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Graeff, Leonard Eugene, (1920-2016) to Susan Prowell Graeff and Raymond James Graeff

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09611.124 Author/Creator: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, (1920-2016) Place Written: Great Lakes, Illinois Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 October 1943 Pagination: 3 p. : envelope ; 25.3 x 15.9 cm.

Summary of Content: One letter from Leonard Graeff to Susan Prowell Graeff and Raymond James Graeff, dated October 21, 1943. Leonard writes that he read about the fire and it is a shame. People will need to buy a bunch of bonds to replace the lost equipment. He said he heard from Aunt Jessie, Edith and Aunt Bertha. He says he's still eating a lot of candy and food and seems to be gaining weight. Leonard also writes that the time for him to be on the go is getting closer. They took a company picture recently and have to sign for train tickets today.

People: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, 1920-2016
Graeff, Raymond James, 1889-1963
Graeff, Susan Prowell, 1890-1967
Hutton, Bertha, fl. 1943
Hutton, Edith, fl. 1943

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

Subjects: World War IIDisasterMilitary MobilizationsMilitary Training

Sub Era: World War II

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