Letter from Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. to his mother, undated


Letter from Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. to his mother, undated


Letter sent from Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. at The Citadel to his mother, postmark unknown.


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Charleston (S. C.)


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[Typed letter on stationary with “The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.” in the top left corner.]

Wednesday Night

Dearest Mother,

Its right in the middle of the week and I have that sort of homesick feeling but don’t have it as bad tonight as I ussually [sic] do on Wednesday nights. Its just about eight more weeks now and I will be home for my Sept. furlough. I have changed my attitude somewhat and things are more pleasant ex-cept studying and that never has and never will be pleasant for me. Not that I will go ---- or even think about going ---- but will you have Pop send me some information on the General Motors Institute. I would like to know more about it as Dad said something about me going there after I graduate from here. Right now I think that after studying for one degree and having to struggle for it I don’t want to have to go to school anymore. Tell Pop that I am holding him to his promise to send me the written statement about not having to stay here after Christmas until the next September.

I certainly did enjoy my brief visit with you all last Saturday. I wrote dad about the trouble we had on our way back. We were 3 minutes late but don’t think that we got [illegible deletion] reported for it. Don’t think that I will come home for a few Saturdays because it makes me to homesick.

How was the trip to Abbeville? HAve you all heard from Margaret in New York yet? I do hope that she has a swell time and spends all of her money because that is what she likes to do best of all. Tell Cook that I am sorry that I missed her last Sat. but will see her late on. You all send us a cake here pretty soon please mam [sic].

You and dad write tome [sic] soon.

Your devoted son,
W. A. Jr.


McElveen, Wilson Ashby Jr., “Letter from Wilson Ashby McElveen, Jr. to his mother, undated,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed July 13, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1709.