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Allen Boyden Second World War correspondence

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2015-101-w-r
This collection contains correspondence written by Captain Allen Marston Boyden, his wife Margery, and his parents Dr. and Mrs. Frank E. Boyden dated between 1942 and 1945. Capt. Boyden was a member of the 3rd Aux. Surgical Group in the United States Army. He wrote letters from San Francisco and New York, and then overseas from Sicily, North Africa, England, Belgium, France, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. He was present at D-Day where he performed the some of the first surgeries on Omaha beach. Capt. Boyden also was also present during the Battle of the Bulge, and he continued to perform surgeries on the front lines until the end of the Second World War.


  • 1942-02-03 - 1945-06-25

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This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.


2 Linear Feet (2 cartons)


This collection contains correspondence written by Captain Allen Marston Boyden, USA, and his family members, during the Second World War.


This collection is arranged in five series by author in chronological order. Series 1, Correspondence from Allen Boyden. Series 2, Correspondence from Margery Boyden. Series 3, Correspondence from Mrs. Frank Boyden. Series 4, Correspondence from Dr. Frank Boyden. Series 5, Correspondence, miscellaneous

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Frank Boyden
Finding Aid for the Allen Boyden Second World War correspondence collection
Rebecca Woolf
Description rules

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States