April 21, 1944 Letter to Merrill Dan

Title

April 21, 1944 Letter to Merrill Dan

Subject

war widows; old maids; wwii

Description

This is a PDF of a letter from the Special Collections section of the University of Memphis Library. Hope Bespalow writes a letter to Merrill Dan, a lieutenant in the United States army. They were both natives of Memphis, Tennessee. The letter is handwritten and written on April 21, 1944. It is written on white paper and in cursive. The letter addresses Hope’s concerns with finding a husband who might die in the war and making her a war widow. Hope tells Merrill that she would rather die an old maid than become a war widow.

Creator

Bespalow, Hope

Source

Hope and Merrill Dan Papers Box 2 Folder 44 MSS 274

Publisher

The University of Memphis Libraries

Date

April 21, 1944

Rights

Digital Image © 2016, University of Memphis Libraries Preservation and Special Collections Department. All Rights Reserved.

Files

Collection

Citation

Bespalow, Hope, “April 21, 1944 Letter to Merrill Dan,” Making an Impact: The Lives of Tennessee Women, accessed June 25, 2018, http://umhist4851.omeka.net/items/show/130.