Quinton Collection


Processed by Amy Barlan
and Valerie Higgins
Summer 2007

Reprocessed by Michael Kozak
Fall 2008



Table of Contents

Collection Information
Volume of Collection:
One Box.
Collection Dates:
1898-2007.
Restrictions:
Some brittle documents. Use photocopies unless authorized by Librarian / Archivist.
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained in writing from the McLean County Museum of History.
Location:
Archives
Notes:
For additional information, see: Photographs Items 1.5.9, 1.14.9, 1.19.8, 1.30.10, 1.37.8

 

Historical Sketch

   James Richard Quinton's mother, Helen Eugenia Haynes, was born on June 8, 1898 to George E. Haynes and Stella Robinson Haynes in Shirley, Illinois. She had three siblings, George, Margaret, and Esther. After graduating from Illinois State Normal University in 1920, Helen E. Haynes married John Ralph Quinton on July 14 of that same year. Her husband, who went by the name Ralph, was born on July 8, 1895 in Heyworth, Illinois to William and Adda Russum Quinton. After spending the summer of 1920 traveling to Yellowstone National Park and other places around the country, Ralph and Helen Quinton returned to Heyworth, Illinois, where they lived and worked on the Sunny Slopes Guernsey Farm owned by the Quinton family. The primary function of the farm was to raise Guernsey cattle and Percheron horses, but the family also bred hogs, kept bees to produce honey, and raised crops like beans, corn, and oats. In addition to his work on the farm, Ralph Quinton served several terms on the local school and village boards and was a charter member of the McLean County Farm Bureau. The couple had three children, Eleanor Jean, James Richard, and William E. Eleanor Quinton was married to Preston James Walton on March 29, 1941. James Richard Quinton, who was born on February 18, 1923 and went by the name Richard, attended Illinois State Normal University, where he met Mary Alice Glenn, his future wife. However, Richard Quinton decided to leave the university to join the Air Force in 1942. Bill Quinton would also later begin training as a pilot.


   Richard Quinton enlisted on December 12, 1942, and on February 18, 1943 received orders to report to Chicago for active duty. In Chicago, he boarded a train that took him to a basic training center in Fresno, California, where he joined the 801st Training Group at the Army Air Forces Basic Training Camp Number 8. After receiving physical exams and vaccinations, he began basic physical training, which covered skills like firing a machine gun and throwing hand grenades. Around April 16, 1943, he was moved to Utah State Agricultural College in Logan, Utah, where he attended lectures and classes. His day started at 7:15 in the morning with breakfast, followed by math at 8:00, medical aid at 9:00, a library study period at 10:00, military courtesy at 11:00, physical education at 12:00, lunch between 1:00 and 2:15, English at 3:00, another library study period, an hour and a half drill, and finally dinner between 6:30 and 7:15.


   Around July 12, 1943, Richard Quinton completed his work at Logan, Utah and was transferred to Santa Ana Army Air Base in Santa Ana, California for his pre-flight training, where he was part of Squadron 22. After two weeks of mental, physical, and psychological tests that, according to Richard Quinton's letters, about a quarter of the squadron did not pass, the men were divided into different classes. Quinton was assigned to Squadron 68, Flight B and was given the supervision of several other cadets. Quinton and the other men then began further training that included hikes in the nearby mountains, poison gas drills, and learning Morse code. In late August, Quinton had to spend a week in the hospital due to a high fever and infected throat, but was able to make up the exams he missed and remain in his squadron.


   Around October 2, 1943, Quinton finished his pre-flight training in Santa Ana and moved on to Ryan Field in Tucson, Arizona for his primary training, where he was part of Squadron 3, class 44-D. After being introduced to his instructor and starting up his plane for the first time on October 5, he began flying for the first time the next day using training planes. On October 24, he made his first solo flight, an event he recounted with enthusiasm in a letter to his mother. Quinton's training in this location included flying in different kinds of planes, including Link Trainers and C.T.D.s, and learning various maneuvers and "acrobatics," such as chandlers, lazy-eights, stalls, snap rolls, slow rolls, and loops. By late November, Quinton wrote that he had been judged by his check riders to be the best pilot in his forty-man flight.


   On December 6, 1943, Richard Quinton and the rest of his flight left Tucson for Minter Field Basic Flying School just northwest of Bakersfield, California. This was the first time Quinton was in an environment run entirely by the army with no civilian workers of any kind. After a few physical exams, he began further training, attending lectures in the mornings and flying in the afternoons. He started flying BTs, which were heavier, larger planes than he had flown previously, and later began learning formation flying. However, on December 15, 1943, Quinton was grounded for over a week due to problems with his ears caused by a head cold and flu, and he was grounded again on December 30 when he continued to have problems with his ears. Even when he was not grounded during this month, his flying time was limited due to weather conditions, and he was ultimately only able to accumulate seven hours of flying time during December. As a result, he was moved back to Squadron 6, Class 44-E when this new group arrived at Minter Field in January of 1944. In his letters from January and February of 1944, Quinton comments on the lack of discipline among the cadets due to their resentment of the officers and writes of his own waning enthusiasm for flying. On February 7 he started night flying, and by March 9 he had completed the required number of flight hours and passed his instrument check, allowing him to graduate from Basic.


   On March 13, 1944, Richard Quinton arrived at Pecos Army Air Field in Pecos, Texas for Advanced training. While there, he would do about 80 hours of flying, including night formations, night cross-country, and further instrument training, though initially he and the other cadets performed menial work. Once they began flying, the schedule was demanding, with the cadets sometimes solidly scheduled from 5:20 a.m. to 10:20 p.m., and some of the cross-country flights took them over hundreds of miles. In April, Quinton became a flight sergeant and was given the responsibility of supervising 40 men. Quinton graduated with the E-Class on May 23, 1944, at which point he was also made a second lieutenant. His mother came to Pecos, Texas to attend the event, and afterwards Quinton went home for seven days before resuming his duties.


   After returning from his trip home, Quinton went to Kingman Army Air Field in Kingman, Arizona in early June. Kingman was primarily a gunner school, and he spent most of his time flying gunners and aerial photographers. He also flew planes between Kingman and Yucca, Arizona, and spent time in the hospital again to have his tonsils removed. While he was recovering from this operation, he received news of the death of John H. Quinton, who was probably his great-uncle, on July 7, 1944.


   On July 27, 1944, Richard Quinton left Arizona for Lincoln, Nebraska, where he attended lectures and trained in high-altitude chambers. There was less for him to do here than there had been at previous army bases, however, and his letters from August of 1944 often refer to the monotony of his time in Lincoln and his own boredom. On September 10, 1944, Quinton was relocated to Biggs Field in Texas, and for the first time no men that he knew from his last location came with him. Here he began a demanding schedule of six-hour training missions on a B-17, in some cases flying three of these missions a day, and was part of crew number 8227, which consisted of ten men. His flights often took him outside the state, and while he was at Biggs field he flew over California, Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Mexico. He would ultimately accumulate about 150 hours of flying time in this location. He also spent time in ground school lectures on confidential material he could not divulge to his family. In his letters, Quinton indicated that about half the crews at Biggs Field would be sent to India and half to England, but that he had no way of knowing where he would go. Nonetheless, he wrote to his mother that he was eager to go overseas and use his training. He also commented on the upcoming 1944 presidential election, in which he voted for Franklin D. Roosevelt, and described the president's popularity among the soldiers.


   Richard Quinton's crew left Biggs Field for Lincoln, Nebraska, in early December, and from January 1, 1945 onwards their mail was censored. Quinton and his crew went to New York City in mid-January 1945, and shortly afterwards shipped out overseas. While he was out of the country, Quinton's family received his $150 a month base pay while he lived only on his flying pay. He described his duties on the ship as "light" and wrote that he spent most of his time playing cards. Once he arrived in England, he was part of the Eighth Air Force as a B-17 pilot. He was initially in Scotland, but by July was stationed near Manchester. Although the information he could include in his letters was limited, he indicated that he flew nearly every day, sometimes spending fifteen hours straight in the air. The missions Quinton and the other American pilots flew were mostly during the morning and afternoon, while members of the RAF primarily flew missions at night. Although he had little free time, Quinton occasionally received two or three day passes, and so was able to spend his birthday in London and went to hear Winston Churchill speak on June 27, 1945. He flew a total of thirty-five combat missions over Germany during his tour of duty, some of which he later indicated were during the Battle of the Bulge. He was ultimately awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross, five Air Medals, and five Battle Stars for his service.


   Richard Quinton had returned to the United States and was in San Antonio by late September of 1945, where he remained until he was discharged around October 15, 1945. Richard Quinton and Mary Alice Glenn were married on June 16, 1946, after which they moved to Michigan, where Richard Quinton received a B.S. in Animal Science from Michigan State College. He would later do graduate work at the University of Arizona and served as a farm advisor in Arizona's Yuma County during the 1950s and 1960s. Mary Quinton had completed her degree from ISNU in Home Economics by the time of their marriage, and after they returned to the Heyworth area she taught Home Economics at various Unit 5 school districts, including the Hudson, Carlock, Normal Community, and Clinton schools. They had six children, Janice Henling, James Quinton, Dr. Jon Quinton, Capt. Jay Quinton, Joyce O'Dea, and Jerry Quinton, and nineteen grandchildren. Richard Quinton's mother, Helen Quinton, died on December 19, 1960, and his father, John Ralph Quinton, died on February 13, 1989. Richard and Mary Quinton celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary in 2006.

 

Scope and Contents Note

     The J. R. Quinton Collection consists of one box with thirty-eight folders. It primarily contains letters written by J. Richard Quinton to his mother, Mrs. Helen Quinton, during his time in the United States Air Force from 1943 to 1945. It also contains letters sent to J. Richard Quinton while in the service and other miscellaneous family correspondence ranging from 1898 to 1953. In addition to letters, this correspondence includes postcards, matchbook covers, newspaper clippings, greeting cards, wedding and graduation invitations, pieces of fabric, and other ephemera.

Folder 1 contains background materials for the collection consisting of newspaper articles, obituaries, and records of J. Richard Quinton's enlistment.
Folder 2 letters from J. Richard Quinton during February and March of 1943.
Folder 3 letters from J. Richard Quinton during April of 1943.
Folder 4 letters from J. Richard Quinton during May of 1943.
Folder 5 letters from J. Richard Quinton during June of 1943.
Folder 6 letters from J. Richard Quinton during July of 1943.
Folder 7 letters from J. Richard Quinton during August of 1943.
Folder 8 letters from J. Richard Quinton during September of 1943.
Folder 9 letters from J. Richard Quinton during October of 1943.
Folder 10 letters from J. Richard Quinton during November of 1943.
Folder 11 letters from J. Richard Quinton during December of 1943.
Folder 12 letters from J. Richard Quinton during January of 1944.
Folder 13 letters from J. Richard Quinton during February of 1944.
Folder 14 letters from J. Richard Quinton during March of 1944.
Folder 15 letters from J. Richard Quinton during April of 1944.
Folder 16 letters from J. Richard Quinton during May of 1944.
Folder 17 letters from J. Richard Quinton during June of 1944.
Folder 18 letters from J. Richard Quinton during July of 1944.
Folder 19 letters from J. Richard Quinton during August of 1944.
Folder 20 letters from J. Richard Quinton during September of 1944.
Folder 21 letters from J. Richard Quinton during October of 1944.
Folder 22 letters from J. Richard Quinton during November of 1944.
Folder 23 letters from J. Richard Quinton during December of 1944.
Folder 24 letters from J. Richard Quinton during 1945.
Folder 25 letters from J. Richard Quinton and Mary A. Quinton during 1946.
Folder 26 letters to J. Richard Quinton during 1943.
Folder 27 letters to J. Richard Quinton during 1944.
Folder 28 general correspondence, excluding J. Richard Quinton, to Ralph and Helen Quinton during 1943 and 1944.
Folder 29 correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. George E. Haynes from 1898 to 1907.
Folder 30 correspondence to Helen E. Haynes from 1907-1913, including letters from friends or relatives in China.
Folder 31 correspondence to Helen E. Haynes from 1915 to 1920.
Folder 32 correspondence to Helen Quinton (formerly Helen E. Haynes) from 1920.
Folder 33 correspondence to Helen Quinton from 1921 to1923.
Folder 34 correspondence to Helen Quinton from 1924 to 1939.
Folder 35 correspondence to Adda Quinton from 1920.
Folder 36 miscellaneous correspondence.
Folder 37 other miscellaneous materials.
Folder 38 scraps of cloth.

 

Box and Folder Inventory

Folder 1:
Collection Background
1.1.1
Notification to Mrs. Helen Quinton of James Richard Quinton's enlistment; December 12, 1942; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.1.2
"Orders for Active Duty" from the War Department to JRQ; February 18, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.1.3
"John H. Quinton," July 8, 1944; The Pantagraph; 1 page.
1.1.4
"Mrs. Ralph Quinton," December 20, 1960; The Pantagraph; 1 page.
1.1.5
"John R. Quinton," February 14, 1989; The Pantagraph; 1 page.
1.1.6
"Quintons to Celebrate 60th Anniversary;" June 17, 2006; newspaper clipping; 1 page.
1.1.7
Letter from JRQ to Greg Koos; April 10, 2007; 1 page.

 

Folder 2:
From James Richard Quinton, February and March 1943
1.2.1
Letter from JRQ in Chicago, Illinois to Mr. Ralph Quinton, Mrs. Helen Quinton, and Billy Quinton; February 25, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.2.2
Scrap of paper from the February 25, 1943 Chicago Herald-American with notes on train schedules.
1.2.3
Hand-drawn map of the U.S. with train route and notes on train schedules; February 25, 1943?; 1 page.
1.2.4
Napkin from Fred Harvey, undated.
1.2.5
Letter from JRQ en route to Fresno, California to Mr. Ralph Quinton and Mrs. Helen Quinton (Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ); February 28, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.2.6
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ; March 1, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.2.7
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ; March 3, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.2.8
Railway Express shipping tag from JRQ to Mr. RQ; March 5, 1943.
1.2.9
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ; March 5, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.2.10
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ; March 7, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.2.11
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mrs. HQ; March 9, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.2.12
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mrs. HQ; March 11, 1943; 3 pages, 1 envelope.
1.2.13
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mrs. HQ; March 15, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.2.14
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mrs. HQ; March 17, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.2.15
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mrs. HQ; March 18, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.2.16
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mrs. HQ; March 20, 1943; 3 pages, 1 envelope.
1.2.17
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mrs. HQ; March 28, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.2.18
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mrs. HQ; March 26, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.2.19
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mrs. HQ; March 28, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.2.20
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mrs. HQ; March 30, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 3:
From J. R. Quinton, April 1943
1.3.1
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mrs. HQ; April 2, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.3.2
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mrs. HQ; April 5, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.3.3
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mrs. HQ; April 8, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.3.4
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mrs. HQ; April 9, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.\
1.3.5
"When Peacetime Dollars Go To War;" April 10, 1943; Saturday Evening Post, included with item 3.4.
1.3.6
Magazine picture, included with item 3.4.
1.3.7
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mrs. HQ; April 13, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.3.8
Letter from JRQ in Fresno, California to Mrs. HQ; April 14, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope
1.3.9
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; April 16, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.3.10
"Musical Air Cadets Swell the Breeze with Joyous Singing," undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 3.9.
1.3.11
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; April 17, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.3.12
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; April 18, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.3.13
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; April 20, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.3.14
Newspaper clipping from the Los Angeles Evening Herald Express, undated, included with item 3.13.
1.3.15
Matchbook cover from Young Corbett's, included with item 3.13.
1.3.16
Easter card from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; April 21, 1943; 1 card, 1 envelope.
1.3.17
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; April 21, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.3.18
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; April 22, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.3.19
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; April 25, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.3.20
Clipping from the Saturday Evening Post, undated, included with item 3.19.
1.3.21
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; April 27, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.3.22
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; April 29, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.3.23
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; April 30, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.3.24
"Army Chow May Rate '4-F' Appeal," April 29, 1943; newspaper clipping; included with item 3.23.
1.3.25
Food wrapper, included with item 3.23.

 

