[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, March 20, 1943]

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Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on March 20, 1943. He reports his arrival in Africa, as well as the delivery of 35 of his parents' letters. He expresses his wish that his friends still in the U.S. would wait as long as they could to join the army, including his cousin Jimmie Kendrick.

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1 p. ; 28 x 22 cm., folded to 11 x 15 cm.

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Willis, John Todd, Jr. March 20, 1943.

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Private Collection of T. B. Willis

The Private Collection of T. B. Willis consists of historical photographs of World War I Camp MacArthur, church photos, buildings across Texas, a collection of African-American photographs, and family photo albums, which include Willis family albums and extended relatives who settled in Waco, Texas in the 19th century.

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Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on March 20, 1943. He reports his arrival in Africa, as well as the delivery of 35 of his parents' letters. He expresses his wish that his friends still in the U.S. would wait as long as they could to join the army, including his cousin Jimmie Kendrick.

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1 p. ; 28 x 22 cm., folded to 11 x 15 cm.

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T. B. Willis Photograph Collection

Materials from the private collection of T. B. Willis, including historical photographs, albums, documents, and items from the Willis family and extended relatives who settled in Waco in the 19th century.

World War Two Collection

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  • March 20, 1943

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  • March 31, 2015, 12:26 p.m.

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  • Sept. 18, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

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Willis, John Todd, Jr. [Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, March 20, 1943], letter, March 20, 1943; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth599524/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of T. B. Willis.