Guide to the Grady Family Correspondence 1942-1945
Cage 721

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Grady family.
Title
Grady Family Correspondence
ID
Cage 721
Date [inclusive]
1942-1945
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection includes correspondence among several members of the Grady family during World War II.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Grady Family Correspondence, 1942-1945

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Thomas E. Grady, Sr. (1880-1974), a Washington State Supreme Court Justice, and his wife, Eliza J. Grady (1887-1973) were the parents of three sons who served in the United States Armed Forces during World War II: Thomas E. Grady, Jr. (1911-1988), James E. Grady, and Howard M. Grady (1918-1993).

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Scope and Contents note

This collection includes correspondence among several members of the Grady family during World War II. It consists primarily of letters to and from Thomas E. Grady, Jr., a young lawyer from Washington State serving in the U.S. Army. Most of his correspondence is with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Grady, Sr., who lived in Yakima, WA, and moved to Olympia during the war. There is also a small correspondence with Lt. Col. Samuel M. Driver (Branch Office, Judge Advocate General). Some of the letters are on V-mail stationery; most of these are photographic reproductions, reduced from actual size. Grady's letters do not always disclose his location, but he wrote most of them from the United States and the Philippines.

The remainder of the correspondence is related to Thomas Grady, Jr.'s brothers, James E. Grady and Howard M. Grady, who were also serving in the Armed Forces during World War II.

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Arrangement note

The correspondence is arranged in a single series, by correspondent and date.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

These letters were purchased from Charles Apfelbaum Rare Books and Collections in 1994 (MS 1995-01).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Cheryl Gunselman in 2007

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • Grady family |v Correspondence.
  • Grady family.
  • Grady, Eliza J.
  • Grady, Howard M.
  • Grady, James E.
  • Grady, Thomas E., Jr.
  • Grady, Thomas E., Sr.

Personal Name(s)

Subject(s)

  • City and Town Life
  • Military
  • Soldiers -- Family relationships.
  • Washington (State)
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives.

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Collection Inventory

Thomas Grady, Jr., outgoing correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Grady, Sr. 

Box Folder

1942 

1 1

1943 

2

1944 

3

1945, undated 

4

V-Mail (photographed), 1942-1944 

5

Empty envelopes, 1944 

6

Thomas Grady, Jr., incoming correspondence 

Judge Thomas Grady to Thomas Grady, Jr., 1944-1945 

7

Mrs. Thomas Grady, Sr., to Thomas Grady, Jr., 1943-1945 

8

Helen Grady and Margaret Bellemore, 1944-1945 

9

Thomas Grady, Jr., correspondence with Lt. Col. Samuel Driver regarding Grady's application for appointment to the Judge Advocate General's office, 1944-1945 

10

James and Helen Grady correspondence, 1942-1944 

11

Howard M. Grady correspondence, 1943-1944 

12

Miscellaneous, circa 1942-1944 

13

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