Held by The Filson Historical Society
Creator: Wiseman, Edith, b. 1925
Title: Letters, 1940-1945
Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department.
Size of Collection: 1 cubic foot
Location Number: Mss. A W812
Scope and Content Note
A collection of letters sent to Edith Wiseman during the Second World War. She had correspondents in several branches of the military as well as several girlfriends and relatives from other states. Most of the letters are love letters and most have been passed by military censors. Subjects of interest include patriotic letterheads, a pin-up girl poster and descriptions of the different training camps. There are also several letters discussing her desire to join the WAVES or a similar organization and her boyfriends arguments against such a decision.
Edith Wiseman was born in Hickman, Fulton County, Kentucky. She attended school in Hickman where she became acquainted with many young men who would later correspond with her while they were serving in the military during World War II.
Folder 1: Correspondence 1940-1941.
Folder 2: Correspondence 1942-1943.
Folder 3: Correspondence January 1944.
Folder 4: Correspondence February 1944.
Folder 5: Correspondence March 1-15 1944.
Folder 6: Correspondence March 16-31 1944.
Folder 7: Correspondence April 1944.
Folder 8: Correspondence May 1944.
Folder 9: July – September 1944.
Folder 10: October 1944.
Folder 11: November – December 1944.
Folder 12: January 1945.
Folder 13: February 1945.
Folder 14: March 1945.
Folder 15: April 1945.
Folder 16: May – June 1945.
Folder 17: July 1945.
Folder 18: August 1-15 1945.
Folder 19: August 16-30 1945.
Folder 20: September 1945.
Folder 21: Miscellaneous Material.