Rare WWI Love Letter Found in TRI Executive’s Vault

November 11, 2010

During an uneventful police raid of 89 year-old TRI Board Member Ron Tedwater Jr.’s private holdings, a historical document surfaced. It turns out that Tedwater Senior’s private collection of art and historical works had been passed along to his son, rather than sold on the black market as was widely believed. What was found was none other than a love letter written by Roger Elefantes, believed to be one of the original founders of Two Rogers, Inc. (previously Rogers & Rogers), to his wife Emma during his service in the first World War.

The letter has sent ripples across the historical community. Because of the increased cost of postage during the War and the high incidence of homosexuality among WWI enlisted men, relatively few love letters made it back home. In addition to being one of the few surviving letters from that period, it also gives unprecedented insight into the character of this iconic early 20th c. tycoon. What is even more shocking, however, are the implications it may have for how the light switch actually made its way across the Atlantic.

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  1. Cherence on November 19, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I think this may be a battlefield buddy of my distant relative…Waldrop Vance..look into this.

  2. Shiloh Mason on November 19, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Viewing the document in the available ‘Fullscreen’ mode really give you a sense of the author’s fear

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