HARRY BREED, JR. COLLECTION

Manuscript MS-135

c.1870s-1943

 

SOURCE: Harry Breed, Jr.
SIZE: .3 lf
SHELVING UNIT:
PROCESSING: BNJ, 2008

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Harry Breed, Jr. (b. 5-9-1921; d. 9-25-1004) was the son of Harry Breed, Sr. and Norma Wells. He served in the U.S. Army, Signal Corps, during World War II and the Korean Conflict, reaching the rank of Warrant Officer. In 1944, he married Elaine Sayers (b. 6-26-1924; d. 8-23-2002), daughter of Paul T. and Geneva Sayers of LaGrange.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

The collection contains military memorabilia from Harry Breed's service in World War II. An Army furlough dated July 2, 1942, allowing Breed to return home to LaGrange is of particular interest. Also included are Breed's 1942 Georgia Driver's License and a Callaway Mills Award for Excellence in War Productions (1943). An 1889 letter addressed to Bettie Beasley of Whitesville, Georgia, and a Bible belonging to Sallie Beasley complete the collection. Photographs of the Carleton, Moore, Moss, Breed, Cleckler, and Beasley families are included.

CONTAINER LIST:

Folders
1 Bettie Beasley correspondence, 1889
2 Sallie Beasley's Bible and obituary, 1918
3 Military memorabilia, 1942

1 folder photographs

TRACINGS:

Troup County families
World War II