Dear Luther College Classmates of 1953,
I have been reading love letters. Someone else’s. Brace yourselves – these are letters sent by Orlando W. “Pip” Qualley to his fiancé, Clara Wollan of Glenwood, Minnesota, while spending the academic year 1924-25 in Egypt on an archaeological project sponsored by the University of Michigan – 61 letters written 90 years ago, dated from October 1924 through April 1925. Lest you charge me with invasion of privacy, I will add the back story.