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Minshew (Davis) Second World War Correspondence
2016.170.w.r  
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Description
This collection contains correspondence from Navy Lt. Davis Minshew to his friend Leonard Gorin, Jr. written between 1938 and 1949. The correspondence includes Minshew's pre-war occupations and military training and well as his wartime experiences and post-war jobs. It also contains correspondence to Leonard Gorin, Jr. from Davis Minshew's mother (Missouri Avery), from his aunt Vera Gorin, from W. R. Lundgren (Bill) and from others identified only by first name, Marty (married to Bill) and Connie.
Background
Davis Minshew, son of Thomas E. and Missouri Avery Minshew, was born May 16, 1916 in Teague, TX and died June 27, 1949 in Houston, TX. During the Second World War Lt. Minshew served on the USS R-14, and commanded the USS Numitor, USS Menominee, USS Layson Island and USS Abnaki.
Extent
.167 Linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.
Availability
This collection is open for research.