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Finding Aid for the John L. Daniel Collection (MUM01694)

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Finding Aid for the John L. Daniel Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM01694/
Title: John L. Daniel Collection
Dates: 1938-1946
Collector: Daniel, John L.
Physical Extent: 5 boxes (2.085 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Identification: MUM01694
Location: NN7
Language of Material: English.
Abstract: Group of letters written by John L. Daniel (Company C, 597th Battalion) to his family in Iuka, Mississippi.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased from Charles Apfelbaum Rare Manuscripts & Archives, Watchung, New Jersey, 8 April 2008.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Stephanie McKnight, June 2008.

Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 30 April 2009.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Iuka (Miss)- History
World War, 1939-1945 - Pacific Area
World War, 1939-1945 - Social Aspects


Formats

correspondence
photographs


Biographical Note

Originally from Iuka, Mississippi, John L. Daniel (Company C, 597th Signal Battalion) was stationed at U.S. Bases in Texas, Florida and at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. During World War II, he served in the Philippines and Occupied Japan.


Scope and Content Note

World War II letters, dated from 1938 to 1946, written by Iuka, MS. Soldier John L. Daniel (Company C, 597th Signal Battalion) to his wife. Some letters by his brother-in-law who served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater. He writes about his experiences in World War II and worries about his family back home in Iuka.


User Information

Prefered Citation

John L. Daniel Collection, 1938-1946, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Access Restrictions

The John L. Daniel Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

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Separated Material

36 photographs, including photographs of Japan and Italy, were removed from this collection.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Container List

