Cecil W. Chapman letters to Claudia and Suzanne Chapman

Cecil W. Chapman letters to Claudia and Suzanne Chapman

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Chapman, Cecil W.
Title: Cecil W. Chapman letters to Claudia and Suzanne Chapman
Dates: 1944-1945
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 half box
Coll. Number: ms2245

Biographical/Historical Note

Cecil W. Chapman, major in the U.S. Army, served with the 347th Infantry Regiment in Europe during World War II. His family, wife Claudia and daughters Suzanne and Cecilia, resided in Sparta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters from Cecil W. Chapman mainly to his wife, Claudia W. Chapman with some to his daughter Suzanne, from 1944-1945. Written during World War II, Chapman describes his voyage to Great Britain including descriptions of the ship and life on board, life in England, the countryside, and people he meets. His letters from Europe were written mainly from Belgium and Germany with a few from France in which, due to censorship restrictions, mainly discuss the weather and the problems it causes for troop movements, camp life, descriptions of the area, his administrative duties, other officers, and a little on battle activities. Chapman was wounded in April 1945 and his last letters, written through May, describe his wounds, recovery, and hospital life in England.

Index Terms

Belgium--Description and travel.
Chapman, Claudia W.
Chapman, Suzanne
France--Description and travel.
Germany--Description and travel.
Great Britain--Description and travel.
Military hospitals--Great Britain.
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 347th.
World War, 1939-1945.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Cecil W. Chapman letters to Claudia W. Chapman, ms2245, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

111944 October
21944 November
31944 December
41945 January
51945 February
61945 March
71945 April
81945 May