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Letter from John Wilmer Blue to Margaret Monroe Blue and Jane Cameron Blue

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Title

Letter from John Wilmer Blue to Margaret Monroe Blue and Jane Cameron Blue

Description

In this letter of 30 April 1920, John "Wilmer" Blue, responds to the news that his sister, Flora Blue, has died from influenza. Wilmer expresses regret for not coming home from his station in Siberia sooner. He fears that Flora thought he did not love her, and feels helpless being so far away from his family at this sad time. Wilmer joined the United States Army in 1917 and served with the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia.

Source

Blue Family Papers #4955, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Date

30 April 1920

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