. Writes that TD often said that he wanted EVD's papers to be placed with the ones already placed in the Rand School's library. Informs Lee that she will not send EVD's papers to the Rand School until she receives word from the Board of Directors. Mentions that EVD's papers are already crated for shipping. Asks that Lee contact her at his earliest convenience. Says that if she does not hear from him she will send EVD's materials to another university.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper on Rand School of Social Science letterhead, 10/2/47. Assures Marguerite Debs Cooper that the Board of Directors of the Rand School would gladly accept EVD's papers. Mentions that the members of the Board would make sure that EVD's papers would be placed with the material donated by EVD several years before. Also mentions that EVD's papers will be housed in the library named after Meyer London.
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 10/24/47. Writes that she was unable to send the crate containing EVD's papers to the Rand School of Social Science because of a shipping strike in New York City, New York. Says that she will send the crate after the strike is over.

Lee, E. A.: Letter to EVD on Hotel Castle, Omaha Nebraska letterhead, 4/14/20. Tells EVD that they met in 1894 when he was a reporter for the CHICAGO JOURNAL. Mentions that he wrote a rather harsh article about EVD at the time because he was writing for a newspaper "decidedly antagonistic to labor." Writes that the present switchman's strike reminded him of the discussion they had at that time. Says that he sympathizes with EVD and expresses the hope that the President will sign a pardon for EVD's release. Mentions that most people think of EVD as a martyr for the cause of labor. Writes that it is unfortunate that the people in power cannot see that the capitalist system is breaking down and a new republic is being created.

Lehane, Cornelius: Letter from EVD, 11/30/18. Assures Lehane that he is glad to know that he misunderstandings between him and the other comrades has been cleared away. Expresses the hope that he has been helpful in bringing attention to Lehane's case. Tells Lehane that there are still hundreds of comrades under indictment and that he has no time for inter-party squabbling. Mentions a young female school teacher who is languishing under appalling conditions in a Texas jail.
Letter to TD, n.d. Writes that he appreciates the interest he and EVD have taken in his case. Assures TD that he never stated that the Socialist Party had sold out to the British government. Asks that TD write to Adolph Germer in order to get a copy of the statement he allegedly he made in reference to the Socialist Party. Expresses the hope that TD can resolve the matter for him.

Leiser, Clara.: Letter to TD, 8/10/34. Says that she is writing at the suggestion of William Ellery Leonard about whom she is writing a book. Explains that William Ellery Leonard told her that TD may have the letters Leonard wrote to EVD while he was in prison. Expresses the hope that the letter had not been destroyed.
Letter from TD, 8/30/34. Writes that he would have responded to Leiser's letter sooner except for the fact that he has been ill. Informs Leiser's that William Ellery Leonard's "fine and beautiful" letters to EVD were saved. Says that he has enclosed the letters Leonard wrote to EVD and asks that they be returned to him when she is finished with them.
Letter to TD, 9/4/34. Writes that she will copy William Ellery Leonard's letters to EVD that return them as soon as possible. Says that she would like to see the Wisconsin Historical Library make Leonard's letters to EVD part of its permanent collection. Suggests that TD consider letting the library have the letters. Asks that TD tell her under what circumstances EVD visited Leonard and what he had to say to him. Assures TD that she will not say anything that Leonard would disapprove of in her book. Mentions that Leonard made her aware of EVD when she took a class from him in 1920. Asks that TD tell her where she can get a hold of David Karsner, Ruth Le Prade, and McAlister Coleman.
Letter from TD, 10/16/34. Writes that he would be happy to donate the letters between William Ellery Leonard and EVD to the Wisconsin Historical Library. Assures Leiser that he sent her all of the letters he was able to locate. Says that EVD first met Leonard in the Spring of 1923 in Madison, Wisconsin. Mentions that EVD told him that it was a privilege to meet Leonard, a "man he had long honored and respected for his manly traits of character, fearless courage and outstanding ability." Tells Leiser that EVD received only a few letters from college professors and ministers. Writes that he will be sending Leiser a copy of DEBS AND THE POETS.
Letter to TD, 10/23/34. Writes that she appreciated the letter TD sent from EVD to William Ellery Leonard. Says that she was proud to receive a copy of DEBS AND THE POETS.
Letter to TD, 9/12/41. Tells Leiser that she wrote him several years ago about a book she was working on about William Ellery Leonard. Assures TD that she has not yet abandoned the project. Mentions that her father's cousin, Martin B. Leisser, painted a portrait of EVD when he was in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Writes that Clarence Darrow acted as the intermediary between EVD and the artist. Asks that TD give her any information that he has about this painting.
Letter to TD, 9/26/41. Writes that she appreciates TD's kindness in looking through his files for letters from Martin B. Leisser. Says that she wonders if TD ever saw the portrait Martin B. Leisser painted of EVD. Mentions that she has put off writing William Ellery Leonard's biography because of what she found out about his domestic life. Assures TD that she has no interest in hurting William Ellery Leonard's present wife.

Lentz, John J.: Letter to EVD on America Insurance Union letterhead, 9/2/25. Writes that he was happy to see in an Associated Press release that EVD's health had improved. Mentions that the press release also stated that EVD was in Chicago, Illinois to address the Socialist Party convention and to speak at a banquet commemorating his work in the labor movement. Expresses the hope that EVD has continued success in fighting for better political and economic conditions.

Leonard, Harold W.: Letter to EVD, 8/12/20. Asks that EVD write a ten or twenty word message that he can place next to Helen Keller's own brief message for a project he is working on called "What They Say." Says that he is a strong advocate for social justice. Mentions that he has been a struggling farmer for over 50 years. Tells EVD that he needs pants.

Leonard, William Ellery: Poem titled "The Old Agitator" to EVD, 5/1/19.
Letter to TD on University of Wisconsin-Madison letterhead, 12/24/19. Writes that he is enclosing a copy of a poem that was printed in Victor Berger's paper THE LEADER. Says that he is sending his Christmas greetings to both him and EVD. Asks that TD forward his letter to EVD. Mentions that time has proved that EVD was right to speak out when he did.
Letter to EVD on University of Wisconsin-Madison letterhead, 1/2/20. Writes that he heard from TD that EVD is allowed to receive letters. Tells EVD that the many that honor him want to see him freed. Says that he had a dinner party where a military officer and the son of a wealthy broker told him that EVD does not deserve the treatment he has received. Mentions that he thinks it is awkward that he is addressing EVD's letter to a prison because it is clear that EVD is having a greater "educative influence" on the American people than the university. Says that he would like to discuss with EVD the possibilities of forging an alliance between the "Gown and the Shirt." Mentions that he would like EVD to speak one day to the students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Letter to TD on University of Wisconsin-Madison letterhead, 2/5/20. Writes that he will always treasure the little slip of paper from EVD. Tells TD that he has been reading David Karsner's book about EVD. Says that he recommended the book at a Social Science Club meeting and twenty subscriptions were taken for it. Mentions that his social vision is not too dissimilar from EVD's. Assures TD that one day EVD will be recognized as a great American. Mentions that he is part of the same American tradition as Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Brown, and Abraham Lincoln. Also mentions that EVD has supporters in the universities.
Letter to EVD on University of Wisconsin-Madison letterhead, 3/4/20. Says that he must apologize for not writing EVD sooner but that he has been kept quite busy. Writes that he received a letter from the German pacifist and poet Leonhard Frank. Mentions that Frank is now an outcast in Germany for the views that he held during the war. Assures EVD that he will be more enduring than his politics. Tells EVD that he quoted him in one of his classes and says that "students listen when they hear their professors' theories backed up by men in the trenches of life."
Letter to TD on University of Wisconsin-Madison letterhead, 3/14/20. Writes that he is sending TD a copy of his new book of poetry. Mentions that he would like EVD to read them. Says that he wonders if EVD is familiar with the book Ruth Le Prade is putting together titled DEBS AND THE POETS. Mentions that he has written a poem that will appear in it.
Letter to TD on University of Wisconsin-Madison letterhead, 4/10/20. Writes that he appreciated the message from EVD that TD sent. Says that he saw in the NATION that his book THE LYNCHING BEE AND OTHER POEMS will be out in the spring. Mentions that he has not yet seen the proofs for it.
Letter to EVD on University of Wisconsin-Madison letterhead, 6/29/20. Says that he is so busy that he ever wondered why he became a university teacher in the first place. Writes that the "modern university is a triple-shift factory with the same man on all three shifts." Tells EVD that he has been meaning to write since he heard that EVD was nominated for the Presidency. Mentions that he has been called a Bolshevik because he discussed EVD's situation in his classes. Also mentions that Robert LaFollette won the state primaries for governor. Tells EVD that he was entertaining Victor Berger the other evening. Writes that he had Victor Berger's daughter Doris Berger in one of his classes and that she said that Victor Berger was an "old fogy conservative."
Letter to EVD on University of Wisconsin-Madison letterhead, 9/9/20. Says that he taught summer school, wrote a 50,000 word essay, corrected the proofs for his book THE LYNCHING BEE AND OTHER POEMS, and harvested the corn, beans and carrots from his garden since he wrote EVD last. Mentions that he vote for Robert LaFollette in the state primaries for governor. Writes that he cannot wait to cast his vote for EVD in the November Presidential election. Tells EVD that Victor Berger's daughter Ilsa Berger was suspended from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for swimming at midnight near the University of Wisconsin's boat house. Mentions that Upton Sinclair's son David Sinclair will be coming to the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall. States that one of his colleagues assured him that EVD will get a big protest vote but that it will be insignificant. Expresses the disbelief that EVD is still in prison. Mentions that he suffered a nervous breakdown several years ago after his first wife lost her sanity and committed suicide. Assures EVD that he could never have endured what EVD has gone through since his imprisonment.
Letter to EVD on University of Wisconsin-Madison letterhead, 11/1/20. Writes that he hopes that his letters help sustain EVD while he is in prison. Says that EVD's imprisonment is part of the great work that he has done for the rights of man. Mentions that tomorrow a great many people will be speaking out in EVD's behalf. Writes that he was at a formal dinner party the other night and it came out that besides him four other people present at the event were going to vote for EVD. Assures EVD that he would love to live in a country "presidented" by EVD. Mentions that if EVD was in the White House it would be like having another Abraham Lincoln as President. Informs EVD that his father died a few weeks ago.
Letter to TD on University of Wisconsin-Madison letterhead, 12/9/20. Says that he appreciated the fact that TD made the time to write him. Tells TD that he is glad to know that his last letter to EVD touched him. Mentions that he cannot believe that Woodrow Wilson will not pardon EVD. Asks that TD consider publishing selections from EVD's prison correspondence. Assures TD that a great deal of the public hostility against EVD has died down.
Letter to TD, 12/24/20. Tells TD that he has some thoughts about the book that TD should publish about EVD's prison correspondence. Says that TD should consider publishing the book with B. W. Huebsch. Assures TD that the book would be a "valuable document for the good of America." Mentions that he does not think the objections TD has raised are insurmountable. Mentions that the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been somewhat understanding of his sympathies for EVD.
Note from EVD to TD on envelope postmarked 12/13/20. Tells TD that he appreciates Leonard's loyalty. Mentions that TD should check into preparing the book that Leonard suggests.
Letter to TD on University of Wisconsin-Madison letterhead, 1/7/21. Says that he wonders if TD saw the review of Ruth Le Prade's DEBS AND THE POETS that appeared in the NEW YORK EVENING POST. Mentions that the NEW YORK EVENING POST's review reflected the convictions of many socialists. Tells TD that he does not expect Woodrow Wilson to pardon EVD before he leaves office. Writes that he wished that he could come to Terre Haute, Indiana and help TD with his work so that TD could concentrate on putting out the book about EVD's correspondence.
Letter to TD on University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2/1/21. Asks that TD not forget the book that he wants him to put together of EVD's correspondence. Assures TD that he will help him get it out next summer. Mentions that he would be willing to write an introduction for the book. Writes that EVD is so lovable that it is easy to forget his intellect. Tells TD that he would be willing to open up his home to EVD if he needs a place to rest after getting out of prison. Asks that TD tell him about Katherine Debs. Mentions that he received a letter from Ruth Le Prade the other day. Includes a poem titled "Red Neck Jeff."
Postcard to TD, 2/10/21. Tells TD that he cannot believe that Woodrow Wilson denied a pardon to EVD. Assures TD that the word denied is one that Woodrow Wilson will never forget.
Letter to TD on University of Wisconsin-Madison letterhead, 4/5/21. Writes that EVD's trip to Washington D. C. was funny because of the fact that EVD, a man who has been called the most "dangerous criminal in American history," was given a free round-trip ticket on his word of honor that he would return to Atlanta, Georgia. Mentions that he is sure that a good many American citizens saw the incongruity of the situation.
Letter to EVD on University of Wisconsin-Madison letterhead, 6/24/21. Tells EVD that he has not written him for a while because he has been depressed. Says that he wonders when EVD will be taking another trip to Washington D. C. Mentions that he received a letter from Ruth Le Prade who says that Amy Davis Winship visited EVD. States that he met Winship when she came to visit her son who is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Informs EVD that DEBS AND THE POETS has received several favorable reviews. Expresses the hope that EVD is released sometime this summer.
Letter to TD on University of Wisconsin-Madison letterhead, 8/16/21. Tells TD that he has written the Attorney General on EVD's behalf. Mentions that he heard from Victor Berger that EVD might be released in the next few days. States that he was pleased that TD spoke so highly of him in the letter he wrote to Amy Davis Winship. Mentions that he is glad that TD thinks that he has been helpful to the cause.
Letter to TD on University of Wisconsin-Madison letterhead, 10/21/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death. Mentions that he will always cherish the afternoon that he and his wife spent with EVD.

Lermond, Norman W.: Letter to TD on Knox Academy of Arts and Sciences letterhead, 11/10/40. Writes that following the 35th annual dinner of the League for Industrial Democracy that a call was made for the creation of a new national political party. Mentions that the political party is to encompass all kinds of leftists. Tells TD that the party's platform will have five planks: public ownership; production for use, not for profit; peace; the creation of an international court of arbitration; and the establishment of the cooperative brotherhood of man. Asks that TD serve as a representative of the party for the state of Indiana.
Letter from TD, 11/28/40. Writes that he remembers Lermond from the days when they were both active in the Socialist Party. Says that Lermond was always a "hard worker" and is glad that he has the "strength, and health and ambition to agitate for the better day for workers of the world." Mentions that he cannot accept any position in whatsoever in the political party that Lermond wrote him about. Informs Lermond that he is against united front organizations because they have a tendency to become captured by the communists.

Leslie, Will, Anna, and Jean: Letter to EVD, 12/22/19. Writes that they send greetings to EVD in prison. Says that over the past year the government has been powerful enough to put and keep EVD in prison. Tells EVD that if he had "nursed" a "billion dollar war baby" instead of the "human baby" he might now be having Christmas dinner with the nation's celebrities. Expresses the hope that the new year will be a better one for EVD.
Letter to TD, 12/22/19. Writes that they are sending TD their Christmas greetings. Mentions that their love is always with TD.
Letter to EVD, 12/20/20. Assures EVD that the love he receives from all over the country is equal to a great "Niagara." Writes that they have heard that some of President Woodrow Wilson's aids are pleading for the release of EVD. Says that one day President Woodrow Wilson will be asking for a pardon from EVD. Mentions that they are sending EVD some fruit and flowers.
Letter to TD, 12/27/40. Writes that they appreciate the Christmas greeting that TD sent. Says that what is happening in the world has caused them to "recoil in horror." Tells TD that they will not realize their goal of seeing the world "clasp hands in fraternal brotherhood." Mentions that they are not giving up nor has their fight been in vain.
Letter to TD, 12/29/42. Writes that they are sorry to learn that TD is ill. Asks that the new year bring TD additional strength.
Letter to TD, Gertrude Debs, and Marguerite Debs Cooper, 3/11/43. Writes that they are sorry to learn that TD has been ill. Says that TD is anything but a "piker." Mentions that they saw the copy of CHICAGO SUN which had pictures of EVD and TD in them. Tells TD that they remember the days of the Red Special and how they met the train in New Haven, Connecticut. Writes that it was a great joy for them to have coffee with TD, EVD, Steven Marion Reynolds, Jim Carey, and Clara Carey in Boston, Massachusetts. Assures TD that they appreciated the leaflets "Them Flowers" and "Terry Hut" that he sent to them.
Letter to Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper, 1/7/46. Writes that TD inspired them. Says that he has now joined his brother EVD. Expresses the hope that Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper's memories of the past keep them warm and cozy.
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 1/20/46. Writes that she and Gertrude Debs appreciated Will, Anna, and Jean Leslie's letter of condolence. Mentions that she was in a state of shocked after TD passed away so suddenly. Says that she asks that the Gods of fate smile upon the Leslie family.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 12/28/55. Writes that they were sorry to learn of Gertrude Debs' death. Says that they are also sorry that Marguerite Debs Cooper could not enjoy the 100th anniversary of the Railroad Trainmen's convention.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 2/3/56. Tells Marguerite Debs Cooper that they have lost a loved one recently and know how difficult it must be for her to get over the death of Gertrude Debs. Says that Marguerite Debs Cooper should keep busy and that should help to soften the blow of her loss. Mentions that they appreciated the clippings Marguerite Debs Cooper sent of the 100th anniversary of the Railroad Trainmen's convention.

Le Sueur, Arthur.: Letter from EVD, 7/24/15. Tells Le Sueur that he has been meaning to send him an article for the PEOPLE'S COLLEGE NEWS but has not done it because he has been so busy. Writes that Le Sueur puts out a "rattling good college journal." Says that "each issue bristles with the virile nature and revolutionary purpose of the cause it represents."
Letter to EVD on People's College letterhead, 9/15/15. Writes that EVD has unanimously been reelected to serve as the People's College President of the Advisory Board. Mentions that Frank P. Walsh, Kate Richards O'Hare, and Scott Nearing were also elected to the board.

Leverne, Verne: Poem titled "Roses in Jail," n.d.
Copy of poem titled "Roses in Jail," n.d.
Copy of poem titled "Roses in Jail," n.d.

Leviatan, B.: Telegram to EVD, Writes that Meyer London was kind in an automobile accident. Asks that EVD wire a few lines in response to his death.

Levine, Isaac Don: Letter to EVD, 7/13/25. Tells EVD that the International Committee on Political Prisoners will be publishing a book about political prisoners in the Soviet Union. Mentions that the letters that will included in the book were collected by Alexander Berkman and represent the opinions of Social Democrats, right-wing socialist revolutionists, left-wing socialist revolutionists, Maximalists, and anarchists. Informs EVD that he has enclosed several of letters for him to read. Mentions that a great many leading intellectuals have agreed to write introductions to the letters, including Albert Einstein, Louis Brandeis, Romain Rolland, Israel Zangwill, Maurice Maeterlink, Gerhardt Hauptmann, Bertrand Russell, and H. G. Wells. Asks that EVD also write an piece to add to the others. Mentions that Roger Baldwin suggested that Levine write to EVD. Asks that EVD return the manuscript when he is done with it.
Letter to EVD, 1/13/25. Writes that he is enclosing postage so that EVD can return the manuscript he sent him.

Levitt, John M. SEE Cooper, Andrew G.

Levoff, Leopold: Letter to EVD, 3/2/20. Says that he hopes that EVD is feeling well. Writes that a new school opened in Los Angeles, California called the Walt Whitman School. Mentions that he is one of the pupils. Tells EVD that William Thurston Brown is the principal of the school. Asks that EVD tell him if he knew Walt Whitman. States that it is "mean" that someone put EVD in prison. Expresses the hope that EVD is soon released from prison. Mentions that he saw EVD's picture on the front cover of the LIBERATOR. Writes that he is proud that EVD said that he is a Bolshevik from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet.

Lewing, F. N.: Letter to EVD, 11/2/20. Writes that she was proud to cast her first vote for EVD in today's Presidential election. Assures EVD that he has not "lived and suffered in vain." Tells EVD that she is outraged at the way he and other socialists have been treated. Mentions that she thinks that the socialists doubled their vote this year.

Lewis, Arthur M.: Letter to TD on Workers' University Society letterhead, 7/5/15. Writes that he appreciated the way EVD began one of his editorials with a quotation from his book. Asks that TD arrange for EVD to speak at one of his student assemblies. Mentions that he would be willing to pay EVD $100.00 for his time. Also mentions that it would be nice if EVD spoke about the "value and desirability of working class education." Says that he is hoping to get Jack London and Charles Edward Russell to speak to his students, too.

Lewis, E. B.: Letter to TD on Lewis Mercantile Company letterhead, 5/6/21. Asks that TD inform him as to EVD's health. Writes that he does not expect justice to be had from Capitol Hill. Mentions that the greatest mistake that Christopher Columbus ever made was to bring the caucasian race to the America. Says that the AMERICAN APPEAL made a grievous mistake in prematurely publishing an article about the release of the nation's political prisoners. Asks that TD let him know whether he thinks the Warren Harding administration will be any better than Woodrow Wilson's.

Lewis, Fay: Letter to EVD on Peoples Bank and Trust Company letterhead, 5/24/26. Writes that he has just returned from a three month trip to Italy, France, and Switzerland which she took with Marion Lewis and Margaret Johannsen. Mentions that she had the chance to hear John Haynes Holmes speak while in New York City, New York. Says that John Haynes Holmes named EVD, Luther Burbank, and Clarence Darrow as the three Americans who "most nearly exemplified the spirit of Jesus Christ." Mentions that she heard Clarence Darrow speak in Detroit, Michigan.
Letter from TD, 11/5/26. Says that EVD wrote her a letter a year ago that said something to the effect of, "I have given all my life to the cause and when I pass on what little I have left will go to the Socialist Party." Asks that Lewis let him borrow the letter for a while.
Letter to TD, 11/18/26. Tells TD that she just returned from a cruise where she visited Panama and Cuba. Says that she spent the day looking for the letter he requested from EVD but that she was unable to find it. Informs TD that EVD wrote the letter in response to a question she asked him, namely, what would EVD do if he possessed an estate and had no dependents to leave it to. Says that EVD's answer was that he would "give every cent to socialism." Expresses the hope that one day she will get to meet TD. Mentions that she has heard that some of the Chicago, Illinois comrades are going to join the Republican Party.
Letter to TD, 12/29/35. Writes that he heard a great speech given by Charles Coughlin and has subscribed to his weekly paper. Says that she hopes to meet TD one day in Chicago, Illinois.
Letter to TD on Board of Commissioners Rockford Park District, Rockford, Illinois, 1/25/37. Writes that she probably destroyed the letter TD has requested from her because of its highly sensitive nature.
Letter from TD, n.d. Tells Lewis that Katherine Debs has passed on. Mentions that he did not mourn her death because of the way that she betrayed EVD's final wishes, which was that his estate was to go to the Socialist Party. Says that he wanted to make sure that Lewis realized that it was Katherine Debs' "treachery" and not EVD's "veracity" that resulted in the way in which EVD's estate was settled.

Lewis, G. B.: Letter to EVD on NEW ERA letterhead, 3/28/21. Says that he has dedicated his book, which was written in Greek, to EVD for all of the work he has done for the "emancipation of the masses" from the slavery of industrialism.
Letter to TD from EVD, 9/22/21. Writes that he received from the warden a book titled A HANDBOOK ON SOCIALISM printed in Greek. Mentions that there is a beautiful tribute to him in English in the introduction of the book. Asks that TD write Lewis and tell him that he appreciated the copy of the book and the beautiful tribute to him in it.

Lewis, Lena Morrow: Letter to TD, 8/27/20. Tells TD that she is planning meetings for William Henry and Seymour Stedman to speak in Seattle, Washington. Says that Seymour Stedman does not deserve all of the flak he has been receiving. Mentions that from the rumors that are circulating that the National Executive Committee is trying to keep from EVD everything they do not want him to know. Writes that the Communists in Seattle, Washington have been doing everything in their power to prevent the growth and advancement of the Socialist Party. Mentions that the Communists in Seattle, Washington are not connected with the national communist party. Expresses the hope that EVD received the copy of Amy Davis Winship's memoirs that Winship sent to him.
Telegram to TD, 10/22/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death.
Letter to TD, 9/19/44. Tells TD that she is writing to inform him about what she has learned about Irving Stone. Says that Irving Stone has been using the Debs Collection in the Meyer London Memorial Library for his book about EVD's life. Assures TD that this man is not the same Irving Stone whom James Oneal found of questionable integrity. Mentions that from the caliber of Irving Stone's published work that his book about EVD "will in a high degree do credit" to him. Writes that Irving Stone's stenographers have been working diligently through the materials in the Debs Collection and have taken a lot of notes. Mentions that she has talked with these stenographers about her own experience with EVD. Tells TD that Irving Stone will be writing a novel about EVD rather than a biography. Says that she has given Irving Stone's stenographers the names of several people to contact about their experiences with EVD.
Letter to TD, 9/30/44. Writes that based upon the reviews for Irving Stone's latest book IMMORTAL WIFE that there should be no more "misapprehensions as to the desirability of a novel" about EVD's life rather than a biography. Mentions that Irving Stone was recently honored by 100 artists for his book about Vincent van Gogh. Says that she told Irving Stone to see George Brewer and Grace Brewer when he gets back to California. Tells TD that Irving Stone had a wonderful visit with Morris Hillquit's widow.
Letter from TD, 10/17/44. Writes that he has been ill. Tells Lewis that he is trying to dig up material about EVD for Irving Stone's book. Mentions that he was pleased by what the review in the NEW YORK TIMES said about Irving Stone's book IMMORTAL WIFE.
Letter to Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper, 4/20/45. Writes that she missed the notice in the NEW YORK TIMES that TD had passed on. Says that it was a great shock to her when she heard the news from Julius Gerber. Mentions that it is sad that TD will never get the chance to read Irving Stone's book about EVD. Sends condolences on TD's death.
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 6/30/45. Tells Lewis that she is sorry that she has taken so long to reply to her beautiful letter of condolences written at the time of TD's death. Says that Gertrude Debs has been on the verge of a collapse since TD's passing. Writes that TD's death was a shock to both her and Gertrude Debs. Mentions that she is glad that Irving Stone is still going ahead with his book about EVD.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 12/5/47. Says that she is writing to express her "deepest appreciation" for Irving Stone's book ADVERSARY IN THE HOUSE. Tells Marguerite Debs Cooper that Gus Claessens does not believe that Katherine Debs' portrayal in the book was accurate and says that he attributes her bad portrayal to TD's bias against her. Mentions that Eva Parker Ingersoll enjoyed Irving Stone's book, too. Writes that she is enclosing a copy of the review of ADVERSARY IN THE HOUSE that appeared in the NEW YORK TIMES.
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 12/8/47. Writes that she and Gertrude Debs agreed not to comment on Irving Stone's book whatsoever. Mentions that she is shocked at the way the book has been received by some of the socialists in New York City, New York. Says that TD did not go out of his way to portray Katherine Debs in a bad light. Tells Lewis that Katherine Debs' portrayal was accurate because she was the kind of period "who put her best foot forward or shut the door in one's face when she so desired." Mentions that Katherine Debs disregarded EVD's last wishes regarding his estate.
Postcard to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 12/10/47. Tells Marguerite Debs Cooper that she found her last letter very interesting. Asks that Marguerite Debs Cooper tell Madge Patton Stevens that she would like to hear from her.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 1/7/48. Writes that she is enclosing some lines from a letter she received from James Oneal. Mentions that James Oneal agrees with what Marguerite Debs Cooper says about Katherine Debs. Tells Marguerite Debs Cooper that James Oneal says that not only did EVD have to face a hostile world but he was also denied the "companionship for which he yearned." Assures Marguerite Debs Cooper that Irving Stone's book says a lot about EVD's character.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 1/9/48. Says that she is disgusted by the review that Gus Claessens wrote for Irving Stone's book. Writes that she thought that James Oneal and Marguerite Debs Cooper's letters would have had an influence on Gus Claessens and his view of Katherine Debs.
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 1/15/48. Tells Lewis that she cannot believe what Gus Claessens wrote in his review of Irving Stone's book ADVERSARY IN THE HOUSE. Says that she cannot believe the way that Gus Claessens hides behind a dead man to express his views regarding Irving Stone's portrayal of Katherine Debs in his book. Mentions that neither she nor Gertrude Debs ever met Gus Claessens. Assures Lewis that there is not "one word of truth" in Gus Claessens' review. Mentions that she heard that even Katherine Debs' niece found Irving Stone's description to be accurate. Also mentions that she does not think that Gus Claessens was as familiar with EVD as he makes himself out to be.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 1/29/48. Assures Marguerite Debs Cooper that she will like James Oneal's response to Gus Claessens' review of Irving Stone's book ADVERSARY IN THE HOUSE. Asks that Marguerite Debs Cooper have one of her friends write a letter to the NEW LEADER supporting James Oneal's reply to Gus Claessens.
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 2/9/48. Writes that she read James Oneal's response to Gus Claessens' review of Irving Stone's ADVERSARY IN THE HOUSE with much interest. Assures Lewis that she owes James Oneal her "warmest thanks and deepest appreciation." Expresses the hope that James Oneal's letter will not put the issue of Irving Stone's book to rest. Tells Lewis that she appreciated willingness to keep her abreast of what was going on.
Card to Marguerite Debs Cooper, n.d. Writes that she has sent out parts of Marguerite Debs Cooper's letter dated 12/9/47 to various friends and comrades all over the country. Assures Marguerite Debs Cooper that Irving Stone's portrayal of Katherine Debs is based on fact.

Lewis, R. T.: Letter to EVD, 1/18/21. Asks that EVD tell her what he thinks are the most vital questions that need to be answered in America today so that she can use them as part of a presentation she is preparing for the Woman's Club of Sheridan, Pennsylvania.
Note from EVD to TD on envelope postmarked1/26/21. Asks that TD tell Lewis that the greatest question that is most vital to America today is "How to live together as human beings."

Lewis, Sinclair: Letter to EVD on Ambassador Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri letterhead, 4/8/26. Tells EVD that he will be living in Kansas City, Missouri for the next few months. Says that he has heard that EVD is editing a newspaper in Chicago, Illinois. Writes that he would like to see EVD before he goes back to Europe. Mentions that he still has not written "their" novel called NEIGHBOR. Says that he is now working on a novel about preachers. Mentions that he is in Kansas City, Missouri to work with a Unitarian preacher who is also a great admirer of EVD.
Letter to EVD on Ambassador Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri letterhead, 4/8/26. Writes that he is enclosing a letter from Ethel Barrymore. Says that she is in Kansas City, Missouri "making a reasonable honest living by playing in Vaudeillw." Tells EVD that the letter really is from Ethel Barrymore even though "she writes a rotten hand."
Letter from L. M. Birkhead to EVD on Ambassador Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri letterhead, 4/8/26. Says that he heard EVD speak in Lebanon, Illinois when he was still a student at McKendree College. Writes that it was soon after that he converted to socialism. Assures EVD that it is most interesting to serve as Sinclair Lewis' confidential advisor. Mentions that Sinclair Lewis has "more energy and ideas to the square inch than any other human being" he has ever met. Writes that Sinclair Lewis is trying to do the same thing that EVD has tried to do, namely, to "free the human race from a lot of its damned foolish ideas." Says that he has compared EVD to Jesus Christ in his pulpit.
Letter to TD on Ambassador Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri letterhead, 4/16/26. Writes that he is having William Allen White look into the matter of EVD's "possible barring." Mentions that his enclosure represents all that he said about EVD.
Letter to EVD on Ambassador Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri letterhead, 5/16/26. Says that he appreciated the letters EVD sent him to forward to L. M. Birkhead and Ethel Barrymore. Tells EVD that he will leaving Kansas City, Missouri for Minnesota tomorrow. Writes that he had dinner with L. M. Birkhead, William L. Stidger, and Edwin Markham last night. Mentions that L. M. Birkhead, William L. Stidger, and Edwin Markham all thought that EVD was a saint.
Letter to TD, 12/2/28. Asks that TD tell him what has happened to him, Gertrude Debs, and Katherine Debs. Mentions that he hopes to be starting a labor novel in about six months.
Letter to TD, 11/21/30. Says that he wished that TD had written a few lines to him in addition to sending him the editorial from the TERRE HAUTE POST. Mentions that he has never forgotten the "gorgeous hours" he spent with EVD and TD before EVD died.
Letter to TD on Book-Cadillac Hotel, Detroit, Michigan letterhead, 2/25/39. Writes that he appreciated the letter that TD sent to him. Says that he was glad he was able to pay tribute to EVD from the stage.

Lewis, W. C.: Letter to EVD, 1/16/26. Asks that EVD give him a better understanding of who Clarence Darrow is. Mentions that he read EVD's letter that appeared in the HALDEMAN-JULIUS WEEKLY. Writes that the Kaiser of Germany had to be stopped before he conquered America. Says that America had no choice but to get involved in the war, especially after Germany sunk so many of America's sailing vessels. Asks that EVD let him know if Clarence Darrow shared these same views. Mentions that he sees Woodrow Wilson as a traitor for not standing up for himself at Versailles. Tells EVD that he admires him and Clarence Darrow, but that he thinks that Emanuel Haldeman-Julius is an egoist.
Letter from EVD, 1/22/26. Writes that he disagreed with what Lewis said about the Kaiser of Germany but that he appreciated the spirit in which Lewis wrote his letter. Tells Lewis that the statements he made were ones "deliberately made" to "incite the people of this country and to force them in to the war." Asks that Lewis read John Kenneth Turner's book SHALL IT BE AGAIN. Mentions that the case of Richard Ford is one of the most outrageous instances of persecution that he has ever seen.

Library of Congress SEE Moore, Charles.

Lieb, T.: Postcard to EVD, signed by Lieb, Siegfried Bamatter, [name illegible], J. Falck, Charles Riley, [name illegible], ? Vouovily, and [name illegible], 12/29/19. Declares that they are sending their greetings to EVD on behalf of a group of international communist intellectuals.

Likin, J. W.: Letter to EVD, 12/23/19. Writes that is sending EVD he and his wife's holiday greetings. Mentions that he and his wife would both cherish a letter from EVD very much. Includes a note from EVD to TD saying that he would like TD to thank Likin for the money that he and his wife sent. Mentions that he wished that that they had not sent it because he fears that they are poor people.

Lincoln, Elsie: Letter to EVD, 10/26/21. Tells EVD that she is a socialist who believes that all political prisoners should be released. Mentions that she is trying to learn everything she can about the socialist movement.
Letter to EVD from Frank Lincoln on Lincoln Dental Manufacturing Company letterhead, 11/3/21. Writes that his eight year old daughter has asked him to forward her letter to EVD. Says that Joseph Cohen has had an impact on her. Tells EVD that he thinks that the next generation of "suffragists" are getting an early start.

Lindlahr, Henry: Tribute from EVD, n.d. Writes that the passing of Henry Lindlahr "brings grief inexpressible grief to the many thousands who were relieved of pain and restored to health by his Nature Cure ministrations." Says that the health institutions that Henry Lindlahr established will "perpetuate his memory to the remotest generations."

Lindlahr, Victor Hugo: Letter to EVD on Lindlahr Sanitarium letterhead, 6/7/26. Writes that he is sorry to hear that EVD is ill. Expresses the hopes that his illness is not serious. Tells EVD that he would like him to spend a week or two in Elmhurst, Illinois as his guest because the "change in atmosphere" will benefit him. Mentions that he would like EVD to wire him before he comes.

Lindstrom, Vic: Poem titled "In Memory of Debs," n.d.

Lingan, Arch: Letter to TD, n.d. Writes that he found it hard to celebrate Christmas when such "inspired souls are being buried in the dungeons of the masters of this day." Says that the last trace of "Americanism" has seemed to have left present politicians.

Linton, Chester Alfred.: Letter to EVD, 5/30/20. Writes that he is glad that the Socialist Party had the foresight to nominate EVD for President. Says that one day EVD will be liberated because "how can they keep the President of the United States in a hell hole."

Lipchuk, S. L.: Letter to EVD, 10/27/21. Tells EVD that he just arrived in New York City, New York and has met several of EVD's comrades. Says that they are anxious to find out how EVD is doing. Mentions that he thinks that EVD's opinion of the Russian Revolution is correct, namely, that it was ahead of its time and must go more slowly. Includes a note from EVD to TD saying that Lipchuk is a "bright, young comrade" who was a prisoner in the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia.

Lippincott, Martha S.: Letter to TD, 11/9/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death. Says that with EVD's death that America lost one of its "noblest, most Christlike men." Includes poems titled "His Spirit Lives" and "To Eugene Debs."

Lisemer, Louis: Letter to EVD on Tri-County News letterhead, 2/12/26. Asks that EVD send him a list of newspapers favorable to the "cause" for a "little propaganda work" that he wants to do. Says that a Boston publication will be putting out a series of letter from William Jennings Bryan demonstrating that he is an "evolutionist, an agnostic, a communist, and a Spiritualist." Assures EVD that he thought of EVD fondly ever since he heard EVD deliver a "wonderfully impressive" speech in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mentions that after he heard EVD's speech he became a socialist.

Lissette, Lou and Arthur: Telegram to EVD, 10/13/26. Says that they are relieved to hear that EVD's health is improving.

Llano Colony SEE Waters, Fred D.

Lloyd, Florence: Letter to Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper, 4/23/45. Sends condolences on TD's death.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 5/29/45. Expresses the hope that her letter comforted Marguerite Debs Cooper as she grieved over the loss of TD. Writes that she hopes that Marguerite Debs Cooper will rest once school lets out for the summer.

Lloyd, John: Letter to TD, 12/4/26. Letter to TD, 12/4/26. Writes that Victor Berger was right when he said that EVD "loved his neighbor better than he loved himself." Says that he will always treasure his letters from EVD as well as his signed copy of DEBS AND THE POETS. Asks that TD visit with him next time he is in the area.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 6/25/45. Writes that he recently received a letter from a Samuel Castleton says that he would like information about EVD for a book he is working on. Asks that Marguerite Debs Cooper tell him what kind of man this Samuel Castleton is. Mentions that he would like to visit with Marguerite Debs Cooper on his way through Terre Haute, Indiana.
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 6/27/45. Writes that before TD died that he gave Irving Stone the sole right to use his materials relative to EVD's life. Says that she and Gertrude Debs have decided to carry out TD's wishes to the letter. Mentions that Gertrude Debs' health is improving. Tells Lloyd that she and Gertrude Debs will be away when he makes his trip through Terre Haute, Indiana.
Letter to Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper, n.d. Writes that he heard from Tom Stanton that TD had passed away. Says that he saved the letters he received from TD and still goes over them every once in a while. Mentions that he always thought of EVD and TD as the "finest letter writers in America."
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, n.d. Writes that he wished he held in his hand the "pen of an angel" so that he could properly console Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper in their time of grief. Mentions that he and Florence Lloyd will drop a line to Gertrude Debs and Marguerite Debs Cooper to remind them of their love.

Lloyd, Llewelyn: Telegram from EVD, 2/14/15. Writes that because he missed his train in Pocatello, Idaho he will be unable to fill tonight's engagement. Says that he deeply regrets his inability to be in Burley, Idaho.

Lochner, Louis P.: Letter to EVD on People's Council of America letterhead, 6/19/17. Writes that EVD has been elected to membership of the Organizing Committee for the People's Council of America for Democracy and Peace. Says that David Starr Jordon, Crystal Eastman, Benjamin Schlesinger, Joseph Cannon, James Bagley, Daniel Kiefer, Howard Melish, L. M. Keasby, Algernon Lee, Norman Thomas, Richard Hogue, Joseph Schlossberg, Winter Russell, H. W. L. Dana, Amy Mali Hicks, A. W. Ricker, Scott Nearing, Jacob Panken, and P. Geliebter have all aready agreed to serve on the committee. Assures EVD that out of town members are not expected to attend every meeting. Asks that EVD tell him whether or not he accepts his membership on the Organizing Committee for the People's Council of America for Democracy and Peace.

Locke, Charlton: Letter to EVD on Ohio Wesleyan University letterhead, 2/20/20. Writes that he is currently preparing a book titled ORATORICAL LANDMARKS IN MODERN HISTORY. Says that he would like EVD's permission to publish some of EVD's speeches in the book. Includes a proposed outline for the book.

Logan, William Richard: Letter to TD on Universal Oil Burner letterhead, 7/4/20. Writes that he would like TD to send him information about EVD. Tells TD that he saw a note in a Los Angeles, California newspaper saying that EVD had been released. Asks that TD tell him whether or not EVD was really released. Mentions that he is sending TD a picture of his farm in Monrovia, California. Also mentions that he was a tramp for years before becoming an electrical engineer.

Lofton, Emma: Letter to EVD, 11/29/20. Writes that she just finished reading EVD's message to the children that appeared in the NEW DAY. Assures EVD that she enjoyed it. Tells EVD that she is 14 years old and that she is very interested in socialism. Says that she wished everyone was as interested in socialism as she and EVD. Mentions that if EVD had polled as well everywhere else in America as he did in Whitmore, California then he would now be President instead of Warren Harding. Writes that more people need to know why EVD is in prison. Mentions that the people in the neighborhood who have a picture of Warren Harding hanging in their window "need some socialism if anybody does." Assures EVD that when she is old enough EVD will receive her vote.

Lofton, Leola: Letter to EVD11/28/20. Writes that she just finished reading EVD's message to the children in the NEW DAY. Tells EVD that she wished that he could fill a whole paper with articles like this one. Mentions that EVD received more votes in Whitmore, California than any other candidate for President. Says that she is ten years old. Expresses the hope that EVD will still be running for President when she gets old enough to vote.

London, Meyer.: Letter to EVD on Meyer London, Attorney and Counsel at Law letterhead, 12/7/14. Says that he hoped to respond to EVD's letter of congratulation in more length but that he is pressed for time. Tells EVD that he is not able to write as he should to "one whose life has served as an inspiration" to him and many more involved in the movement.

Long, A. R.: Letter to EVD, 12/26/20. Writes that he loves and admires EVD's loyalty to the cause. Says that he knows that EVD's "cruel" and "unjustified" persecution is having an impact on his physical health but not on his spirit. Assures EVD that there are millions of comrades praying and working for EVD and the rest of the political prisoners.

Longuil, Jean.: Letter to TD on LE POPULAIRE of Paris, France letterhead, 4/7/24. Expresses the hope that EVD's health is improving rapidly. Also expresses the hope that EVD is benefiting from the sanitarium he is staying at in Chicago, Illinois. Says that he is sorry that EVD cannot help defeat the "National Bloc" now in power in France in the upcoming election. Expresses the hope that EVD will be able to come to Europe next summer.

Loraine, F. B. M.: Letter to Stephen Marion Reynolds, 10/21/26. Says that he suspects that Stephen Marion Reynolds is upset over EVD's death. Writes that while he did not know EVD well that he had "a degree of love and respect for him that few of his closest friends could boast." Says that EVD is the one man he knew that did not have a price. Tells Stephen Marion Reynolds that he would like to attend EVD's funeral. Mentions that he wants to see Stephen Marion Reynolds next Wednesday for supper.

Lore, Ludwig: Letter to EVD on Socialist Party German Language Federation letterhead, 12/9/15. Writes that he has not pressed EVD to reconsider running for President on the Socialist Party ticket because he knows that EVD probably has good reasons for not doing so. Says that out of the candidates selected to take EVD's place two comrades--Charles Edward Russell and Fred Warren--would not take the nomination if it was offered to them and two others--Allen Benson and Emil Seidel--are not "representative" of the Socialist Party's ideals. Informs EVD that it is his duty to the Socialist Party to accept the nomination and "once more bear the brunt of the burden" in the name of international socialism.
Letter to EVD on Socialist Party German Language Federation letterhead, 3/9/17. Writes that he and Louis B. Boudin hoped to see EVD yesterday. Says that he and Louis B. Boudin are in the process of starting a periodical titled to endorse the position adopted at the Zimmerwald and Kienthal Conferences. Mentions that the first issue of the periodical will come out on 4/15/17. Assures EVD that the periodical will be financially secure. Asks that EVD write an article for the first edition of the periodical on "The Defense of the Fatherland." Mentions that Leon Trotsky, Louis B. Boudin, L. C. Fraina, A. M. Simons, William Bohn, and Ludwig Lore will also have articles in this first issue of the periodical.
Letter to EVD, 3/19/17. Writes that he is regrets that EVD will not be able to write an article for the first issue of THE CLASS STRUGGLE. Says that he understands that EVD is overworked. Asks that EVD still consider submitting a short article for the periodical expressing his sympathies with the venture. Tells EVD that because the periodical will be critical of the socialist movement in America that they would like EVD's support so that any claims that the periodical is trying to split the Socialist Party will become moot.
Letter to EVD on THE CLASS STRUGGLE letterhead, 3/5/19. Asks that EVD write an article on "some American topic" for the next issue of THE CLASS STRUGGLE. Mentions that he would like EVD to write about an American topic because he is afraid that the periodical is becoming to exclusively devoted to the revolutions occurring in Russia and Germany. Tells EVD that his first article for THE CLASS STRUGGLE will soon be appearing in a leaflet form. Says that he is afraid that all of the left-wing organizations forming in the Socialist Party will lead to a split in the movement. Asks that EVD send a brief statement giving his attitude towards these left-wing organizations.

