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Well I have to report
Monday morning at 8.45. I
wonder if Bowers had to go
yesterday. I find that I
know quite a few fellows
who are going both in
my division and other city
divisions going the same
time. So you see I will not
be so lonesome going up there.
Don got me a new
safety razor just like one
Sutton paid $6. for. He got
it with U. S. cigar cupons.
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The recipient of the letter, Emily Gladys Bartlett (1891-1968), lived in Holyoke, Massachusetts, during the time of World War I. Her fiance, Edward Roswell Wirt (1891-1942), a native of Lowell, Massachusetts, served in the army during the last year of the war in 1918. He wrote her a series of letters between April 29, 1918 to April 10, 1919, telling of his experiences as a soldier and suggesting that she save the letters so that he can refer to them "as a diary of this affair."
There are ninety letters from Mr. Wirt to Miss Bartlett in the PVMA collection; twelve of them are reproduced here.
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WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
| author Edward Roswell Wirt (1891-1942)
| date Apr 29, 1918
| location Lowell, Massachusetts
| width 6.0"
| height 9.0"
| process/materials manuscript, paper, ink
| item type Personal Documents/Letter
| accession # #L01.010
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