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Letter from Sallie Southall Cotten to Gertrude Weil

Letter from Sallie Southall Cotten to Gertrude Weil

In this letter, Sallie Cotten, founder of the North Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs, uses Gertrude's apt nickname.

425 North Blount Street
Raleigh, North Carolina May 12,1912

My dear Gertrude: -

This is an official notification that what you have heard is true, and you are indeed and in truth "Federation Gertie", and Sally Kirby's nickname was a prophecy. I do most sincerely congratulate myself on my new Recording Secretary and please write to me promptly and tell me you are going to do all you can to help me make

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progress. I told Mrs. Whitsett to get all the material for the Year Book together - ready to send to you. Then I want you to bring it all to Cottendale and spend a week with me and we can get the book ready for the printer, and talk over every thing. It is so much better than writing letters - and we will enjoy it. I am sure Edna and Aunt Sarah have told you all about the Convention and everyone missed you.

The Endowment was endorsed and Mrs. Cooper now has over $350 - which is an encouraging beginning.

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It was a strenuous week and I am going home for a good rest. Give my love to all the family and write to me soon.

Yours Sincerely

Sallie Southall Cotten

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Date / time: 
May 12, 1912

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Letter from Sallie Southall Cotten to Gertrude Weil." (Viewed on April 18, 2014) <http://jwa.org/media/letter-from-sallie-southall-cotten-to-gertrude-weil-0>.