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Last updated on March 8th, 2020 at 01:19 am

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Artifact -UNKNWN-01 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“Well I just got finished pealing the pineapple for supper & I put the sugar on it. You didn’t have to send sugar as there is plenty of sugar yet.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:14 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – Unknown Date, 1940


Editor’s Note:

The actual date of this artifact is unknown because there is no envelope with postmarks, but believed to have been written during the first or second week of June, 1940.

Transcription of Artifact Content

Camp Borden

Sun. aft.

Dear Frances:

Received your parcel O.K. and also a letter Fri. & Sat. Thanks a lot for the dinner. It was really swell. I just got the parcel about nine last night. I also got one from Pearl’s sister. It was a big chocolate box full of date cake & some candy. Well I had Marshall Healey over to our tent for dinner and of course I had Glen piper stay is he and I are in the same tent. The chicken & dressing was swell, but it is so warm in the day time I thought I’d better get it ate up.

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