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Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988) to Sylvia Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.1291 Author/Creator: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988) Place Written: France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 December 1944 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 15 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Moe went Christmas shopping with another soldier. He received a package but was disappointed it contained no cigarettes. He also received a letter from Bess, and is glad she approves of him as Sylvia's husband.

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

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryMerchants and TradeHolidays and CelebrationsGiftTobacco and Smoking

Sub Era: World War II

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