Letter Sylvia Shaw sent her mother from China
Howard Van Doren Shaw and Sylvia traveled to China in 1917. Frances stayed home to take care of then three-year-old FTS (Bill) [Frances Theodora Shaw]. In the letter, Sylvia discussed the marriage proposal she received in China and the reasons did not accept his proposal. Discrepancy in hand written label. Label reads, "In 1917 Sylvia and her father went to China. Frances was at home taking care of3-year-old FTS (Bill)." Discrepancy is in that Frances Theodora Shaw was born, according to family tree, was born in 1912 (making her five years old in 1917, not hree). Four typed pages.
Ragdale Scrapbook, page 65
Ragdale Scrapbook (Lake Forest College)
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