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October 22, 1961 – Dussehra festivities, the yogi, and Anita’s work in the clinic

Dear Magistros and Udells: I’m writing to both sides of the family at the same time this week so as to save a little time. Gene is much better after that awful virus he had – it really was like … Continue reading

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October 19, 1961 – yogi emerges alive from a 9-day burial (Gene)

Dear Dad and all: Let me break a writing silence of what must be several weeks by assuring you that everything here is fine. I had a run-in with a virus that put me out of work for a few … Continue reading

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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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