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Catalog Number 1982.83.67a
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1982.83
Description Full transcription of text follows:


Aug 3-18 Dear Sister - : Well I have at last started a letter home. the first one in a month. I rec’d 3 or four and will make this one answer all. I am expecting another any time I am very well we are having pretty hot weather but not so warm as at home. The nights are nice and cool


I have a new pen I just bought it a very small one but it writes fine is a “Parker” I am playing E [flat] clarinet now I hope you are practiseing lots. You must practise scales I am sending you the name of a book of fine studies by C.L. Hanon’s Virtuoso Pianiast Schirmer Edition costs $1.50 be shure and get it. have Mrs. Slagle to get it she may be able to get it cheaper. I have a friend in the Band who is an artist on Piano and he recomended this Book. I am going to send some money for your lessons next Pay day. this book May be hard but you must keep at it. I understand We are going to have 50 men in our Band our Band leader has gone to Paris for a commision he Will be a Leiut. 2nd I shall expect you to be


able to play my violin pieces when I get back you might practise a few of those pieces that are there, the Piano Part Well I must close we have a concert this evening we are playing selection from “Martha” With best wishes Walter [censor signature]

From the service of Private Walter G. Shaw, 18th Infantry Band, 1st Division. With band tour of Italy 2-3/18. Gassed at Cantigny 5/4/18. Died at No. Charpentry in the Argonne.

Date August 3, 1918
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1918
People Shaw, Walter
Subjects World War I
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Musical instruments