Guide to the Turner Family Letters, 1943-1945 and undated

Collection Overview

Letters from three Turner relatives or friends in the U.S. Army during World War II: Johnnie Rice, Arthur Johnson, and Edward G. Walker ["Garl"?]. The letters were addressed primarily to Mrs. "Mom" Turner, and were sent from Fort Bragg, N.C.; England; and France. There are also a few other letters from relatives and friends, a sympathy card on a family death, and one undated letter from a woman to "Nellie" (probably a letter from Mrs. Turner to her sister). It is not clear if the "sons" are Mrs. Turner's sons-in-law or her close friends. The letter writers request news from home, describe life in camp and on the battlefield, and occasionally refer to conditions in French towns and rural areas.

Descriptive Summary

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Turner family.
Turner Family Letters 1943-1945 and undated
Language of Material
0.2 Linear Feet, 40 Items
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Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Letters from Arthur Johnson, 1943 Sept. 22-1944 Oct. 5
Box 1
Letters from Johnnie Rice, 1944 Jan. 20-Nov. 8
Box 1
Letters from Edward Walker, 1943 Nov. 29-1945 Jan. 10
Box 1

Historical Note

Rural family of Stokesdale, N.C.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Turner Family Letters, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Turner Family Letters were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1997.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, May 2011

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, July 2011

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.