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Postcard to Hendrick W. van Loon, 1918 October 11

 File — Box: 4265.001, Folder: 28

Scope and Contents

One postcard to author and historian Hendrick W. van Loon, Esq, at the Netherlands Club, New York, from R. E. Mae Kungir(?) in a US Troop camp in England. The writer addresses van Loon as "Old Friend" and says, "even if you couldn't keep me awake with graphic word pictures of Erasmus and his illegitimate Satiyrsguruua you could make me remember always the professor and teacher who was scholarly without being pedantic ..."


  • 1918 October 11

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials are in English.

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Biographical / Historical

Hendrick van Loon was a Dutch historian and children's book author who won the first-ever Newbery medal in 1922 for The Story of Mankind.


From the Collection: 3.8 Linear Feet


Formerly part of MSS.3660, Wade Hall Miscellaneous Letters Collection

Local Identifier


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266