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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Fred L. Dooley Second World War correspondence
    source: West , Beverly Dooley
    Creator: Dooley, Mary
    Identifier/Call Number: 2017.081.w.r
    Physical Description: .01 Linear feet (1 folder)
    Date: 1945 September 24
    Abstract: This collection contains one correspondence from Mary Dooley to her son Cpl. Fred L. Dooley, USA shortly after the Second World War. Also included are several loose stamps.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWII 146
    Container: 10
    Container: 1

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Beverly Dooley West.

    Biographical / Historical

    Corporal Frederick Leo Dooley, United States Army (6/9/1922 - 9/5/2000) was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey to Frederick and Mary Dooley. Cpl. Dooley was the only son with several sisters, including Florence who is mentioned in the letter from his mother at the end of the war. He served with Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 106th Infantry. More biographical information can be found here: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/92384072.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], Fred L. Dooley Second World War correspondence (2017.081.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 correspondence to Cpl. Fred L. Dooley from his mother shortly after the Second World War. Cpl. Dooley's mother, Mary, wrote from Newark, New Jersey in September, 1945 and hopes that he will be home soon, preferably by Christmas, and believes he will because he already has 71 points. She is happy that he is safe and discusses his new nephew/god son (Florence's child) and some of the other family members. Also included in the collection are 15 six cent air mail stamps with a picture of a plane.

    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

    Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
    Stamp Collections.
    Air mail stamps
    West , Beverly Dooley
    Dooley, Frederick Leo, Corporal, 1922-2000