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Anderson, Thomas F. (Second World War correspondence)
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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Thomas F. Anderson Second World War correspondence
    source: Carson, John W.
    Creator: Anderson, Thomas F., W1
    Identifier/Call Number: 2018.005.w.r
    Physical Description: .025 Linear feet (1 folder)
    Date: 1944 October 27
    Abstract: This collection contains one correspondence from Thomas F. Anderson to his sister Regina Anderson during the Second World War.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWII 146
    Container: 14
    Container: 1

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of John W. Carson, who purchased the letter from an unspecified vendor

    Biographical / Historical

    Warrant Officer Junior Grade Thomas F. Anderson, United States Army served in the G-1 Section of the Sixth Army Group. There are no publicly available records that provide further detail about his life. The donor, who purchased the letter from an unspecified vendor, did not provide additional information either.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], Thomas F. Anderson Second World War correspondence (2019.005.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Content Description

    This collection contains one typed letter sent by WO(jg) Thomas F. Anderson, USA to his sister Regina Anderson of Brooklyn, New York during the Second World War. He acknowldeges her letter, in which she enclosed a clipping from a company paper that erroneously described Anderson as a Master Sergeant rather than a Staff Sergeant. He jokingly describes how fellow soldiers have received similar clippings that exaggerate their wartime awards and deeds. He also acknowledges receipt of a box of clothes from their mother. He mentions that he has been living with a French family, and states that he will soon move to a hotel with heat and hot water. He asks his sister to help him acquire Christmas gifts for family members, and promises to reimburse her.

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War II
    World War (1939-1945) -- Christmas
    Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
    Carson, John W.