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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.330 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 January 1944 Pagination: 3 p. ; 20.2 x 28.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond informs Estelle that, upon his return, he plans to lock himself in a room for month and "sleep and sleep and sleep".

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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryHealth and Medical

Sub Era: World War II

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