[Letter] 1944 November 28 [to] Prof

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Title

[Letter] 1944 November 28 [to] Prof

Subject

Pledge

Description

Elstad writes of his continued monetary support of Wagner and tells Stoughton that he has recently sent money though through a safer route than including it with this letter. He expresses hope that the war will end soon and he can come back to visit Wagner.

Creator

Elstad, Peter H.

Source

Wagner College Archive, Horrmann Library

Date

11/28/1944

Contributor

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

Is Part Of

A complete index to the letters in this collection can be found here: http://library.wagner.edu/wagnerarchive/StoughtonPDF/Correspondence index.pdf

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

text

Identifier

Elstad6

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Text

28 November 1944
Dear Prof-
Thanks for seeing I get the Bulletin - out here it’s heart warming to know that people back home haven’t forgotten you. The October issue came to-day.
I note from the Bulletin that Wagner is trying to get rid of her indebtedness entirely at this time — seems to me a good idea — while there is more money about.
The Lord has been good to Ruth and myself — and this is by way of letting you know that our small part towards reducing this debt is on the way — small, but nonetheless welcome, I hope.
I’ve got to tell you separately - that is, I can’t send the money with this letter — that goes by the safest way—P.T.A. It takes somewhat longer than Postal money orders or checks, but eventually gets there. However, if in six to eight weeks time, you don’t have the check — will you please let me know, so I can have it traced.
I see that in spite of the war and all the difficulties that must make

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for a college like Wagner, she continues to grow — I do hope and pray it continues and I’m sure it will. Soon, I hope I’ll be able to come back to visit all you people and see again the hill and the harbor — one gets so hungry out here for the sights and sounds and smells of home that it amounts to almost an ache, but then you know - you were in the same boat once — pray it won’t be too much longer.
As ever
Howard

Original Format

http://library.wagner.edu/wagnerarchive/StoughtonPDF/Elstad6.pdf

Date Digital

2014

Citation

Elstad, Peter H., “[Letter] 1944 November 28 [to] Prof,” Wagner College Digital Collections, accessed December 2, 2021, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/16300.