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Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Morris "Moe" Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0054 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 June 1943 Pagination: 6 p. ; 21.6 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia tells Moe to look up a friend who made Lt. She is busy with her regular work schedule and planning a luncheon and raffle to raise money. She explains how at work she is accumulating twenty dollar ration permits and five dollars' worth of canned goods to raffle off in their unit. Describes the Sydells' home.

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorLotteryFinanceRationingFinanceDiet and nutritionHome Furnishings

Sub Era: World War II

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