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The George Gershwin Reader$
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Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195327113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.001.0001

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George Gershwin: Letter to Rose Gershwin (1937)

George Gershwin: Letter to Rose Gershwin (1937)

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(p.263) 69 George Gershwin: Letter to Rose Gershwin (1937)
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The George Gershwin Reader
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Robert Wyatt

John Andrew Johnson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0069

This chapter presents the text of George Gershwin's letter to his mother Rose Gershwin dated June 10, 1937. In this letter, Gershwin tells his mother that he is not feeling well but was hopeful that that the outcome will be positive. Neither Gershwin nor his doctors knew that his medical condition was as grave as it was and this was the last known letter he sent to his mother.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, Rose Gershwin, letter, correspondence, medical condition

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