Letter July 11, 1918 from Evan Thomas to Violet [Thomas]

Date

1918-07-11

Title

Letter July 11, 1918 from Evan Thomas to Violet [Thomas]

Date

1918-07-11

Description

letter

Subject

Evan Thomas's thoughts on being a WWI C.O.

Coverage

United States

Creator

Thomas, Evan

Source

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Publisher

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Rights

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Format

image/tiff

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

CDGA. ThomasNorman. Letter1918July11thToVioletFromEvanPage01.tif
CDGA. ThomasNorman. Letter1918July11thToVioletFromEvanPage02.tif
CDGA. ThomasNorman. Letter1918July11thToVioletFromEvanPage03.tif

Transcription

July 11, 1918

Dear Violet:-
Your letter & Norman's arrived this evening. I think we are due to leave for Leavenworth soon. Hope very much to get a glimpse of you & N. at the station in N.Y. if at all possible.

Glad the new house is proving satisfactory. Carpentry must be quite a profitable trade to take up these days judging from all one hears.

Life here goes on much the same day after day. With walks and books it is quite bearable. I feel in better spirits than for a long

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time. Might as well make the most of it while the sun shines for I don't expect it to continue for long.

I am glad the "World Tomorrow" was not actually suppressed. I thought it was. Had it been I would have despaired of the present administration.

Why shouldn't your brother Will go to Italy to be a representative for the "War Trade Board"(?)? I see no reason for getting mad over it. Personally I think he ought to be congratulated on all he can get away with. It isn't things like that which make me mad.

Some day when I can get down to it & write with the

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care it requires I am going to write out numerous ideas I have gotten recently, especially over the question of capital & labor and Christianity which I would like to have the opinion of you & Norman about. But that must wait.

I couldn't quite make out what you said about Miss Heal's being arrested for speeding. How were you & Norman mixed up with it? Is Mary still enthusiastic as ever about her? I never could make her out one way or another.

Love to all the chicks when you see them.

As ever yours,

Evan

Citation

Thomas, Evan, “Letter July 11, 1918 from Evan Thomas to Violet [Thomas],” Conscientious Objection & the Great War: 1914-1920, accessed December 13, 2018, http://cosandgreatwar.swarthmore.edu/items/show/1626.

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  3. Letter1918July11thToVioletFromEvanPage03.tif