Letter from James C. Fanning to his family, September 27, 1949

Title

Letter from James C. Fanning to his family, September 27, 1949

Description

James C. Fanning, Class of 1953, wrote these letters to his family during his four years as a cadet at The Citadel.

Source

A2013.1

Publisher

The Citadel Archives & Museum

Date

Rights

Materials in The Citadel Archives & Museum Digital Collections are intended for educational and research use. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright. For more information contact The Citadel Archives & Museum, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, 29409.

Relation

James C. Fanning Cadet Letter Collection

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/526

Coverage

Charleston (S.C.)

Date Valid

Text

[Page 1]
September 27, 1949

Dear Mother, Daddy, and Sandy,

They just blew tattoo and I have to go to bed in 45 minutes. This morning I had my first college classes and they reminded me of Boys’ High except they are small. My first class was Military Sciences with Maj. Sessoms. Second, algebra with Lt. Blackburn, third, history with Lt. Hargreave, and fourth chemistry lab with Lt. Henderson. They all seem to be very nice and very good and capable teachers.

I have gotten the books that I need in those classes.

I look like the “surry with the fringe on top” haircut I got this afternoon for 65 cents. We heard a lecture by Col. Futch this afternoon. He was very inspiring.

This article is the third and last and best of the

[Page 2]
series.

No letters today. I studied from 7:30 to 10:00 tonight. All ready [sic] lots of homework. I go to German and English for the first time tomorrow.

Have to go to bed now.

Lots of love,
Jimmy

P.S. Save this article at least. Put it in desk draw [sic]. Please.

Citation

Fanning, James C., “Letter from James C. Fanning to his family, September 27, 1949,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed June 12, 2021, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/526.