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I'm much relieved at getting your letter to-day.

I'm much relieved at getting your letter to-day.
I'm much relieved at getting your letter to-day.
I'm much relieved at getting your letter to-day.

Overview

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

Transcript

AUSABLE FORKS
NEW YORK
February 14, 1940

 

My Darling:
I’m much relieved at getting you letter to-day.  The one that tells about the [cars].  I know that it’s difficult to write while you’re traveling , but I do want such word as a postcard could bring me of everything being all right.  This can’t be the long letter about the work on the house that I promised you, for this evening we’re going over to Louis’ for dinner and the night, and starting from there in the morning for Tarrytown.  And theres so much to be attended to before I leave.
The week- and with B.A., P.K. & Louis here was great fun.  Kathleen, by the way, is expecting another baby, and just at the time when Peter is out of a job, still in debt, and not personally impressing her much.  I told them about you and me, and Sally.  It is the same story of their loving you, being happy thet you’re still of the family and coming here for the summer, and instantly recognizing that Sally is one to love.  And I told Louis.  He told me that you had talked to him about a separation (was it last fall?).  He realizes that what you told him about our love is true.  But he thinks it is better for you and me that we are to get a divorce.  Sally he recognizes as being a fine woman and, as he says “a lady”.  He is not telling Esther yet for he doesn’t know whether or not she is to be trusted.
[Natty?] is here to go for the maid.  I must stop.
Oh my darling, don’t be too unhappy!
Lovingly
Rockwell

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: 
8