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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0154 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Typed letter signed Date: 8 February 1944 Pagination: 1 p. : V-Mail ; 13 x 10.5 cm. Order a Copy

V-Mail: No time or place noted. Sylvia says she doesn't like the V-mails and hopes that's not unpatriotic of her. She prefers writing on paper at home because there are less distractions and it feels more "real." Notes the "lousy' weather, and Reports on friends. Talks about the film she sent him to take pictures with.

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