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Dawes, Charles (1865-1951) to my dear mother

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02679.23 Author/Creator: Dawes, Charles (1865-1951) Place Written: Paris Type: Typed letter signed Date: 20 September 1918 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22.5 x 29 cm.

He received the photos of her. He has enclosed a letter from Mrs. Chalmers and a letter from the Chief of Staff, Services of Supply. He knows his mother is disappointed that he refused to have his picture taken in the Saturday Evening Post.

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