1936, February 20: Eve to Ben Reitman

Eve writes her fourth extant letter to Ben Reitman on stationery of Le Dome restaurant, 6 Place Bienvenue, Paris 15.

Scan forthcoming.

Transcript by Martha Lynn Reis, sent by her to Eran Zahavy, who sent it to Katz.

My dear Ben,

Your grand letter received some time ago. Thanks for telling me all the news -- and glad that Brutus is fine and attending school.

My friend and I were very happy to hear from you and especially about your son.

Please do forgive me for neglecting you all this time. Life is harder than ever now especially while Paris France is deserted by Americans.

We spent a month in St Tropez last summer got back here to Paris the end of September and here ever since

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I am dying to go for a trip somewhere again. You know how restless I am especially after spending a whole winter in Paris. But unfortunately I cannot [?]  Just working hard and existing from day to day.

I got all your clippings.  Read everything carefully so did my little friend and most we enjoyed your letter.

I hope you are well and as industrious as ever. I wish you could take a trip over to Europe it would be so good to see you --

E.G. is in England and stays on there until late in the Spring. Sasha in Nice. Write again Ben dear please.

I want to wanted to write long ago but always problems and worries.

My best wishes and love to you and Brutus - the rest of the family. Eve.

My friend sends her best wishes [?] &  Brutus

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Remember me to all the friends on the North Side. Where is Violet Dixon now?  And if [you] ever see Ruth and Jean or Joan Ruth's daughter, please get a hold of their addresses I would like to write to them. I actually have not heard from Ruth - Eulalia for nearly [?] years. [?], Eve



Researcher Marie K. Rowley, hired by Jonathan Ned Katz, found this in the UIC Archive in the Ben Lewis Reitman Papers, Series III, Box 23, Folder 274.

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