Letter Undated From Norman Thomas to Beloved [Violet Thomas]

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Letter Undated From Norman Thomas to Beloved [Violet Thomas]

Date

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Description

Letter from Norman Thomas to his wife (or sweetheart?) re: Evan Thomas and other C.O.s, etc.

Subject

WWI conscientious objection / objectors

Coverage

United States

Creator

Thomas, Norman

Source

Swarthmore College Peace

Publisher

Swarthmore College Peace

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

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English

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Text

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CDGA. Thomas Norman - LetterUndatedToBelovedFromNormanPage01.tif,
CDGA. Thomas Norman - LetterUndatedToBelovedFromNormanPage02.tif

Transcription

THE AMERICAN PATRIOT
Norman M. Thomas, Chairman
220 East 116th St., New York

Wed. night

Beloved:
I enclose a letter from Mother written of course before yours to her was received. Evan also was emphatic about how badly the boys would feel if you & Jane went elsewhere. What do you want me to do? Of course I can arrange what you want.

Evan brings good news of camp, thinks he can surely get off with us & will be down to help out so I can be away Friday night.

I had a pretty satisfactory talk with Miss Curtis; I think she’ll stay; will talk to you & me later. The meeting on temperance outdoors went very well – the best we’ve had. Jessie Brown sang “Where is My Wandering Boy” which was really appreciated by the crowd.

Mrs. Sjobeck told me of her granddaughter’s birth in Japan Aug. 1st. Paul Wells came to dinner, staid to the meeting, helped us, & was quite his nicest self. Robert got out of Austria with some difficulty. The family will probably come over here in October.

You see I’ve had a good day. Hope I hope you have! How is my dear little Billy? I hope the boys were good. Don’t work too hard even to save apples!

Goodnight, my own.
Norman

Citation

Thomas, Norman, “Letter Undated From Norman Thomas to Beloved [Violet Thomas],” Conscientious Objection & the Great War: 1914-1920, accessed December 13, 2018, http://cosandgreatwar.swarthmore.edu/items/show/1633.

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