Finding Aid for the Mary Rook Lyerly Second World War correspondence 2017.216.w.r
Center for American War Letters Archives
Orange, CA 92866
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
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.
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.
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[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.
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.
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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