Edgar Ralph Rankin Papers, 1945-1950

Manuscript Collection #130

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Edgar Ralph Rankin Papers
    Creator: Rankin, E. R. (Edgar Ralph)
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1945-1950) including correspondence, military pamphlets with description of army forces, commentaries, letter of sympathy.
    Extent: 0.086 Cubic feet, 69 items , including correspondence and military pamphlets.
  • Description

    Material in the collection pertains to the military service of Captain Edgar Ralph Rankin primarily during the period from 1946-1948 while he was stationed at Camp O'Donnell on Luzon Island--the Republic of the Philippines. Correspondence is addressed to his sister Mrs. R. T. Fountain and is concerned primarily with personal and family matters and with routine duty in the Philippines.

    There are commentaries on his trans-Pacific voyage, descriptions and observations on the farming practices and life style of the Filipinos, and descriptions of the countryside surrounding Camp O'Donnell.

    Also included is a letter of sympathy upon the death of ex-Lt. Gov. Richard T. Fountain and containing advice concerning the execution of his estate.

    There are two military information pamphlets that contain a description of the organization of the Army Forces in the Pacific, an article on Australia, and one entire issue devoted to a study of the Soviet Union, its government and military capabilities.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    June 8, 1970, 69 items; Correspondence (1946-1950). Gift of Mrs. Richard T. Fountain, Rocky Mount, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Richard T. Fountain

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Edgar Ralph Rankin Papers (#130), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by B. Hicks, October 1970

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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