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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0151 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 February 1944 Pagination: 5 p. ; 23 x 15 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia recounts her lazy day, and reports on friends. Says her Dad received a telegram from her brother Alvin [in Air Force training], that says he has soloed. Her sister Mad is finally getting her divorce. Discusses the ability of the soldiers to vote and arguments in Congress.

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Rankin, John E. (John Elliott)., 1882-1960
Winchell, Walter, 1897-1972
Dewey, Thomas Edmund, 1902-1971
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorSports and GamesChildren and FamilyAir ForceAviationCongressGovernment and CivicsPoliticsSuffrageElection

Sub Era: World War II

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