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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0134 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 January 1944 Pagination: 6 p. ; 23 x 15 cm.

Summary of Content: Written at 10:15 PM at home. Sylvia draws a diagram of the furniture arrangement of the bedroom for Moe as a setting for a play that she writes as a dialogue between them. Says she will write another letter describing the day's events.

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 AuthorArt, Music, Theater, and FilmHome Furnishings

Sub Era: World War II

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