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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.320 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 December 1943 Pagination: 3 p. ; 20.5 x 26.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond informs Estelle that he is in the midst of carrying out an inventory and audit. He tells her that he has once again been working with "native boys", describing them as "cute".

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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryAustralia and Pacific Islands

Sub Era: World War II

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