Artifact 1940-06-02 (Assumed) – 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.”

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Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – Unknown Date, assumed June 2, 1940


Editor’s Note


Unknown Artifact Original Date

The actual date of this artifact is unknown because the artifact itself is undated, and there is no accompanying envelope with postmarks.  However, the artifact is believed to have been written Sunday, June 2, 1940. This date supposition is based on the timing of the departure of the “advance party” mentioned in Art_1940-06-01 (this artifact) and Art_1940-06-04.


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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