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Hill Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0029

Included is the correspondence from Robert H. Foster to his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Hill), mother (Ida Louise Hill ), sister (Dorothy Hill), and aunt (Mrs. Hollis Nunley) during his time served in WWII. Also included is a letter from Jean Brasfield to Mrs. Hill. There are a total of 45 letters, some originals and others photocopies. In his correspondence, he discusses life in the military as well as places he visited while on leave.

Dates

  • 1943 April 28-1944 December 1

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

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

Included is the correspondence from Robert H. Foster to his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Hill), mother (Ida Louise Hill ), sister (Dorothy Hill), and aunt (Mrs. Hollis Nunley) during his time served in WWII. Also included is a letter from Jean Brasfield to Mrs. Hill.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Hill Foster Sr. was the child of Robert Foster (December 28, 1893-April 9, 1928) and Ida Louise Hill (March 4, 1898-February 17, 1974). He was born on November 9, 1923, two years after his sister, Dorothy Louise Foster. He and his wife, Bettye Jean Charles, were wed in 1946 after his service in World War II. Robert Hill Foster Jr. and his wife had two children: Robert Hill Foster Jr. and Hollie Nicole Foster. In 1950, he founded the Foster Funeral Home in Tracy City, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by correspondence recipient.

Previous Citation

This collection was originally listed as MS.2601. It was then listed as CSWS.WWII.2.0003 until receiving its current number. All material from the previous collection is contained within this collection.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in 2004.

Repository Details

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

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