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Norman and Roberta Gregory Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2785

This collection consist of approximately 80 letters addressed to Roberta Gregory in Roanoke, Va. during World War I. Series I (1917-1919) contains love letters to Roberta from her husband Norman James Gregory, an engineer. Series II (1918-1919) contains letters to Roberta from various members of her family. In one letter dated 1917, October 20, Roberta's brother James asks what she will do if husband Norman is called over to France.

Dates

  • 1917-1919 (bulk 1918)

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consist of approximately 80 letters addressed to Roberta Gregory in Roanoke, Va. during World War I. Series I (1917-1919) contains love letters to Roberta from her husband Norman James Gregory, an engineer. Series II (1918-1919) contains letters to Roberta from various members of her family.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Norman Gregory was born on November 10th, 1889 in Martinsville, Virginia to Joseph A. and Mary (Norman) Gregory. He married Roberta Shannon (1892-1962). James Norman Gregory died on July 8th, 1962, and is buried with his wife Roberta in Fair View Cemetery in Roanoke, Virginia.

Arrangement

Collection consists of two series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Letters from Norman to Roberta, 1917-1919 (bulk 1918)
  2. Series II: Other Letters to Roberta, 1917-1918

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased March 15, 2006

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480