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This handwritten letter, dated January 18, 1946, is written from W. N. (William Neill) Bogan, Jr. where he is stationed in Germany to Juliette Chamberlin in Jackson, Mississippi. The letter describes his movements over the past several days and how he ended up back where he started. The letter goes on to describe the likelihood that he will not be back home in time for his sister's wedding. The letter is signed "Dearest love, Son." Some notes are written in pencil along the bottom of the last page and the sideways across the top of the first page. Two notecards addressed to Juliette from N. Kelly that contain continuations of the penciled notes are included with the letter. The two cards are postmarked Jackson, Mississippi, February 12, 1946 and include purple three cent stamps. The air mail envelope is postmarked U. S. Army Postal Service, A. P. O., January 19, 1946 and includes a red six cent air mail postage stamp. The penciled notes continue longways across the front and back of the envelope.

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World War II, 1939-1954; Correspondence; United States Army


Through the Lines: Letters From the Homefront, 1917-1945

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Correspondence: 8 leaves

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Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Manuscripts Division, Bogan (William Neill, Jr.) Papers, Box 1, Folder 23



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Letter, W. N. (William Neill) Bogan, Jr. to Juliette Chamberlin, January 18, 1946
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