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Mary Rook Lyerly Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 14, Folder: 5
Identifier: 2017-216-w-r

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two correspondence written to Mary Rook Lyerly during the Second World War. Both letters, one written by Johnny Newsome and one by Jonathan Ursomarso, are about the death of Lyerly's brother, Brutus Watkins Rook, Jr., who was killed in action on 29 November 1944 near Saint-Avold, France. Newsome's letter describes his death and burial and Newsome's search for his grave, while Ursomarso's letter only expresses condolonces for his death.

Dates

  • 1945 January 8-1946 November 17

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Biographical / Historical

Source: donor

Mary Rook Lyerly brother, Brutus Watkins Rook, Jr., was killed in action and buried in a cemetary near Saint-Avold, France, next to the German border.

Extent

0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Overview

This collection contains two correspondence written to Mary Rook Lyerly during the Second World War.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Priscilla Lyerly Guthrie.

Legal Status

Chapman does not hold the IP rights to this collection.
Title
Finding Aid for the Mary Rook Lyerly Second World War correspondence
Status
Under Revision
Author
Lee Feldman
Date
10/21/2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States