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Guide to the Donald R. Taggart Letters, RG 234


Reprocessed and inventoried by: Brian Edward Reed
Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: May 2004

Date Span:
1944-1945

Size:
1.0 cubic feet; 30 items.

Number of Boxes:
1 record center box.

Type of material:
Personal correspondence.

Physical condition:
Some aging.

Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Lt. Donald Reber Taggart (February 1, 1909 - May 31,1990) served in the United States Navy during World War II as a legal officer. Taggart was first stationed in Princeton, New Jersey at the United States Naval Training School were he remained from January 1944 until March 1944. Shortly thereafter he was transferred to Cambridge, Massachusetts, at Harvard University and resided at this location from April 1944 until July 1944. At this time Taggart moved to Norfolk, Virginia, for a short time until being transferred in August 1944 to Fleet Air Wing #2, San Francisco, California serving as a lawyer in the United States Navy at which he remained until his military service ended in December 1945. Afterwards he returned home to Haddonfield, New Jersey. This collection is significant for both historical research and genealogical information.

Scope and Content:
Consists of correspondence written from Lt. Donald R. Taggart primarily to his wife Anne Taggart (November 10, 1908 - January 12, 1993). The correspondence include Donald Taggart’s letters sent to Anne regarding his moving from one location to another, daily activities regarding matters of law, and his greetings to his wife and their friends and relatives.

Keyword descriptors:
World War II
Princeton, New Jersey, United States Naval Training School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University
Norfolk, Virginia, United States Naval Reserve, Issuing Office
San Francisco, California, Fleet Air Wing #2
Haddonfield, New Jersey.
World War II
United States Navy
Military personnel

Item list:
Box 1

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