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Boyden (Allen) Second World War Correspondence
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Allen Boyden Second World War correspondence
    source: Boyden, Frank
    Identifier/Call Number: 2015.101.w.r
    Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet (2 cartons)
    Date (inclusive): 1942-02-03-1945-06-25
    Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries
    Abstract: This collection contains correspondence written by Captain Allen Marston Boyden, USA, and his family members, during the Second World War.
    Container: 1-2

    Content Description

    This collection contains correspondence written by Captain Allen Marston Boyden, his wife Margery, and his parents Dr. and Mrs. Frank E. Boyden dated between 1942 and 1945. Capt. Boyden was a member of the 3rd Aux. Surgical Group in the United States Army. He wrote letters from San Francisco and New York, and then overseas from Sicily, North Africa, England, Belgium, France, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. He was present at D-Day where he performed the some of the first surgeries on Omaha beach. Capt. Boyden also was also present during the Battle of the Bulge, and he continued to perform surgeries on the front lines until the end of the Second World War.


    This collection is arranged in five series by author in chronological order. Series 1, Correspondence from Allen Boyden. Series 2, Correspondence from Margery Boyden. Series 3, Correspondence from Mrs. Frank Boyden. Series 4, Correspondence from Dr. Frank Boyden. Series 5, Correspondence, miscellaneous

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Frank Boyden

    Preferred Citation

    Allen Boyden Second World War correspondence (2015.101.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Homefront
    United States. Army. Auxiliary Surgical Group, 3rd
    World War, 1939-1945--Belgium
    World War, 1939-1945--England
    World War, 1939-1945--France
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
    Boyden, Allen Marston
    Boyden, Frank