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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.321 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 December 1943 Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.5 x 26.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond describes a conversation with one of the "natives" about love and marriage.

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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryAustralia and Pacific IslandsWomen's HistoryLove LettersMarriage

Sub Era: World War II

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