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John H. Wilkins letter

Guide to the John H. Wilkins letter
1943 May

Collection number: HMC-0931.
Creator: Wilkins, John H.
Title: John H. Wilkins letter.
Date: 1943 May.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Letter written by WWII soldier stationed in Nome, Alaska.

Biographical note:
John H. “Jack” Wilkins was from Belmont County, Ohio. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio, on October 8, 1941. Wilkins was stationed in Nome, Alaska in 1943 as a member of the 2nd Battalion of the 4th Infantry Regiment.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a letter written by 4th Infantry soldier John H. Wilkins in Nome to his parents in 1943. The postmarked envelope is addressed to G.R. Wilkins in Hendrysburg, Ohio. In the single page letter, dated May 23, 1943, Wilson acknowledges receiving his parents’ latest letters, asks whether they know where he is currently stationed, inquires about his grandparents and friends, and expresses his belief that the war will end soon.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in original order.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: John H. Wilkins letter, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased via eBay in 2006.

Processing information: This collection was described by Nicole Jackelen in 2007. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

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