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The Wilbur A. Sawyer Papers

Letter from Wilbur A. Sawyer to Peggy Sawyer Carroll pdf (154,785 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Wilbur A. Sawyer to Peggy Sawyer Carroll
Like his Rockefeller Foundation job, Dr. Sawyer's work for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) required much traveling. His first trip was to London for several months in the summer of 1944. In this letter to his daughter Peggy (then living in Washington DC with her husband, their two children, and Mrs. Sawyer) he reported on his living situation and social engagements.
Item is handwritten.
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2 (154,785 Bytes)
1944-07-13 (July 13, 1944)
Sawyer, Wilbur A.
Carroll, Peggy Sawyer
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Public Health
Exhibit Category:
Controlling Disease during World War II, 1939-1944
Box Number: 2
Folder Number: 19
Unique Identifier:
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Physical Condition:
Series: Correspondence, 1911-1995
SubSeries: Personal correspondence, 1911-1995
Folder: 1944
56 Curzon St., W1, London,
July 13, 1944
(My APO address is perhaps best.)
Dear Peggy,
It is after 10 but still daylight and quiet. I finally rented a small flat with modern facilities, many of which I have not used. Perhaps I should have paid more attention to your suggestion about your flat.
Your letter of June 23 and one that came the same day from your Mother were my very first word from home. They were much appreciated. It is always touching to hear that the children remember their grandfather and talk about him. Give them my love and tell Margaret a giant story for me.
I am always running into people who ask after you. My two daughters have certainly prepared the way for me.
I am taking breakfasts at the Athenaeum Club, sometimes with Dr. O'Brien, and eating the other meals in restaurants except the numerous luncheons and dinners as guests of hospital friends. Ruth's Lt. General gave one dinner in my honor and to-morrow I am invited to a dinner in honor of Maj. Gen. Kirk, Surgeon General of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Churchill's statement in Parliament will give you some idea of what is happening here and I may be able to tell you some tall stories when I get back. The interest is equal to that of my stay here in '40-'41, which you well remember.
Give my love to Wally and keep much for yourself.
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