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Patton, George S. (1885-1945) to Frank Stockdale re: sending razor blades, looks forward to seeing

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06760.17 Author/Creator: Patton, George S. (1885-1945) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Typed letter signed Date: 1945/02/27 Pagination: 1 p. 25.1 x 20.3 cm

Summary of Content: Sending extra razor blades (another item rationed) and says he is "looking forward to the times when we can again have our old-time evenings together...."

Background Information:

People: Patton, George S. (George Smith)., 1885-1945

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: Military HistoryGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsWorld War IISoldier's Letter

Sub Era: World War II

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