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Guide to the Hugh Enyeart Smith letters
1942-1946

Collection number: HMC-0633.
Creator: Smith, Hugh Enyeart.
Title: Hugh Enyeart Smith letters.
Dates: 1942-1943, 1946.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Letters from a serviceman stationed in Alaska.

Biographical note:
Hugh Enyeart Smith was from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He served as a Seabee in the 13th Naval Construction Battalion from June 1942 to October 1943. While with the battalion, he was located at Camps Allen and Bradford in Norfolk, Virginia until August 1942, at which point the unit was transferred to Port Huenume, California and shortly thereafter to Dutch Harbor, Alaska. In September 1943, the unit was stationed at Camp Parks, California. In October 1943, Hugh Smith was transferred to the 89th Naval Construction Battalion at Camp Parks. From March to November 1944, he served with the Supply Depot at Camp Parks and the Commissary Depot from November to December 1944. Sometime later, he was attached to the 1058th Naval Construction Battalion Detachment, stationed at Barrow, Alaska until January 1946. His service with the Navy ended in February 1946.

Collection description:
The collection consists of 94 letters with envelopes from Hugh Enyeart Smith to his girlfriend, Jessie Hatter of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In the letters, he describes his leisure activities, such as attending movies and shows, his thoughts about military service, the people met, news from home, and his feelings for Jessie.

Arrangement: The letters are arranged in chronological order. Within the chronological arrangement, letters are separated into folders based on his location or assignment.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to these materials.

Preferred citation: Hugh Enyeart Smith letters, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: Other collections at the Archives relating to World War II in Alaska can be located through the World War II collections subject guide: http://libguides.consortiumlibrary.org/ASCWorldWarIIcollections.

Acquisition note: These materials were purchased from a third party vendor via internet auction. The Archives most likely did not obtain the full run of the correspondence.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2003. The finding aid was updated to meet current standards by Arlene Schmuland in 2013.

Container list:

Folder/
item

Location and assignment

Date

1/1

Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia

1942 June 21

1/2

Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia

1942 June 24

1/3

Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia

1942 June 28

1/4

Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia

1942 July 1

1/5

Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia

1942 July 5

1/6

Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia

1942 July 8

1/7

Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia

1942 July 12

2/1

Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia

1942 July 16

2/2

Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia

1942 July 18

2/3

Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia

1942 July 23

2/4

Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia

1942 August 5

2/5

Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia

1942 August 7

3/1

In transit from Virginia to Port Hueneme, California, near Atlanta, Georgia

1942 August 9

3/2

In transit from Virginia to Port Hueneme, California, near New Orleans, Louisiana

1942 August 10

3/3

In transit from Virginia to Port Hueneme, California, near El Paso, Texas

1942 August 12

3/4

In transit from Virginia to Port Hueneme, California, in California

1942 August 13

3/5

In transit from Virginia to Port Hueneme, California, at Port Hueneme, California

1942 August 14

4/1

In transit from Port Hueneme, California to Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1942 August 16

5/1

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1942 December 17

5/2

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1942 December 20

5/3

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1942 December 27

6/1

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 January 7

6/2

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 January 17

6/3

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 January 21

6/4

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 February 3

6/5

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 February 9

6/6

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 February 17

6/7

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 February 22

7/1

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 March 1

7/2

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 March 4

7/3

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 March 8

7/4

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 March 14

7/5

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 March 16

7/6

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 April 3

7/7

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 April 7

7/8

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 April 20

7/9

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 April 21

8/1

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 May 2

8/2

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 May 11

8/3

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 May 16

8/4

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 May 19

8/5

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 May 26

8/6

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 June 5

8/7

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 June 12

8/8

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 June 27

8/9

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 July 11

8/10

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 July 29

8/11

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 August 1

8/12

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

1943 August 8

9/1

Camp Parks, California, 13th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion

1943 September 27

9/2

Camp Parks, California, 13th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion

1943 October 1

9/3

Camp Parks, California, 13th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion

1943 October 11

10/1

Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion

1943 October 18

10/2

Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion

1943 October 24

10/3

Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion

1943 November 3

10/4

Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion

1943 November 7

10/5

Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion

1943 November 16

10/6

Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion

1943 November 21

10/7

Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion

1943 December 5

10/8

Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion

1943 December 20

10/9

Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion

1943 December 27

10/10

Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion

1944 January 2

10/11

Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion

1944 January 16

10/12

Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion

1944 January 30

10/13

Camp Parks, California, 89th U. S. Naval Construction Battalion

1944 February 13

11/1

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 March 12

11/2

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 March 26

11/3

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 April 10

11/4

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 April 19

11/5

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 May 8

11/6

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 May 23

11/7

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 May 30

11/8-9

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 June 3

11/10

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 June 15

11/11

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 July 10

11/12

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 July 16

11/13

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 August 3

11/14

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 August 12

11/15

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 August 21

11/16

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 September 23

11/17

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 October 22

11/18

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 October 27

11/19

Camp Parks, California, Station Force Supply Depot

1944 November 5

12/1

Camp Parks, California, Station Force, Commissary Depot

1944 November 19

12/2

Camp Parks, California, Station Force, Commissary Depot

1944 December 3

13/1

Barrow, Alaska

1946 January 5

13/2

Barrow, Alaska

1946 January 7

13/3

Barrow, Alaska

1946 January 11

13/4

Barrow, Alaska

1946 January 16

13/5

Barrow, Alaska

1946 January 22

13/6

Barrow, Alaska

1946 January 26

14/1

Kodiak, Alaska

1946 February 1

14/2

Kodiak, Alaska

1946 February 17