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Wetmore, Nellie Joe (fl. 1963) to Bets, Davis, Jack, and Mike

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09573.01.29 Author/Creator: Wetmore, Nellie Joe (fl. 1963) Place Written: Copenhagen, Denmark Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 August 1963 Pagination: 2 p. ; 14.8 x 21 cm.

Nellie has half the afternoon free, so she is getting her hair done. One of the women in her group lost her luggage. She has spent $100 on the American Express card and says to watch for packages. She says Copenhagen is beautiful and is going on a boat tour that afternoon. The letter is signed 'mom' instead of Nellie Joe.

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