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Johnson, William E. (fl. 1965-1976) to Roseann (Love)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09606.33 Author/Creator: Johnson, William E. (fl. 1965-1976) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 February 1976 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 23.9 x 15.2 cm.

Summary of Content: One letter addressed to Roseann from William E. Johnson dated February 4, 1976. Visited the World Trade Center during lunch. He mentions access to PATH train was below the towers. Describes the cold weather in New York which reached -48 degrees. He remarks that his training in the securities program of has been a "BIG WASTE OF TIME." His classmates have also voiced their discontent. He mentions that Merril Lynch "is sensitive to this area and realizes that changes must be made," adding that an ameliorative process has begun to take place. Unfortunately, it will not be in time for his class to benefit from any changes. Bill wishes he could hold his "beautiful wife" and wishes her a good night.

People: Johnson, William E., fl. 1965-1976
Johnson, Roseann Goodford, 1941-

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Love LettersEducationFinanceNew YorkTransportation

Sub Era: The Seventies

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