Folder 4:
From J. R. Quinton, May 1943
1.4.1
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; May 2, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.4.2
Card from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; May 3, 1943; 1 Mother's Day card, 1 envelope.
1.4.3
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; May 4, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.4.4
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; May 7 and 9, 1943; 3 pages, 1 envelope.
1.4.5
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; May 14, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.4.6
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; May 16, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.4.7
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; May 20, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.4.8
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; May 23, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.4.9
"Lt. Robert Fairchild Weds Betty J. Norris," undated, newspaper clipping.
1.4.10
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; May 25, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.4.11
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; May 30, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 5:
From J. R. Quinton , June 1943
1.5.1
Envelope from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; June 2, 1943.
1.5.2
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; June 4, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.5.3
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; June 6, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.5.4
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; June 7, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.5.5
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; June 13, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.5.6
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; June 17, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.5.7
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; June 18, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.5.8
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; June 20, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.5.9
1 photograph of JRQ, included with item 5.8.
1.5.10
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; June 22, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.5.11
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; June 26, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.5.12
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; June 30, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.5.13
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; June 30, 1943; 3 pages, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 6:
From J. R. Quinton, July 1943
1.6.1
Postcard from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; July 1, 1943.
1.6.2
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; July 4, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.6.3
Birthday card from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mr. RQ; July 6, 1943; 1 card, 1 envelope.
1.6.4
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; July 7, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.6.5
Letter from JRQ in Logan, Utah to Mrs. HQ; July 9, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.6.6
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; July 12, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.6.7
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; July 16, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.6.8
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; July 18, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.6.9
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; July 20, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.6.10
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; July 21, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.6.11
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; July 25, 1943; 3 pages, 1 envelope.
1.6.12
Santa Ana Army Airbase matchbook cover, included with item 6.11.
1.6.13
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; July 29, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.6.14
"Air Forces Broadcasts," undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 6.13.
1.6.15
Newspaper photographs with notes, undated, included with item 6.13.
1.6.16
Newspaper photograph; July 30, 1943; included with item 6.13.
1.6.17
Newspaper clipping, undated, included with item 6.13.
1.6.18
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; July 31, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 7:
From J. R. Quinton, August 1943
1.7.1
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; August 8, 1943; 3 pages, 1 envelope.
1.7.2
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; August 14, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.7.3
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; August 17, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.7.4
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; August 24, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.7.5
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; August 26, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.7.6
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; August 27, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.7.7
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; August 30, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.7.8
"Mrs. Myrtle H. Williamson Dies in California," undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 7.7.

 

Folder 8:
From J. R. Quinton, September 1943
1.8.1
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; September 4, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.8.2
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; September 6, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.8.3
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; September 8, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.8.4
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; September 13, 1943; 2 pages, 1 wrapper from the SAAAB Service Club in Santa Ana, 1 envelope.
1.8.5
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; September 17, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.8.6
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; September 19, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.8.7
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; September 22, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.8.8
Santa Ana Army Air Base matchbook cover, included with item 8.7.
1.8.9
"Cadet Physical," undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 8.7.
1.8.10
"To Give Pilot Training at Chanute Field," undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 8.7.
1.8.11
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; September 23, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.8.12
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; September 25, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.8.13
Letter from JRQ in Santa Ana, California to Mrs. HQ; September 28, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 9:
From J. R. Quinton, October 1943
1.9.1
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; October 2, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.9.2
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; October 4, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.9.3
Ryan School of Aeronautics receipt, included with item 9.2.
1.9.4
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; October 5, 1943; 3 pages, 1 envelope.
1.9.5
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; October 6, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.9.6
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; October 10, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.9.7
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; October 13, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.9.8
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; October 17, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.9.9
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; October 20, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.9.10
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; October 24, 1943; 2 pages, 1 page of notes, 1 envelope.
1.9.11
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; October 29, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 10:
From J. R. Quinton, November 1943
1.10.1
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; November 2, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.10.2
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; November 7, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.10.3
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; November 12, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.10.4
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; November 17, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.10.5
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; November 21, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.10.6
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; November 25, 1943; 2 pages,
1.10.7
envelope.
1.10.8
Thanksgiving dinner menu for the 11th Army Air Forces Flying Training Detachment, 1943, included with item 10.6.
1.10.9
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; November 28, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.10.10
Marjorie Lawrence concert program; November 20, 1943; included with item 10.8.
1.10.11
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; November 30, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 11:
From J. R. Quinton, December 1943
1.11.1
Letter from JRQ in Tucson, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; December 2, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.11.2
Letter from JRQ en route to Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; December 6, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.11.3
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; December 8, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.11.4
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; December 12, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.11.5
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; December 15, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.11.6
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; December 17, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.11.7
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; December 23, 1943; 2 pages, 1 loose stamp, 1 envelope.
1.11.8
"The Oldest Gunner?" undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 11.7.
1.11.9
"Front 'N Center," undated, newsletter clipping, included with item 11.7.
1.11.10
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; December 25, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.11.11
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; December 27, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.11.12
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; December 30, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.11.13
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; December 31, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 12:
From J. R. Quinton, January 1944
1.12.1
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; January 2 and 3, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.12.2
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; January 5, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.12.3
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; January 7, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.12.4
"Heavenly Rations," undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 12.3.
1.12.5
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; January 9, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.12.6
"Foreign News," undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 12.5.
1.12.7
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; January 13, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.12.8
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; January 14, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.12.9
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; January 16, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.12.10
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; January 18, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.12.11
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; January 20, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.12.12
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; January 22 and 24, 1944; 4 pages, 1 envelope.
1.12.13
"Drouth Bogey Haunts Great Farm Belt," undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 12.12.
1.12.14
"Weatherman Not A Bit Skeptical," undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 12.12.
1.12.15
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; January 29 and 31, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 13:
From J. R. Quinton, February 1944
1.13.1
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; February 3, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.13.2
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; February 6, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.13.3
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; February 8, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.13.4
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; February 11, 1944; 4 pages, 1 envelope.
1.13.5
"Gene Coughlin," undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 13.4.
1.13.6
XLNT Spanish Food Co. matchbook cover, included with item 13.4.
1.13.7
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; February 15, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.13.8
Milk bottle lid, included with item 13.7.
1.13.9
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; February 18, 1944; 3 pages, 1 envelope.
1.13.10
Newspaper comic, undated, included with item 13.9.
1.13.11
Play Mor Penny Arcade matchbook cover, included with item 13.9.
1.13.12
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; February 21, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.13.13
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; February 29, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.13.14
"Capt. H. H. Gerke New Commandant," undated, newspaper clipping.

 

Folder 14:
From J. R. Quinton, March 1944
1.14.1
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; March 1, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.14.2
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; March 4, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.14.3
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; March 7, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.14.4
Letter from JRQ in Bakersfield, California to Mrs. HQ; March 10, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.14.5
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; March 13, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.14.6
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; March 16, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.14.7
Collins Café in Artesia New Mexico matchbook cover, included with item 14.6.
1.14.8
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; March 19, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.14.9
Two photographs of JRQ and one negative, included with item 14.8.
1.14.10
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; March 23, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.14.11
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; March 26, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.14.12
Page from Flying Time, undated, included with item 14.11.

 

Folder 15:
From J. R. Quinton, April 1944
1.15.1
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; April 3, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.15.2
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; April 7, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.15.3
Airfield check-list; January 20, 1944; 1 page, included with item 15.2.
1.15.4
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; April 10, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.15.5
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; April 15, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.15.6
"Class 44-D 'On Their Way' Today," undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 15.5.
1.15.7
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; April 22, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.15.8
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; April 24, 1944; 12 pages, 1 envelope.
1.15.9
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; April 26, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.15.10
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; April 28, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 16:
From J. R. Quinton, May 1944
1.16.1
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; May 1, 1944; 1 page.
1.16.2
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; May 5, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.16.3
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; May 7, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.16.4
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; May 10, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.16.5
Letter from JRQ in Pecos, Texas to Mrs. HQ; May 14, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.16.6
"Kearney Paints Cadet Life," February 23, 1944, newspaper clipping, included with item 16.5.

 

Folder 17:
From J. R. Quinton, June 1944
1.17.1
2 unsent postcards from Kingman, Arizona..
1.17.2
Letter from JRQ in Kingman, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; June 5, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.17.3
Letter from JRQ in Kingman, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; June 8, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.17.4
Letter from JRQ in Kingman, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; June 11, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.17.5
Letter from JRQ in Kingman, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; June 8, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.17.6
Letter from JRQ in Kingman, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; June 18, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.17.7
Letter from JRQ in Kingman, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; June 20, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.17.8
"Super Power for Engines," undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 17.7.
1.17.9
1 page of flight instructions, included with item 17.7.
1.17.10
Letter from JRQ in Yucca, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; June 26 and 27, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.17.11
Letter from JRQ in Yucca, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; June 29, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.17.12
"They Bombed Japan," June 29, 1944, Los Angeles Times, included with item 17.11.
1.17.13
"The Chapel Messenger" program, included with item 7.11.

 

