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Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Mad and Ben

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.1547 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: Ft. Lewis Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 July 1943 Pagination: 5 p. ; 15 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia is writing from writing from Ft. Lewis. She says she is glad the refrigerator got fixed., and wishes she could take it home along with the cabin (illustrates this in pictures). She also writes that Moe is more reserved than usual, but expects to go home as scheduled. On the back she draws pictures for David, her nephew.


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

Subjects: World War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorHome FurnishingsArchitectureArt, Music, Theater, and FilmChildren and Family

Sub Era: World War II

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