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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Allan W. Neil letters to his mother
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1918-1919
    Collection Number: 57021
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1957
    Creator: Neil, Allan W., 1891-1950.
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Language of Material: The collection is in English.
    Collection Size: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
    Abstract: Relates to conditions in Marine Corps training camps in the United States and to Marine activities in France and Germany during and immediately after World War I.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
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    Publication Rights

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Allan W. Neil letters to his mother, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1957.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Allan Neil was born on March 9, 1891 in Medina, Ohio. His family moved to Denver, Colorado when he was a child. After being classified as "class 1" by the Local Board for the Country of Saguache, Colorado, he later became a private in the United States Marine Corps. While away at war, Neil kept in touch with his mother Ellen Neil (later Ellen Combes) and his two sisters Louise and Dorothy through an exchange of letters from 1918 to 1919. In 1919, he returned home after completing his term of enlistment. Neil was never married, and lived with his mother until her death in 1931. At the age of 58, Allan Neil passed away in 1950 in Bay Pines, Florida.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Allan Neil papers include correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and various military documents. The correspondence consists of letters from Allan Neil to Ellen Neil during Allan Neil?s service in the military between 1918 and 1919. The materials relate to conditions in Marine Corps training camps in the United States and to Marine activities in France and Germany during and immediately after World War I.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Marine Corps.
    World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--France.