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Guide to the R. E. McMurray Letters MSS.1862

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

September 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-11-19T16:46-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

R. E. McMurray Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.1862

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.5 linear foot (16 letters)

Dates:

1943-1946

Abstract:

Collection contains letters from Lieutenant Colonel R.E. McMurray to his wife in Hobart, Indiana, during World War Two. The letters were sent from New York, Alabama, Italy, and Japan and discuss military life, the McMurray family, health, and religion.

creator

McMurray, R.E.

Usage Restrictions:

none

Access Restrictions:

none

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains letters from R. E. McMurray to his wife and other family members in Hobart, Indiana, during World War Two. The letters were sent from New York; Camp Rucker, Alabama; Italy; and Japan. They discuss work, the McMurray family, health, and religion. The letters are written to "Mother" from "Daddy."

Biographical/Historical note

R. E. McMurray was an Army officer from Hobart, Indiana, and served in the 84th and 100th Chemical Mortar Battalions. During the course of the war he was promoted from captain to lieutenant colonel. He and his wife had at least one child, Bobby.

Preferred Citation:

R. E. McMurray Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

gift of Wade Hall, 2005

Processing Information:

Processed by

Brittany Ray, 2007

R.E. McMurray Letters Box 6644 Folder 3