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Here, my darling and forever beloved, is the little car;

Here, my darling and forever beloved, is the little car;

Overview

Creator: 
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971
Source: 
Original letter: ink on paper, 1 p.
Date Original: 
1940, April 14
Language: 
English

Transcript

AUSABLE FORKS
NEW YORK
April 14, 1940

 

            Here, my darling and forever beloved, is the little car; by far the most beautiful—if it is half as beautiful as I trust it to be—that us Kents will ever own except for its descendents which shall go on in your custody as long as I live or keep out of the poorhouse.  Please sometimes think of me as driving along at your side; and of the car as your transportation to come back to me.  And know always and always that I love you and that your place in my life and my heart is unique and fixed and subject to no change, forever.  I will never know so good and loving and completely noble a human being as you.  God bless you, my darling; and for my sake keep you loving me and seeing me and always feeling close to me.

                                                            I DO (surrounded by a heart and underlined)

 

                                                                        Rockwell

                       
And please, darling, write oftener!

Rights

Rights Management: 
Original materials may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (more information).

Technical

Digitization Specifications: 
Scanned at 600ppi on Epson 1000XL scanner as 48-bit RGB uncompressed TIFF images. Images resized to 2000 pixels wide, 150 dpi, and saved as JPEG (level 10) in Photoshop CS5 with Unsharp Mask of 60:1.
Date Digital: 
October 12, 2012
Format: 
image/jpeg
Type: 
Text

Location

Series: 
1
Box: 
1
Folder: 
24