January 30, 1947. Letter from Vincenzo Vivo to Giuseppina Vivo

Title

January 30, 1947. Letter from Vincenzo Vivo to Giuseppina Vivo

Subject

Italy -- Emigration and immigration -- History, Italian letters, Italians -- United States -- History -- 20th century

Description

Vincenzo begins his letter to his wife updating her on their previous correspondences and telling her that he is happy she had a good trip from (La) Spezia to Napoli. He understands that she is sad to no longer be with their daughter but he reminds her that she has family members anxiously awaiting her in America. He hopes that by God's grace he will live to see their emigration issues resolved and be reunited. Vincenzo is happy that Antonio received her well and even kissed her hands. He discusses items sent including cigarettes and maccheroni. He would like to add $5 in his letters but fears they would go missing. If she is up to it, he suggests she take a trip to visit their son in law’s family in Calabria.

Creator

Vincenzo Vivo

Source

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, City University of New York

Publisher

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, City University of New York

Date

1947-01-30

Contributor

Domenica Diraviam

Rights

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, City University of New York

Format

Paper

Language

it

Type

Letter

Coverage

Brooklyn, US-NY

Citation

Vincenzo Vivo, “January 30, 1947. Letter from Vincenzo Vivo to Giuseppina Vivo,” Italian-American Memories: Documentary Archive, accessed August 4, 2021, https://itamm.omeka.net/items/show/285.