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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Mary Rook Lyerly Second World War correspondence
    Creator: Newsome, Johnnie W.
    source: Guthrie, Priscilla Lyerly
    Creator: Ursomarso, Jonathan
    Identifier/Call Number: 2017.216.w.r
    Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1945 January 8 - 1946 November 17
    Abstract: This collection contains two correspondence written to Mary Rook Lyerly during the Second World War.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWII 14
    Container: 5
    Container: 1

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Priscilla Lyerly Guthrie.


    This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date.

    Biographical / Historical

    Source: donor
    Mary Rook Lyerly brother, Brutus Watkins Rook, Jr., was killed in action and buried in a cemetary near Saint-Avold, France, next to the German border.

    Access Information

    Chapman does not hold the IP rights to this collection.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title, Box number, Folder number], Johnnie Newsome Second World War correspondence (2017.216.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains two correspondence written to Mary Rook Lyerly during the Second World War. Both letters, one written by Johnny Newsome and one by Jonathan Ursomarso, are about the death of Lyerly's brother, Brutus Watkins Rook, Jr., who was killed in action on 29 November 1944 near Saint-Avold, France. Newsome's letter describes his death and burial and Newsome's search for his grave, while Ursomarso's letter only expresses condolonces for his death.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War (1939-1945)
    World War (1939-1945) -- Casualties
    World War (1939-1945) -- France
    World War (1939-1945) -- Hospitals
    Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
    Lyerly, Mary Rook
    Guthrie, Priscilla Lyerly