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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0117 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 September 1943 Pagination: 4 p. ; 19.2 x 14.5 cm.

Written at 11:00 PM at home. Sylvia tells Moe how much she misses him. Went to work and spent a half day in the administrator's office in regard to the Union's Grievance Committee. Stood on line for stamps, cake and gas. Just finished reading "The Siege of Sebastopul."

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