[Letter from H. P. Abbott to Mrs. Downey - December 18, 1940]

One of 236 letters in the series: Robert Downey Collection available on this site.

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Letter written to Mrs. Downey, the mother of Robert L. Downey, detailing the acceptance of her son into the armed forces.

Physical Description

[1] p ; 27 x 21 cm. + 1 envelope (11 x 23 cm.)

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. December 18, 1940.

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This letter is part of the collection entitled: World War Two Collection and two others and was provided by The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this letter can be viewed below.

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The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

This Museum is located in Abilene and serves as a display and teaching museum for the study of World War II and its impact on the American people. It primarily contains 12th Armored Division World War II archives, memorabilia, and oral histories, along with selected equipment and material loaned or donated by others.

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Description

Letter written to Mrs. Downey, the mother of Robert L. Downey, detailing the acceptance of her son into the armed forces.

Physical Description

[1] p ; 27 x 21 cm. + 1 envelope (11 x 23 cm.)

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This letter is part of the following collections of related materials.

World War Two Collection

These materials focus on WWII and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials created during the time period, materials may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

The 12th Armored Division Photograph Collection

These photos depict the life of the 12th Armored Division during WWII. Funded by grants from the Community Foundation of Abilene and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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  • December 18, 1940

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  • Jan. 15, 2016, 8:12 a.m.

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[Letter from H. P. Abbott to Mrs. Downey - December 18, 1940], letter, December 18, 1940; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth690118/: accessed November 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum.