Cecil W. Chapman letters to Claudia and Suzanne Chapman

Cecil W. Chapman letters to Claudia and Suzanne Chapman

Descriptive Summary

Title: Cecil W. Chapman letters to Claudia and Suzanne Chapman
Creator: Chapman, Cecil W.
Inclusive Dates: 1944-1945
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 half box
Collection Number: ms2245
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Cecil W. Chapman, major in the U.S. Army, served with the 347th Infantry Regiment in Europe during World War II. His family, wife Claudia and daughters Suzanne and Cecilia, resided in Sparta, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters from Cecil W. Chapman mainly to his wife, Claudia W. Chapman with some to his daughter Suzanne, from 1944-1945. Written during World War II, Chapman describes his voyage to Great Britain including descriptions of the ship and life on board, life in England, the countryside, and people he meets. His letters from Europe were written mainly from Belgium and Germany with a few from France in which, due to censorship restrictions, mainly discuss the weather and the problems it causes for troop movements, camp life, descriptions of the area, his administrative duties, other officers, and a little on battle activities. Chapman was wounded in April 1945 and his last letters, written through May, describe his wounds, recovery, and hospital life in England.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cecil W. Chapman letters to Claudia W. Chapman, ms2245, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

111944 October
121944 November
131944 December
141945 January
151945 February
161945 March
171945 April
181945 May

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