Louis, Lucius: SEE Augusto, Allie.

Lovejoy, Mary and Andrew.: Telegram to TD, signed by Mary Lovejoy, Andrew Lovejoy, John W. Gunn, and Caroline A. Lowe, 10/22/26. Writes that they have been talking of EVD and the many memories they have of him. Says that they talked about EVD's Girard, Kansas days, his trip on the Red Special, and his wonderful encampment in Oklahoma. Tells TD that they rejoice in the inspiration of EVD's consecrated life.

Lowe, Caroline SEE ALSO Lovejoy, Mary and Andrew.

Lowe, Caroline A.: Photocopy of postcard to TD, postmarked 10/12/08. Writes that she is beginning to feel like an "agitator." Assures TD that she will be in the field until after the upcoming election.
Letter to EVD and TD, 10/26/08. Writes that EVD's wonderful journey on the Red Special is coming to an end. Assures EVD that millions of people are rejoicing with him now that his message has been spoken. Tells EVD that she will never forget the Red Special trip. Expresses the hope that she will get to see EVD again.
Postcard to TD, postmarked, 12/?/08. Expresses the hope that TD has a happy New Year.
Letter to EVD on Socialist Party letterhead, 8/18/11. Writes that with EVD's usual thoughtfulness that he remembered the first meeting of the Woman's National Committee. Mentions that EVD was the only one to send them a telegram of good cheer. Says that she is writing a letter on behalf of all the women who attended the meeting to thank him for his telegram. Tells EVD that she also appreciated the promptness with which he sent his article "Why We Have Outgrown the United States Constitution" to her.
Letter to EVD, 12/13/15. Writes that she is sorry to see where EVD will not be present at the upcoming advisory board meeting for the People's College. Says that she is afraid that a group of syndicalists led by Arthur LeSueur and Marion Whartson are trying to take over the People's College from the socialists. Tells EVD that even as a student studying law at the college that she was made to feel like an intruder. Mentions that Arthur LeSueur, the school's vice-president, has made it difficult for many socialists to remain there. Says that she has talked the matter over with several other members of the People's College's advisory board and that as a result she was given the job as the secretary of the college to see if her suspicions are correct. Mentions that she had to think long and hard before deciding to send this letter to EVD.
Letter to EVD on People's College letterhead, 1/19/16. Informs EVD that a complete change in the management of the People's College is being made. Tells EVD that she is more convinced than ever that Arthur LeSueur and Marion Wharton are "carrying out the syndicalist program in getting possession of the school and driving out the socialists." Mentions that she, George Brewer, and J. I. Sheppard have all decided to resign from the advisory board. Mentions that she would like EVD to take some kind of action since he is the chancellor of the school before a new board is elected. Tells EVD that she hopes that he does not agree with Kate Richards O'Hare that the syndicalists should be allowed to take over the college. Includes an article titled "History of the Industrial Union" which says that there was union drive on the People's College campus which was used by Arthur LeSueur and Marian Wharton as a way to get control of the school. Mentions that it was decided at an advisory board meeting that if the board signed an agreement with the union then she, J. I. Sheppard, George Brewer would resign.
Letter from EVD, 1/31/16. Tells Lowe that it would have been better if she, J. I. Sheppard, and George Brewer had not resigned from the advisory board. Says that instead they should they should have fought it out to the very last. Informs Lowe that he was surprised to see in the COLLEGE NEWS where Lowe signed an article expressing Arthur LeSueur all the best on taking over the administration of the school. Assures Lowe that will make his way to the People's College at his earliest convenience.
Letter to EVD, 2/4/16. Tells EVD that she signed the statement in the COLLEGE NEWS only after much soul-searching. Says that J. I. Sheppard and George Brewer did not necessarily support or accept all of her suspicions concerning Arthur LeSueur and Marion Wharton. Informs EVD that J. I. Sheppard resigned from the school's advisory because his disagreements with Arthur LeSueur were not in the best interests of the People's College, especially since Arthur LeSueur so hard for the school without pay. Mentions that she does not think she over-exaggerated her case and says that if she is wrong about Arthur LeSueur and Marion Wharton then she would gladly retract the statements she made about them.
Letter to EVD, 4/14/18. Expresses the hope that EVD's health has improved. Tells EVD that she is afraid that the whole "revolutionary movement" is on the verge of a crisis. Writes that she wants the Socialist Party's National Executive Committee to prepare for every kind of situation. Tells EVD that the Socialist Party should consider aligning itself closely with mine workers, railway workers, and the leaders of various radical organizations in case a situation like the one in Russia occurred in America. Writes that she thinks that she is lucky to have a part in the trial against the Industrial Workers of the World in Chicago, Illinois. Mentions that she conducted an investigation of working conditions in Chicago, Illinois for the trial. Says that she is hopeful that the jury will have several socialist sympathizers on it, especially since there were so many working people selected for jury duty. Mentions that she is enclosing her card for EVD so that he can see that she is now a full-fledged "lady lawyer."
Letter to EVD on George F. Vanderveer, Attorney At Law letterhead, 8/28/18. Writes that she appreciates the encouragement EVD sends her and the comrades on trial in Chicago, Illinois. Tells EVD that she was very disheartened over the verdict. Says that she thinks that EVD, Scott Nearing, Victor Berger, J. Louis Engdahl, Adolph Germer, William Kruse, along with "hundreds" of other comrades, will all be "doomed to serve prison sentences." Informs EVD that the jury trials are nothing but a farce. Tells EVD that she read his article in the CHICAGO SOCIALIST. Writes that in the past couple of days 28 people were arrested in Butte, Montana, 29 in Spokane, Washington, and 20 in San Francisco, California. Mentions that she finds the whole ordeal just heart-breaking. Says that she wished she could be present at EVD's trial on 9/9/18. Assures EVD that when he is sentenced to prison that "the sacrifice, bitter and tragic, will not be in vain."
Letter to EVD on Callery, Callery, Lowe, and Robertson Attorneys At Law letterhead, 4/17/26. Writes that she is enclosing two tributes to EVD. Says that one was written by Annabel Callery and the other by John Gunn. Mentions that John Gunn is now working with Louis Copeland on a newspaper. Tells EVD that she has bought a house in Pittsburg, Kansas. Mentions that she will never forget the pleasant visit she had with TD in Terre Haute, Indiana. Includes a tribute from Annabel Callery saying that EVD is "one of the most wonderful characters of all times."
Telegram to EVD, 12/24/?. Writes that she is sending greetings to EVD in remembrance of his "devotion to humanity's cause" which "fills the hearts of loyal socialists throughout the world." Includes a note from EVD to TD saying that TD should acknowledge this "inspiring greeting" from a "loyal comrade."
Letter to EVD and TD, n.d. Writes that all of the articles EVD and TD sent to her are being put in her campaign book. Tells EVD and TD that she looks forward to the time when she can see them again and show her scrapbook.

