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1944-1945 Letters to Mrs. L. David Hawley, found in wall at 100 College Hill Road

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: yhm-arc-2013-012

Content Description

Three letters to Gertrude Hawley, wife of Prof. of Geology L. David Hawley, found in wall of garage at 100 College Hill Road, Clinton (faculty housing), circa 2004. Letter with postmark Aug 21, 1944, addressed to Mrs. L.D. Hawley in NYC, from Mrs. R. Udall, Sherburne, NY (to Gert from Dotty). Discusses Hawleys' new? house in Rhode Island, anticipates husband's return [from army], ponders whether to take teaching position at Cornell, discusses land army work on farm, driving tractors and team of horses, mentions various friends, mountain-climbing and camping trip to Adirondacks. Letter, undated, also to Gert from Dotty, details about moving; includes Dorothy Udall's new address in Maryland. Business letter from Associated American Artists, Inc., NYC, dated December 3, 1945, to Mrs. L. David Hawley, suggesting she bring her "Sunlight Pattern" molding in to them to find a satisfactory substitute.

Acquisition Type



Jenny Irons found documents in wall of garage at 100 College Hill Road, circa 2004.

Restrictions Apply



  • Majority of material found within 1944 - 1945