Author Archives: Ruth

July 29, 1961 – housing for TCM vs. Embassy personnel (Anita)

July 29, 1961 Dear Harry, Your most welcome letter with all the exciting news about your recent travels arrived yesterday and I must say that the little junket seems to have restored your good spirits. Or is it just that … Continue reading

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July 23, 1961 – Indian currency, house, servants, caste system (Anita)

July 23, 1961 Dear Naomi, Sam, Dad and whoever else reads this: I don’t think I wrote you APO last week so I’ll sandwich this air-letter in. These forms are a good thing. They go as fast as regular mail … Continue reading

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July 21, 1961 – Galbraith, Nehru, and living amid contrasts (Gene)

Friday, 21 July, 1961 Dear Naomi and Sam: Your letter arrived some time ago and I know Anita has written to you since then. The weather continues hot, damp and muggy through the monsoon season. As we’ve mentioned in earlier … Continue reading

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July 21, 1961 – halfway around the world (Gene)

Ministry of Education National Institute of Audio-Visual Education Indraprastha Estate Ring Road NEW DELHI 21 July, 1961 Dear Val, I find myself often wondering how your [camp] season is going and have the feeling somehow that it’s just down the … Continue reading

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July 20, 1961 – kids’ adjustment (Anita)

July 20, 1961 Dear Natalie, Your most welcome letter arrived on Tuesday, which is the day of the week when our APO mail comes in here. By now you’ve received a letter from Gene, too, I think, and possibly the … Continue reading

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July 19, 1961 – observations on work culture at NIAVE (Gene)

Wednesday, July 19, 1961 Dear Irv and Ed, I promised to write more, in the hasty letter I sent the other day. I’m taking some office time this morning to write it. I don’t think I’ve given you any idea … Continue reading

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July 16, 1961 – Gene’s job description; antiquities in Delhi (Gene)

Sunday, 16 July, 1961 Dear Dad: Time goes so fast that it hardly seems possible we have been in Delhi for one month, today, We still have not gotten a flat or a house to live in, though we are … Continue reading

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