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Collection Number: 05034

Collection Title: Egbert Lynch Haywood Papers (#5034) 1942-1945

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Size About 500 items (1.0 linear feet)
Abstract Egbert Lynch Haywood was born in Durham, N.C., in 1911. He was graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1931, received a law degree from Harvard in 1934, and then returned to Durham to practice. Haywood served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserve and was called into regular service during World War II, 1942-1945, shipping out to the Philippines in 1944. He returned from duty in November 1945. He later served as assistant city attorney for Durham, a post that he held until 1956 when he went back into private practice. Haywood retired in 1984 and died in Durham in 1988. Papers consist primarily of correspondence between Egbert Lynch Haywood and his wife Margaret. Most letters date from Egbert Haywood's tour of active service, 1944-1945, with the United States Navy during World War II. The letters discuss military life both in California, where he did some of his basic training, and in the Philippine Islands, where he was eventually stationed. There are also letters to both Egbert and Margaret Haywood from various acquaintances, as well as several letters from Egbert Haywood to their son, Egbert Haywood, Jr. Also included are several graded assignments from Egbert Haywood's naval training in Charleston, S.C., and other documents relating to his military service; restaurant menus and hotel bills; and an account of Egbert and Margaret Haywood's experiences during and just after the war, apparently composed by Margaret Haywood some years later.
Creator Haywood, Egbert Lynch, 1911-1998.
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.
Provenance
Received from Margaret Davis Haywood of Durham, N.C., in July 2000 (Acc. 98687).
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Egbert Lynch Haywood was born in Durham, N.C., in 1911. He attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, graduating in 1931. He received a law degree from Harvard in 1934 and subsequently returned to Durham to practice. Haywood served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserve and was called into regular service during World War II, 1942-1945. He was assigned to basic training in Ithaca, N.Y., during which he broke his leg. He later continued his training in Charleston, S.C., and at Coronado, Calif., before shipping out to the Philippines in 1944. During his tour of duty, he also visited Japan, Saipan, Guam, and Hawaii. He returned from duty in November 1945.

Haywood later served as assistant city attorney for Durham, a post that he held until 1956. He spent the remainder of his life in private practice, also serving occasionally with various professional and civic bodies. He retired in 1984 and died in Durham in 1988.

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The papers of Durham, N.C., lawyer Egbert Lynch Haywood consist primarily of correspondence between Haywood and his wife, Margaret Haywood. Most letters date from Egbert Haywood's tour of active service, 1944-1945, with the United States Navy during World War II. The letters discuss military life both in California, where he did some of his basic training, and in the Philippine Islands, where he was eventually stationed. The letters also discuss a visit by Margaret Haywood to her husband while he was stationed in California and details of Egbert Haywood's journey back to Durham, N.C., via Hawaii at the conclusion of the war. There are also letters to both Egbert and Margaret Haywood from various acquaintances, as well as several letters from Egbert Haywood to their son, Egbert Haywood, Jr. Many of the letters appear to have pages missing. Also included are several graded assignments from Egbert Haywood's naval training in Charleston, S.C., and other documents relating to his military service; restaurant menus and hotel bills; and a fragment of an account of the Haywoods' experiences during and just after the war, apparently composed by Margaret Haywood some years later.

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About 500 items (1.0 linear ft.).

The papers of Durham, N.C., lawyer Egbert Lynch Haywood consist primarily of correspondence between Haywood and his wife, Margaret Haywood. Most letters date from Egbert Haywood's tour of active service, 1944-1945, with the United States Navy during World War II. The letters discuss military life both in California, where he did some of his basic training, and in the Philippine Islands, where he was eventually stationed. The letters also discuss a visit by Margaret Haywood to her husband while he was stationed in California and details of Egbert Haywood's journey back to Durham, N.C., via Hawaii at the conclusion of the war. There are also letters to both Egbert and Margaret Haywood from various acquaintances, as well as several letters from Egbert Haywood to their son, Egbert Haywood, Jr. Many of the letters appear to have pages missing. Also included are several graded assignments from Egbert Haywood's naval training in Charleston, S.C., and other documents relating to his military service; restaurant menus and hotel bills; and a fragment of an account of the Haywoods' experiences during and just after the war, apparently composed by Margaret Haywood some years later.

Folder 1

Correspondence, 1942-1944 #05034, Series: "Correspondence, 1942-1945. " Folder 1

Folder 2-10

Correspondence, 1945 #05034, Series: "Correspondence, 1942-1945. " Folder 2-10

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Folder 10

Folder 11-14

Correspondence, undated #05034, Series: "Correspondence, 1942-1945. " Folder 11-14

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Folder 15

Bills and receipts, 1944-1945 #05034, Series: "Correspondence, 1942-1945. " Folder 15

Folder 16

Military papers and exams, 1943-1945 #05034, Series: "Correspondence, 1942-1945. " Folder 16

Folder 17

"World War II Days" essay, undated #05034, Series: "Correspondence, 1942-1945. " Folder 17

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