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Davis, James (fl. 1940) to G. F. Robinson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.082 Author/Creator: Davis, James (fl. 1940) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 19 August 1940 Pagination: 1 p. 26.7 x 20.2 cm

Summary of Content: Davis believes Willkie will be the next President. He discusses the passing of his wife, the life they had together and the one she now has in heaven. Briefly mentions aid to Britain. Written on Stationery of the Senate Committee on Finance.

People: Davis, James
Willkie, Wendell

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

Subjects: Women's HistoryMarriageDeathReligionPresidentElectionGovernment and CivicsPoliticsWorld War IIGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsCongress

Sub Era: World War II

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