The Leno Prestini Files #2:
Letters Looking For a Translator
Wally Lee Parker
The objective of The Leno Prestini Files #1, 2, and 3 is to obtain English translations of a set of what we believe to be historically significant letters exchanged between Leno Prestini’s parents, Luigi (Louis) and Caterina, at the onset of 1919. (Though there’s a chance the letters returned to Caterina may have been written by someone else – possibly Luigi’s brother Ferdinando (Fred)). These missives were handwritten in what appears to be Italian. Any assistance anyone is able to provide in translating these letters would be gratefully appreciated by both this blog and by the designated caretaker of these documents, the Clayton/Deer Park Historical Society.
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Item # 3
Letter of March 3, 1919
This envelope contains one sheet of paper written on both sides.
The message inside appears to be signed by Caterina.
Item # 4
Letter of March 6, 1919
The contents of this letter consists of one full size page, writing on both side, signed by Caterina; one smaller note written on one side only; and one sheet of paper with edges torn away from both sides – a small notation on one side and a set of scale-like marks in pencil on the reverse.
|Item b - reverse of item a|
|Item e - reverse of item d|
... to be continued ...
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