Envelope with postmark of "Feb. 11, 1943," a Thursday; Cheever's letter was written the Tuesday before, Feb. 9, 1943.
Envelope addressed to "Mrs. John Cheever / 19 East 8th Street / New York City, N.Y." Return address is "Pfc. John Cheever / Co. "E" 22nd Infantry / Camp Gordon, Ga."; 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.
Noting that he has "been eating meals at the Service Club" and needs her to send some money; reporting that "an order for [his] being editor of the regimental paper [is] going through"; adding, "This has been hanging fire for so long that I'm not very enthusiastic about it"; mentioning that "Lin Streeter is going to do the cartoons and we ought to be able to bring out a good paper"; thanking her for the "math book" and remarking that he hopes to have time to "study long division and fractions"; commenting on the warm weather in Georgia.