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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.487
Scope and Contents Primarily this is a collection of love letters written between 1942-1944 to Gertha Barbara Jean Sykes residing in St. Louis, Missouri and James NMI Dansby, an African-American soldier in the United States Army. There are also letters from two other Army soldiers, Jack Smith, stationed in the Pacific and Benjamin D. Collins, an aircompany soldier, whom Sykes married in 1949. The letters begin when Dansby joined the Army and started basic training in Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg,...
Identifier: MS 00022
Scope and Contents This collection consists of approximately fifty letters exchanged by Aron W. Farmer, an American enlisted marine serving with the 3rd Marines, and his fiancée, Vada M. Noch, a student living in Highland, Indiana. The letters cover the years 1959-1961, during which time Farmer was in the Pacific, visiting areas including the Philippines and Japan, and working aboard the U.S.S. Lenawee. The two frequently wrote to each other and the letters describe their day-to-day news and activities. The...
Identifier: SC 00359
Scope and Contents The collection contains the letters of Pvt. Adam Porter of Co. A, 194th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, stationed at Camp Carroll, Md. to his sister and brother-in-law in Williamsport, Pa. He describes camp life. Included is a pen and ink sketch of Porter and a carte-de-visite of him in uniform.
Identifier: SC 01491
Identifier: SC 00009
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a single letter written by Sergeant Hoyt Sparrow of the 1st Battalion of the 61st Infantry Regiment to his wife in Columbia, South Carolina while serving in the Vietnam War. The letter is dated August 6, 1969, and concerns Sparrow's continuing attempts to return to America and his ailing wife, as well as discussion of their children.
Identifier: SC 00239
Scope and Contents 37 letters, mostly during the Civil War era, written by Andrew J. Weeks, of Brooklyn, New York, to his sister, Hannah Weeks of Merrick, Long Island, New York. He was a 1st sergeant of Co. D., 10th Regiment of the New York infantry Volunteers. He wrote from Fort Monroe, Virginia, Gosport Navy Yard, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, Point Lookout, Maryland, Beaufort, North Carolina and Riker's Island, New York. On March 9, 1861, Weeks states the Merrimac has sunk the Cumberland and the Ericcson...
Identifier: MS 00021
Scope and Contents This collections consists of over 50 letters written by Corporal Anton "Tony" Zeithammel of the 3rd Marine Division while serving in Vietnam. The letters are addressed to his parents in Battle Creek, Michigan and concern day-to-day military activities and news from home. Most of the original envelopes have been preserved.