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Diamond, Sidney (1922-1945) to Estelle Spero

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.552 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney (1922-1945) Place Written: Unknown Island in South Pacific Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 December 1944 Pagination: 5 p. ; 21.5 x 28 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.552 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney (1922-1945) Place Written: Unknown Island in South Pacific Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 December 1944 Pagination: 5 p. ; 21.5 x 28 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond writes, "It is difficult at present to be the cold, the practical…I cannot say where we are, what we are doing, what we will do - There's been so much between us unsaid and undone - So much of our lives missed - " He instructs Estelle that, whatever happens, she should "be happy". He continues: "…get everything we would have liked - fill your life - - (er - only keep my little niche open - so if I ever get home - I'll know there's one place waiting for me - - my corner of the world - Let it be a small alcove in your heart…"

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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryWomen's HistoryLove LettersMarriage

Sub Era: World War II

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