Letter written by Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. to his parents, undated


Letter written by Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. to his parents, undated


Letter sent from Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. at The Citadel to his parents


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Charleston (S. C.)


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[Handwritten letter on lined notebook paper torn out from book]

Sunday Morning

Dear Folks,

I have not heard from you all, except for a post card, since last week-end [sic]. Please write me more often as my moral is getting very - very low. I try to write you all every Sunday and once during the week if I have time.

I certainly was glad to hear that pop is in good condition. Now if he will just stay that way he ought to eat anything he wants.

Things continue to get tougher here. The new officers that we have gotten are making life miserable for us. I think that after this week things may ease up a bit. Gosh I sure hope so.

Friday - we didn’t have any classes. I was on guard so I didn’t miss any of my classes. We got leave at two-thirty Friday but I didn’t take it because I had to get ready for Saturday inspection. Friday night Ray and I went to see Olympia get beat by Charleston.

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The game was pretty good. We sat with Lizzy and some of the Ashley Hall girls.

Mom - how about you and Sarah fixing me a nice box of food and sending it to me. It certainly would be appreciated by me and all my friends. Just send it any time but within the next [illegible deletion] week - thanks.

I had two test this last Thursday. One in Trig and one in Chemistry. I think that I passed both of them. This afternoon I have to make an English outline and am praying that it will be O.K.

Pop - are you now sending me 5 bucks every Monday?

Well better close now.


PS. Tell Sarah to stop fussing - Something I forgot to tell you -

We are going to get a new Col. as commandant. He is Col. J. P. Hill of Walterboro. He is supposed to

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Come here on Oct. the 20th but will probaly [sic] go on leave until Christmas.


McElveen, Wilson Ashby, Jr., “Letter written by Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. to his parents, undated,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed June 21, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1708.