Ray M. and Romola L. Hanchett letters

Ray M. and Romola L. Hanchett letters

Dates: 1943-1945

Contains handwritten and typed personal letters between Ray Mc Hanchett and his wife, Romola Lunt Hanchett, during their separation due to Ray's enlistment in the United States Navy for World War II, from June 18, 1943, until his release August 7, 1945. Letters discuss the lives and daily occurrences of Romola "Mollie" and baby son Mc Jr. in Arizona, and Ray "Mc" in his journey with the Navy through California, the South Pacific, and the Aleutian Islands. Also includes photographs, postcards, and other mementos such as ticket stubs. The envelopes accompanying most letters are also included. Contents dated June 25, 1943 to July 27, 1945.

  • Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hanchett, Ray M., 1918-1999. -- Hanchett, Romola L. (Romola Lunt), 1920-2001
  • Call Number: MSS 8561
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ray M. and Romola L. Hanchett letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8561; Ray M. and Romola L. Hanchett letters; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8561, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Karen Hanchett Casper, daughter of Ray Mc Hanchett and Romola Lunt Hanchett, September 8, 2014. Donor received letters from her parents.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Karen Hanchett Casper; September 8, 2014.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean; Hanchett, Ray M., 1918-1999; Hanchett, Romola L. (Romola Lunt), 1920-2001; United States. Navy
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Processing Information
Processed; McKinley Griffin; October 27, 2015.
Appraisal Information
20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5. VII, August 2007.
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Finding Aid Title
Hanchett (Ray M. and Romola L.) letters
Finding Aid Author
McKinley Griffin
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-02-10 15:04:09 -0700.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Ray M. Hanchett (1918-1999) was a World War II veteran in Mesa, Arizona.

Ray Mc Hanchett was born on August 21, 1918, in Pima, Arizona, to Ray M. Hanchett and Leola McFate. Ray married Romola Lunt on September 18, 1941. Ray served in the Navy during World War II from June 18, 1999, to August 7, 1945. Ray died on June 18, 1999, in Mesa, Arizona.

Biographical History

Romola L. Hanchett (1920-2001) was a housewife in Mesa, Arizona.

Romola Lunt was born on October 7, 1920, in Duncan, Arizona, to Heaton Lunt and Chloe Haws. She married Ray M. Hanchett on September 18, 1941, in Mesa, Arizona. Romola died on November 1, 2001, in Centerville, Utah.

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