Box 1
Folder 1.1 June 1938-August 1943
ALS. 13 June 1938. "Your own Hon" to "Dearest Brown Eyes" [John L. Daniel]. (6pp.)
Scope: Missing each other, daily chores, writes about family and friends.
ALS. 13 June 1938. "Brown Eyes" [John L. Daniel] to "Dearest One". (4pp.)
Scope: Apologizes to "Dearest One", Missing each other.
ALS. 23 June 1938. "Brown Eyes" [John L. Daniel] to "Baby". (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about applying for a job and feeling lonely.
ALS. 25 July 1938. "Hon" to "Dearest Darling". (8pp.)
Scope: Missing each other, describes a play practice, describes telling people about their marriage.
ALS. 9 August 1938. [Dudgar] to "Dear Pauline". (3pp.)
Scope: Writes about how great a sister-in-law she has, wishes her luck in her marriage.
ALS. [7 July 1941]. "Your Brown Eyes" [John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (6pp.)
Scope: Apologizes to "Dearest Darling".
ACS. 8 July 1941. "John" to "Dear Polly and Baby" [Mrs. Pauline Daniel].
Scope: Writes about weather and missing her and baby.
ALS. 26 January 1942. "John" to "Dear One". (3pp.)
Scope: Writes about being sick, asks for some blankets and his things to be packed.
ALS. 3 February 1942. "J.L.D." [John L. Daniel] to "Dearest One" [Mrs. Pauline Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about chores, asks about crops.
ACS. [11 February 1942]. "J.L.D." [John L. Daniel] to [Mrs. Pauline Daniel].
Scope: Asks about family.
ALS. [18 February 1942]. "Polly" [Pauline Daniel] to "Dearest John" [John L. Daniel]. (6pp.)
Scope: Missing each other, wonders if he still loves her, describes a bad dream, daily chores and local events.
ALS. [February 1942]. "Hon" to "Dearest Brown Eyes" [John L. Daniel]. (6pp.)
Scope: Writes about dinner with friends, missing him, daily chores.
ALS. 12 July 1943. "J.L.D." [John L. Daniel] to "Hello All".
Scope: Describes town he has just arrived in.
ALS. 14 July 1943. "Polly" [Pauline Daniel] to "John" [John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Describes weather, daily chores, describes toothache.
ALS. [August 1943]. "Polly" [Pauline Daniel] to "Dearest Husband" [John L. Daniel]. (6pp.)
Scope: Daily chores, missing each other.
Folder 1.2 February 1944-May 1944
ALS. 20 February 1944. Illegible [James Maroney] to "Dear Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Writes about getting out of the hospital, place where he is staying is censored.
ALS. 9 March 1944. "Jimmie" [Cpl. Jimmie Aldridge] to "Dear Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Hopes family in Iuka is well.
ALS. 12 March 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dearest Sister and All" [Mrs. John L. Daniel].
Scope: Asks how family is and for stamp money.
ALS. 12 March 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dearest Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Lets family know he is well.
ALS. 22 March 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dearest Sister and All" [Mrs. John L. Daniel].
Scope: Writes about being in England, asks for some sweets.
ALS. 29 March 1944. "Bud" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks how things are at home, asks for candy.
ALS. 2 April 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dearest Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Is worried about his father.
ALS. 2 April 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Dad" [Mr. Thomas M. Maroney].
Scope: Worries about father.
ALS. 4 April 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks about home.
ALS. 6 April 1944. "Bud" [Cpl James Maroney] to "Dear Sis, John, Dad and All".
Scope: Thanks family for birthday candy, asks how they are doing.
ALS. 13 April 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Dad and All" [Mr. Thomas M. Maroney].
Scope: Asks how his father is feeling, asks about home.
ALS. 14 April 1944. "Bud" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Expresses sorrow after learning that John is sick, says that it is his birthday, envelope includes money order.
ALS. 20 April 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sis, Dad and All".
Scope: Writes that he is glad John is feeling better, asks about the weather.
ALS. 22 April 1944. "Cpl. James Maroney" to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks how they are doing, asks for them to send food.
ALS. 29 April 1944. "Bud" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks how they are doing at home.
ALS. 30 April 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Dad" [Mr. Thomas M. Maroney].
Scope: Discusses his finances.
ALS. 6 May 1944. "Bud" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Pauline and All" [Mrs. John L. Daniel].
Scope: Thanks family for the box they sent him, asks when John is leaving.
Folder 1.3 July 1944
ALS. 1 July 1944. "J.L.D." [John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. Pauline Daniel].
Scope: Writes about being sworn into the army.
ALS. 3 July 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dearest Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Writes that he is in France, asks about his father.
ALS. [3 July 1944]. "J.L.D." [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. Pauline Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes that he is waiting to be stationed, missing home.
ALS. 5 July 1944. "J.L.D." [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. Pauline Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Missing home, wonders where he will be stationed.
ALS. 6 July 1944. "J.L.D." [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. Pauline Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Wonders when he will be shipped out, describes his day at Camp Shelby.
ALS. 7 July 1944. "J.L.D." [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes his day and going to the show.
ALS. 9 July 1944. "J.L.D." [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. Pauline Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes life at Camp Shelby, missing family.
ALS. 12 July 1944. "J.L.D." [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Describes his move to a military camp in Texas.
ALS. 12 July 1944. "J.L.D." [John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Writes about new base he is stationed at, tells family that he is well.
ALS. 14 July 1944. "J.L.D." [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Missing his family.
ALS. 16 July 1944. "J.L.D." [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. Pauline Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes the army camp in Texas, wonders how far he is from home.
ALS. 17 July 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes daily activity at army camp.
ALS. [21 July 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes his day and weather, asks wife to send money.
ALS. [20 July 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes daily activity at army camp.
ALS. [23 July 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Thanks wife for sending package.
ALS. 23 July 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Dad" [Mr. Thomas M. Maroney].
Scope: Asks how everything is at home, asks for John’s address.
ALS. [24 July 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes his day, sends his love to family.
ALS. [26 July 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Describes his day, describes possible future with the military.
ALS. [27 July 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes his day at the base.
ALS. [28 July 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes his day at the base.
ALS. 28 July 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes his day at the base.
ALS. 29 July 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Describes daily activity on military base, sends his love to family.
ALS. 30 July 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes daily activity, sends love to family.
Folder 1.4 August 1944
ALS. 3 August 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Mother and Dad". (3pp.)
Scope: Describes daily activity, complains about an incident at the camp.
ALS. 3 August 1944. "John" [Pvt. John Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes next day’s activities.
ALS. 4 August 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks if family is well.
ALS. [10 August 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes daily activity at military camp.
ALS. 10 August 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks if family is well, asks for a box of sweets.
ALS. 10 August 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Writes of visiting the doctor.
ALS. 10 August 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Describes news a fellow soldier received.
