The monogram LWR–is for Lelia Walker Robinson–suggesting that she had it made before her marriage to Dr. Wiley Wilson (her second husband, whom she married in June 1919) and before she changed her name from “Lelia” to “A’Lelia.”
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Ms. Bundles is writing her new biography of A’Lelia Walker (1885-1931) her great-grandmother and the only daughter of entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C. J. Walker, where she is posting more stories about the discoveries she has been making.
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