MS - 029: Letters written to People from Biglerville during World War II
MS-029: Letters written to People from Biglerville during World War II
(1 box, .54 cubic feet)
Inclusive Dates: 1942-1944
Processed by: Jaclyn Campbell
Provenance: Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum
Biglerville, a town in Adams County, was founded in 1839 and originally called Middletown. It was later renamed Biglerville after Governor William Bigler.
During World War II,
This collection is arranged in two series: Series I: Letters to Olive Tipton, and Series II: Letters to Sara Miller.
Scope and Content Notes:
The letters written to Olive Tipton were exclusively from George Sandoe (1893-1975), a private serving in the Antiaircraft Division of the Service stationed throughout the United States during the course of these letters. During the course of training, a blood vessel ruptured in Sandoe’s leg, sending him to the hospital, where the latter portion of this series was written. This series is composed mostly of correspondence concerning Tipton’s life in Biglerville during the war and day to day matters such as business advice for Tipton’s turkey farm.
The letters written to Sara Miller were from several men who were friends of Miller. One set of letters was from E. E. Tipton, Miller’s brother. This series is composed mostly of correspondence concerning military training life and Miller’s job.