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A letter came yesterdy, a short one...

A letter came yesterdy, a short one...
A letter came yesterdy, a short one...
A letter came yesterdy, a short one...

Overview

Creator: 
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971
Source: 
Original letter: ink on paper, 1 p.
Date Original: 
1940, April 9
Language: 
English

Transcript

Ausable Forks
New York        
April 9th, 1940

My Darling:
A letter came yesterday, a short one, a very sweet one, but the only one for some time; and little news in it.  Please write and tell me how you are.
The car won’t be ready in Detroit until the 18th.  But the boys will be ready to start right and I hope that they’ll go reasonably fast, for I want you to get the car as soon as possible.
It is now spring, but so far we have had few pleasant days.  The thaw came so suddenly that I let the water out of the pool—or, rather, opened the sluice.  Even with that open it was a fast over the spill-way.  Walts is now raking the manure off the lawn.
Sally is still in bed.  On Sunday she got up for a while at Dr. Culvers suggestion and on Monday was in as great pain as ever.  She can stand, but its difficult and very painful.  What a mess!
I heard from Brother.  He wants a hundred dollars for Kendall’s sedan.  That’s not a great bargain, but I need one and will take it.  Does Kendall owe me money?  Or has she paid it?  Maybe she’d let me deduct it from the cheque to Brother.
Question:  Do you remember the name of the Stationer’s you dealt with?
That’s all now.  Do you get the manuscript as I send it?  How’s it getting on? 
Darling:  don’t worry about my love for you.  It’s here to stay; and nothing can ever change it. 
Always, always,
I DO!
Rockwell
And thank you for the beautiful telegram!

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 2, 2012
Format: 
image/jpeg
Type: 
Still Image

Location

Series: 
1
Box: 
1
Folder: 
22