Leonard Kip Van Dyck Letters. Rutgers Class of 1911

Using the General Catalog of Rutgers College. 1766-1916, I found that there were only 2 Leonards enrolled around 1908. Using Ancestry.com, I found that Leonard Kip Van Dyck had a little sister named Elizabeth (B? Beth?) who was 4 in 1910. These little letters, each measuring 3.5’’ x 4.5’’ unfolded, might have been written by Leonard to his little sister to remind her of her big brother in the time before email and facetime. Since there’s no postmark on the tiny envelope, they could have been slipped inside a regular size letter meant for the grown-ups in the house. Much of this is speculation, but it can still make you smile.