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Collection Number: 04534

Collection Title: Robert March Hanes Papers, 1860s-2002 (bulk 1908-1919)

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Size Approximately 550 items (4.5 linear feet)
Abstract Robert March Hanes (1890-1959) was a North Carolina banker, legislator, government official, and business and civic leader. The original deposit for this collection consists chiefly of letters from Robert March Hanes to his wife, Mildred Borden Hanes, before and after their marriage in 1917. In letters written between 1917 and 1919 during his service as a United States Army officer, Robert March Hanes describes military life during World War I. In early letters, he discusses his relationships with other officers and his orderly and remarks on conditions in the trenches and the quality of army food. In later letters, he describes fighting conditions along the French front and mopping-up activities as the American army advanced and the German army fell back. The original deposit also contains numerous letters written between 1908 and 1914, to Mildred Borden Hanes from friends and relatives, some of whom describe student life at the University of North Carolina between 1908 and 1909 and at Yale University between 1913 and 1914. Additions made to the collection in 1992 are a short diary documenting Hanes's activities at the front, a Verdun commemorative coin, Hanes's travel diary documenting a 1912 European trip, and a World War I era field wallet. Later additions to the collection include numerous letters received by Mildred Borden Hanes from family and friends including Robert March Hanes before and after their marriage, letters written between 1970 and 1971 by Frank Borden Hanes, Jr., from Saigon, Vietnam where he served in the United States Army, and photographs of Hanes family members.
Creator Hanes, Robert March, 1890-1959.
Language English.
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Robert March Hanes Papers #4534, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Frank Borden Hanes of Winston-Salem, N.C., in November 1989 (Acc. 89127), January 1990 (Acc. 90008), September 1990 (Acc. 90127), January 1992 (Acc. 92022), April 1992 (Acc. 92055), and December 1992 (Acc. 93039); from Mrs. Meade H. Willis Jr., of Winston-Salem in July 1992 (Acc. 92087); and from Borden Hanes of Winston-Salem in February 2014 (Acc. 101998) and April 2016 (Acc. 102551).
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Robert March Hanes (1890-1959) was a North Carolina banker, legislator, government official, and business and civic leader from Winston-Salem, N.C.

Mildred Borden Hanes (1891-1971) was the daughter of Frank K. Borden and Sallie Jones Borden of Goldsboro, N.C. She married Robert March Hanes in 1917, and they had two children Frank Borden Hanes (1920-2013) and Sarah Anne Hanes Willis (1922-1997).

For biographical information, see T. Harry Gatton's essay on Robert March Hanes in the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, volume 3, 1988, pp. 27-28. The biographical sketch in the dictionary is also available online.

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The original deposit for this collection consists chiefly of letters from Robert March Hanes to his wife, Mildred Borden Hanes, before and after their marriage in 1917. In letters written between 1917 and 1919 during his service as a United States Army officer, Robert March Hanes describes military life during World War I. In early letters, he discusses his relationships with other officers and his orderly and remarks on conditions in the trenches and the quality of army food. In later letters, he describes fighting conditions along the French front and mopping-up activities as the American army advanced and the German army fell back.

The original deposit also contains numerous letters written between 1908 and 1914, to Mildred Borden Hanes from friends and relatives, some of whom describe student life at the University of North Carolina between 1908 and 1909 and at Yale University between 1913 and 1914.

The Addition of April 1992 includes a short diary documenting Hanes's activities at the front, and a Verdun commemorative coin.

The Addition of July 1992 consists of Robert March Hanes's travel diary documenting a 1912 European trip.

The Addition of December 1992 consists of miscellaneous World War I materials, including a release from service form, notes from officers courses, and a leather field wallet.

The Addition of February 2014 is a photograph of Hanes and other officials of the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C., 20 December 1938.

