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Guide to the Papers of Herbert J. Adickes
1943-1945, 1970 (Bulk 1943-1945)
 MS 672.1

New-York Historical Society
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 19, 2011
Description is in English.

Scope and Content Note

Adickes wrote to his wife Virginia almost daily, sometimes twice a day, about adjusting to military life, the weather, and how life in the South is different from New York. His letters express concern for his wife's health, and often mention how happy he will be when the war is over and they are reunited.

Adickes most often dated his letters with the day of the week, not the date of the month. Therefore the letters are arranged chronologically according to the date on the accompanying envelope. Undated letters without an accompanying envelope can be found in Box 3, folder 3.

There are several letters from friends arranged within the chronology, some V-mail and telegrams. The latest item in the collection is a letter from Herbert and Virginia's daughter, Merrill, dated May 1970, discussing her plans to marry in July of that year. Also included in the collection are greeting cards on the occasion of Herbert and Virginia's marriage and various holidays.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

The letters and cards are located in 3 boxes.