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Mitchell, Margaret (1900-1949) Two Typed Letters Signed, 1941 and 1942.

Auction:
2891T
Lot:
1068
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$1,169$950

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2891T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Mitchell, Margaret (1900-1949) Two Typed Letters Signed, 1941 and 1942. Both letters addressed to Rear Admiral Edward J. Marquart and his wife, one dated 26 December 1941, the other 19 December 1942, each with their original envelopes; both letters refer to the commissioning of the U.S.S. Atlanta. (2)
The U.S.S. Atlanta was commissioned at the New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn on 24 December 1941. In the second letter, Mitchell says, in part, "My trip through the Navy Yard was a heartening affair and, during this past year when I have sometimes heard people talking in depressed fashion of how far behind the enemy America's production is, I have risen up and stated, 'If you could have seen what I saw at Brooklyn you would have no fears for our future victory."
Estimate $200-250


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Edward J. Marquart, Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York in the American Civil War, Atlanta

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