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Mary Dewhurst Miles collection

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1043

Scope and Contents

One letter from nephew Philip Miles who served in WWI and an article about nephew Ted Miles receiving the Croix de Guerre during WWI. One letter from a friend living in Honolulu on Dec. 7, 1941 describing what happened and how they were dealing with it. Most of the letters are from nephews and friends who are serving in WWII. Her nephew in England visits her friend and writes about their visit. Another writes about going into a German city after the allied troops have taken it. They write of life in the army and sites they have visited. Her friend in France writes of living in Paris and its hardships during and after the German occupation and the role of the United States in the world after the war.


  • Created: 1918 - 1945


Biographical / Historical

Mt. Carroll, Illinois resident who had several nephews who served in WWI and WWII. She also had a friend in England whom she had met on a world cruise and another friend, a teacher, in Paris, France during its occupation by the Germans who placed her in an interment camp for a time.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 26 items

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