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Lizzie McDuffie letter

Collection number: ahc.MSS512f

Scope and Content

This collection contains one letter written by Emily M. Inman to Lizzie McDuffie expressing her sympathies to the first lady Eleanor Roosevelt in regards to the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


  • 1945


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Lizzie McDuffie served as housekeeper for the Inman famiy for thirty years with four of those years in the Swan House in Atlanta, Georgia. Her husband, Irvin "Mac" McDuffie, worked in Alonzo Herndon's barbershop until 1927 when he began working for Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1927 at Warm Springs, Georgia. After Roosevelt was elected President, Lizzie left her position with the Inman family and went to work at the White House along with Mac, who served as personal valet of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


1 folder(s)



Lizzie McDuffie letter
Paul Crater
May 2015
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305