ALS. 11 August 1944. "Jimmie" [Cpl. Jimmie Aldridge] to "Dear Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Asks about family at home.
ALS. 13 August 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes his activities for the day.
ALS. 14 August 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes daily activity, missing family.
ALS. 16 August 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes daily activity at military camp.
ALS. 17 August 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes daily activity, asks about home.
ALS. [19 August 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes daily activity.
ALS. 20 August 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: (Water damage) Describes news a fellow soldier received.
ALS. 21 August 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Feeling sad, daily activities.
ACS. 22 August 1944. "Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel] to "The Sweetest Hubby" [Pvt. John L. Daniel].
Scope: Birthday card.
ALS. 23 August 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks about home.
ALS. [23 August 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Writes about being shipped out.
ALS. 31 August 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks about home.
Folder 1.5 September 1944
ALS. 1 September 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Dad and All" [Mr. Thomas M. Maroney].
Scope: Tells his father not to sell property, asks about crops.
ALS. 11 September 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about a mistake on his army papers.
ALS. 14 September 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes conditions at army base in Florida.
ALS. 15 September 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity.
ALS. 18 September 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, weather, visiting Tampa.
ALS. 19 September 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Describes army camp, daily activity, missing each other.
ALS. 20 September 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity.
ALS. 21 September 1944. "Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel] to "Dearest Hubby" [Pvt. John L. Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activities at home, family.
ALS. 23 September 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Darling My Little Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Writes about overhearing his superiors discuss shipping out dates.
ALS. 24 September 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Sends love to family.
ALS. 26 September 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, sends love.
ALS. 27 September 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby, Mother and All" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, short note to daughter about school.
ALS. 29 September 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes what he will be doing once shipped out.
ALS. 30 September 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dearest Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks about family, says he is in Paris.
Folder 1.6 October 1944
ALS. 1 October 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, sends love to family.
ALS. 3 October 3, 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity.
ALS. [4 October 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Activities while on 24 hr. pass, missing home.
ALS. 4 October 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife, Mother and All" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Hopes everything is well at home.
ALS. 4 October 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "You all" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, asks about crops.
ALS. 5 October 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Hun" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity.
ALS. 6 October 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: (some water damage) Daily activity, going to Tampa, FL.
ALS. 6 October 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby, Mother , Dad and All" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, meeting with a superior.
ALS. [8 October 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, thanks family for their letters.
ALS. 9 October 1944. "Your Dear Husband and Dad" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Describes visiting St. Petersburg, FL.
ALS. 10 October 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings, Wife and Baby, Mother and All" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: [Water damage] Daily activity.
ALS. 11 October 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby and Mother" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Writes about going to the show, daily activity.
ALS. 13 October 1944. "John" [Pvt. John Daniel] to "Dear Darlings, Wife, Baby and Mother and All" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity.
ALS. 14 October 1944. "Bud" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Thanks family for package, asks about family.
ALS. 15 October 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby, Mother and All" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, waiting to go overseas.
ALS. [20 October 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about a storm.
ALS. 20 October 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes damage by storm.
ALS. 22 October 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (5pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, night at a bar.
ALS. 25 October 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, missing family.
ALS. 27 October 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Darling Wife and Baby and Mother and Dad" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (5pp.)
Scope: Writes about Christmas present, having time off before going overseas.
ALS. [29 October 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about home, missing family.
ALS. 30 October 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sister" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks about home and for food.
ALS. 30 October 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "My Little Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Daily activity.
ALS. 30 October 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Daily activity.
ALS. [31 October 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about home.
Box 2
Folder 2.1 November 1944
ALS. 1 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity.
ALS. 2 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "My Little Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, going overseas, sends love to family.
ALS. 2 November 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks about home.
ALS. 4 November 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks about home and family.
ALS. 4 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity.
ALS. 4 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Missing home, writes about her last letter.
ALS. 5 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, visiting town.
ALS. 6 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Missing home, hopes for future.
ALS. 6 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, describes an accident near the army camp.
ACS. [6 November 1944]. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Christmas card.
ALS. 9 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, Presidential election.
ALS. 11 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, going to the show.
ALS. 12 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity.
ALS. 14 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Asks for money to buy a ticket home.
ALS. 15 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, preparing to ship out, missing home.
ALS. 17 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, missing home.
ALS. 18 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Asks about home.
ALS. 20 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes weather.
ALS. 20 November 1944. "Jimmie" [Cpl. James Aldridge] to "Dearest Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Asks about family, encourages her to write to John, describes weather.
ALS. 21 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, asks family not to send anymore sweets.
ALS. 22 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Writes about returning home before shipping overseas.
ALS. 24 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about letters received from home.
ALS. 27 November 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (6pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, returning home before shipping overseas.
Folder 2.2 December 1944
