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Maley Family correspondence

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2018-094-w

Content Description

This collection contains 159 correspondence from the Maley family from the First World War, the Second World War, and Vietnam War. This collection includes postcards from Private Leonard Maley during the First World War, correspondence from Merchant Marine Cadet Leonard William Maley "Bill" to his parents during the Second World War and to "Bill" Maley from his wife Ruby P. Maley during the Vietnam War, and a transcribed war time diary of Virgil N. Wing, USN, who was a friend of "Bill" Maley. "Bill" Maley was a Merchant Marine Officer then a Lieutenant Commander for the United States Navy. All items are numbered by the donor and has corresponding information within the donation form.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Kathleen E. Maley. MLC

Restrictions Apply



  • Majority of material found within 1942 - 1946
  • 1942 - 1965


0.5 Linear feet (2 folders, 1 binder, 1 manuscript/diary) : Binder - red with #3 Transcribed diary - blue with #4


159 Correspondence ( 139 from "Bill" during the Second World War [ #2: 95 letters-- #3: 44 letters, 1 photograph, 1 newspaper article, 2 menus], 20 from "Bill" during the Vietnam War [#5: 20 letters, 11 newspaper articles), 1 photograph, 2 menus, 12 newspaper article clippings, 15 Postcards, 1 Transcribed Diary( 242 pages)