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Guide to the Bill Aston Letters MSS.2121

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Jamie Burke

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 2009-12-03T11:01-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Bill Aston Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2121

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 linear foot (5 letters, 5 envelopes)

Dates:

1943

Abstract:

Five letters from Bill Aston to Martha Baird in Miami, Florida, all written on U.S. Naval Air Station stationery during World War Two. He refers to her as Citty. Discusses life in the barracks, getting into trade school, and food at the base.

creator

Aston, William Money

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Jamie Burke, August 2008, and Donnelly Walton, 2009

Biographical/Historical note

Bill Aston served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Scope and Contents note

Five letters from Bill Aston to Martha Baird in Miami, Florida, all written on U.S. Naval Air Station stationery. He refers to her as "Citty." Discusses life in the barracks, getting into trade school, and food at the base. He moves bases on Friday, March 12, 1943. Envelope dated March 13 is forwarded and has a note on the back about ration coupons. Luxuries in "boot camp" included smoking and eating candy or gum. Discusses family affairs like insurance and the payments for a watch.

Preferred Citation:

Bill Aston Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, August 2008

Bill Aston Letters Box SC0008 Folder 2121

Letter from Bill, Jacksonville, Florida, to Citty, Miami, Florida, February 26, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32245

Letter from Bill, Jacksonville, Florida, to Citty, Miami, Florida, March 5, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32246

Letter from Bill, Jacksonville, Florida, to Citty, Miami, Florida, March 7, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32247

Letter from Bill, Jacksonville, Florida, to Citty, Miami, Florida, March 12, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32248

Letter from Bill, Jacksonville, Florida, to Citty, Miami, Florida, April 1, 1943 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32249