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4208Re: [aloha-donblanding] Re: DB letter to "Ma"

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  • THOMAS MARKLE
    Aug 8 8:06 AM
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      Thanks Cadia....I've not seen any bird signatures in
      the 20's and so was perplexed at the possible date.
      I'll keep digging also...tj
      --- Cadia Los <duchess@...> wrote:

      > TJ, I doubt the letter was written from Canada in
      > May 1924. DB left
      > Honolulu about May 23, long after Mother's Day, and
      > would have been
      > traveling by train across Canada in early June.
      >
      > In the article he wrote about his trip to London, he
      > specifically
      > mentions spring and the flowers, not snow.
      >
      > We can also rule out May 1921, 1922 and 1923 because
      > DB was in
      > Honolulu all three years. In 1926 he was in
      > Hollywood and in 1927
      > and 1928 in Honolulu.
      >
      > Possibly 1925? I am not sure exactly when DB
      > returned from his London-
      > Paris-New York sojourn or whether he traveled via
      > Canada after
      > wintering in New York. I'll have to review the 1925
      > material in my
      > files.
      >
      > I have a June 1927 S-B article in which DB is quoted
      > as having left
      > Hawaii five times. So far, I can account for three
      > times (October
      > 1918, May 1924 and early 1926).
      >
      > Your letter might date from as early as 1916 or from
      > sometime in 1919-
      > 1920. We know DB was in Honolulu in May 1917 and
      > 1918. After leaving
      > Camp Grant after November 1918, DB remained in the
      > Chicago area until
      > at least early 1920. He may well have traveled to
      > Canada during this
      > period.
      >
      > ~~Cadia
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