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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02679.45 Author/Creator: Dawes, Charles (1865-1951) Place Written: Chicago, IL Type: Typed letter signed Date: 13 August 1920 Pagination: 2 p. ; 17 x 21 cm.

He notes that the newspaper was wrong in reporting that General Pershing was now in the oil business. He visited with Dorothy and her husband. He will give beman a copy of a picture of William Dawes Jr.

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