Letter from Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. to his father, postmarked April 1, 1946


Letter from Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. to his father, postmarked April 1, 1946


Letter written by Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. at The Citadel to his father in Sumter, S.C.


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Charleston (S. C.)


[Typed letter on stationary with letterhead “The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston”]

[Page 1]

Postmarked April 1, 1946

Room 2430
P. T. Barracks

Sunday Morning.

Dear Pop,

Well since you can’t read my writing I hope you can read my typing. I will type most of my letters to you from now on if I can borry [sic] a typewriter often enough. Thanks a lot for that ride down here with your Wife.

I am now majoring in Business Administration. I am behind only in Spanish in this Major. This quarter I am taking 24 hours. The business course does not call for but 21 but I am taking a political science course extra. I sent Mother a copy of my [illegible deletion] schedule. I think statistics and Economics will help me more than any of the other courses because they are courses of business only.

In another three weeks I will be home again. We get a whole week off easter. I sure will be glad. By that time I hope to have a lot accomplished towards completing the first quarter of this Sophomore year. I passed all my subjects last quarter and am a full fledged Soph. Took the check over to Col. Tiller and found out what I would get back in case I am draft-ed.

Scott and I joined the yacth [sic] club yesterday and worked down there almost all day on damming up a stream. I took of my shirt and got blistered. Its about to kill me but I hope to get relief soon.

Well I had better close now as I have to get in a little nap before dinner. “ill [sic] write you all about the middle of the week.

[Handwritten] W. A. McElveen Jr.


McElveen, Wilson Ashby Jr., “Letter from Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. to his father, postmarked April 1, 1946,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed June 21, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1697.