Guide to the Turner Family Letters, 1943-1945 and undated
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.
- Collection Number
- Turner Family Letters
- 1943-1945 and undated
- 0.2 Linear Feet, 40 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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[Identification of item], Turner Family Letters, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Rural family of Stokesdale, N.C.
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- Johnson, Arthur
- Rice, Johnnie
- Turner family
- Turner family
- United States. Army -- Military life
- United States. Army -- Biography
- Military training camps -- United States
- Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence
- World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Personal narratives, American
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
The Turner Family Letters were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1997.
Processed by Kimberly Sims, May 2011
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, July 2011