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1945 January 20 : letter to Helen Crawford

Title

1945 January 20 : letter to Helen Crawford

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Subject

Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957

Authors, American--Correspondence

Description

Letter from Laura Ingalls Wilder to Winfield, Kansas children's librarian Helen Crawford regarding household chores and having no time to write.

Creator

Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Source

Winfield Public Library, Winfield, Kansas

Publisher

Winfield Public Library, Winfield, Kansas

Date

1945-01-20

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.

Format

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Language

English

Type

Correspondence


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Citation
Wilder, Laura Ingalls, “1945 January 20 : letter to Helen Crawford,” Digital Winfield, accessed April 21, 2019, https://winfield.digitalsckls.info/item/6.
Text

Mansfield, Missouri
Jan. 20, 1945

Dear Miss Crawford
It is a pleasure to hear from you and kind of you to tell me how much the children enjoy my books.
The titles you suggest for more books are tempting, but just now it is impossible for me to write more.
I have reduced my housework to an irreducible minimum and still there is no time for writing. You see I do not work
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so fast as I have and help is not to be had.
We have promise of a laundry in the spring if the necessary "fixings" can be obtained. Meanwhile every woman is her own washerwoman.
Girls who used to help now and then or regularly to wash dishes and other light work will do nothing now for fear if they earn a little they will be taken of [sic] Dependent Children's" relief.
Oh someday perhaps there may be help to be had and time to write again.
Thanks for your good wishes and may you and your library friends have a happy New Year.
Yours sincerely
Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Original Format

Letter