Folder 18:
From J. R. Quinton, July 1944
1.18.1
Letter from JRQ in Kingman, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; July 2, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.18.2
Letter from JRQ in Kingman, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; July 5, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.18.3
Letter from JRQ in Kingman, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; July 7, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.18.4
Letter from JRQ in Kingman, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; July 8, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.18.5
Letter from JRQ in Kingman, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; July 11, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.18.6
"Greatest Rescue in History of Army Aviation Effected Friday," undated, newsletter clipping, 2 pages, included with item 18.5.
1.18.7
Letter from JRQ in Kingman, Arizona to Mrs. HQ; July 15, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 19:
From J. R. Quinton, August 1944
1.19.1
Letter from JRQ in Lincoln, Nebraska to Mrs. HQ; August 1, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.19.2
Letter from JRQ in Lincoln, Nebraska to Mrs. HQ; August 2, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.19.3
Letter from JRQ in Lincoln, Nebraska to Mrs. HQ; August 15, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.19.4
Letter from JRQ in Lincoln, Nebraska to Mrs. HQ; August 18, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.19.5
Letter from JRQ in Lincoln, Nebraska to Mrs. HQ; August 20, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.19.6
Letter from JRQ in Lincoln, Nebraska to Mrs. HQ; August 24, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.19.7
Officers' Mess matchbook cover, included with item 19.6.
1.19.8
Photograph of JRQ and Arthur J. Miller, included with item 19.6.
1.19.9
Letter from JRQ in Lincoln, Nebraska to Mrs. HQ; August 27, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 20:
From J. R. Quinton, September 1944
1.20.1
Letter from JRQ in Lincoln, Nebraska to Mrs. HQ; September 2, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.20.2
Letter from JRQ in Lincoln, Nebraska to Mrs. HQ; September 5, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.20.3
Letter from JRQ in Lincoln, Nebraska to Mrs. HQ; September 7, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.20.4
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; September 10, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.20.5
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; September 11, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.20.6
Letter from JRQ in El Paso, Texas to Mrs. HQ; September 16, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.20.7
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; September 19, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.20.8
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; September 23, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.20.9
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; September 25, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.20.10
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; September 29, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 21:
From J. R. Quinton, October 1944
1.21.1
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; October 1, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.21.2
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; October 3, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.21.3
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; October 5, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.21.4
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; October 8, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.21.5
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; October 10, 1944; 4 pages, 1 envelope, included item (GRANDMA LETTER).
1.21.6
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; October 14, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.21.7
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; October 17, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.21.8
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; October 21, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.21.9
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; October 23, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.21.10
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; October 26, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.21.11
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; October 30, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 22:
From J. R. Quinton, November 1944
1.22.1
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; November 2, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.22.2
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; November 4, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.22.3
Officers' mess meal ticket, undated, included with item 22.2.
1.22.4
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; November 6, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.22.5
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; November 10, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.22.6
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; November 16, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.22.7
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; November 24, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.22.8
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; November 28, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.22.9
Letter from JRQ in Biggs Field, Texas to Mrs. HQ; November 30, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 23:
From J. R. Quinton, December 1944
1.23.1
Letter from JRQ in Lincoln, Nebraska to Mrs. HQ; December 23, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.23.2
Letter from JRQ in Lincoln, Nebraska to Mrs. HQ; December 27, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.23.3
Letter from JRQ in Lincoln, Nebraska to Mrs. HQ; December 28, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 24:
From J. R. Quinton, 1945
1.24.1
Letter from JRQ in Lincoln, Nebraska to Mrs. HQ; January 1, 1945; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.24.2
Letter from JRQ in Ohio to Mrs. HQ; January 4, 1945; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.24.3
Letter from JRQ at sea to Mrs. HQ; January 15, 1945; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.24.4
Letter from JRQ to Mrs. HQ; January 25 and 29, 1945; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.24.5
Letter from JRQ to Mrs. HQ; February 11, 1945; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.24.6
Letter from JRQ to Mrs. HQ; February 13, 1945; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.24.7
Letter from JRQ to Mrs. HQ; February 17, 1945; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.24.8
Letter from JRQ to Mrs. HQ; February 22, 1945; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.24.9
Letter from JRQ to Mrs. HQ; February 24, 1945; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.24.10
Letter from JRQ to Mrs. HQ; February 27, 1945; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.24.11
Letter from JRQ to Mrs. HQ; March 8, 1945; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.24.12
Letter from JRQ to Mrs. HQ; June 28, 1945; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.24.13
Letter from JRQ to Mrs. HQ; July 2, 1945; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.24.14
Letter from JRQ to Mrs. HQ; July 9, 1945; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.24.15
Letter from JRQ in San Antonio, Texas to Mrs. HQ; September 20, 1945; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.24.16
Letter from JRQ in San Antonio, Texas to Mrs. HQ; September 23, 1945; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.24.17
Letter from JRQ in San Antonio, Texas to Mrs. HQ; September 25, 1945; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.24.18
Letter from JRQ in San Antonio, Texas to Mrs. HQ; September 26, 1945; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.24.19
Letter from JRQ in San Antonio, Texas to Mrs. HQ; October 1, 1945; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.24.20
Letter from JRQ in San Antonio, Texas to Mrs. HQ; October 4, 1945; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.24.21
Letter from JRQ in San Antonio, Texas to Mrs. HQ; October 9, 1945; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.24.22
Letter from JRQ in San Antonio, Texas to Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ; October 12, 1945; 1 page, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 25:
From J. R. Quinton and M. A. Quinton, 1946
1.25.1
Letter from JRQ and Mary Alice Quinton (MAQ) in East Lansing, Michigan to Mr. and Mrs. HQ; June 20, 1946; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.25.2
Letter from JRQ and MAQ in East Lansing, Michigan to Mr. and Mrs. HQ; August 25, 1946; 6 pages, 1 envelope.
1.25.3
Letter from JRQ and MAQ in Lansing, Michigan to Mr. and Mrs. HQ; September 1, 1946; 3 pages, 1 envelope.
1.25.4
Letter from JRQ and MAQ in Lansing, Michigan to Mrs. HQ; September 8, 1946; 3 pages, 1 envelope.
1.25.5
Letter from JRQ and MAQ to Mr. and Mrs. HQ; October 18, 1946; 1 page.
1.25.6
Letter from JRQ and MAQ in Okemos, Michigan to Mr. and Mrs. HQ; November 9, 1946?; 3 pages, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 26:
To J. R. Quinton, 1943
1.26.1
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; March 6, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.26.2
"75 Men at ISNU Get Army Orders," March 6, 1943, The Pantagraph, included with item 26.1.
1.26.3
"Rudolph Hess Once Received Kick in the Pants, U.S. Style," undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 26.1.
1.26.4
"Colleges Equipped to Teach Service Men," undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 26.1.
1.26.5
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; March 11, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.26.6
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; March 12, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.26.7
Letter from Russell (Marker?) in Fresno, California to JRQ; March 17, 1943; 1 page.
1.26.8
Letter from Grace Karl to JRQ; March 23, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.26.9
Letter from Pvt. Marrion C. Walton to JRQ; April 13, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.26.10
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; April 26, 1943; 2 pages, pressed leaves (in envelope), 1 envelope.
1.26.11
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; April 24, 29, and undated, 1943; 3 pages, 1 envelope.
1.26.12
Letter from "Donnabel" to JRQ; May 17, 1943; 4 pages.
1.26.13
Letter from Mr. Preston. J. Walton and Mrs. Eleanor Walton to JRQ; June 6, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.26.14
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; June 23, 1943; 1 page.
1.26.15
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; June 25, 1943?; 2 pages.
1.26.16
"Hello! To You in the Air Service" Sunny Slopes Farm card from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; August 12, 1943.
1.26.17
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; August 14, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.26.18
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; September 2, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.26.19
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; September 7, 1943; 2 pages, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 27:
To J. R. Quinton, 1944
1.27.1
Letters from "Jack" and "Emma" to JRQ, January 19, 1944; mailed by JRQ to Mrs. HQ, January 24, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.27.2
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; February 10, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.27.3
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; February 23, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.27.4
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; April 27, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.27.5
"Gets Commission," undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 27.4.
1.27.6
"Returns to Service," undated, newspaper clipping, included with item 27.4.
1.27.7
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; May 8, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.27.8
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; May 11, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.27.9
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; June 14, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.27.10
Letter from Grace Karl to JRQ; June 13, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.27.11
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; June 26, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.27.12
Letter from Mrs. Paul Rogers to JRQ; July 31, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.27.13
Letter from Mrs. HQ to JRQ; August 31, 1944; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.27.14
Letter from "Grandma Quinton" (Mrs. ARQ) to JRQ; October 7, 1944; 1 page; included with item 21.5.
1.27.15
Newspaper clipping, 1919, included with item 27.14.

