August 30, 1944 Letter to Merrill Dan

Title

August 30, 1944 Letter to Merrill Dan

Subject

infidelity; French women

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 August 30, 1944. It’s written on thin, white paper and in cursive. The letter covers Hope’s visit to a hotel. During her stay she ran into a few friends of hers and described a bit of their conversation. Hope also mentions rumors that she had heard of French women and how promiscuous they could be. She informs Dan to beware of them.

Creator

Bespalow, Hope

Source

Hope and Merrill Dan Papers Box 2, Folder 44, MSS 274

Publisher

The University of Memphis Libraries

Date

August 30, 1944

Rights

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

Files

Collection

Citation

Bespalow, Hope, “August 30, 1944 Letter to Merrill Dan,” Making an Impact: The Lives of Tennessee Women, accessed June 25, 2018, http://umhist4851.omeka.net/items/show/131.