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Duke, Charles Moss Jr. (fl. 1972-1980) to Leonard

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.092.01 Author/Creator: Duke, Charles Moss Jr. (fl. 1972-1980) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa 1972-1980 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Offers Gospel verses (Mark 11:24, 16:17-18) to comfort and aid Leonard in his recovery. He also writes: "I have been to the moon but the greatest experience in my life has been accepting Jesus as my Savior." On yellow lined paper with photograph of the moon (GLC05508.092.02).

People: Duke, Charles Moss Jr.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: Religion, Christianity, Space, Health and Medical

Sub Era: Crises of the 1970's