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Guide to the Edith Floyd Letter MSS.2768

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by James N. Gilbreath

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

August, 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-08-23T13:10-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Edith Floyd Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2768

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

SC0039 MSS2768.1
Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1942 May 13

Abstract:

This collection contains one letter from Edith Floyd to Eloise Jackson, possibly her sister. The letter concerns Charles Floyd, Edith's husband, who is missing following the fall of the Philippines in 1942.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Ronald and Elizabeth Howard, 2008

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains one letter and envelope from Edith Floyd to Eloise Jackson, possibly her sister. The letter contains a transcript of a telegram from the Navy to Edith, informing her that her husband is missing following the fall of his naval station in Manila Bay in 1942.

Biographical/Historical note

Edith Floyd, wife of Charles Elliott Floyd, lived in San Diego, California, in 1942. She notes having one sister, Margie, and possibly has another, Eloise Jackson.

Charles Elliott Floyd was a Chief Boatswain's Mate who was captured by the Japanese during the fall of the Philippines in 1942. Charles Floyd died as a POW of the Japanese.

Preferred Citation:

Edith Floyd Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

James N. Gilbreath, August, 2010

Source(s)

World War, 1939-1945 (lcsh)

Letter Box SC0039 Folder 2768.1