Old Letter “Send Money For New Oxford Shoes”

This is a great old letter home from a girl who has gone to work in Detroit, from home in Ann Arbor Michigan.  She is writing her dad asking him to send her some money for a new outfit and to talk about what is going on in her life.  Even a hundred years ago dad’s and daughter were much the same as today!  From the context of the letter, it seems mom and dad are no longer together and Veleta has asked mom for other parts of her new outfit, but needs new shoes and hopes her father will help her out.  The letter also talks about looking for a new job and a lead she has for one with the railroad.   This letter is almost 100 years old but reads a lot like an email a dad might get today.

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