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Edna Heim to Miss Clarice Snoddy

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Creator: Heim, Edna

Date: July 4, 1938

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Clarice Snoddy Papers Coll. #123, Box 1

Unit ID: 209092

Summary: Tenant farmers Bill and Edna Heim of Kensington, Kansas, wrote to the farm owner, Clarice Snoddy of Topeka, regarding a hail storm that destroyed most of their crop. The letter discusses the insurance claim to be filed for the damage and the tenants' feelings, economic condition, and related problems. The letter illustrates the considerable vulnerability of farming to unfavorable environmental and economic conditions. Farms on the plains had been ravaged by drought and wind in what is commonly known as the Dust Bowl.

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Title (Main title): Edna Heim to Miss Clarice Snoddy


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