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Unknown to Frank Van Valkenburgh

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00686.30 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: no date Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.2 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Illegible signature at end of letter. Pencil note at the bottom of the letter says it is Garrit [likely Gerrit] S. Van Valkenburgh, but it is too obscure to be certain. Pokes fun at his brother for such a bad letter to him. Says it is cold and that they are clustered around a rousing fire in the store. A dust storm is obscuring the day. Says mother is well and that their father is with Ed (another brother). Says Carrie Van Singer, probably a relative, gave birth to a son. Reports that there is peace in Europe and plenty in America. Mentions that crops are good. Gives update on family and friends including "Dick Elliot [who] was married 4 weeks ago to day & his wife had a baby last night - beat that in Wisconsin if you can." Says streets are being graded and improved. Author underlined his signature and continued the line and drew an image of a person.

People: Van Valkenburgh, Gerrit

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Humor and SatireChildren and FamilyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMarriageInfrastructure

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