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MARTIN, Garnett Blair and India Faye Gentry
Letters): World War I Correspondence from Husband and Wife, Vintage Cards
Missouri, Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, Colorado, Washington D.C., Kansas, New York. A collection of 209 letters from 1914 through 1924 from a young man in the Navy writing home to his wife with later correspondence. Near fine with small tears and some age toning, most in envelopes. Most of the letters are written from Garnett Blair Martin to his wife, India Faye Martin, nee Gentry, with some written from India to Garnett while he was serving in the Navy during World War I. He was stationed in several different base camps and moved around frequently as the letters are from various places in the United States including Missouri, Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, Colorado, Washington D.C., Kansas, New York, among others. It is also stamped on several letters than Martin was stationed in European waters. A large portion of the letters are holiday cards for Christmas, Easter, Valentine's day, and Birthdays with elaborate designs of cherubs, small woodland animals, and Christmas scenes. There are also a few postcards sent to Martin's daughter explaining how much he loves her and that he will be home soon. However, most of the letters are written affectionately to Martin's wife and how much he misses her, "Oh honey I want you so. I too dear wished we had been married before I left, but thank our dear lord I have you now, and the little girls," with Gentry's letters following in suit, "I'm foolish enough to wish things were as they were in our far away once upon a time and live happy ever after days". Both of them sign off to each other in affectionate ways, "Dear India Faye Martin, lov … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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