ALS. 1 December 1, 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniels].
Scope: Thanks family for package, asks about family.
ALS. 4 December 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (6pp.)
Scope: Writes about not being able to visit home, missing family.
ALS. 6 December 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, packing to go overseas, missing family.
ALS. 7 December 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Missing family, preparing to go overseas.
ALS. 8 December 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Buying Christmas cards, preparing to go overseas.
ALS. [13 December 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, preparing to go overseas.
ALS. 13 December 1944. "James" [Cpl James Maroney] to "Dear Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks about family.
ACS. [14 December 1944]. "Daddy" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Beatrice" [Beatrice Daniel].
Scope: Christmas card.
ALS. 18 December 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "My Little Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Christmas presents.
ALS. 20 December 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings Polly, (illegible) Mother, Dad and All" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Leaving military base in FL, tells family not to worry, thanks family for Christmas cards.
ALS. [21 December 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Preparing to leave base, Pay.
ACS. [22 December 1944]. "John L. Daniel" to [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Change of address military notification card.
ACS. [22 December 1944]. "John L. Daniel" to [Mrs. Pauline Daniel].
Scope: Change of address military notification card.
ALS. 24 December 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Family and All" [Mrs. John L. Daniel].
Scope: Writes about packages he has received from family.
ALS. 26 December 1944. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Describes Christmas dinner, asks about family.
ALS. 27 December 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Polly and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Writes that he arrived at destination safely but can not disclose where he is.
ALS. 29 December 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Describes entertainment.
ALS. 30 December 1944. "Jim Eddie" [Cpl. James Aldridge] to "Dear Polly and Beatrice" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Writes about a friend who died in the war.
ALS. 30 December 1944. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Writes about receiving letters from family.
ACS. [December 1944]. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Polly and Bee" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Christmas card.
Folder 2.3 January-February 1945
ALS. 1 January 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Wishes family Happy New Years, hopes he will be home soon.
ALS. 1 January 1945. "Bud" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks about home.
ALS. 2 January 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about papers filled out for his parents.
ALS. 3 January 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "My Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Daily activity.
ALS. 6 January 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Daily activity.
ALS. 6 January 1945. "Bud" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dearest Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Writes about package from home.
ALS. 8 January 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about receiving letters from home.
ALS. 9 January 1945. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dearest Sister, Dad and Beatrice" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Writes about England and candy he receives from home.
ALS. 13 January 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (6pp.)
Scope: A friend and soldier is transferred, writes about a congressman.
ALS. 18 January 1945. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dearest Sister and Family" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Weather in France.
ALS. 19 January 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "My Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Daily activity on ship.
ALS. 19 January 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Entertainment.
ALS. 26 January 1945. "James" [Cpl. J.T. Maroney] to "Dearest Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks if family paid land taxes.
ALS. 27 January 1945. "Jimmie" [Cpl. James Aldridge] to "Dear Pauline" [Mrs. Pauline Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Losing friends in the war, hopes that John will not have to leave U.S.
ALS. 29 January 1945. "Jim Eddie" [Cpl. James Aldridge] to "My Dearest Aunt" [Mrs. Pauline Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Expresses anger over the war.
ALS. 3 February 1945. "Bud" [Cpl. J.T. Maroney] to "Dear Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Thanks family for packages sent, asks about family.
ALS. 6 February 1945. "James" [Cpl. J.T. Maroney] to "Dearest Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks for candy and fountain pen.
ALS. 11 February 1945. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Writes about taxes.
ALS. 11 February 1945. "Jimmie" [Cpl. James Edward Aldridge] to "Dear Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Asks about home and family, missing home.
ALS. 15 February 1945. "James" [Cpl. J. T. Maroney] to "Dearest Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Tells father that he will not be able to build a house for him and "Flo".
ALS. 21 February 1945. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dearest Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Describes funny letter he received from home, worries about his father’s health.
ALS. 21 February 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Hopes family is well.
ALS. 24 February 1945. "Bud" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sis" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Worries about his father, asks for John’s address.
ALS. 27 February 1945. "Jimmie" [Cpl. James Aldridge] to "Dear Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes campaign in the Philippines, wishes to travel to China or Japan.
Folder 2.4 March 1945
ALS. 9 March 1945. "Jim Eddie" [Cpl. James Aldridge] to "Dear Aunt Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Wonders where John will be shipped.
ALS. 9 March 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby, Mother and Dad" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Daily activity.
ALS. 9 March 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about his mail not being delivered, describes the Philippines.
ALS. 11 March 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes going to Church, asks about home, asks for a book of stamps.
ALS. 13 March 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings and Mother and Dad" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes weather, thanks family for prayers, missing home.
ALS. 13 March 1945. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks about family’s health.
ALS. 14 March 1945. "John" [Pvt. John Daniel] to "Dear Darlings".
Scope: Daily activity, asks about home.
ALS. [15 March 1945]. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sis, Dad and Beatrice" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Lets family know he is well.
ALS. 15 March 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Describes weather, asks about family.
ALS. 16 March 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "My Sweethearts" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, missing family.
ALS. 17 March 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes weather, wishes war was over.
ALS. 18 March 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks about home.
ALS. 20 March 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, missing family.
ALS. 21 March 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Missing family, receiving pay.
ALS. 23 March 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Missing family, daily activity.
ALS. 24 March 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Tells family not to worry, missing family.
ALS. 25 March 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about not receiving mail.
ALS. 28 March 1945. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to "My Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Believes war will ends soon in Germany, hopes to see family soon.
ALS. 30 March 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about letters from home.
ALS. 31 March 1945. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Writes about letters from home.
ALS. 31 March 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Missing letters from home, pay.
Folder 2.5 April 1945
ALS. 1 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Asks family about Easter Sunday.
ALS. 2 April 1945. "Ailyn" [Cpl. Ailyn H. Almon] to "My Dearest Aunt Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes Easter Sunday in Italy, wearing flowers with their uniforms.
ALS. 3 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Describes receiving mail from home, missing family.
ALS. 4 April 1945. "Bud" [Cpl. J.T. Maroney] to "Dear Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Describes his Easter Sunday.
ALS. 4 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes of new job, hopes of war ending.
ALS. 7 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Describes running into his nephew, working in the kitchens.
ALS. 8 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Missing family.
ALS. 9 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Worries about family’s finances.
ALS. 11 April 1945. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Writes about the war hopefully ending soon.
ALS. 11 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Asks about family and friends, Writes about a fellow soldier.
ALS. 13 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about war being over soon, President’s death.
ALS. 14 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Describes weather, asks about family and friends.
ALS. 16 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes weather, hopes war will end soon.
ALS. 17 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about censorship of letters, asks about family.
ALS. 17 April 1945. "Ailyn" [Cpl. Ailyn Almon] to "Dear Aunt Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Writes about family and friends at home, talks about Italy.
ALS. 19 April 1945. "James" [Cpl. J.T. Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Writes of meeting a soldier with his name.
ALS. 19 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes attending a dance, asks about family and friends.
ALS. [21 April 1945]. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about letters received.
ALS. 22 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Missing family, writes about friends.
ALS. 23 April 1945. "Bud" [Cpl. J.T. Maroney] to "Dearest Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks about home.
ALS. 23 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Missing home, thankful for the letters.
ALS. 23 April 1945. "Jim Eddie" [Cpl. James Aldridge] to "Dearest Pauline" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes meeting John, upset about losing friends in the war.
ALS. 24 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Asks about family and home.
ALS. 26 April 1945. "James" [Cpl. J.T. Maroney] to "Dearest Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Writes of meeting an old friend.
ALS. 27 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Missing home, describes watching a boxing match.
ALS. 28 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Describes seeing a native Philippine dance and seeing native animals.
ALS. 29 April 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes hearing the news that the German army had surrendered.
ALS. [30 April 1945]. "Ailyn" [Cpl. Ailyn Almon] to "Dear Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Describes meeting an Englishman.
ALS. [30 April 1945]. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about family.
Box 3
Folder 3.1 May 1945
ALS. 4 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity.
ALS. 5 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes weather, asks about family and friends.
ALS. 6 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Hopes for war to end.
ALS. 7 May 1945. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dearest Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Hopes he can go to the Pacific.
ALS. 7 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Asks about family.
ALS. 7 May 1945. "Jim Eddie" [Cpl. James Aldridge] to "Dear Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes weather, Writes about seeing John.
ALS. [9 May 1945]. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about war coming to an end in Germany, asks about family.
ALS. [11 May 1945]. "Ailyn" [Cpl. Ailyn Almon] to "Dear Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Hopes war will end soon, missing home.
ALS. 11 May 1945. "James" [Cpl. J.T. Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Thanks family for box of sweets, asks about home.
ALS. 11 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, writes about home.
ALS. [12 May 1945]. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Missing home, hopes war will end soon.
ALS. 13 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Feeling sick, missing home.
ALS. 14 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Compares the natives in the Philippines to "Negroes" in the U.S.
ALS. 15 May 1945. "James" [Cpl. James T. Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Writes about staying in the hospital, describes Salzburg, Austria.
ALS. 15 May 1945. "Jim Eddie" [Cpl. James Aldridge] to "Dear Pauline" Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about wanting to go to Japan, the requirements to be discharged.
ALS. 16 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Feeling sick, asks about family.
ALS. 17 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Hoping war will end, asks for pictures of family.
ALS. [18 May 1945]. "Ailyn" [Cpl. Ailyn Almon] to "Dear Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Writes of when she may come home, daily activity.
ALS. 18 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Asks about family.
ALS. 19 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Hopes of war ending soon and coming home, asks about friends and family.
ALS. 20 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes weather and church sermon, asks for film to take pictures.
ALS. 21 May 1945. Illegible [Cpl. J.T. Maroney] to "Dear Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Describes the Alps, asks about family.
ALS. 21 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about sending Japanese currency, assures family he is not drinking.
ALS. 23 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, entertainment.
ALS. 24 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Describes hearing bad news from home.
ALS. 25 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Entertainment, asks about daughters health.
ALS. 25 May 1945. "Jim Eddie" [Cpl. James Edward Aldridge] to "Dear Pauline" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Wishes that the people in the U.S. could trade places with the soldiers, weather.
ALS. 26 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Worrying about daughter’s health, missing home.
ALS. 27 May 1945. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dearest Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks about Beatrice’s health, missing home.
ALS. 27 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Worrying about Beatrice’s health.
ALS. 29 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Worrying about Beatrice’s health.
ALS. 30 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Relieved that Beatrice is well after receiving dog bite.
ALS. 31 May 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Hoping war will end, asks what the opinions of the war are.
Folder 3.2 June 1945
ALS. 1 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Entrusts her with Beatrice’s health, asks about friends and family in the war.
ALS. 2 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Hoping war will end, asks about a friend who was captured.
ALS. 3 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Asks about friends and family, upset by the noise the soldiers are making.
ALS. 4 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Tired of writing to everyone, entertainment.
ALS. 5 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest One" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Missing home, writes about weight gain.
ALS. 7 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (6pp.)
Scope: Eating, will ship to a different location, asks about Beatrice’s operation, sending presents home, describes the local people and their way of life.
ALS. 9 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes new camp.
ALS. 10 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Answers questions from a letter he received.
ALS. 12 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Weather, daily activity.
ALS. 13 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, asks about family and friends, what he spends money on.
ALS. 14 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Reassures her he is not worrying about Beatrice’s operation, has doubts about his contribution to the war effort.
ALS. 15 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Writes about the pictures he received from home.
ALS. 17 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Writes of letters he has received, Reassures her he is not worrying about Beatrice.
ALS. 18 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Asks about crops, Asks about father’s health.
ALS. 19 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, asks about friends.
ALS. 20 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Weather, asks about friends.
ALS. 22 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Is glad that Beatrice is better, asks about friends.
ALS. 23 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Writes about Beatrice’s operation, asks about family and friends.
ALS. 24 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Tells them to continue sending letters, weather.
ALS. 26 June 1945. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dearest Sister and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Expects to come home soon before going to the Pacific.
ALS. 26 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Receives pictures, daily activity.
ALS. 27 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes seeing a parrot.
ALS. 28 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Dearest and Only Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Asks about friends and family, tired of writing letters.
ALS. 28 June 1945. "Jim Eddie" [Cpl. James Aldridge] to "Dearest Pauline" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Asks for John’s address, hates the "islands".
ALS. 29 June 1945. "James" [Cpl. James Maroney] to "Dear Sis, Dad and Beatrice" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks about Beatrice, Runs into an old friend and fellow soldier.
ALS. 29 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Asks about friends and family, asks for "lighter flint".
ALS. 30 June 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Having a bad day, encourages her to include the bad news in her letters, hoping for war to end.
Folder 3.3 July 1945
ALS. 1 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about his day off, asks for more letters.
ALS. 2 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Glad that daughter is well, thanks wife for her sacrifices.
ALS. 3 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Writes about sending souvenirs, praises wife.
ALS. 4 July 1945. "James" [Cpl. J.T. Maroney] to "Dear Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks family to send film for camera.
ALS. 5 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Asks about daughter, asks for film.
ALS. 6 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Praises daughter, gives advice to his parents, asks about wife’s new clothes.
ALS. 7 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darling Wife and Baby, Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, describes present for daughter.
ALS. 8 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, asks about family and friends.
ALS. 9 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Tells wife not to worry, hopes for future, asks about family and friends.
ALS. 10 July 1945. "James" [Cpl. J.T. Maroney] to "Dear Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Receives pictures of family, missing home, back in Salzburg, Austria.
ALS. 10 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Spending his pay, hopes for war to end.
ALS. 11 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Going to see a movie, thankful that a friend is coming home from the war.
ALS. 12 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Asks about friends in the war, writes about sending a package home.
ALS. 13 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Bad luck on Friday 13th, asks about crops back home.
ALS. 14 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (5pp.)
Scope: Writes of future, daily activity, worries about family’s health.
ALS. 16 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Hates the weather, asks about family.
ALS. 17 July 1945. "Buddy" [Cpl. J.T. Maroney] to "Dear Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Hopes that family is well.
ALS. 17 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, asks about pictures.
ALS. 18 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (6pp.)
Scope: Describes a letter from his mother, assurances that he is not mad.
ALS. 20 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Writes about friends, Daily activity.
ALS. [21 July 1945]. "Ila Faye" [Miss Ila Martin] to "Dear Polly and Beatrice" [Mrs. Pauline Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Hopes she feels better, finding work, daily routine, asks about family and friends.
ALS. 22 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Does not have enough time to answer everyone’s letter, feeling sick.
ALS. 24 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Asks for her opinion, feels a change in character.
ALS. 25 July 1945. "James" [Cpl. J.T. Maroney] to "Dear Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Describes the number of points he has received in the military.
ALS. 25 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Missing home, wishes for a home cooked meal.
ALS. 26 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Birthday wishes, letters received.
ALS. 27 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Writes about family and friends, compares his daughter to himself.
ALS. 28 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Hopes to come home soon, concerned about wife’s health.
ALS. 29 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Going to church, concerned about wife’s health.
ALS. 29 July 1945. "Jimmy" [Cpl. James Edward Aldridge] to "Dearest Pauline" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: 2nd page censored, tired of war, number of battle stars.
ALS. 30 July 1945. "James" [Cpl. J.T. Maroney] to "Dear Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Asks about friends and family.
ALS. 30 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, trust wife to make decisions in his absence, concerned about family.
ALS. 31 July 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Missing home, asks about family and friends.
Folder 3.4 August 1945
ALS. 3 August 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Writes about letters received, assures her he is not drinking, asks about their parents.
ALS. 4 August 1945. "James" [Cpl. J.T. Maroney] to "Dear Sis and All" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Describes seeing Bob Hope and Bing Crosby perform, asks about crops.
ALS. 4 August 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Recovering from a cold, weather, worrying about family.
ALS. 5 August 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Feeling depressed, concerned with wife’s health.
ALS. [6 August 1945]. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Concerned about wife’s toothache, confusion about a letter.
ALS. 7 August 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Feeling depressed, dislikes the Philippines, weather.
ALS. 9 August 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Hopes of war ending soon.
ALS. 9 August 1945. "Jim Eddie" [Cpl. James Aldridge] to "Dear Pauline" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: He is close to Japan, sickness.
ALS. 10 August 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Writing is interrupted by announcement that Japan had accepted the unconditional surrender, next day feels very anxious.
ALS. 13 August 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (5pp.)
Scope: Waiting for confirmation that war is over, concerned about wife’s health.
ALS. 16 August 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (7pp.)
Scope: Not writing as many letters now that war is over, speculation as to when they will return home, praises wife, concerned about wife’s health.
ALS. 17 August 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Concerned about wife’s health.
ALS. 19 August 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes going to a dance, wonders if people back home will understand him when he returns home.
ALS. 20 August 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Thinks that the Russians and atomic bomb were reasons for quick surrender.
ALS. 22 August 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Concerned with wife’s health, working on his birthday, writes of returning home.
ALS. 23 August 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Missing home, tells family not to worry.
ALS. 27 August 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Says that he will write less, writes about the occupation of Japan and wanting to visit.
ALS. 29 August 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes of receiving birthday cards from home, Concerned about wife’s health.
ALS. 31 August 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Tells family not to worry if he does not write as often, says fellow soldier spilt drink on letter.
Box 4
Folder 4.1 September 1945
ALS. 8 September 1945. "Ailyn" to "My Dear Polly". (2pp.)
Scope: Still needs more letters, wants to visit Switzerland.
ALS. 21 September 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Describes the destruction of Japan, speculates as to when he will return.
ALS. 22 September 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Stationed in Tokyo, describes job and local climate.
ALS. 23 September 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John L. Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Waiting for mail, daily activity, complains of censored mail.
ALS. 25 September 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Visiting Tokyo, weather, received picture of Japanese woman.
ALS. 27 September 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Weather, sending pictures, asks about family and crops, currency, says he would have been part of the invasion of Japan if war had not ended.
ALS. 28 September 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Weather, concerned about wife’s health, asks about home.
Folder 4.2 October 1945
ALS. 2 October 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (5pp.)
Scope: Relieved at receiving mail, mail being censored, describes a fight with a superior officer, asks about family.
ALS. 6 October 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Darling" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Sending them souvenirs, says he will be moving with military to a Tokyo hotel.
ALS. [9 October 1945]. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Finally receiving letters.
ALS. 9 October 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "The Sweetest Ones I No" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (7pp.)
Scope: Describes hotel room in Tokyo, writes about what the Japanese are doing, missing home.
TL. 12 October 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Walking around Tokyo, daily activity.
TL. 14 October 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Mother and Dad" [Mrs. C.R. Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about friends that have made it home, says he enjoys the hotel, tells them not to worry.
TL. 14 October 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about friends that have made it home, possibility of having another child.
ALS. 17 October 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Has been drinking.
ALS. 22 October 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Missing home, not receiving letters from home.
ALS. 24 October 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Relieved to receive letters, experiences an earthquake.
ALS. 25 October 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Writes that he will send pictures he has taken of Japan.
ALS. 27 October 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "The Swetest Ones I No" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Going to the movies, worries about his grammar, criticizes the Philippines and superior officers.
TL. 31 October 1945. "Ailyn" [Sgt. Ailyn H. Almon] to "My Dearest Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Writes about family and friends, a job offer in Rome.
ALS. 31 October 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (5pp.)
Scope: Missing family, assures her he is not with other women.
Folder 4.3 November 1945
ALS. 1 November 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Hune" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about the value of Japanese currency.
ALS. 3 November 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Upset that his pictures were ruined, complains about Japanese.
ALS. 4 November 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Upset that people are telling her lies about his faithfulness.
ALS. 6 November 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Receives pictures from home, daily activity.
TL. 6 November 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Complains about the military not giving the m proper clothing and censoring their mail, love poem.
TL. 8 November 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Missing home, Writing interrupted by drunken soldiers.
TL. 10 November 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Writes of another soldier’s bad situation, missing home, describes argument with Japanese woman.
TL. 11 November 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Upset about having to work, talks about finding xmas presents, apologizes for drinking too much.
TL. 12 November 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Missing home, afraid he won’t know his own daughter, losing respect for military.
TL. 16 November 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Upset that he isn’t receiving letters.
TL. 17 November 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Upset at the actions of superior officers ; end of letter written 18 November 1945
TL. 20 November 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Feeling depressed, cherishes one of her letters above the rest, recalls a fight with a superior officer.
TL. 24 November 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Describes Thanksgiving dinner, feeling sick, describes a storm he was in while on a ship.
TL. 25 November 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Missing family, entertainment.
TL. 26 November 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Missing family, listening to man play piano, a land dispute at home, money troubles.
TLS. 29 November 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Upset with wife talking to another man.
Folder 4.4 December 1945
ALS. 3 December 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (7pp.)
Scope: Missing home, describes letters received.
TL. 4 December 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Describes letters received from home, writes about separation of a friend from his significant other.
TL. 7 December 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Describes having pictures made of himself, asks about family, plans for the future.
ALS. 8 December 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darlings" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (5pp.)
Scope: Receiving more letters from home, speculates about when he will come home.
ACS. 9 December 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Darling Wife" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Christmas card, tells family not to worry, missing family.
ALS. 9 December 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: More soldiers are leaving for home.
TC. 9 December 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Daughter" [Beatrice Daniel].
Scope: Wishing her a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
ALS. 10 December 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (8pp.)
Scope: Sent Christmas cards to family, writes about family members divorce.
ACS. 11 December 1945. "Ailyn" [Ailyn Almon] to "Dearest Polly, Bea and Grandpop" [Mr. T.M. Maroney and Family].
Scope: Wishing family a Merry Christmas.
TLS. 14 December 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Visiting Mt. Fuji, criticizes the Japanese and Filipinos.
ALS. 15 December 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Writes about letters received from home.
TL. 16 December 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Life in Tokyo, missing the country, thanks family for Christmas package.
ALS. 20 December 1945. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel].(9pp.)
Scope: Describes himself as lazy, asks about a friend’s death, missing her, tells her not to worry.
Folder 4.5 January 1946
ALS. 1 January 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John L. Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Describes car accident that a friend at home was in, punishment of daughter.
ALS. 3 January 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (8pp.)
Scope: Tired of people telling him what to do, regrets poor grammar, missing family.
ALS. 6 January 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Loving Wife and Daughter" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (8pp.)
Scope: Criticizes military, disappointed about decrease in discharges.
ALS. 8 January 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Loving Wife and Daughter and Mother and Dad" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (5pp.)
Scope: Weather in Japan, taking a driving test, praises daughter for doing well in school.
ALS. 8 January 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Went to a USO show.
ALS. 10 January 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (5pp.)
Scope: Criticizes the military and President.
TL. 11 January 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darling Wife and Baby" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Thanks daughter for candy.
ALS. 14 January 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (6pp.)
Scope: Writes about sending money home.
ALS. 16 January 1946. "Ailyn" [Sgt. Ailyn Almon] to "Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Busy moving to Germany.
ALS. 16 January 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darlins" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (6pp.)
Scope: Upset that he might not be discharged for 2 years.
ALS. 17 January 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Writes he may be home in 5 months.
18 January 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Package he received from home was ruined.
20 January 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (6pp.)
Scope: Visiting with fellow soldiers, fellow soldiers leaving.
27 January 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Says he may be moving.
29 January 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Preparing to move.
TL. 31 January 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Criticizes military.
Box 5
Folder 5.1 February 1946
ALS. . 3 February 3, 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (6pp.)
Scope: Moving, weather, criticizes military.
ALS. . 5 February 5, 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darlins" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (6pp.)
Scope: Complaining about mail, criticizes military.
TLS. 6 February 6, 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Darlins" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Complaining about job.
ALS. . 9 February 9, 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Complains about job and military.
ALS. . 10 February 10, 1946. Illegible [Mrs. Gordon E. Bailey] to "Dearest Polly" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Writes about sick friend and husband, asks about John.
TLS. 11 February 11, 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Visiting Tokyo.
ALS. . 14 February 14, 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Complaining about not receiving mail.
TLS. 15 February 15, 1946. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Writes about which company he is in, feels he is becoming lazy.
ALS. . 19 February 19, 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Happy to earn the grade Technician Fifth Grade, notified that he will be home around April, includes TLS notifying family of his appointment.
ALS. . 21 February 21, 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Says he is eligible for processing, happy about appointment to T/5.
ALS. . 26 February 26, 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Missing home, describes job.
ALS. . 28 February 28, 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Missing home, unhappy with the way the military operates.
Folder 5.2 March-April 1946
ALS. . 4 March 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Missing home, believes he won’t be home until May.
ALS. . 7 March 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Describes airplane crash near base.
ALS. . 12 March 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Hopes that family receives his letters.
TL. 15 March 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Not receiving letters from home, criticizes army.
ALS. . 18 March 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Love Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (6pp.)
Scope: Happy to receive letters from home, criticizes military.
ALS. . 19 March 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Darlins" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (5pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, writes about letters received.
ALS. . 20 March 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Darlins" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (5pp.)
Scope: Writes about other family in the war, plans for the future.
TL. 25 March 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Darlins" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Visiting Tokyo, describes job.
TL. 1 April 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Darlins" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Writes about events at home, missing home.
TL. 3 April 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Darlins" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Waiting to be discharged, congratulates daughter for doing well in school.
ALS. . 5 April 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Darlins" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Feeling sick, hoping to be discharged soon.
ALS. . 8 April 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "Dearest Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Concerned about family’s health, feeling depressed.
ALS. . 15 April 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Darlins" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Concerned about family’s health, waiting to be discharged.
ALS. . 18 April 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Darlins" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (5pp.)
Scope: Writes family that he has been processed.
ALS. . 19 April 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Darlins" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Hoping to be home soon.
TL. 22 April 1946. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "My Darlins" [Mrs. John Daniel].
Scope: Happy to hear good news about his father’s health.
Folder 5.3 Undated
ALS. . Undated. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Asks about home and family.
ALS. . Undated. "John" [T/5 John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Entertainment, writes of war in Europe.
TLS. Undated. "Cpl. James Aldridge" to "Mrs. John Daniel".
Scope: Wishing family a Merry Christmas.
ALS. . Undated. "John" [Pvt. John L. Daniel] to [Mrs. Pauline Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Daily activity.
TLS. Undated. "John L. Daniel" to "Mrs. Pauline M. Daniel".
Scope: Address change.
ALS. . Undated. "Polly and Beatrice" to "Dearest Hubby and Daddy".
Scope: Gifts.
ALS. . Undated. "Polly" to "Dear John" [Mr. John Daniel]. (4pp.)
Scope: Missing him, writes about home, describes incident with fortune teller.
ALS. . Undated. "Polly" to "Darling John". (5pp.)
Scope: Writes about home, Missing him.
ALS. . Undated. "Hon" to "Darling John" [Mr. John Daniel]. (8pp.)
Scope: Feeling lonely, writes about home, asks if he has found a girl.
ALS. . Undated. "Polly" to "John Darling". (4pp.)
Scope: Weather, Writes about family and home.
ALS. . Undated. "Hon" to "Darling Brown Eyes". (4pp.)
Scope: Daily chores, describes having fortune told.
ALS. . Undated. "Hun" to "Darling Brown Eyes". (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity.
ALS. . Undated. "Polly" to "Dearest Husband of Mine".
Scope: Birthday wishes.
ALS. . Undated. "Polly" to "The One I Love Best".
Scope: Wishing Merry Christmas.
ALS. . Undated. "Polly" to "Dear Sweetheart".
Scope: Birthday wishes.
ALS. . Undated. "Hon" to "Darling". (6pp.)
Scope: She wants him to quit drinking, feeling depressed.
ALS. . Undated. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (3pp.)
Scope: Daily activity, describes Japan, tells family not to worry.
ALS. . Undated. "John" to "Dear Ones". (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity.
ALS. . Undated. "Ailyn" to "Dear Polly" [Mrs. Pauline Daniel]. (5pp.)
Scope: Asks about family.
ALS. . Undated. "John" [Pfc. John L. Daniel] to "Dear Ones" [Mrs. John Daniel]. (2pp.)
Scope: Daily activity.
TLS. Undated. "John" [Pfc. John Daniel] to "Mrs. Pauline and Beatrice Daniel".
Scope: Daily prayer.
TLS. Undated. "Pfc. John Daniel" to "Mrs. John Daniel".
Scope: Birthday wishes.
TLS. Undated. "Pfc. John Daniel" to "Mrs. John Daniel".
Scope: Birthday wishes.
TLS. Undated. "Pfc. John Daniel" to "Pauline and Beatrice Daniel".
Scope: Poem.
Newspaper clipping. Undated. "Japan’s Prince May Announce Betrothal Today".
Scope: Announcement of Prince’s marriage to a commoner.