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In this typed letter from Linda Grace Hoyer to her son John Updike, Linda urges John to not feel discouraged while at Harvard University. She airs her views on the importance of having a college degree, while questioning the worth of college itself. She also expresses her frustration with her writing attempts, noting that she has begun to write in John's old room at home.
Linda Grace Hoyer, John Updike, Wesley Russell Updike, John Franklin Hoyer, Katherine Ziemer Kramer, Harvard University, anxiety, homesickness, money, alcohol, Latin, Dear Juan, Juan Ponce de Leon, Shillington High School, Charley McComsey, Mr. Miller, Mr. Eberly, Dr. Hunter, Royersford, Philadelphia, Plowville
Linda Grace Hoyer
American Literature | Social History | United States History
Hoyer, Linda Grace, "Letter from Linda Grace Hoyer to John Updike, October 9, 1950" (1950). Linda Grace Hoyer Family Correspondence. 10.
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