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The Alan Gregg Papers

Title:
Letter from Alan Gregg to his wife pdf (47,604 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Alan Gregg to his wife
Description:
Gregg writes to his wife Eleanor from Moscow.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (47,604 Bytes)
Date:
1927-12 (December 1927)
Creator:
Gregg, Alan
Recipient:
Gregg, Eleanor
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Exhibit Category:
"Rockefeller Man" in Brazil and Europe, 1919-1930
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 16
Unique Identifier:
FSBBDG
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
1927 December
Moscow
AG to EG
"Well its a great experience and all that I expected except that people are cheerier and better nourished that I'd expected. The peasants certainly have the prize for cowbarn faces and when you add felt overshoes about 8 times too big, and unending garments of one sort or another the effect is of a bundled up applewoman on a street corner in the middle of winter.
The crowds look warmly dressed but the clothes are coarse grimy and greasy and the effect is not chic - to put it mildly. The buildings look run down and near the time when repairs will be in order, but there was a surprising amount of building going on outside Moscow as we came in.
Of course its wintry here - deepish snow everything on sleighs and consequently rather quiet. The country was just exactly like the Bayard Taylor (?) stories of Russian wolves, droshkies etc. and was really quite beautiful. The train was comfortable though not very quick and I never knew I had so much German - I can almost get along with it."
Moscow in winter
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