SiteMapNihongo
 Japanese American National Museum
Collections & Research

[Letter to Clara Breed from Elizabeth and Anna Kikuchi, Arcadia, California, May 6, 1942]

Kikuchi, Anna [ bio ]
Kikuchi, Elizabeth [ bio ]

[Letter to Clara Breed from Elizabeth and Anna Kikuchi, Arcadia, California, May 6, 1942]
Enlarge Image (87.8KB)

letter
H: 8 in, W: 5 in (sheet) H: 3.625 in, W: 6.5 in (envelope)
paper
ink

Arcadia, Calif., May 6, 1942

(93.75.31CC)

Gift of Elizabeth Y. Yamada

Description

2 letters and envelope from Elizabeth and Anna Kikuchi to Clara Breed.

Transcription:
Assemby Center/Santa Anita, Calif./May 6, 1942/Dear Miss Breed,/How are you? Is San Diego hot. It is real hot out here. I never been in a hot climate like this. But this morning the weather changed and it is very cold./ Three days ago I went washing with my mother when I was coming home. I was very tired and hot. When I reached home my sister ran to me and said we got another book from Miss Breed. I was so happy because I didn't expect to get another book from you. I ran into the house forgetting how tired and hot I was. I looked at the bookcase and saw the book The Sheep Wagon Family. Now our library is getting bigger. I think our library is better than the one at the reacreation. Because they do not have any books they only have magazines. I have read all of the books in the library already./Many people here has mumps and measles. Our family already had the measles and mumps so I don't think we will get it./Love/Elizabeth

Dear Miss Breed/I have enjoyed taking books out of the library. We did not go to Owens Valliy at all. But we came to Santa Anita. It rains practically avery day. We live in a horse stable. We go to the grand stand to eat. It is about 1 mile to the grandstand. It is a great big cafeteria. I walked on the rails of the horse race track. It is about 1 mile. Santa Anita is a beautiful place. /P.S. Best regards to your mother from my mother/Love Anna

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in this collection must be submitted to the Collections Management & Access Unit at the Japanese American National Museum (collections@janm.org).

 

 

Jump to Top of Page Japanese American National Museum

 
janm.org home
Copyright © 1998-2017 Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles California 90012   ▪   phone: (213) 625-0414