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Thomas F. Anderson Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 102, Folder: 27
Identifier: 2018-005-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains one typed letter sent by WO (jg) Thomas F. Anderson, USArmy to his sister, Regina Anderson of Brooklyn, New York, during the Second World War. He acknowldeges her letter, in which she enclosed a clipping from a company paper that erroneously described Anderson as a Master Sergeant rather than a Staff Sergeant. He jokingly describes how fellow soldiers have received similar clippings that exaggerate their wartime awards and deeds. He also acknowledges receipt of a box of clothes from their mother. He mentions that he has been living with a French family, and states that he will soon move to a hotel with heat and hot water. He asks his sister to help him acquire Christmas gifts for family members, and promises to reimburse her.

Dates

  • 1944 October 27

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.

Biographical / Historical

Warrant Officer Junior Grade Thomas F. Anderson, United States Army served in the G-1 Section of the Sixth Army Group. There are no publicly available records that provide further detail about his life. The donor, who purchased the letter from an unspecified vendor, did not provide additional information either.

Extent

.025 Linear feet (1 folder)

Overview

Correspondence from Thomas F. Anderson to his sister, Regina Anderson, during the Second World War.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John W. Carson, who purchased the letter from an unspecified vendor
Title
Finding Aid for the Thomas F. Anderson correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Wendy Gonaver
Date
3/14/19
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States