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Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) to Estelle Spero

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.246 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: San Francisco, California Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 June 1943 Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Diamond expresses frustration about the strikes etc. taking place in Detroit while he is trying to carry out his patriotic duties. He reminds Estelle to immediately use V mail as soon as she receives the card with his new address.

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