Laura Kephart’s Letter to Leonard Kephart May, 20 1946

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Zak Sheppard (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
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Laura Wright

Abstract: This edition was created based on the letter from Laura (L.M. on envelope) Kephart to her son, Leonard Kephart. The casual nature of this letter leads the transcriber to believe this was one of many regular correspondences between mother and son. In the letter, Laura discusses an article that Leonard had written, wondering about how much he had been paid to do the work described; her recent infatuation with crossword puzzles and their igniting of her curiosity with language, which she followed by creating entertaining tongue twisters; a production of a play depicting the founding of Cornell University; brief updates on family members Manton and Lucy –there is a strange paragraph that seems to be in reference to the railroad strike of May 1946 during her section about Lucy, but the content of the paragraph is perplexing, to say the least – and a tragic car wreck from a few days prior, which resulted in injury and death to two pedestrians and damage to businesses.

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Language: English
Date: 2020

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