Letter June 3, 1918 from Evan Thomas to Violet Thomas

Date

1918-06-03

Title

Letter June 3, 1918 from Evan Thomas to Violet Thomas

Date

1918-06-03

Description

account of being a WWI C.O.

Subject

WWI conscientious objection / objectors

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/tif

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

CDGA. ThomasNorman. Letter1918June3rdToVioletFromEvanPage01.tif
CDGA. ThomasNorman. Letter1918June3rdToVioletFromEvanPage02.tif

Transcription

June 3, 1918

Dear Violet:-
Thanks very much indeed for the two books by Ernest Poole which you had sent to me. I have read “His Family” and enjoyed it & am well started on the other one. The books sent by Norman & the money arrived yesterday with Dr. Campbell. Please thank him for the same and tell him not to bring too many books with him when he next comes out. The 2nd volume of Morley is about all I will be able to manage before another week is over & then who knows but that we may start for Fort Leavenworth soon?

There is little news here. We take walks in the morning & read or study or talk in the afternoons & evenings. I have come to like several of the fellows very much & all of them better than at first.

Hope the chicks are all well. Please give

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them my love.

You must be having hot weather in the city for it is hot enough here and never have I known mosquitos to be so bad. They “eat” me [one?] alive. We are treated remarkably well. I wonder out [about?] it and most of the officer I have talked with have been very fine men. Was talking with Major Weeks from 2:30 to 7 p.m. this afternoon with one or two interruptions and found him a splendid man. I almost wish they weren’t so fine. Argument would be easier or opposing them would at least.

Love to all
Evan

P.S. If it is no trouble Norman could bring a pound or two of sugar when he comes it would be appreciated.

Citation

Thomas, Evan, “Letter June 3, 1918 from Evan Thomas to Violet Thomas,” Conscientious Objection & the Great War: 1914-1920, accessed December 13, 2018, http://cosandgreatwar.swarthmore.edu/items/show/1627.

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