Ludlow, Louis: Letter to Katherine Debs on National Press Club letterhead, 10/21/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death. Mentions that he knew EVD for over thirty years.
Letter to Robert D. Heinl on National Press Club letterhead, 10/21/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death.

Lulow, Max E.: Letter to EVD on Karl Marx Jubilee Committee letterhead, 4/11/18. Tells EVD that a celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth will be held at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York. Says that he would like EVD to speak at the occasion.

Lund, Signe: Letter to EVD, 5/31/20. Tells EVD that he does not know her but that she wanted to write to him because he stands "for all what is right, just and good in the world." Says that she is leaving the United States, a place where "I have lived and suffered for 19 years, where my opinions and defense of Kate O'Hare cost me my position and where persecution in every way has been my only reward." Assures EVD that she is not leaving a defeated woman because Kate Richards O'Hare is out of prison and EVD has been nominated for President. Writes that she is leaving for the more truly democratic land of Norway, her native homeland. Mentions that she is a serious composer. Writes that when EVD sees Spurgeon Odell again that he can tell EVD more about her and the work she has done for the cause in North Dakota.

Lundes, The: Telegram to EVD, 11/24/20. Tells EVD that they join him in pitying his persecutors.

Luxembourg, Rosa: See: Schindler, Pauline Gibling.

Lydenberg, H. M.: Letter to TD on New York Public Library letterhead, 11/3/26. Writes that she would like to know if TD would be willing to donate EVD's papers to the New York Public Library. Says that since the library has such a large reference department it would only make sense that EVD's papers were deposited here. Mentions that he would be willing to come to Terre Haute, Indiana to talk the matter over with TD.

Lynch, Agatha.: Letter to TD, 11/20/31. Writes that she is enclosing a check for $25.00 which was left for TD in Tom Lynch's will. Tells TD that she is just finishing up the work of settling his estate. Includes a Surrogate's Court document saying that TD was left $25.00 out of Tom Lynch's $7,000.00 estate.
Letter from TD, 11/25/31. Writes that he was surprised to learn from Bernard G. Butler that Tom Lynch mentioned his name in his will. Assures Lynch that "there are no words that can adequately express the feelings that surge in [his] heart, save those of silence and tears." Tells Lynch that he is returning the check because the thought of remembrance is enough for him.
Letter to TD, 12/21/31. Tells TD that she wants him to accept the money that Tom Lynch left for him because it is his desire to fulfill his last wishes to the letter. Asks that TD put it towards the socialist cause where it is needed most.
Letter to Gertrude Debs, 4/23/45. Sends condolences on TD's death.

Lynch, Frank H.: Letter to "The Occupant" of EVD's House, 2/13/48. Writes that he wonders which of EVD's relatives are still alive. Says that he wants to know if Samuel Castleton ever finished his book about EVD. Mentions that he has acquired a copy of the book Irving Stone wrote about EVD.
Letter from Marguerite Debs Cooper, 2/24/48. Informs Lynch that all of the members of EVD's family have now passed on. Says that she is unable to give him any information regarding Samuel Castleton's book about EVD.
Letter to Marguerite Debs Cooper, 2/27/48. Writes that he has been a socialist since it was first organized as a party in the United States. Says that he remembers hearing the great speeches EVD used to give and reading the APPEAL TO REASON. Asks that Marguerite Debs Cooper tell him if she has a copy of the first book about EVD, the one published in 1908. Mentions that he would like to have a copy of TD's picture.

Lynch, George Q.: Letter to EVD on Pattern Makers' Association letterhead, 11/3/21. Says that he is writing to wish EVD a happy 66th birthday. Assures EVD that no one can devote their life to a more nobler cause than the one that EVD has devoted his. Mentions that when this period of history is discussed in the future EVD will be revered while his persecutors will be reviled.

Lynch, Tom: Letter to EVD, 7/29/21. Says that he thought that EVD would have been released by now. Tells EVD that it is because of the wishes of Wall Street that EVD is still in prison. Assures EVD that he has made a sacrifice for as great a principle as ever was put forth. Mentions that he would like EVD to send his greetings to Sam Moore. Includes a note from EVD to TD asking that TD respond to Lynch's letter.
Letter to TD, 10/19/26. Writes that he is saddened to learn that EVD is dangerously ill. Says that he always thought that EVD would outlive him. Mentions that he loved EVD more than any man in the world.
Letter to TD, 10/25/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death.

Lynn, Ethel.: Letter to TD, 1/3/18. Writes that she appreciated the letter TD sent with EVD's message in it. Assures TD that EVD's loving nature preserves him through all attacks of hate and violence. Tells TD that she will begin work as a chemist in an ink and die factory next week. Mentions that it will take her three hours to get to work every day.
Letter to EVD, 8/14/20. Tells EVD that he has a lot of support in the state of Washington. Says that an eight year old boy that she met is willing to go without a bicycle so that his parents can send money to EVD. Mentions that she saw Walter Thomas Mills recently.
Letter to EVD, 12/16/20. Says that she has not written to EVD because her eyes have not been well. Writes that she wonders what EVD thinks about when he is all alone at the end of the day. Tells EVD that she wants to go to Russia and help out there. Mentions that she knew that EVD would do wonderfully at the polls. Says that she is hoping that EVD will soon be released.
Letter to EVD, 1/1/21. Says that she and many other comrades are working to get EVD out of prison. Assures EVD that he is an inspiration to her. Includes a poem titled "Invocation."
Letter to TD on Ethel Lynn, M. D. letterhead, 11/20/25. Says that she knows that it is because of TD that EVD was able to accomplish everything he has in his life. Writes that she is glad to know that EVD is now trying to conserve his strength. Mentions that she appreciated the papers that TD sent.
Poem titled, "To Theodore," ?/?/25.
Letter to TD on Ethel Lynn, M. D. letterhead, 4/5/26. Writes that she appreciated the newspapers and letter that TD sent to her. Mentions that she is enclosing for TD a copy of the EXAMINER from 3/25/26. Writes that she was glad TD was able to enjoy the canned fruit that she sent him. Assures TD that EVD will have absolutely no trouble getting back into the United States after he returns from his vacation.
Telegram to TD, 10/19/26. Says that her thoughts are with TD in his time of grief.
Telegram to TD, 10/20/26. Sends condolences on EVD's death.
Letter to TD on Ethel Lynn, M. D. letterhead, 10/22/26. Writes that her thoughts are with TD in his time of loss. Says that she thinks that she feels TD's grief more than she does EVD's actual passing because she knows that EVD will live on.
Letter to TD on Social Hygiene Lecture Bureau letterhead, 4/4/34. Writes that she wonders how TD and Gertrude Debs are getting along. Says that she has been doing lecture work for the Social Hygiene Lecture Bureau. Mentions that she will be giving a lecture called "Insanity Under Capitalism" for the Socialist Party next week. Tells EVD that Upton Sinclair's campaign for governor is bringing the message of socialism to thousands of people in the Democratic Party.
Poem titled "Thots of Debs," n.d.
Poem titled "The Madman," n.d.
Note from TD, n.d. Writes that he is giving Lynn a book in honor of her comradeship and loyalty.


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