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Object ID 2009.2086.01.09
Title Springirth Fund Appeal 1955
Object Name Letter
Date April 1955
Creator Edith Claude Jarvis
Description 1955 letter from Edith Claude Jarvis to residents of Chevy Chase Village soliciting voluntary contributions for a pension for former watchman Reinhold Springirth.

Consists of seven letters with handwritten notes in reply to Mrs. Jarvis.

April 1955
Bulletin # 7

Dear Villagers of Chevy Chase:

Spring and the Springirth Fund are here again! For the seventh year we make this appeal, and as "before, we hope that you will help us reach that $600 goal.

"Capt." Springirth, ex-Village watchman, now in his middle 80's and completely blind, looks forward to this fund, which enables him to have $50 a month throughout the year. In fact, he counts on it now. Your contributions are the only means we have of making this little pension possible for him.

Last year we asked that you give at least $3.00 and our collections just reached the necessary $600. Again, we say, please send us your $3.00 (or more If you wish) in the enclosed envelope.
On "behalf of the "Captain", I do thank you so very much!

Cordially yours,

Edith Claude Jarvis
(Mrs. William T. Jarvis)

#9 East Melrose Street
Chevy Chase 15, Maryland