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Ralph L. Conner Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.25

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Scope and Contents

Letters from Pfc Ralph L. Conner of the 5th Army Headquarters, the Battle Casualty Section, to Mrs. Emma La Normandin, his Mother, and Miss Blanche La Normandin, his Aunt, while he was stationed in Europe, mainly Italy, during World War II. His letters suggest he is a file clerk. His Mother and Aunt appear to live together in Everett, Massachusetts and his Father, and possibly a second wife, live in Quincy, Massachusetts. Letters describe the weather, his experiences and reminiscences of home.

Includes one letter from James W. Moore to Mrs. Normandin, Ralph Conner's Mother,and an undated photograph of a boy on a sofa holding a toy Santa Claus.


  • Creation: 1944-1945
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1945


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Biographical Information:

Pfc Ralph L. Conner, of the 5th Army Headquarters, the Battle Casualty Section, was stationed in Europe, mainly Italy, during World War II. He was the son of Leon W. Conner and Emma La Normandin, who were probably later divorced since in 1944-45 Emma was living in Everett, Massachusetts and Leon, and possibly a second wife, were living in Quincy, Massachusetts.

The surname is sometimes spelled La Normandin or Normandy

Ralph Conner's last residence was Everett, in Middlesex, Massachusetts, per Social Security Death Index. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Acquisition Information:


Guide to the Ralph L. Conner Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Susan Riggs.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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