The Addition of April 2016 consists chiefly of letters received by Mildred Borden Hanes from family and friends before and after her 1917 marriage to Robert March Hanes. Of note are letters written between 1970 and 1971 by Frank Borden Hanes, Jr., a lieutenant in the United States Army, to his parents in Winston-Salem, N.C. Stationed at Support Command headquarters in Saigon, Vietnam late in the war, Hanes writes about conditions and American servicemen in Saigon and Long Binh and offers commentary on the conviction of Lieutenant William Calley for the My Lai Massacre. Also included in this addition are photographs of the Hanes family and pocket diaries kept by Robert March Hanes from 1942 to 1957 containing short entries with five words or fewer usually mentioning location.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Papers, 1908-1919.

Approximately 340 items.

Chiefly letters from Robert March Hanes to his wife, Mildred Borden Hanes, before and after their marriage in 1917. Letters, 1917-1919, are largely from Robert March Hanes during his service as an officer with the first and second armies during World War I; they provide detailed descriptions of military life. Early letters describe Hanes's relationships with other officers and with his orderly, including remarks on conditions in the trenches and the quality of army food. Later letters (after August 1918) discuss actual fighting conditions along the front in France and (after October 1918) mopping up activities as the American army advanced and the German army fell back. Also included are a considerable number of letters, 1908-1914, to Mildred Borden Hanes from friends and relatives, some of whom described student life at the University of North Carolina, 1908-1909, and at Yale University, 1913-1914.

Digital version: Full text of selected letters

Documenting the American South

Folder 1

1908: September-October #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 1

Folder 2

1908: November-December #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 2

Folder 3

1909: 1-15 January #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 3

Folder 4

1909: 16-31 January #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 4

Folder 5

1909: February #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 5

Folder 6

1909: March #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 6

Folder 7

1909: April #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 7

Folder 8

1909: May #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 8

Folder 9

1909: October-December #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 9

Folder 10

1910: January-February #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 10

Folder 11

1910: April-May #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 11

Folder 12

1912: December #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 12

1913: January-July #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 12

Folder 13

1913: August-September #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 13

Folder 14

1913: October-December #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 14

Folder 15

1914: February-March #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 15

Folder 16

1914: May-June #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 16

Folder 16a

1917 #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 16a

Folder 17

1918: March-June #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 17

Folder 18

1918: July-August #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 18

Folder 19

1918: September #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 19

Folder 20

1918: October #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 20

Folder 21-22

Folder 21

Folder 22

1918: November #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 21-22

Folder 23

1918: December #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 23

Folder 24

1919: January #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 24

Folder 25

1919: February-March #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 25

Folder 26

Printed items, 1918 and undated #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 26

The Hatchet, newsletter "published on the high seas," May 1918, volume 3, numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9

Le Miroir, journal of war photographs, 6 October 1918

Garage bill, Goldsboro Garage & Motor Transport Company, 30 April 1918

Business card: Robert March Hanes as president of American Bankers Association

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of April 1992 (Acc. 92055): World War I Diary and Other Materials, 30 April-2 December 1918.

3 items.

Robert March Hanes diary, 30 April-2 December 1918, 18 pp., while serving in France, with brief entries documenting his arrival and activities at the front through the armistice; Verdun commemorative coin; photocopy of Robert March Hanes information from the 113th Field Artillery Regiment 2002 History Calendar.

Digital version: Diary, 30 April-2 December 1918

Documenting the American South

Folder 27

Diary, 30 April-2 December 1918 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 1992 (Acc. 92055): World War I Diary and Other Materials, 30 April-2 December 1918." Folder 27

Folder 28

Verdun commemorative coin and photocopy of Robert March Hanes information #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 1992 (Acc. 92055): World War I Diary and Other Materials, 30 April-2 December 1918." Folder 28

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Robert March Hanes travel diary, 15 June-1 September 1912, documenting European tour.

Folder 29

Travel diary, 15 June-1 September 1912 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of July 1992 (Acc. 92087): Travel Diary, 15 June-1 September 1912." Folder 29

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1 item.
Image PF-4534/1

Associated Press photograph of Robert March Hanes and other officials of the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C., 20 December 1938 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of February 2014 (Acc. 101998): Photograph, 20 December 1938." PF-4534/1

Black-and-white image. Left to right: P. D. Houston, Nashville, Tenn.; Robert V. Fleming, Washington, D.C.; Robert M. Hanes, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Dr. Harold Stonier, New York, N.Y.; and Philip A. Benson, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Approximately 300 items.

Folder 33

Correspondence, 1900 and 1907 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 33

In a letter dated 1 August 1900 to her father and written from Wytheville Sanatorium, nine-year-old Mildred Borden (later Hanes) describes the doctor's removal of "something" from her nose. In a letter 29 October 1907 to Mildred at St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., her mother makes clothing recommendations including "pretty cloaks and suits at Weil's" [Department Store in Goldsboro, N.C.] and expresses empathy for Mildred's "having such a time with [her] music teacher."

Folder 34

Correspondence, 1908 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 34

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from her mother, father, and one other correspondent writing from College Park, Va., while she was attending St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C. In a 14 January 1908 letter, her father writes, "I am ambitious for you to do well and succeed well in everything you undertake and if you cannot, with credit to yourself, with proper effort, keep up all studies you have, you have my permission to drop history. This I will leave to you. I have no fear...that you will in any way be a discredit to the name, you have everything to stimulate you to be ambitious, that is love and I might truthfully say idolization of parents."

Folder 35

Correspondence, 1909 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 35

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from her mother, father, young sister Sara Borden, brother Paul Borden, and cousin Edwin Coles of Goldsboro, N.C., while she was attending St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., and Gunston Hall boarding school in Washington D.C. In a 14 March 1909 letter, her sister describes the refreshments for their mother's club meeting in Goldsboro, N.C., that included "Waldorf salad, cheese straws, sherbert, and cake."

Folder 36

Correspondence, 1909 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 36

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from her mother, father, young sister Sara Borden, sister Julia Borden writing from St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., and cousin George writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, while she was attending Gunston Hall boarding school in Washington D.C. In a 24 October 1909 letter, her cousin George writes for advice. "Now suppose you had asked a girl up here to the dances last Easter and she wrote you that she couldn't get away from school but would like to come some other time. You hadn't seen or heard from the girl since, except to receive a box of candy from her a few days ago. Would you invite her up to the Nov. dances or not? Don't you think that if I asked her up here, she would think that she had worked me very nicely?"

Folder 37

Correspondence, 1910 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 37

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from her mother, father, and sister Julia Borden writing from St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., while she was attending Gunston Hall boarding school in Washington D.C. Letters from her mother frequently mention dressmaking.

Folder 38

Correspondence, 1911 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 38

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from a suitor named George Thomas writing from Charlotte, N.C. and from Elsie Faison writing from New Orleans, La. In a 6 December 1911 letter, George writes, "I did note that you said several times that you thought of me quite often, but always you said 'you and your family.' I want to tell you right here and now that that is not the way to talk love."

Folder 39

Correspondence, January 1912 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 39

Letter dated 6 January 1912 received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from Elsie Faison writing from Yokohama, Japan. The letter is written on Japanese stationary with color botanical graphics. Faison writes, "We landed here yesterday morning + took a rickshaw ride around the city + then went by train over to Tokio [sic] which is the capital of Japan and one of the largest cities in the world."

Folder 40

Correspondence, January-April 1912 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 40

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from a suitor named George Thomas writing from Charlotte, N.C., and Elsie Faison writing from Pampanga province in the Philippines. In a 26 January 1912 letter, Faison writes, "We left Manila Tuesday morning, and plunged without a moments warning 'as it were' from civilization to the very heart of the wilds. Whoever said there Philippine Islands were civilized--lied...This town is only a little ways from the foot of a big mountain and we walked over there this afternoon. You can't imagine how beautiful it was. We took a little path through the rice fields and all around us were palm, banana and bamboo trees...we found a water fall with a spring under it and we didn't do anything but pull off our clothes and stand under the water fall. We were hot + tired and it felt like ice water tumbling down. Think of doing a stunt like that at home."

Folder 41

Correspondence, June-July 1912 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 41

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from a suitor named George Thomas writing from Charlotte, N.C., another suitor named John Hall writing from Durham, N.C., and Elsie Faison writing from Pampanga province in the Philippines. In a 5 July 1912 letter, Faison writes about an American serviceman who "got drunk - dressed up in civilian clothes and visited a 'bad house' inhabited by Japanese women. They refused to let him in, so he pulled out his pistol and shot up a few."

Folder 42

Correspondence, August-October 1912 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 42

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from Elsie Faison writing from Pampanga province in the Philippines. In a 2 October 1912 letter, Faison writes about American idiomatic expressions the Filipino servants had started to use, including "hello sport" and "good business."

Folder 43

Correspondence, November-December 1912 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 43

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from Elsie Faison writing from Pampanga province in the Philippines and from a suitor named George Thomas writing from Charlotte, N.C. In a 3 December 1912 letter, Faison writes about sitting through an eight course Thanksgiving dinner, "the stimulants I was obliged to take in order to do so would make Judge Humphrey blush _ People over here drink like fishes _ women and all."

Folder 44

Correspondence, April-September 1913 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 44

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from Elsie Faison writing from Tayabas, Philippines. In a 4 June 1913 letter, Faison writes about her baby and the departure of his nurse, "Can't bear for Filipinos to touch my baby so I do everything for him myself."

Folder 45

Correspondence, October-December 1913 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 45

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from Elsie Faison writing from Tayabas, Philippines and Robert March Hanes writing from Winston-Salem, N.C. In an October 1913 letter, Hanes writes that his brother John Wesley Reynolds, Jr., "has accepted a place with the R.J. Reynolds Co. and is going to work this week - He says it will only be a short time until he will have his nest lined and be ready for a mate. Tell her [Julia Borden] to have a good time while she is single as I think he has serious designs on her future."

Folder 46

Correspondence, 1914-1915 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 46

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from Robert March Hanes writing from Winston-Salem, N.C. In his letters, Hanes expresses his devotion. "You are the dearest thing in all the world to me."

Folder 47

Correspondence, June-August 1916 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 47

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from Robert March Hanes writing from Winston-Salem, N.C., and from a suitor S.W. Anderson writing from Wilson, N.C. Anderson dated one letter "Blue Monday" and wrote "After so much frankness, so many confessions, and so little encouragement I am as blue as indigo."

Folder 48

Correspondence, September 1916 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 48

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from Robert March Hanes writing from Winston-Salem, N.C., and from a suitor S.W. Anderson writing from Wilson, N.C.

Folder 49

Correspondence, November-December 1916 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 49

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from Robert March Hanes writing from Winston-Salem, N.C. In a November 1916 letter, Hanes writes about the election, "We have been going as hard as we could since seven o'clock this morning hauling men to the various polls to vote. I think we have won by a good majority. These Republicans have been so dirty that they have got everyone here hot against them."

Folder 50

Correspondence, circa1916 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 50

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from Robert March Hanes writing from Winston-Salem, N.C. and from another suitor named Chip writing from Fort William McKinley in the Philippines.

Folder 51

Correspondence, 1917 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 51

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from Robert March Hanes writing from Winston-Salem, N.C. In a 9 January letter, Hanes writes, "Dearest you certainly are getting brave to tell your mother about our getting married. I see you have fixed a warm reception for me when I come down. You will get me thrown out the back door I guess I am glad your mother hasn't any objection to me more than she will naturally have to anyone who will take you away from her."

Folder 52

Correspondence, February 1917 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 52

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from Robert March Hanes writing from Winston-Salem, N.C. In a 22 February 1917 letter, Hanes expresses relief that his fiancee Mildred is willing to leave the "pure country air" and "may prefer even my snoring to the song of the cricket and frog."

