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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02679.42 Author/Creator: Dawes, Charles (1865-1951) Place Written: Chicago Club Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 November 1920 Pagination: 6 p. ; 12.3 x 18.5 cm.

Written while waiting on a friend to go to the Opera. He has decided to publish is notes on the war. He will include some of the letters he wrote her.

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