Diaries, letters, certificate, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to activities of the American destroyer Meredith in
the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during World War II, and to the sinking of the Meredith and the death of J. M. Atherton during
the Solomon Islands campaign. Includes printed matter and miscellany relating to the commissioning of the destroyer escort
Atherton, named in honor of J. M. Atherton, in 1943, and to various aspects of Atherton family history.
Lieutenant (junior grade), United States Navy; signal officer, U.S.S.
1 manuscript box, 1 microfilm box, 1 oversize folder
(0.5 linear feet)
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Box 2 restricted; use copies available in Box 1. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested
at least two business days in advance of intended use.