Letter from Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. to his mother, postmarked March 3, 1946


Letter from Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. to his mother, postmarked March 3, 1946


Letter written by W. A. McElveen, Jr. at The Citadel to his mother in Sumter, S. C.


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Charleston (S. C.)


[Typed letter on The Francis Marion Hotel stationary with Robert T. Rosemond, General Manager, underneath letterhead]

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Postmarked March 3, 1946

Dear Mom,

This is just a short note to let you know that I am thinking about you. I got your letter thursday [sic] and certainly did enjoy it. I was sorry to hear that you cannot get things for the house that you want but I guess things will soon settle to normal and then you can have alll [sic] the things you want for the house. I am also writing pop at this time so get him to tell you some of the things I said. I have been back a week now but sure do wish I was back home with you all. When this draft business gets st-raightened [sic] out I plan to spend about three months at home.

Mom, I would make out a list of My blessings but just like I say in my prayers that if I get to thanking for all my blessings I would not get any sleep which is certainly one of the blessings that I don’t want to miss. I will discuss them with you next time I am home.

Well all regulations are removed now and I can pretty well do as I please. I guess they will bring back freshmen regulations next year when they get more students here. I sure hope that they do.

I certainly did wish for youall [sic] last friday [sic] at the parade. Col. McMurray was retiring so we gave a review for him. Lady Astor, the General, and other distinguished guest were there. They fired the cannon when they brought the flag down and it nearly scared me to death.

Well I had better close now as I have to read myExxx [sic] English. Pray for me to do good in all my subjects as I am trying ------ especially pray for me in Analytic Geomentry [sic] and Drawing. Excuse me for disregarding all laws of English.

Your devoted son
Ashby Jr.


McElveen, Wilson Ashby Jr., “Letter from Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. to his mother, postmarked March 3, 1946,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed June 21, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1696.