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Series 1, Correspondence to Pascoe Family, 1943 September 1 - 1945 August 27

 Series — Box: WWII 58, Folder: 1 of 5

Scope and Contents

This series contains 13 letters written by Neil C. Pascoe to his mother R.W. Pascoe and other family dating between September 1, 1943 and August 27, 1945. The series discusses acknowledging receipt of many letters from the mother and Neil’s attempts to answer all of them. The series begins with a letter about shipping out, and the very specific way to write his address. “Don’t write anything else for an address as they are very fussy.” –September 1, 1943. It continues with holiday wishes and discussions about family and illnesses on the home front. Other letters reveal Neil’s interest in a future trip to Paris, movies he has been watching, and a wish to send his family souvenirs from abroad. From these letters to R.W. Pascoe, it is apparent the mother sends her son scriptures from the bible, and as Neil writes her thank you, he also is frank about not having time to dwell on them. “But, frankly, Mother I haven’t had a chance to look them up, nor have I been to church in several weeks.” -December 9, 1944. Neil requests to use V-mail for cost and speed considerations and asks for cigarettes as the 5 packs per week he receives from the army do not last long. Included in this series is an architectural description of a church Neil visits in Belgium, a newspaper clipping about "Award for Pascoe,” first sergeant, certificate of merit for outstanding efforts, a newspaper clipping about German civilian sentiment of anti-Nazi-ism, and letter of commendation to officers of the XVI Corps.

Dates

  • 1943 September 1 - 1945 August 27

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

.05 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States