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Thomas William Linder Papers, 1940-1945

(Manuscript Collection #1183)

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Thomas William Linder Papers
Creator: Linder, Thomas William
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Records (May 1940-November 1945) include mainly correspondence between Thomas William Linder of Raleigh, North Carolina, and his girlfriend (later wife) Evelyn Doris Hill of Cayce, South Carolina. Mr. Linder worked for the railroad and later in life was an engineer with Amtrak. The letters from April 1942 through August 1945 document his service in the U.S. Army with the 816th Engineer Aviation Battalion during World War II. He was promoted to corporal in September 1942. Other items include two photographs, holiday cards, a pay stub and a poem.
Extent: 1.0 Cubic feet, 2 boxes, consisting of correspondence and photographs

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

January 14, 2012, (unprocessed), 1.0 cubic feet; Records (May 1940-November 1945) include mainly correspondence between Thomas William Linder of Raleigh, North Carolina, and his girlfriend (later wife) Evelyn Doris Hill of Cayce, South Carolina. Mr. Linder worked for the railroad and later in life was an engineer with Amtrak. The letters from April 1942 through August 1945 document his service in the U.S. Army with the 816th Engineer Aviation Battalion during World War II. He was promoted to corporal in September 1942. Other items include two photographs, holiday cards, a pay stub and a poem.

Access Restrictions

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Copyright Notice

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

Preferred Citation

Thomas William Linder Papers (#1183), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Jerry Linder and Jeannie Linder Bailey

Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Corporal Thomas William Linder of Cayce, South Carolina, and later Raleigh, North Carolina, wrote to his fiancee Evelyn Doris Hill of Cayce, later his wife, during his World War II service (April 1942-August 1945) in Europe. He was serving in the U.S. Army with the 816th Engineer Aviation Battalion. His letters also cover his training period at Fort Bragg and Fort Belvoir and his wait to be shipped out from Langley Field in Virginia. After the war, Linder worked for the railroad and eventually was an engineer with Amtrak.

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