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Eugene Williams To LeRoi Williams

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.057 Author/Creator: Eugene Williams Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: no date Pagination: 1 p. ; 24.8 x 21.1 cm. Order a Copy

A letter from Eugene Williams to his brother LeRoi. He asks LeRoi how farm life is and how the Greens are doing. He mentions that Geraldine is always asking when he'll come home. He finishes the letter by imploring LeRoi to ask if he may come to the farm as well. There is a drawing of a conductor, labeled as such, saying "FARMVILL!" and Eugene, also labeled, saying "okay." Below, he signs off lovingly with his full name, Eugene Warsenure Bernard Williams.

Williams, LeRoi S. (1919-1943)
Williams, Eugene W. (1925 - 1949)

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