Folder 53

Correspondence, March-April 1917 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 53

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from Robert March Hanes writing from Winston-Salem, N.C. and from New York, N.Y. In a March letter written from New York, Hanes writes, "The labor situation in the north is frightful at present. Yesterday Mr. Chapman's superintendent came in and said one department of his mill was going to strike if he didn't raise their wages. He is paying now a great deal more than Jim is for the same class of work and he is going to have to increase even more."

Folder 54

Correspondence, May 1917 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 54

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from Robert March Hanes writing from Winston-Salem, N.C. In a 17 May 1917 letter, Hanes writes, "Tell Kennon the moving picture we took Easter has come and it is fine. His rescue of the stolen baby is worth a trip up here to see. I was very much surprised at it. I was afraid it wouldn't turn out to be anything at all but it is as good as any 'movie' you see."

Folder 55

Correspondence, June 1917 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 55

Letters received by Mildred Borden (later Hanes) from Robert March Hanes writing from Winston-Salem, N.C., and Washington, D.C., and Hanes's sister also writing from Winston-Salem, N.C.

Folder 56

Correspondence, August-September1917 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 56

Letters received by Mildred Borden Hanes from Wachovia Bank and Trust Company and a former suitor named Chip writing from Fort William McKinley in the Philippines.

Folder 57

Correspondence, January-May 14, 1918 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 57

Letters from Mildred Borden Hanes to Robert March Hanes, who was a captain in the United States Army. Also included is a 23 April 1918 letter to Mildred from her brother Kennon Borden writing from Aviation School at Fort Sill, Okla. Borden writes, "I have become an expert flyer now. You ought to see me standing up on the tail of one of the ships, shooting machine guns, while sailing along at about 100 miles per hour. This is more fun than anything I have done yet."

Folder 58

Correspondence, May 14-July 1918 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 58

Letters from Mildred Borden Hanes to Robert March Hanes, who was a captain in the United States Army. Mildred frequently expresses her devotion to Robert.

Folder 59

Correspondence, 1919 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 59

Letters from Mildred Borden Hanes to Robert March Hanes, who was a captain in the United States Army. Also included is a 31 March 1919 letter to Mildred from Arthur Sack on active service in France. Sack writes, "I am 28 years of age, my best years spent at war + I have not commenced to make my way in Life. I think of a thousand plans, from farm laboring to returning to the University; but each + everyone seems impossible after the past life of thrills + dangers. I hate the thought of returning to the dull routine of civil life, yet the Army offers no prospect beyond plenty of polo [?] so I must strike out afresh."

Folder 60

Correspondence, January 1920 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 60

Chiefly letters of congratulations received by Mildred Borden Hanes upon the birth of her son with Robert March Hanes, Frank Borden Hanes.

Folder 61

Correspondence, February-June 1920 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 61

Chiefly letters of congratulations received by Mildred Borden Hanes upon the birth of her son with Robert March Hanes, Frank Borden Hanes.

Folder 62

Correspondence, 1921-1922 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 62

Letters received by Mildred Borden Hanes from Robert March Hanes, her mother, and her father writing from Goldsboro, N.C.

Folder 63

Correspondence, 1923-1925 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 63

Letters received by Mildred Borden Hanes from Robert March Hanes, her brother Kennon Borden, and Arthur Sack writing from the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Folder 64

Correspondence, 1926-1927 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 64

Letters received by Mildred Borden Hanes from Robert March Hanes and her son Frank Borden Hanes writing from Wrightsville Beach, N.C. Also included is a letter received from S. Salem of New Bern, N.C. In his August 1926 letter, Frank writes to his mother, "I went to a weenie roast the other night and ate there and drank [Coca Cola].

Folder 65

Correspondence, 1928-1929 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 65

Letters received by Mildred Borden Hanes from Robert March Hanes and J.H. Wissler writing Moncure, N.C. Also included are post cards sent from Lausanne, Switzerland.

Folder 66

Correspondence, 1931-1932 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 66

Letters received by Mildred Borden Hanes from her mother, her daughter Anne, and Mrs. Floyd Pope, who writes asking for money for her daughter's surprise birthday party. In her March 1932 letter, Anne writes about the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh's baby.

