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Extracts from the diary of Chesley R. Hall

Description

Eight pages from the diary of Baltimore resident Chesley Roland Hall (1907-1947), who served as an electrician's first mate in the United States Navy during World War II. Influenced by the events of Pearl Harbor, Hall enlisted on November 16, 1942 and in the first three pages of the diary he provides an introduction explaining his decision to join. The following pages contain daily entries in which Hall describes his work duties as well as the toll the war is taking on his mental health and his dependence on alcohol to cope.

Date

1943-1944

Language(s)

English

Collection Number

MS 3070

Dimensions

6.25 x 9 inches

Extent

8 pages (from 1 unbound volume of numbered pages)

Resource ID

11775

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.