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Pete C. Roberts—World War II Letters, 1943

 Unprocessed — Box: 06490 B
Identifier: H2016-016

Content Description

The collection consists of two letters, one typed with its original envelope and one photocopied, written by Private Pete C. Roberts, sent to Art and Ethel Ramsell of rural Beadle County, near Huron (S.D.). The letters are dated August 31 (photocopied) and October 3 (typed) 1943. They were written from London (England) when Private Roberts was stationed there during World War II. The letters offer insight into a World War II American soldier’s perspective on being in London. The typed letter gives various examples of the differences between living in London and living in South Dakota. Attempts were made at finding more information on Pete C. Roberts, but genealogical searches were unable to bring up any concrete information. According to the donor, it was assumed that Pete worked for the Ramsell family as a hired hand on their farm. The letters make reference to past letters and future letters, alluding to additional correspondence. It is believed that Pete survived the war and returned to Huron.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1943



0.1 Cubic Feet