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Edith Floyd Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2768

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one letter and envelope from Edith Floyd to Eloise Jackson, possibly her sister. The letter contains a transcript of a telegram from the Navy to Edith, informing her that her husband is missing following the fall of his naval station in Manila Bay in 1942.

Dates

  • 1942 May 13

Biographical / Historical

Edith Floyd, wife of Charles Elliott Floyd, lived in San Diego, California, in 1942. She notes having one sister, Margie, and possibly has another, Eloise Jackson.

Charles Elliott Floyd was a Chief Boatswain's Mate who was captured by the Japanese during the fall of the Philippines in 1942. Charles Floyd died as a POW of the Japanese.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains one letter from Edith Floyd to Eloise Jackson, possibly her sister. The letter concerns Charles Floyd, Edith's husband, who is missing following the fall of the Philippines in 1942.

Provenance

Gift of Ronald and Elizabeth Howard, 2008

Processed by

James N. Gilbreath, August, 2010
Title
Guide to the Edith Floyd Letter
Status
Completed
Author
James N. Gilbreath
Date
August, 2010
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

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500