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M.C. Webb Diary

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.531

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Scope and Contents

Diary of M.C. Webb of Virginia, 1942 to 1953, titled: "“a line or two a day.” M.C. Webb mentions her chores around the house, part-time work in a shop, going to church, singing in a chorus, reading, attending plays and concerts, visiting with friends, and helping with the war efforts. Also mentions correspondence and visits with her son Robert, who was a fighter pilot during World War II. All entries are very shot and often abbreviated.

The following information was provided by the seller and has not been verified at this point: "Robert Webb, the son of M.C. Webb was a staff sergeant in the Army Air Corps. He shot down a German plane and was in 10 raids over Sicily and Italy. He received a medal from the Department of War. He is frequently mentioned in this diary."


  • Creation: 1942-1953

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Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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Physical Description

1 volume.

Processing Information

Accessioned and minimally processed in November 2009 by Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist.

Guide to the M.C. Webb Diary
Ute Schechter, SCRC Staff
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository