Perry J. Shearouse papers

Perry J. Shearouse papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Shearouse, Perry J.
Title: Perry J. Shearouse papers
Dates: 1944-1946
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (9 items in portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of two diaries, correspondence, and photographs of Perry J. Shearouse with Company A of the 363rd Engineer Regiment of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1944-1946. In the diaries (September 1944 - January 1946), Shearouse describes the people, geography, weather conditions, flora and fauna of India and Iran as well as his daily duties and activities. He also details the trip back to the United States (October 1945) including times, distance, and locations of stops. After November 1945, the entries describe Shearouse's life in Savannah, Georgia. The correspondence, written by Shearouse to his sister Lillian Anderson, describe his life in Iran.
Coll. Number: ms2300
Location: 32108050756355

Biographical/Historical Note

Perry J. Shearouse (d. 1982), served in India and Iran with Company A of the 363rd Engineer Regiment of the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.

Index Terms

India--Description and travel.
Iran--Description and travel.
Savannah (Ga.)
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
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

Perry J. Shearouse papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.