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Somethin' to Write Home About: Young Love

An exhibit featuring letters from the Regional History Center Collections

Young Love

August 1, 1920

These two letters, both written by Winnebago County native Gregg Marshall, were composed only four days apart.  He writes to his boyhood sweetheart while away working as a guide in Big Bear Lake, California.  The two letters both show his deep affection for her, but can be contrasted by tiny intricacies and thoughts of his day that he writes in the typed letter:

Does [your brother] still enjoy potato chips?”

There is still snow in the canyons on the north side of Grey-back mountain” 

Started parting my hair in the middle.” 

Although these might seem slightly absurd to an outside reader, he shares them because they represent his day-to-day ponderings—which are the very things he finds most important.  1920.

 


Dr. Giles Paddock Ransom Family Collection.  RC 275, Box 15, Folder 1.

Gregg Marshall to Florence (Ransom) Nielsen, August 10, 1920

 

Dr. Giles Paddock Ransom Family Collection. RC 275, Box 15, Folder 1.

Gregg Marshall to Florence (Ransom) Nielsen, August 10, 1920

Dr. Giles Paddock Ransom Family Collection. RC 275, Box 15, Folder 1.