Folder 67

Correspondence, 1933 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 67

Letters received by Mildred Borden Hanes from her mother, her son Frank Borden Hanes, and Ernest Johnson writing from Winston-Salem Teachers College seeking afternoon employment with Mildred Hanes. Also included is a letter dated September 1933 to Frank Borden Hanes from "Grannie."

Folder 68

Correspondence, 1934 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 68

Chiefly letters received by Mildred Borden Hanes from her mother writing from Goldsboro, N.C. Also included is a letter dated October 1934 from Sallie A. Hanes to Robert March Hanes.

Folder 69

Correspondence, 1937-1939 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 69

Letters received by Mildred Borden Hanes from her sister Julia, her sister Sara, and her father writing from Goldsboro, N.C.

Folder 70

Correspondence, 1942-1946 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 70

Letters received by Mildred Borden Hanes from her sister Julia, Robert March Hanes, and J. Gerald Cowan of Asheville, N.C. Also included are two letters from Frank Borden Hanes who was serving as a reserve officer in the United States Navy to "Sweetheart" and "My Dearest." In his 1942 letter, Hanes writes, "a glaring individual dressed in the attire of a master of ceremonies seized upon me and bodily thrust me out into the area of the dance floor, pushed me into the arms of a perfectly harmless looking female, and told me to demonstrate the Lindy Hop - the band started and I began; not having the slightest idea of what came first, I proceeded to improvise new steps which the unfortunate young lady my partner failed entirely to grasp."

Folder 71

Correspondence, 1947 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 71

Letters and telegrams received by Mildred Borden Hanes and Robert March Hanes.

Folder 72

Correspondence, 1949-1952 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 72

Letters received by Mildred Borden Hanes and Robert March Hanes.

Folder 73

Correspondence, 1970-1971 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 73

Letters from Frank Borden Hanes, Jr., a first lieutenant in the United States Army serving at Hq Saigon Support Command in Vietnam to his mother and father. In a 31 October 1970 letter, he writes, "Other than hearing out-going artillery and seeing a helicopter being brought back to Long Binh after being shot down, I have seen no action...as things look now, most of the action is in Cambodia, and the retrograde of vehicles, tracks and mem continues here. We are definitely de-escalating, so I figure I got here at a good time. Thank goodness for that, for when they start putting Infantry-types in support jobs, you know that things have quieted down." In a 12 April 1971 letter, Hanes discusses the reaction in Vietnam to Lietenant William Calley's conviction for murder in the My Lai Massacre of 1968 and the massacre itself. "True, Calley's platoon was composed of individuals with little education who could build up a more than intense hatred for an enemy who up until that time had inflicted serious casualties on friendlies without so much as showing himself. This is Vietnam! A horrible civil war in which Americans have been inserted to offset the enormous force of a determined foe. No one is saying now that anything about this war has been easy, but I know men I call friends who have been through just as much as Calley and have come out with a great deal more honor than he." Also included is a letter dated 1 December 1971 to "Bob-Ed" from Louise.

Folder 74

Correspondence, undated #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 74

Letters received by Mildred Borden Hanes from Robert March Hanes and her son Frank Borden Hanes.

Folder 75

Correspondence, undated #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 75

Chiefly letters received by Mildred Borden Hanes.

Folder 76

Miscellaneous items, 1926-1935 and undated #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 76

Items include receipts and a 1935 bond of the Woman's Club of Winston-Salem, N.C., Incorporated.

Folder 77

Printed items, 1931-2002 and undated #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 77

Includes a 1931 art exhibit catalogue for the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., a 1972 issue of The Old Salem Gleaner with an article about Hohns [became Hanes] ancestry, and a 2002 program titled Glimmers in the Gloaming, a special tribute to Frank Borden Hanes, Sr.

