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The Fred L. Soper Papers

Title:
Letter from Lewis Hackett to Fred L. Soper pdf (49,678 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Lewis Hackett to Fred L. Soper
Description:
Hackett was Soper's superintendent during his first years in Brazil. The exchange shows a less formal side of Soper and his colleagues.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (49,678 Bytes)
Date:
1939-12-15 (December 15, 1939)
Creator:
Hackett, Lewis
Recipient:
Soper, Fred L.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Rockefeller Archive Center.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Clothing
Exhibit Category:
Fighting Yellow Fever and Malaria in Brazil, 1928-1942
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Fred L. Soper to Lewis Hackett (December 1939) pdf (48,890 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/VVBBJG.pdf
Box Number:
15
Unique Identifier:
VVBBJF
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Poems
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1922-1976
SubSeries: Cu - Kerr
Folder: Hackett, Lewis W., 1939-1940, 1950-1964
Transcript:
December 15, 1939
Dear Fred:
Unknown to the police
With the connivance of Bevier.
I helped myself to your valise
And donned a lot of your old gear.
I wore your pants, I wore your boots,
I wore your overcoat as well;
And while I do not give two hoots
For looks, I certainly looked swell.
Fond mammas looked at me askance;
Drew their muchachas to the fold;
Mosquitoes left their hants
And sought protection in the wold.
The ticks and redbugs cooked their beaks
On blade of grass and pendant bough;
Emitted monitory squeaks
And cried: "We've got old Soper now!"
I pointed out 'twas only me,
I tried my damndest to explain
The error in identity.
No use. They bit with might and main.
I've put away your overcoat;
I'm packing up your boots and pants;
I rather think I've been the goat
And I won't take another chance.
But Fred, I hope you won't suppose
I'm up to any dirty tricks
If you should find among your clothes
A bunch of redbugs and some ticks!
Lewis Hackett
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2016-06-02
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