Typed letter signed : [Camp Gordon, Ga.], to [Mary Cheever], [1942 Nov. 3].

Record ID: 
Accession number: 
MA 5026.84
Cheever, John.
Gift of the Family of Carter Burden, 1998.
1 item (2 p.) ; 26.6 cm + envelope

On Camp Gordon letterhead.
Envelope with postmark; date is from postmark.
Envelope addressed to "Mrs. John Cheever / 19 East 8th Street / New York City, N.Y." Return address is "Pvt. John Cheever, U.S. Army / Co. "E" 22nd Infantry / Camp Gordon, Georgia"; place of writing is based on return address.
Part of a large collection of letters from John Cheever to his wife, Mary Cheever. Letters are described in individual records; see MA 5026 for details.


Explaining that he hasn't written because "KP kept [him] pretty busy"; remarking that "tonight is pay night and the town will be like Carson City"; describing his night out at "the Tropical Spot" where he almost witnessed a cat fight; mentioning that Dollard offered him a job in the personnel office and debating whether he should take it; enclosing a photo (photo is no longer with the letter); complimenting her recent letters and hoping he will see her next weekend.

The Carter Burden Collection of American Literature.