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1942 March 4 : letter to Helen Crawford

Title

1942 March 4 : letter to Helen Crawford

Subject

Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957

Authors, American--Correspondence

Description

Letter from Laura Ingalls Wilder to Winfield, Kansas children's librarian Helen Crawford including thanks for birthday greetings from school children, a photograph of her books on display and a clipping sent by Ms. Crawford, and that daily activities delay finishing her new book,

Creator

Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Source

Winfield Public Library, Winfield, Kansas

Publisher

Winfield Public Library, Winfield, Kansas

Date

1942-03-04

Rights

The copyright in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s correspondence is owned and controlled by Little House Heritage Trust, and may not be reproduced or otherwise copied or used without the Trust’s written permission. All rights reserved.

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Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Correspondence


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Citation
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, “1942 March 4 : letter to Helen Crawford,” Digital Winfield, accessed January 28, 2022, https://winfield.digitalsckls.info/item/4.
Text

[Envelope]
Mrs. A. J. Wilder
Mansfield, Mo.
(in pencil) #4
Helen D. Crawford
Children's Librarian
Winfield Public Library
Winfield
Kansas
(postmark)
MANSFIELD
MAR
5
4 PM
1942

(in pencil) 4
Rocky Ridge Farm
Mansfield, Mo.
March 4th, 1942

Dear Miss Crawford.

It was a delightful surprise to receive birthday greetings from you and the school children. Mr Wilder and I both thank you.

It is, of course, impossible for one to answer each letter separately. I have written to each grade in each school, who wrote one, instead.

I should have written you sooner about the photo. of my books you sent me. I think your display of them is quite an advertising stunt and I am sending it on to Harpers with your letter.

[page 2]
They may be able to use it. I am under obligation to you for your interest in my little books.

Please convey to your library staff Mr. Wilder's and my thanks for their good wishes.

Housecleaning time has caught me with the new book still unfinished, so I will be very busy in the days ahead, which is nothing new for I always have been busy.

With kindest regards and all good wishes
Sincerely your friend
Laura Ingalls Wilder

P.S.
Thanks for the clipping. It is fine.

Original Format

Letter