I was fortunate in acquiring some letters written by Ion Idriess and Walter Cousins to a Mrs Van Cleef in Chicago. You can read more on this family here https://www.madeinchicagomuseum.com/single-post/van-cleef-bros/
The letters are personal in nature and there is an obvious warm connection between all involved. The letters begin at the start of WW1 and continue after the death of Walter Cousins with a letter from Mrs Cousins and the final letter is in September 1965.
I will post each of these chronologically as transcriptions with some images of the letters in the next posts.