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

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MA 5026.117
Cheever, John.
"Wednesday" [1943 Feb. 24].
Gift of the Family of Carter Burden, 1998.
1 item (1 p.) ; 27 cm + envelope

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.
Envelope with postmark of "Feb. 25, 1943," a Thursday; this letter was written the Wednesday before, Feb. 24, 1943.
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.


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."

The Carter Burden Collection of American Literature.