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Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Morris "Moe" Weiner

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0015 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 April 1943 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Sylvia tells Moe about the current book she is reading. Received a gift of two records, then played ping-pong. Notes that he has been gone for eight weeks. This letter includes a hand drawn map of the United States with Brooklyn at one end and Salem, OR at the other.

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Carse, Robert, 1902-1971
White, Josh, 1908-1969
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893
Seghers, Anna, 1900-1983
Hargrove, Marion, 1919-2003

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

Keywords/Subjects: Marriage, Soldier's Letter, World War II, Women's History, Military History, Woman Author, Gift, Literature and Language Arts, Music, Sports and Games

Sub Era: World War II