Typed letter signed : [Camp Gordon, Ga.], to [Mary Cheever], [1942] Dec. 14.

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MA 5026.101
Cheever, John.
Gift of the Family of Carter Burden, 1998.
1 item (1 p.) ; 27.9 cm + envelope

Envelope addressed to "Mrs. John Cheever / 19 East 8th Street / New York City, N.Y." Return address is "Pfc. 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.


Telling her that her father sent him "a Christmas present which was a ten dollar check"; mentioning that he received "a fine spice-cake from Josie" [Josephine Herbst] and "a small, heavy package from Tom and Elizabeth"; describing the letters he sees in the personnel office from mothers and girlfriends requesting furloughs for soldiers; commenting on a "propaganda film" they saw today and writing, "I still think the average field-soldier will go into a deep sleep the minute he hits a theatre-seat and that there isn't a movie in the world that will keep him awake"; adding that his "story went off to Lieutenant Clark today."

The Carter Burden Collection of American Literature.