Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Andrew "Uncle Chape" Goodenough and Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough

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Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection

Envelope addressed to Dr. Kei Koyama in Camp Livingston from Andrew "Uncle Chape" Goodenough and Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough in Portland. Postmarked Aug 31, 1942. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" stamp. Inside the envelope was a newspaper clipping about Boy Scout Troop at the Portland Assembly Center. William Koyama's name is listed twice and underlined. A letter, dated Aug 30, 1942, that accompanies the newspaper clipping talks about their recent visit to the Portland Assembly Center to visit with the Koyama family. Advises that Chape is still unwell, but may get better with some warm weather. Encourages that the children will be fine since they've been raised well, and that they pray for the family and expect to hear often from Kei's wife, Teru.




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