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This collection is mainly comprised of letters and telegrams of the immediate Hanson family during WWII (1942-1946, with gaps), though there is a selection of letters to members of the family from other authors and a small group of letters written from 1904-1924 to Elizabeth and Henry Hanson from Elizabeth’s parents F. V. N. (Franklin Verzelius Newton) and L. T. ( Laura Trimble) Painter. In the sub-series of other letters addressed to Robert Hanson there are several letters pertaining to Robert’s admission to law school, the bar, and the army in addition to personal correspondence.

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Collection Size

2.97 cubic feet

Publication Date

July 2011


Gettysburg College, World War II, WWII, Second World War, War Correspondence, Dickinson Law School, Ohrdruf concentration camp, Holocaust, Bronze Star, Purple Heart


European History | History | Military History | Oral History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-123: Robert D. Hanson Papers