Gordon L. Reynolds letters to Ann Briscoe

Gordon L. Reynolds letters to Ann Briscoe

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Reynolds, Gordon Luther
Title: Gordon L. Reynolds letters to Ann Briscoe
Dates: 1944-1945
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms2971

Biographical/Historical Note

Gordon Luther Reynolds was the son of Stephen and Anna Reynolds of Granville, New York. He graduated from Granville High School and entered the U.S. Army in 1943. After being discharged in 1945 he married Ann Preston Briscoe. They made their home in Monroe, Georgia where Gordon worked as a builder and carpenter until his death in 1968. He is buried in Rest Haven Cemetery on the Briscoe plot.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of love letters from Gordon Reynolds (who is serving in the U.S. Army) to Ann Briscoe, Monroe, Georgia, from 1944-1945. Reynolds writes from France and Belgium, and letters regard camp activities and personal time, and contain questions about Briscoe’s interests and happenings of people in Georgia. Reynolds also writes from an army hospital in England and an army hospital in Camp Edwards, Massachusetts. Letters from Massachusetts regard Reynolds’ boredom, dances at the Service Club, Ann’s brother, classes, army life, plans of their marriage, and his discharge. The collection also includes some letters addressed to Ann Briscoe from Sgt. Ted A. Cerwin, Francis Casey, and Sgt. John "Jack" S. Crouch.


Index Terms

Correspondence.
Monroe (Ga.)--History.
Soldiers--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Gordon L. Reynolds letters to Ann Briscoe, ms2971, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Letters from Gordon L. Reynolds to Ann Briscoe, 1944
 
2Letters from Gordon L. Reynolds to Ann Briscoe, 1945 January-March
 
3Letters from Gordon L. Reynolds to Ann Briscoe, 1945 April 1-14
 
4Letters from Gordon L. Reynolds to Ann Briscoe, 1945 April 15-30
 
5Letters from Gordon L. Reynolds to Ann Briscoe, 1945 May 1-15
 
6Letters from Gordon L. Reynolds to Ann Briscoe, 1945 May 16-31
 
7Letters from Gordon L. Reynolds to Ann Briscoe, 1945 June
 
8Letters to Ann Briscoe, 1844-1845