Register of the Allan W. Neil letters to his mother

Finding aid prepared by Dina Hassan
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Collection Summary

Title: Allan W. Neil letters to his mother
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1918-1919
Collection Number: 57021
Date (inclusive): 1918-1957
Creator: Neil, Allan W., 1891-1950.
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Language of Material: The collection is in English.
Collection Size: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
Abstract: Relates to conditions in Marine Corps training camps in the United States and to Marine activities in France and Germany during and immediately after World War I.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Allan W. Neil letters to his mother, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1957.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

Allan Neil was born on March 9, 1891 in Medina, Ohio. His family moved to Denver, Colorado when he was a child. After being classified as "class 1" by the Local Board for the Country of Saguache, Colorado, he later became a private in the United States Marine Corps. While away at war, Neil kept in touch with his mother Ellen Neil (later Ellen Combes) and his two sisters Louise and Dorothy through an exchange of letters from 1918 to 1919. In 1919, he returned home after completing his term of enlistment. Neil was never married, and lived with his mother until her death in 1931. At the age of 58, Allan Neil passed away in 1950 in Bay Pines, Florida.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Allan Neil papers include correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and various military documents. The correspondence consists of letters from Allan Neil to Ellen Neil during Allan Neil?s service in the military between 1918 and 1919. The materials relate to conditions in Marine Corps training camps in the United States and to Marine activities in France and Germany during and immediately after World War I.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Marine Corps.
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--France.

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Biography of Allan Neil 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Certificate 1919

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Clippings 1918-1919

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Financial documents 1917-1918

 

Letters to Ellen Neil 1918-1919

Box/Folder: 1 : 5-6

1918

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

1919

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Letter from Mabel Hilliard undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Marine Corps printed matter undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Military records 1918

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Photographs 1919, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Posters 1919