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(postmark 10-10-1932 Brooklyn)

Envelope pre-printed

Old town Ribbon & Carbon Co Inc

Johnson & Prince Streets

Brooklyn-New York


Addressed to Miss Irene Wachdorf at 334 W. 58th, Chicago (home address, not the convent)



Brooklyn New York

October 10, 1932


Dear Miss Wachdorf—

In a letter I had a short time ago from Miss Marek she mentioned that you said before you went away you hadn’t heard from me. I answered your letter the very day I got it and can’t imagine what happened as it has not been returned to me. I am addressing this to your house and no doubt your mother will send it on.


I had known for some time that you were planning to enter the convent but thought you might still change your mind at the last minute. I should like to know where you are and what order you have joined. Mary, who was nine years old last week and had a big party, is going to St. Andrews school. The sisters are Dominicans and the school is almost like a private school—it is very fine. I wonder if you plan to teach or just what you will prepare for in the convent. I often wish for the good old days when I had you girls up on your toes in the Illinois Paper Co. I never enjoyed anything so much in my life and I shall always remember you and Miss Marek and Miss Di Muro and the fine help you gave me.


I should like to hear all about you, how you like the convent and what order you are with.


Very sincerely,

JW Henig? (Can’t read signature. Former employer JJ or HJ Hanley mentioned, but presume that boss was in Chicago, at the Han-ley Manufacturing Co).


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