New York: [s.i.], 1943. Very Good. Item #26942
New York: [s.i.], 1943. Four-page ALS on USO letterhead from Charles R. Winthrop to his wife Mary. At the time Winthrop was serving with the 372nd Infantry, a segregated African American regiment then serving in World War II. With original envelope with "Idle Gossip Sinks Ships" stamped to front. Rubbed with a few minor nicks, folds, expected age-toning, else Very Good.
Winthrop served as a Chaplain and mentions staying busy with marrying six couples and several conferences in the preceding month. Of special note is his mentioning that he will try to see Paul Robeson as Othello, though tickets had been tough to come by. Winthrop goes on to say that he recently met with Robeson's brother Ben and Mrs. Robeson, presumably Eslanda Goode Robeson, who was living in Connecticut at the time. Remaining content deals with Winthrop's daily duties and what to buy Ruth and Ralph for their wedding present. A brief snapshot into stateside life of an African American regiment in the heart of World War II.