Typed letter signed : [Camp Gordon, Ga.], to [Mary Cheever], "Wednesday" [1943 Feb. 24].

Record ID: 
380969
Accession number: 
MA 5026.117
Author: 
Cheever, John.
Credit: 
Gift of the Family of Carter Burden, 1998.
Description: 
1 item (1 p.) ; 27 cm + envelope
Notes: 

Envelope with postmark of "Feb. 25, 1943," a Thursday; this letter was written the Wednesday before, Feb. 24, 1943.
Envelope is addressed to "Mrs. John Cheever / 19 East 8th St. / New York City, N.Y." Return address is "Pfc. John Cheever 32332516 / Co. "E" 22nd Infantry, U.S. Army / APO #4 / 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.

Summary: 

Reporting that "the package from Ugobono's came and went instant[ly] but it was very good while it lasted"; telling her that "a week-end pass was out of the question because [he has] to take rifle markmanship on Friday and Saturday"; mentioning that an issue of the newspaper he and [Lin] Streeter are publishing "will be run off the mimeograph machine sometime tomorrow"; telling her he will send her a copy of it (see MA 5026.118); remarking that he went to the movies and saw "Ann Sothern as a great violinist" [in "Three Hearts for Julia"]; noting that "the housing shortage in Augusta is getting to be acute and scandalous. But the men continue to get married and send for their wives."

Provenance: 
The Carter Burden Collection of American Literature.