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Williams, Eugene W. (1925-1949) to Cordelia Williams

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.167 Author/Creator: Williams, Eugene W. (1925-1949) Place Written: Tripoli, Tunisia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 August 1949 Pagination: 6 p. ; 17.6 x 13.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter from Eugene Williams to Cordelia and Geraldine Williams is one long sheet folded into thirds made into an envelope. He writes that he had to fly from Germany over Mediterranean sea get to Tunisia about a mission he was on. On the front page in different color ink from the letter says underlined "send this back." The same ink was used to write on the last page "this is his name in German." He writes "I was thinking that I am very close to the lands in which Jesus walked and it really gives one something to think about." He also writes "I have a little package of 'memories' from my trip across the ocean. I will send them home in a large brown envelope." He reminds his family again to only write to the address he gave them. He signs off as he usually does, reminding everyone to "keep sweet."

People: Twitty, Geraldine Williams (1930 - )
Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1884-1978)
Williams, Eugene W. (1925 - 1949)

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryMilitary PersonnelMilitary ServiceAir ForceChildren and Family

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Cold War

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