LaRC’s Robert G. Polack Papers, 1764-1984 (Manuscripts Collection 231) contains personal papers of New Orleans lawyer, Robert Goodhart Polack (d. 1984), as well as Polack and Lemann families papers and his collection of genealogical and historical documents primarily relating to New Orleans. This archival collection includes typed and handwritten correspondence, partially printed legal documents, certificates, telegrams, invitations, post cards, greeting cards, travel diaries, drawings, prints, maps, photographs, petitions, land grants, military papers, campaign items, newspaper clippings and other printed items.
Much of the twentieth-century correspondence is between Robert "Bobby" Polack and his wife, Dorothy Prentiss Polack, including letters written by both.
Caption: Collection 231, Box 1, Folder 12: Valentine telegram sent by Bobby Polack to his future wife, Dorothy Prentiss. The back of the paper is stamped: 1932 Feb 14 AM 12:58
"ONE WHO DREAMS DAILY OF YOU WANTS YOU TO BE HIS VALENTINE WHICH MEANS ACCORDING TO THE ANCIENT LAW THAT FOR THE SPACE OF ONE YEAR YOU MUST HAVE NO OTHER SWEETHEART THIS CONTRACT ALTHOUGH BINDING ONLY FOR A YEAR IS RENEWABLE AT THE OPTION OF THE PARTIES MUCH LOVE..."
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