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Lawrence E. and Charlotte Phelps Ruth Papers, 1925-1988, bulk 1941-1945

Title: Lawrence E. and Charlotte Phelps Ruth Papers, 1925-1988, bulk 1941-1945

Creator: Ruth, Lawrence E., 1907-1985
Ruth, Charlotte P., 1910-1992

Accession / Call Number: 1993.039

Object ID: 1993-039

Date: 1925-1988

Physical Description: 1 box ; 0.21 linear feet

Scope and Content: The Lawrence E. and Charlotte Phelps Ruth Papers contain Charlotte Ruth's dairy, kept between 1942 and 1944 while she was living in Meredith, NH, which mentions war news and letters to and from her husband, as well as her daily activities, including work and church. Lawrence kept a daily journal during basic training in Virginia and Texas from June 29 to September 16, 1942. Also included is correspondence from her husband, Lawrence Ruth, and Blake Pitcher, that relates their wartime experiences. Blake wrote from Italy about conditions at his hospital (he was with the 64th General Hospital Medical Supply Office), volcanic activity, and a palace visit. Other correspondence includes a letter from a pen pal in a textile mill in India, a piece of stationary with an image of the Connecticut River Bridge in Walpole, and a letter from Tony Mancini in Japan. Post-war correspondence includes a letter from Styles Bridges in 1951 responding to Lawrence's comments about the dismissal of General MacArthur. Papers with the 64th General Hospital include their newsletter "The 64th General Observer," 1942; "Battle Lines," 1945; and "The Roar," 1945.

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945, Diaries, Correspondence, Nurses, Soldiers, Basic training (Military education)

Locations: Concord, NH
Meredith, NH
Camp Pickett, VA

People: Ruth, Charlotte P., 1910-1992, Ruth, Lawrence E., 1907-1985, Bridges, Styles, 1898-1961, Pitcher, Blake, 1908-1971

Organizations: United States. Army

Credit Line: Gift of Roberta Carr.

Restrictions: Available for research.

Level Description: Collection

Finding Aid Link: RS56926_Ruth_Lawrence_E_and_Charlotte_Phelps_Papers_1993.039.pdf

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