Folder 78

Robert March Hanes's pocket diaries, 1943-1944 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 78

Folder 79

Robert March Hanes's pocket diaries, 1945-1946 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 79

Folder 80

Robert March Hanes's pocket diaries, 1947-1948 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 80

Folder 81

Robert March Hanes's pocket diaries, 1949 and 1951 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 81

Folder 82

Robert March Hanes's pocket diaries, 1952-1953 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 82

Folder 83

Robert March Hanes's pocket diaries, 1954-1955 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 83

Folder 84

Robert March Hanes's pocket diaries, 1956-1957 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 84

Folder 85

Robert March Hanes's pocket diaries, 1958-1959 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." Folder 85

Image PF-4534/2

Photographs of Robert M. Hanes, circa 1890s-1900s #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." PF-4534/2

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

2 images

circa 1890s print by Tom Winston Studio, N.C.

Image PF-4534/3

Photographs of Robert M. Hanes, circa 1910s-1920s #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." PF-4534/3

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

1 image

Image depicts Hanes in a military uniform.

Image PF-4534/4

Photographs of Robert M. Hanes and Mildred Borden Hanes, circa 1940s #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." PF-4534/4

Black-and-White Photographic Print

1 image

Image PF-4534/5

Photographs of Robert M. Hanes family: Mildred Borden Hanes, circa 1900s-1910s #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." PF-4534/5

Black-and-White Photographic Print

3 images

Images depicting Mildred Borden Hanes, wife of Robert March Hanes.

Image PF-4534/6

Photographs of Robert M. Hanes family, circa 1949-1950 #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." PF-4534/6

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

3 images

Includes images depicting Hanes' wife Mildred Borden Hanes, their children Frank and Sarah, and their grandchildren.

Images are in a Wachovia Bank (employee service award) desktop frame that is engraved: "R.M.H; Wachovia Thanks You; For 30 Years; Leadership"

Image PF-4534/7

Photographs of Robert M. Hanes family: Sarah Anne Hanes Willis and family, circa 1940s #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." PF-4534/7

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

3 images

Includes images believed to depict Sarah Anne Hanes Willis and her family.

Image PF-4534/8

Photographs of Robert M. Hanes family: Frank Borden Hanes, circa 1930s-1940s #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." PF-4534/8

Black-and-White/Color Photographic Prints

3 images

Includes image depicting Frank Borden Hanes with his father Robert March Hanes.

Image PF-4534/9

Photographs of Robert M. Hanes family: Grandchildren (?), circa 1960s #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." PF-4534/9

Color Photographic Print

1 image

Image PF-4534/10

Photographs of Borden family: Frank K. Borden, circa 1900s-1910s #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." PF-4534/10

Black-and-White Photographic Prints

5 images

Images believed to depict Frank K. Borden.

Image PF-4534/11

Photographs of Hanes residence (?), circa 1920s-1930s #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." PF-4534/11

Black-and-White Photographic Print

5 images

Image PF-4534/12

Photographs of Hanes family: Spencer Joseph Hanes, circa 1860s #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." PF-4534/12

Special Format Image (Uncased daguerreotype)

1 image

Image PF-4534/13

Photographs of Borden family: Sallie Jones Borden, circa 1890s-1910s #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." PF-4534/13

Black-and-White Photographic Print

2 images

Image PF-4534/14

Photographs of Hunter family: Archibald N. Hunter, circa 1880s #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." PF-4534/14

Black-and-White Photographic Print

1 image

Image PF-4534/15

Photographs of Whisler family: Jake W. Whisler, circa 1890s #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." PF-4534/15

Black-and-White Photographic Print

1 image

Image PF-4534/16

Photograph of unidentified man, circa 1900s-1910s #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." PF-4534/16

Black-and-White Photographic Print

1 image

Image PF-4534/17

Photograph of unidentified woman, circa 1890s #04534, Subseries: "Addition of April 2016 (Acc. 102551): Borden Family and Hanes Family Papers, circa 1860s-2002 and undated." PF-4534/17

Black-and-White Photographic Print

1 image

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom and Winifred Fordham, February 1993; Amanda Loeb, April 2015; Laura Hart and Patrick Cullom (photographs), May 2016.

Encoded by: Roslyn Holdzkom

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