Travel diary of Beatrice Jeanne Wright while en route from San Francisco, California to Guam, with a three day stop in Hawaii, in the Fall of 1948. Wright records her experiences of her journey on board the USS General H. W. Butner (AP-113), the people she met and interacted with, her time in Hawaii while en route, and her daily life once she arrived in Guam. Wright's work in Guam was in the capacity of a U.S. Government civil service employee. She spends a great deal of time detailing her relationships with her co-workers, roommates and newly found friendships with other women and men. She also comments regularly about the weather noting rain fall and typhoon conditions. Interspersed with her entries are ship's bulletins from the USS General H. W. Butner, church service programs, and personal ephemera items related to her journey to Guam. The diary includes two manila envelopes that contained pictures of Marine Corps Barracks, pictures of Beatrice Jeanne Wright and Jerry Jarrett, codochrome slides and two negatives of the two individuals.
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