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Ventura Carbon Copy

Found by Amber Dawn in North Carolina

I purchased an old Ventura typewriter at a thrift store and there were two of these black pieces of paper (carbon copy paper, I think?) on which the writer had typed a couple of letters. What begins as a letter submitted along with a payment then intertwines with a heartfelt letter of guilt and loneliness. In the middle I can make out, “adjusting the best I can to being without my dear Valley. She was such a fine person and a lovely wife and we were very happy.” It ends with, “We will see all in October if nothing prevents.” There was a 2nd piece of paper with a single letter, signed Lewis and Valley.


  1. Hiplainsdrifter_HPD says:

    on September 25, 2012 at 8:18 am
    …we will sex October if nothing prevents…. I think this typewriter was previously owned by “The Farmer in the Dell”

  2. Librarian in the Woodwork says:

    on September 25, 2012 at 10:50 am
    “(carbon paper, I think)”??? Why are all the good technologies an absolute terra incognita to young people these days? (like all the good languages, especially the best lingua franca ever spoken!)

  3. Chrome Toaster says:

    on September 25, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    a hale and hearty ha ha to HPD.. I was thinking about Farmer in the Dell, too!

    Rock March, Rock Hall! we will see all in October. Librarian, don’t be too tough on Amber Dawn.. at least she knows what a typewriter is! xo

  4. becca says:

    on September 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm
    this image is artistic, even though I can’t really read a thing