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The Fred L. Soper Papers

Title:
Letter from Fred L. Soper to Lewis Hackett pdf (48,890 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Fred L. Soper to Lewis Hackett
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 (48,890 Bytes)
Date:
1939-12 (December 1939)
Creator:
Soper, Fred L.
Recipient:
Hackett, Lewis
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Clothing
Exhibit Category:
Fighting Yellow Fever and Malaria in Brazil, 1928-1942
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Lewis Hackett to Fred L. Soper (December 15, 1939) pdf (49,678 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/VVBBJF.pdf
Box Number:
15
Unique Identifier:
VVBBJG
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:
Dear Lewis:
You boast you took a chance last year
And wore my pants and other gear.
Decked out in stolen loot you found
You still are beautiful though round.
Right welcome were you to my old gear;
I forgive the connivance of Bevier.
I grant that you have cut a "figger"
In pants and boots either small or bigger
Than modern fashion has approved;
No wonder the lamblike muchachas moved
With backward glances to the fold,
Resigned, but grieved, their virtues to hold.
If redbugs and ticks I happen to chance on
When next those boots and pants I put on
I shall not accuse you of dirty tricks
I'm quite accustomed to their pricks.
In fact it has long been my surmise
That in the seams they colonize
So the bugs you thought came from normal hants
May really have nested in my old pants.
But Lewis, would you have me suppose
If I should find among my clothes
Other creepers than redbugs and ticks
That you were really up to dirty tricks
With fond mama, whose fiercest glance
Was for the muchachas as she eyed you askance?
Fred
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-12-29
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