Guide to the Hugh Enyeart Smith letters

Guide to the Hugh Enyeart Smith letters
1942-1946

Collection number: HMC-0633.
Creator: Smith, Hugh Enyeart.
Title: Hugh Enyeart Smith letters.
Dates: 1942-1943, 1946.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Letters from a serviceman stationed in Alaska.

Biographical note:

Hugh Enyeart Smith was from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He served as a Seabee in the 13th Naval Construction Battalion from June 1942 to October 1943. While with the battalion, he was located at Camps Allen and Bradford in Norfolk, Virginia until August 1942, at which point the unit was transferred to Port Huenume, California and shortly thereafter to Dutch Harbor, Alaska. In September 1943, the unit was stationed at Camp Parks, California. In October 1943, Hugh Smith was transferred to the 89th Naval Construction Battalion at Camp Parks. From March to November 1944, he served with the Supply Depot at Camp Parks and the Commissary Depot from November to December 1944. Sometime later, he was attached to the 1058th Naval Construction Battalion Detachment, stationed at Barrow, Alaska until January 1946. His service with the Navy ended in February 1946.

Collection description:

The collection consists of 94 letters with envelopes from Hugh Enyeart Smith to his girlfriend, Jessie Hatter of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In the letters, he describes his leisure activities, such as attending movies and shows, his thoughts about military service, the people met, news from home, and his feelings for Jessie.

Arrangement: The letters are arranged in chronological order. Within the chronological arrangement, letters are separated into folders based on his location or assignment.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to these materials.

Preferred citation: Hugh Enyeart Smith letters, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: Other collections at the Archives relating to World War II in Alaska can be located through the World War II collections subject guide: http://libguides.consortiumlibrary.org/ASCWorldWarIIcollections.

Acquisition note: These materials were purchased from a third party vendor via internet auction. The Archives most likely did not obtain the full run of the correspondence.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2003. The finding aid was updated to meet current standards by Arlene Schmuland in 2013.

Container list:

Folder/

item

Location and assignment Date
1/1 Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia 1942 June 21
1/2 Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia 1942 June 24
1/3 Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia 1942 June 28
1/4 Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia 1942 July 1
1/5 Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia 1942 July 5
1/6 Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia 1942 July 8
1/7 Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia 1942 July 12
2/1 Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia 1942 July 16
2/2 Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia 1942 July 18
2/3 Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia 1942 July 23
2/4 Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia 1942 August 5
2/5 Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia 1942 August 7
3/1 In transit from Virginia to Port Hueneme, California, near Atlanta, Georgia 1942 August 9
3/2 In transit from Virginia to Port Hueneme, California, near New Orleans, Louisiana 1942 August 10
3/3 In transit from Virginia to Port Hueneme, California, near El Paso, Texas 1942 August 12
3/4 In transit from Virginia to Port Hueneme, California, in California 1942 August 13
3/5 In transit from Virginia to Port Hueneme, California, at Port Hueneme, California 1942 August 14
4/1 In transit from Port Hueneme, California to Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1942 August 16
5/1 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1942 December 17
5/2 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1942 December 20
5/3 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1942 December 27
6/1 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 January 7
6/2 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 January 17
6/3 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 January 21
6/4 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 February 3
6/5 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 February 9
6/6 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 February 17
6/7 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 February 22
7/1 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 March 1
7/2 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 March 4
7/3 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 March 8
7/4 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 March 14
7/5 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 March 16
7/6 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 April 3
7/7 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 April 7
7/8 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 April 20
7/9 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 April 21
8/1 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 May 2
8/2 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 May 11
8/3 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 May 16
8/4 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 May 19
8/5 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 May 26
8/6 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 June 5
8/7 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 June 12
8/8 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 June 27
8/9 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 July 11
8/10 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 July 29
8/11 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 August 1
8/12 Dutch Harbor, Alaska 1943 August 8
9/1 Camp Parks, California, 13th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion 1943 September 27
9/2 Camp Parks, California, 13th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion 1943 October 1
9/3 Camp Parks, California, 13th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion 1943 October 11
10/1 Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion 1943 October 18
10/2 Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion 1943 October 24
10/3 Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion 1943 November 3
10/4 Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion 1943 November 7
10/5 Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion 1943 November 16
10/6 Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion 1943 November 21
10/7 Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion 1943 December 5
10/8 Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion 1943 December 20
10/9 Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion 1943 December 27
10/10 Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion 1944 January 2
10/11 Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion 1944 January 16
10/12 Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion 1944 January 30
10/13 Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion 1944 February 13
11/1 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 March 12
11/2 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 March 26
11/3 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 April 10
11/4 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 April 19
11/5 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 May 8
11/6 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 May 23
11/7 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 May 30
11/8-9 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 June 3
11/10 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 June 15
11/11 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 July 10
11/12 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 July 16
11/13 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 August 3
11/14 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 August 12
11/15 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 August 21
11/16 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 September 23
11/17 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 October 22
11/18 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 October 27
11/19 Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot 1944 November 5
12/1 Camp Parks, California, Station Force, Commissary Depot 1944 November 19
12/2 Camp Parks, California, Station Force, Commissary Depot 1944 December 3
13/1 Barrow, Alaska 1946 January 5
13/2 Barrow, Alaska 1946 January 7
13/3 Barrow, Alaska 1946 January 11
13/4 Barrow, Alaska 1946 January 16
13/5 Barrow, Alaska 1946 January 22
13/6 Barrow, Alaska 1946 January 26
14/1 Kodiak, Alaska 1946 February 1
14/2 Kodiak, Alaska 1946 February 17

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