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Letter, 2 Mar. 1931, Dorothy Heyward to Mrs. E.C. Plimpton
    A gift to the SCL Manuscripts Division announced in 2003

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Letter, postmarked 2 March 1931, from Dorothy Heyward (Dawn Hill, Hendersonville, N.C.), to Mrs. E.C. Plimpton (Newton Center, Mass.), thanks Mrs. Plimpton for her gift of a baby spoon sent to daughter Jennifer DuBose Heyward upon her first birthday. “It is especially kind and thoughtful of you to have sent the lovely spoon to Jennifer,” Mrs. Heyward wrote, “in these hard and gloomy times.”

The letter makes further reference to the hard times of the Great Depression and its impact upon the immediate family of DuBose Heyward—“We were caught, like nearly everyone else—both in the stock market and in a bank failure. All three of Hendersonville’s banks failed in a single day. So this is a very depressed community.”

Enclosed with the letter are two photographs, one of which pictures Jennifer Heyward “just before her first birthday, February 15, 1931.”

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