Thomas William Linder Papers

1940-1945
Manuscript Collection #1183
Creator(s)
Linder, Thomas William
Physical description
1 Cubic Feet, 2 boxes, consisting of correspondence and photographs
Preferred Citation
Thomas William Linder Papers (#1183), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

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.


Biographical/historical information

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.


Administrative information
Custodial History

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.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Jerry Linder and Jeannie Linder Bailey

Copyright notice

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