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Henry B. White papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1645

Scope and Contents

The Henry B. White Papers consist of correspondence from Henry B. White to his wife, Dorothy Welch White. The letters detail White's military experiences from 1943 to 1945, covering such topics as his basic training in the United States and subsequent postings in Morocco, Northern Africa, India, and Burma. The letters contain detailed descrptions of military training and camp life, the flora and fauna of Africa and India, and Sikh and Hindu rituals.

The papers also include correspondence from Colonel George M. Welch to his daughter, Dorothy Welch White, writen while he was stationed in the Southwest Pacific area in 1943.

The papers were the gift of Dorothy Welch White in 1993.

Dates

  • 1943-1993
  • Majority of material found within 1943 - 1945

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dorothy Welch White, 1993.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1645

Overview

The papers consist of letters written by Henry B. White to his wife, Dorothy Welch White, during World War II. The correspondence details White's military experiences, covering such topics as his basic training in the United States and subsequent postings in Morocco, Northern Africa, India, and Burma. The letters contain detailed descriptions of military training and camp life, the flora and fauna of Africa and India, and Sikh and Hindu rituals. Also included are four letters from George Morgan Welch to his daughter, Dorothy Welch White, written while he was stationed in the Southwest Pacific area in 1943.

Biographical / Historical

Henry B. White was born in New York City on July 23, 1906. He was a graduate of Columbia University and was a World War II veteran, serving with the 9th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron in India and Burma. White taught at the Foote School in New Haven from 1941 to 1952. He then worked for S. Curtis & Sons in Newtown, Connecticut. From 1971 to 1978, White served as a printer for the Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University. He died in Hamden, Connecticut on May 31, 1992.
Title
Guide to the Henry B. White Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Carol King and Ian Warman
Date
May 1994
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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