July 1, 1945 Letter to Hope Dan

Title

July 1, 1945 Letter to Hope Dan

Subject

wife

Description

This is a PDF of a letter from the Special Collections section of the University of Memphis Library. Lieutenant Merrill Dan writes a letter to Hope Bespalow, who is a college student at the University of Wisconsin. They were both natives of Memphis, Tennessee. This letter is typed by Dan and was written on July 1, 1945. The letter is on a very thin see through piece of paper. The letter is typed. In the letter, Dan refers to Hope as his wife and he says how hard it is to keep their marriage a secret. He also speaks of how hard it is to keep the secret that she is now his wife. He also refers to her as ‘honey’ many times and there is an obvious change in his references that he uses towards her compared to when they first began writing letters.

Creator

Dan, Merrill

Source

Hope and Merrill Dan Papers Box 1, Folder 33 MSS 274

Publisher

The University of Memphis Libraries

Date

July 1, 1945

Rights

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

Files

image4.JPG

Collection

Citation

Dan, Merrill, “July 1, 1945 Letter to Hope Dan,” Making an Impact: The Lives of Tennessee Women, accessed September 21, 2018, https://umhist4851.omeka.net/items/show/127.