My estimate is that this letter was written in the forties, possibly when Mr. Taylor was in the Navy. I base this on the fact that he is going to write to Barbara rather than just tell her. It’s a shame we have no idea what the accessory was or any information about the lighter.
Dear Mrs. Cahn,
Sorry to have delayed so long in thanking you for the leather accessory you sent me for my watch. It fits perfectly and I think it’s such a good idea that I wrote Barbara asking her to incorporate the same idea into a couple of extra straps which she’s having made for me. Thank you so very much!
As for having the lighter engraved–in my first day off, I’ll be sure to bring it in the shop.*
Give my regards to your husband, and it was very nice seeing you both the other evening.
Thanks again, and good luck to you.
*Mrs. Cahn’s shop?