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Ted Marshall letters

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118933]
Identifier: MS-0663
Edward "Ted" Athelstan Marshall was born Edward Howard Marshall on May 8, 1920 in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Johns Hopkins University from 1939 to 1943, where he majored in English Literature. Upon commencement, Marshall joined the U.S. Army infantry the same year. He was killed in combat in Europe on November 10, 1944. This bound volume, commissioned by his family, contains circa 2008 reproductions (high-quality scans) and transcriptions of letters from Edward Marshall to his family during World War II, from July 16, 1943 to November 6, 1944.

Dates

  • 1943 - 1944

Creator

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Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal size folder)

Biographical / Historical

Edward "Ted" Athelstan Marshall was born Edward Howard Marshall on May 8, 1920 in Baltimore, Maryland. The first of four children born to Julian Howard Marshall and Eleanor Howard Marshall (nee Jones), he attended the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts for high school. He returned to Baltimore to attend his father's alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, from 1939 to 1943, where he majored in English Literature. Upon commencement, Marshall, who was in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Hopkins, joined the U.S. Army infantry the same year. He was killed in combat in Europe on November 10, 1944, attracting fire from an oncoming tank so that his patrol could destroy its tread, when he was struck and killed instantly. Marshall was buried at the Lorraine American Cemetary and Memorial in St. Avold, France.

Scope and Contents

This bound volume, commissioned by his family in circa 2008, contains reproductions (high-quality scans) and transcriptions of letters from Edward Marshall to his family during World War II, from July 16, 1943 to November 6, 1944. This correspondence was written during Marshall's time in U.S. Army bases and his deployment to the European theater. This volume also includes an Acknowledgement and Afterword written by Marshall's family, as well as a reproduction of a letter from the U.S. government, acknowledging the memory of Marshall's sacrifice.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This volume of letters was donated to Special Collections in 2008 by Strother Marshall, Ted Marshall's brother.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in October 2015 by Annie Tang.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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