 

Folder 28:
To Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ, General, 1943-1944
1.28.1
Letter from Frances Quinton in Temple City, California to Mrs. HQ regarding letters to JRQ mistakenly delivered there; April 17, 1943; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.28.2
Letter from the War Department to Mr. RQ; August 5, 1943; 1 page, 1 map, 1 envelope.
1.28.3
Letter from Mary Alice Glenn to Mrs. HQ; January 8, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.28.4
Letter from Mary Alice Glenn to Mrs. HQ; April 18, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.28.5
Letter from Margie Haynes to Mrs. HQ; September 12, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.28.6
Postcard from "Bernice" in Corpus Christi, Texas to Mrs. HQ; October 7, 1944.
1.28.7
Letter from Mary Alice Glenn to Mrs. HQ; November 8, 1944; 1 page, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 29:
To Mr. and Mrs. George E. Haynes, 1898-1907
1.29.1
Invitation to the marriage of M. Anne Radford and Spencer Haynes from Mr. and Mrs. Radford to Mr. and Mrs. George E. Haynes; March 3, 1898; 1 invitation, 1 envelope.
1.29.2
Invitation to Shurtleff College Commencement Exercises from Mr. Lewis E. Worley to Mr. and Mrs. George E. Haynes; 1903; 1 invitation, 1 card, 1 envelope.
1.29.3
Invitation to marriage of Emma Ruth Parker and Charles J. Robinson from Mr. and Mrs. James W. Parker to Mr. and Mrs. George E. Haynes; June 26, 1907; 1 invitation, 1 card, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 30:
To Helen E. Haynes, 1907-1913
1.30.1
Letter from George E. Haynes in Champaign, Illinois to HEH; June 24, 1907; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.30.2
Letter from George E. Haynes in Champaign, Illinois to HEH; July 24, 1907; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.30.3
Letter from "Uncle Lew" and "Auntie E." to HEH; undated; 5 pages (missing first page), 1 envelope.
1.30.4
1 page of Chinese writing labeled "Luke 1 Chap. 49 to 50 Verse," included with item 30.3.
1.30.5
1 page Chinese writing, included with item 30.3.
1.30.6
Letter from "Big Sweetheart" in Swatow, China to HEH; January 14, 1908 and April 23, 1908; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.30.7
Page of Chinese writing.
1.30.8
Letter from HEH's brother George Haynes to HEH; September 17, 1908; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.30.9
Postcard from George E. Haynes in Siloam Springs, Arkansas to HEH; June 8, 1911.
1.30.10
Letter from Ethel Haynes to HEH; December 4, 1913; 4 pages, 1 envelope.
1.30.11
Letter from George E. Haynes to HEH; December 10, 1913; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.30.12
Letter from "Bernice" to HEH; date illegible; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.30.13
18 photograph negatives, included with item 30.12.

 

Folder 31:
To H. E. Haynes, 1915-1920
1.31.1
Letter from George E. Haynes to HEH; May 10, 1915; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.31.2
Letter from "Bernice" in St. Louis, Missouri to HEH; January 11, 1916; 4 pages, 1 envelope.
1.31.3
Unsigned Easter card and envelope to HEH; March 28, 1918.
1.31.4
Invitation to wedding of Launa Blanche and Harry Coulter from Mrs. Henry M. Robinson to George "Haines;" June 28, 1918; 1 page, 2 envelopes.
1.31.5
Unsigned postcard from New York, New York to HEH; December 9, 1916.
1.31.6
Letter from George E. Haynes to HEH; July 1, 1919; 1 page.
1.31.7
Letter from George E. Haynes to HEH; August 9, 1919; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.31.8
Letter from George E. Haynes to HEH; August 23, 1919; 3 pages, 1 envelope.
1.31.9
Letter from George E. Haynes to HEH; October 1, 1919; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.31.10
Letter from George E. Haynes to HEH; December 27, 1919; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.31.11
Wedding card from Edna Benson to HEH; July 13, 1920; 1 card, 1 envelope.
1.31.12
Letter from Orange Blossom Shop in Minonk, Illinois to HEH; June 19, 1920; 1 page, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 32:
To Mrs. Helen Quinton (formerly H. E. Haynes), 1920
1.32.1
Letter from "Margaret" in Minonk, Illinois to Mrs. HQ; June 23, 1920; 1 page.
1.32.2
Letter from "Margaret" in Minonk, Illinois to Mrs. HQ; August 18, 1920; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.32.3
Letter from Bernice Foster in Norman, Oklahoma to Mrs. HQ; October 5, 1920; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.32.4
Letter from Bernice Foster in Norman, Oklahoma to Mrs. HQ; November 1, 1920; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.32.5
Letter from Annalee Kyger in Bloomington, Illinois to Mrs. HQ; November 2, 1920; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.32.6
Letter from Esther Louise Haynes in Shirley, Illinois to Mrs. HQ; November 18, 1920; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.32.7
Letter from Bernice Foster in Norman, Oklahoma to Mrs. HQ; December 7, 1920; 2 pages, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 33:
To Mrs. H. Quinton, 1921-1923
1.33.1
Letter from "Margeret" in Bloomington, Illinois to Mrs. HQ; January 5, 1921; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.33.2
Letter from Bernice Foster in Norman, Oklahoma to Mrs. HQ; March 4, 1921; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.33.3
Letter from Charles A. Hodgson in Hampton Roads, Virginia to Mrs. HQ; May 22, 1921; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.33.4
Letter from "Margaret" in Minonk, Illinois to Mrs. HQ; July 29, 1921; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.33.5
Letter from Margaret Snyder in Contoocook, New Hampshire to Mrs. HQ; November 28, 1921; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.33.6
Letter from George E. Haynes in Shirley, Illinois to Mrs. HQ; 1921; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.33.7
Letter from "Big Sweetheart" in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Mrs. HQ; March 23, 1922; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.33.8
Letter from Margaret Snyder in Contoocook, New Hampshire to Mrs. HQ; July 12, 1922; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.33.9
Season's Greetings card from Margaret Snyder in Contoocook, New Hampshire to Mrs. HQ; December 23, 1922; 1 card, 1 envelope.
1.33.10
Letter from "Alice" in Contoocook, New Hampshire to Mrs. HQ; March 19, 1923; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.33.11
Letter from Margaret Snyder in Contoocook, New Hampshire to Mrs. HQ; March 29, 1923; 3 pages, 1 envelope.
1.33.12
Letter from Esther Louise Haynes in Shirley, Illinois to Mrs. HQ; July 1923; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.33.13
Letter from Esther Louise Haynes and "Ethel" in Shirley, Illinois to Mrs. HQ; October 5, 1923; 1 page, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 34:
To Mrs. H. Quinton, 1924-1939
1.34.1
Letter from "Big Sweetheart" in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Mrs. HQ; June 8, 1924; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.34.2
Birthday card from "Johy" H. in Charleston, Illinois to Mrs. HQ; June 9, 1924; 1 card, 1 envelope.
1.34.3
Letter from Mrs. W. O. Burns in Siloam Springs, Arkansas to Mrs. HQ; March 23, 1926; 2 pages.
1.34.4
Letter from Siloam Springs, Arkansas to Mrs. HQ regarding redemption of land; June 17, 1926; 5 pages, 1 redemption certificate, 1 envelope.
1.34.5
Invitation for Mrs. HQ from M. Charlotte Haynes to the Bloomington High School 34.6
1.34.6
Letter from Esther Louise Haynes to Mrs. HQ; June 7, 1934; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.34.7
Letter from Esther Louise Haynes in Normal, Illinois to Mrs. HQ; June 21, 1934; 1 page, 1 envelope.
1.34.8
Invitation to the marriage of Sophia Maurine and George Lester Finfrock from Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Fraser to Mrs. HQ; June 26, 1939; 1 card, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 35:
To Mrs. Adda R. Quinton, 1920
1.35.1
Letter from HEH in Bloomington, Illinois to Mrs. Adda Rossum Quinton (Mrs. ARQ); June 1, 1920; 1 page, envelope.
1.35.2
Invitation from HEH to ISNU Commencement Exercises; June 10, 1920; included with
1.35.3
item 35.1.
1.35.4
ISNU Commencement Week program; June 4-10, 1920; included with item 35.1.
1.35.5
Postcard from Ralph and Helen Quinton (Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ) in Montrose, Iowa to Mrs. ARQ; July 28, 1920.
1.35.6
Postcard from Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Mrs. ARQ; July 29, 1920.
1.35.7
Postcard from Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ in Wasta, South Dakota to Mrs. ARQ; August 5, 1920.
1.35.8
Postcard from Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ in Reliance, South Dakota to Mrs. ARQ; August 3, (1920?).
1.35.9
Letter from Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ in Wasta, South Dakota to Mrs. ARQ; August 8, 1920; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.35.10
Postcard from Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ in Black Hills, South Dakota to Mrs. ARQ; August 13, 1920.
1.35.11
Postcard from Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ in Livingston, Montana to Mrs. ARQ; August 20, (1920?).
1.35.12
Postcard from Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ in Yellowstone National Park to Mrs. ARQ; August 21, 1920.
1.35.13
Postcard from Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ in Yellowstone National Park to Mrs. ARQ; August 23, 1920.
1.35.14
Yellowstone National Park Souvenir Folder to Mrs. ARQ; August 25, 1920.
1.35.15
Postcard from Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ in Brady Island, Nebraska to Mrs. ARQ; August 31, 1920.
1.35.16
Letter from Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ in Brady Island, Nebraska to Mrs. ARQ; September 1, 1920; 2 pages, 1 envelope.
1.35.17
Unsigned postcard and envelope from Brady Island, Nebraska to Mrs. ARQ; September 4, 1920.
1.35.18
Letter from Mr. RQ and Mrs. HQ in Brady Island, Nebraska to Mrs. ARQ; September 4, 1920, 1 page, 1 envelope.

 

Folder 36:
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1.36.1
Invitation from Paul J. Snyder to the Commencement Exercises of Illinois Wesleyan University; June 9, 1920; 1 invitation, 1 card, 1 envelope.
1.36.2
Invitation from Mr. and Mrs. HQ to the marriage of their daughter Eleanor Jean to Preston James Walton; March 29, 1941; 1 invitation, 2 envelopes.
1.36.3
Partial letter; April 29, 1946; 1 page.
1.36.4
Letter from "Mary" to "Mother and Father," January 2, 1947; 1 page.
1.36.5
Letter from Mr. and Mrs. Don Roberts to the Quinton family; June 8, 1953; 6 pages, 1 envelope.
1.36.6
Pack of Yellowstone National Park postcards to Mrs. ARQ, unsigned, undated.
1.36.7
Unsent postcard from Yellowstone National Park.
1.36.8
Undated father's birthday card and envelope from Eleanor and Preston Walton.
1.36.9
Letter to Ralph and Helen Quinton, unsigned, undated, 1 page.
1.36.10
Letter from Florida signed "Me" to Mrs. HQ?; undated; 2 pages.
1.36.11
Letter from Mrs. HQ? to JRQ?; June 12, year unknown; 1 page.
1.36.12
Unsigned Christmas card.
1.36.13
Christmas card from "Uncle Lew, Auntie E., Lois, and Parker."
1.36.14
Christmas card from "Aunt Nina and Beth."
1.36.15
Christmas card from "Joe Nellie and Family."
1.36.16
Christmas card from "Auntie Nell."

 

Folder 37:
Miscellaneous Other
1.37.1
Parcel receipt from Mrs. Ralph Quinton to Mr. William Haynes; February 6, 1922.
1.37.2
Campus Towers: A Bulletin for Parents; June 1943; 1 leaflet.
1.37.3
Remembrance card for William T. Ives; September 30, 1943.
1.37.4
The Stars and Stripes; February 12, 1945; newspaper.
1.37.5
"I'm Going to Shock You!" undated, magazine article, 1 page.
1.37.6
Matchbook cover from Gary Field in Blythe, California.
1.37.7
Calling card from Mrs. L. E. Worley.
1.37.8
5 photographs of John Hart, Aunt Inez, Auntie Eee, and two unidentified.

 

Folder 38:
Cloth
1.38.1
7 pieces of cloth and lace

 

McLean County Museum of History Collections and Research