Letter Undated from Norman Thomas to Violet Thomas

Date

xxxx-07-24

Title

Letter Undated from Norman Thomas to Violet Thomas

Date

xxxx-07-24

Description

Letter from Norman Thomas to wife re: Evan Thomas and other C.O.s, etc.

Subject

WWI conscientious objection / objectors

Coverage

United States

Creator

Thomas, Norman

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. Thomas, Norman - LetterUndatedToWifeDearHeartFromNormanPage01.tif,
CDGA. Thomas, Norman - LetterUndatedToWifeDearHeartFromNormanPage02.tif

Transcription

THE NEW WORLD
118 East 28th Street
New York City

Dear Heart:
I sent you the E____ [illegible word] & notice of Dr. Rice’s appointment. The chances of my getting away Thursday look slim but I am still heoping to get up on the 6.49 train at Katunah. If not I will phone you between12 and 1 pm.

Another hot day & no news from Evan. I’ve failed to reach Judge Mack so far.

I think your letter to Sid[?] must have been fine. His to you depresses me even more than thinking

[page 2]

what may happen to Evan & the “absolutists.” R.B. [Roger Baldwin] telegraphed he had spent the most valuable days at Leavenworth since he’d tackled this job and suggested that Hollingsworth & I write Mr. Baker again about that cruel form of punishment in prison – which we did this noon.

We’ve had some more nice letters about World Tomorrow, the most notable being from Miss [Jane] Addams. Hollingsworth Wood says Miss Wald ‘phoned him about getting her niece & nephew into the Friends’ School. It seems to be getting popular with our friends.

Much love to {Tommy Billy Polly Francie Scrubby} and most to Mrs. Norman.

Norman

July 24th

Citation

Thomas, Norman, “Letter Undated from Norman Thomas to Violet Thomas,” Conscientious Objection & the Great War: 1914-1920, accessed December 13, 2018, http://cosandgreatwar.swarthmore.edu/items/show/1634.

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  2. LetterUndatedToWifeDearHeartFromNormanPage02.tif