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Guide to the Robert L. Benney Research Collection
1933-1978, undated (bulk, 1942-1944)
 PR 250

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 18, 2023
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Correspondence

Scope and Contents note

Series I. Correspondence contains letters dating from 1942-1975 and includes personal, professional and official military correspondence. The letters have been divided into two subseries, Personal and Official, and arranged by date.

Subseries I. Personal includes both personal and professional correspondence. Professional letters include those from The American Sugar Refining Company, Abbott Laboratories, Associated American Artists, New York Times, and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Personal letters include correspondence from soldiers and officials he met abroad including Elliot Colby, M.D., Richard Holtz, M.D., and Lt. William Hewitt.

Subseries II. Official consists of letters from military sources regarding his trips to the Pacific during World War II. Included are letters containing Benney's orders, transportation instructions and permits for departure as well as letters to military officials regarding his credentials. Also found are memos of instruction including Field Sanitation,  Medical and sanitary data on Micronesia, and  What to do if a Man is Shot During Combat. Located at the end of this subseries are a group of envelops without attached correspondence, one of which has a small sketch on its reverse.

Subseries I: Personal

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 1 From Benney
1942-1969, undated
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 2 To Benney
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 3 To Benney
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 4 To Benney
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 5 To Mrs. Benney

Subseries II. Official

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 6 To Benney - Orders
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 7 To Others - re. Benney's Credentials
1942, 1944
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 8 Misc. Memos
1943-1944, undated
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 9 Envelopes - Empty
1942-1945, undated

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