Carl Forsyth Collection, 1944

Manuscript Collection #863

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Carl Forsyth Collection
    Creator: Forsyth, Carl
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: "Duties of Boys to their Country" (13 February 1944) an address by Lt. Carl Forsyth of the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to the Boy Scouts of the Greater Albemarle and the citizens of the township of Elizabeth City, N.C., at Sheep School Auditorium; also includes the orders (11 January 1944) of his commanding officer, R. L. Burke, to deliver the talk.
    Extent: 0.002 Cubic feet,
  • Description
     

    The collection contains two items relating to a speech given by Lt. Carl Forsyth of the U.S. Coast Guard. The first item is a memorandum to Forsyth from his commanding officer, Richard L. Burke, at the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Elizabeth City, North Carolina, about giving a talk, "Duties of Boys to their Country," to the Boy Scouts of the Greater Albemarle and the citizens of the township of Elizabeth City, N.C., at Sheep School Auditorium. The second item is a four page typescript with handwritten notes of Forsyth’s speech.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Carl Forsyth was born on 6 September 1903. He passed away on 4 September 1990 at the age of 86. He last resided in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

    Richard L. Burke was born in 1903 and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He entered the Coast Guard Academy in 1924 and graduated in 1927. During his time with the Coast Guard, he earned a reputation as a skilled aviator and commander. Burke was in command of the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Elizabeth City, North Carolina, from 1940 until 1944. He retired from the Coast Guard in 1958 and passed away in 1979.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    May 27, 2002, 0.002 cubic feet, 6 pages; "Duties of Boys to their Country" (13 February 1944) an address by Lt. Carl Forsyth of the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to the Boy Scouts of the Greater Albemarle and the citizens of the township of Elizabeth City, N.C., at Sheep School Auditorium; also includes the orders (17 January 1944) of his commanding officer, R. L. Burke, to deliver the talk. Donor: Doug Williams.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Doug Williams

    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

    Carl Forsyth Collection (#863), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

    Processed by Allison N. Miller, February 2016.

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