State Library of Victoria
My Christmas in many lands in peace and war: autobiographical notes prepared by J.T. Massey ca. 1973 recalling life in Footscray. Describes childhood in West Footscray, Christmas festivities, country holidays, involvement with the Anglican Church, early manhood in Elsternwick and Caulfield East, war experiences serving in a non-combatant role with the Y.M.C.A. in France, Belgium and England, post-war employment with the Y.M.C.A. in Melbourne and Adelaide, service with the Y.M.C.A. in England and the Middle East during World War II, and life after WWII. Also two photographs of house in Clive Street, West Footscray depicting Massey family standing in front of house, ca. 1889, 1891. Also "Sentimental return to war locations": memoirs of service abroad during both world wars. Describes impressions of England, France, Belgium and the Middle East. Also "The history of St George's West Footscray" Written ca. 1941 author unknown
State Library of Victoria
Memoir compiled by Samuel Winter Cooke in 1921, with additions by others and press cuttings pasted in. Also a typescript copy of it, made by Margaret Kiddle in the 1950s. Also, a couple of songs written by Samuel Pratt Winter
University of Michigan - William L. Clements Library
The Knox collection is a significant resource for study of the pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary turmoil engulfing Britain's North American colonies between 1766 and 1782, as seen from deep within the heart of the colonial administration. An arch-administrator, empowered as Undersecretary of State, Knox maintained a consistent line articulating a theory of imperial power based upon an evangelically-tinged system of paternal power and filial obligation
Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
Mason's memoirs "written without any attempt at elegant phraseology or fine writing, but Currente Calamo as his thoughts and remembrances arose to his mind between sundown and dark. For the amusement of his Grandchildren." Begins with account of his parents' recollections of the Revolution, and his own childhood memories of Boston. Continues with detailed accounts of his friendship with artists and patrons--including Gilbert Stuart, Washington Allston, Horatio Greenough, Thomas Sully, and Charles Robert Leslie--as well as other important New Englanders including George Peabody, the Danas, and Cardinal Cheverus. Includes copies of unpublished letters from Allston, Greenough, and others. Each volume has photographs pasted onto the endpapers. Contains notes and corrections in author's own hand
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
Papers and still images pertaining to the service of Mark Patronsky, a Madison, Wisconsin, resident who served with 1st Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery, and 2nd Battalion, 92nd Field Artillery during the Vietnam War era of the Cold War. He was drafted after graduating from college and was deployed with a nuclear-capable artillery unit in Germany. The bulk of the collection consists of quality black and white negatives, contact sheets, and photographs taken by Patronsky during his service. The images capture Patronsky's cynical view of army life and document recreational activities while stationed at Fort Hood (Texas) and River Barracks, Giessen, Germany. Military related images include shots of artillery pieces, military equipment, and soldiers during field exercises. Other images depict landscapes and base photographs and recreational activities. Additional images depict his basic training and induction, along with his college graduation and some anti-war protests at Indiana ... Read More
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
Reminiscence, with transcription, of John Spencer, a Ripon, Wis. native, documenting his experiences while serving in Company D of the First Wisconsin Cavalry during the Civil War. Prior to leaving Wisconsin, the unit was organized at Kenosha (Wisconsin) and his account includes information about the treatment of soldiers by the people of Kenosha. Spencer details the battle of Chalk Bluff Ferry including seeing wounded soldiers, guard and picket duty, and joining forces with the First Wisconsin Cavalry. Spencer also includes his account of fighting at Bloomfield (Missouri) and some information about his participation in the Grand Army of the Republic
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
Memoir written by Robert M. Crump, a Lake Mills, Wisconsin, resident who was given a field commission in the Army while in the Philippines after the Japanese invaded during World War II. Crump was working as part of a geological mine survey team in the Philippines during the invasion, and was granted a field commission of 2nd lieutenant by an officer in the United States Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE). The memoir provides information about Crump's early life, his education, being assigned to a geological team in the Philippines, and his experiences as part of the guerrilla resistance to the Japanese during the war. The memoir also includes some original currency from the Philippines and photocopies of photographs, with descriptive captions, from his service and return to the United States
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
Reminiscence of service in the Panama Canal zone of World War II -- An officer of the General Staff Corps stationed in South America, Montesinos writes of participating in fights between ethnic groups, evacuating civilian dependents from the canal zone because of German submarine threats, and touring various Army bases throughout the Caribbean. Stationed primarily in Panama and Ecuador, Montesinos comments on interactions with local governments including negotiating for permission to establish United States Army bases and representing the United States at diplomatic functions. There are also reflections on his military service as a whole and a list of the awards he received. The photograph shows the burial plot for Montesinos
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
Reminiscence of the siege and capture of Atlanta (Georgia) written by Owen Owens, a Berlin, Wis. native who served with Company K of the Third Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. Topics included in the account are receiving letters from home, camp life, and fighting at Peach Tree Creek (Georgia). Owens described life while in combat including sneak attacks, the sounds of gun fire overhead, charges against his line, and picket duty. Also mentioned are medical care, amputation, and marching into the city of Atlanta
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
Manuscripts pertaining to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum's Vietnam War Documentation Station that was set up to record the experiences of Vietnam veterans during LZ Lambeau, an event held in 2010 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to honor the service of Vietnam War veterans. The collection includes both hand-written and typed personal accounts of their service, their experiences returning home, and their overall reflections of having participated in the war. Some also provided advice to returning Afghanistan and Iraqi War veterans on how to adjust back into civilian life. Also included are examples of signage and explanatory sheets used at the stations