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Collection Number: 04534

Collection Title: Robert March Hanes Papers, 1908-1919

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Size About 340 items (2.0 linear feet)
Abstract Robert March Hanes (1890-1959) was a North Carolina banker, legislator, government official, and business and civic leader. The collection consists chiefly of 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 French front and (after October 1918) mopping up activities as the American army advanced and the German army fell back. Also included are a short diary documenting Hanes's activities at the front; a Verdun commemorative coin; 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; and Robert March Hanes's travel diary documenting a 1912 European trip.
Creator Hanes, Robert March, 1890-1959.
Language English.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Frank Borden Hanes of Winston-Salem, N.C., in November 1989 (Acc. 89127), January 1990 (Acc. 90008), January (Acc. 92022) and April (Acc. 92055), and December 1992 (Acc. 93039), and from Mrs. Meade H. Willis, Jr., of Winston-Salem in July 1992 (Acc. 92087).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Robert March Hanes (1890-1959) was a North Carolina banker, legislator, government official, and business and civic leader. 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.

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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 short diary documenting Hanes's activities at the front; a Verdun commemorative coin; 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; and Robert March Hanes's travel diary documenting a 1912 European trip.

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About 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 short diary documenting Hanes's activities at the front; a Verdun commemorative coin; 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; and Robert March Hanes's travel diary documenting a 1912 European trip.

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: 6-31 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

The Hatchet, newsletter "published on the high seas,", May 1918, volume 3, numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 26

Le Miroir, journal of war photographs, 6 October 1918 #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 26

Garage bill, Goldsboro Garage & Motor Transport Company, 30 April 1918 #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 26

Business card: Robert March Hanes as president of American Bankers Association #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 26

Folder 27-28

Folder 27

Folder 28

Addition of April 1992: 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 #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 27-28

Digital version: Diary, 30 April-2 December 1918

Documenting the American South

Folder 29

Addition of July 1992: Robert March Hanes travel diary, 15 June-1 September 1912, documenting European tour #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 29

Folder 30-32

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Addition of December 1991: War-time stationery; release from service for Charles R. Brewer, January 1919; notes from officer courses; leather field wallet #04534, Series: "Papers, 1908-1919." Folder 30-32

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