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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0104 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 05 September 1943 Pagination: 4 p. ; 18 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia reports that Ben brought her a Whitman's Sampler, she admits he is a nice guy. Reports on friends and her Mom and Dad and brother Alvin. Her Dad is upset that Alvin may have to go into combat. Asks Moe to write her Dad. Heard of two train wreaks in Philadelphia and Chicago, which makes her nervous that something like that would happen if he gets a furlough.

Background Information: WQXR- New York Classical Music Radio Station Whitman's Sampler-Box of assorted chocolates.

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 AuthorChildren and FamilyGiftRailroadDisasterMusic

Sub Era: World War II

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