George Grebenstchikoff Letters

George Grebenstchikoff (1883-1964) immigrated to the United States after World War I, to escape the post-1917 revolutionary developments in Russia. Grebenstchikoff had served in the Tzar's army, and later in the White Army. His first published works appeared while still in Russia. After his arrival in the United States, Grebenstchikoff

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Philip Hitti Letters

The following letters, selected from the Philip Hitti Papers at the IHRC Archives, were received by Philip Hitti in the United States from his relatives in Lebanon between 1924 and 1977. Philip Khuri Hitti (1886-1978) was born in Shimlan, Lebanon. He graduated from the American University of Beirut and taught

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Vaclau Panucevich Letters

Seven letters have been selected from the Panucevich Papers housed in the IHRC Archives by a long-term IHRC/A friend, supporter, intern and colleague, Ihar Labacevich, who also transcribed and translated the letters from Belarusian into English, and wrote biographical sketches of the concerned family members. The letters were digitized and

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Antonietta Petris Letters

Shortly after her arrival in Canada from Italy in 1948, Antonietta Petris wrote a letter to her beloved Loris Palma who at the time resided in Venice. He had actually written a letter to her just a few days previously. The following four letters are samples from their correspondence between

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Emilie Wehle Letters

As part of a collaborative project with the Sammlung Frauennachlässe (Collection of Women's Personal Papers) housed at the Department of History at the University of Vienna in Austria, six letters selected by Li Gerhalter have been included in the Digitizing Immigrant Letters digital archive. While the originals remain in Vienna,

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