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Box 1


Contains 6 Results:

Memoirs, 1917 September 7

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Note

Two documents detailing the personality and naval history of Ernest Ely from his father, W.B. Ely and his friend and shipmate O.Uhl.

Dates: 1917 September 7

Press Obituary Documents, 1917 June-July

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents Note

There are three documents describing the death of Ernest Ely. Two are from the Knoxville News, and one from a newspaper company in Manila, P.I.

Dates: 1917 June-July

Military Funeral and Pay Documents, 1907 December 3-1917 September 4

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents Note

These documents, seven in total, describe the pay allotment from Ernest Ely’s ten years of service in the U.S. Navy, which would be given to his mother Harriett Ely, the death notifications from his commanding officers, and the money and shipment of Ernest’s personal effects along with his body.

Dates: 1907 December 3-1917 September 4

Correspondence, 1916 January 1-1917 June 1

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents Note

Three letters to and from Ernest Ely, his friend O. Uhl, and his family are included in this collection. The content describes Ely’s travels, his character, and his love of family.

Dates: 1916 January 1-1917 June 1

Photographs, 1907-1917

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Note

The folder holds two photographs of Ernest Ely and the U.S.S. Maine.

Dates: 1907-1917

Journal, Valerie Woods, 1936-1942

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents Note

The journal of Valerie Woods, a relation of Ernest Ely's, details the naval service of Jerry Woods during WWII, nephew of Ernest and is a record of the events of the Navy Mothers Club.

Dates: 1936-1942