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Ada Wilkins papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2447

Scope and Contents

Contains one letter from Mrs. Ada Wilkins of Zanesville, Ohio, on 15 March 1945 to her son, Talen D. Wilkins a prisoner of war at a stalag in Germany. The letter sends family updates and well wishes. The letter was returned as undeliverable. There is also a telegram from the Secretary of War informing her that he was missing in action in the Northern African area on March 27 (no year given).

Dates

  • 1945 March 15

Biographical / Historical

Mrs. Ada Wilkins lived in Zanesville, Ohio. Her son, Talen D. Wilkins was a private in the United States armed forces. He was missing in action in the North African area and also a prisoner of war in Germany at a stalag, prisoner number 111524.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (One letter and one telegraph)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Contains one letter from Mrs. Ada Wilkins of Zanesville, Ohio, on 15 March 1945 to her son, Talen D. Wilkins, who was a prisoner of war at a stalag in Germany. There is also a telegram from the Secretary of War informing her that he was missing in action in the Northern African area on March 27 (no year given).

Provenance

Donated by Wadew Hall, 2006

General

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Processed by

Christen Robichaud, 2011

Source

Title
Guide to the Ada Wilkins papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

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