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Margaret B. Mizelle Letters


Margaret B. Mizelle served as a 2nd lieutenant with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.While stationed with the 38th Evacuation Hospital in England, Africa, and Italy, she wrote letters to her mother concerning articles of clothing, cosmetics, or food that Lt. Mizelle wished sent to her from home. Occasionally the letters contain descriptions of life in the field.

Title

Margaret B. Mizelle Letters

Collection Number

PC.1919

Date(s)

1942 - 1944

Language

English

Physical Description
Items
104
Genre/Physical Characteristic

including 82 original manuscript letters; 15 V-mail letters; 7 photographic negatives.

Abstract

Margaret B. Mizelle served as a 2nd lieutenant with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.

While stationed with the 38th Evacuation Hospital in England, Africa, and Italy, she wrote letters to her mother concerning articles of clothing, cosmetics, or food that Lt. Mizelle wished sent to her from home. Occasionally the letters contain descriptions of life in the field.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

Mizelle, Margaret B.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Available for research.


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Processed by George Stevenson, July 11, 2001

Encoded by Ashley Yandle, June, 2002


Margaret B. Mizelle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Mizelle of Route 2, Windsor, N.C., was born June 28, 1918, graduated from Windsor High School in 1936, and subsequently graduated as a registered nurse from the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, Charlotte, N.C. Shortly after the United States entered World War II, Ms. Mizelle volunteered for service in the Army Nurse Corps on April 24, 1942. Commissioned a 2nd lieutenant, she was assigned to duty with the 38th Evacuation Hospital, then at Fort Bragg, N.C., which shipped overseas to England in August. After a quarter year in England, the 38th Evacuation Hospital was sent in November, 1942, to serve on the front in Northwest Africa, Northeast Africa, and North Africa for the next ten months. From here the hospital was shipped to Italy in September, 1943. Lt. Mizelle was reassigned duties in the continental United States, returning in February, 1945. She was demobilized on January 25, 1946.


Margaret B. Mizelle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Mizelle of Route 2, Windsor, N.C., was born June 28, 1918, graduated from Windsor High School in 1936, and subsequently graduated as a registered nurse from the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, Charlotte, N.C. Shortly after the United States entered World War II, Ms. Mizelle volunteered for service in the Army Nurse Corps on April 24, 1942. Commissioned a 2nd lieutenant, she was assigned to duty with the 38th Evacuation Hospital, then at Fort Bragg, N.C., which shipped overseas to England in August. After a quarter year in England, the 38th Evacuation Hospital was sent in November, 1942, to serve on the front in Northwest Africa, Northeast Africa, and North Africa for the next ten months. From here the hospital was shipped to Italy in September, 1943. Lt. Mizelle was reassigned duties in the continental United States, returning in February, 1945. She was demobilized on January 25, 1946.


[Identification of item], PC.1919, Margaret B. Mizelle Letters, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Gift, Ms. Ellen M. White, Williamsburg, VA, February 2002.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS) at  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us


The letters in this collection date from July 23, 1942, to December 28, 1944, and were, all but two of them, written while Lt. Mizelle was on duty overseas. They were addressed for the most part to Mrs. Mizelle at Windsor, and frequently are concerned with articles of clothing, cosmetics, or food that Lt. Mizelle wished sent to her from home. Occasionally the letters contain descriptions of life in the field (Dec. 16, 1942; Oct. 5 and 27, 1943; Jan. 6, Aug. 30, and Nov. 7, 18, and 24, 1944), or efforts to celebrate Christmas at the front in the evacuation hospital (Dec. 29, 1943, and Dec. 23 and 28, 1944). There are no letters dating from 1945 or 1946 in the collection.


The letters in this collection date from July 23, 1942, to December 28, 1944, and were, all but two of them, written while Lt. Mizelle was on duty overseas. They were addressed for the most part to Mrs. Mizelle at Windsor, and frequently are concerned with articles of clothing, cosmetics, or food that Lt. Mizelle wished sent to her from home. Occasionally the letters contain descriptions of life in the field (Dec. 16, 1942; Oct. 5 and 27, 1943; Jan. 6, Aug. 30, and Nov. 7, 18, and 24, 1944), or efforts to celebrate Christmas at the front in the evacuation hospital (Dec. 29, 1943, and Dec. 23 and 28, 1944). There are no letters dating from 1945 or 1946 in the collection.


  • United States. Army Nurse Corps.
  • United States. Army. 38th Evacuation Hospital.
  • Nurses.
  • World War, 1939 - 1945--Women.
  • Military hospitals.
  • Christmas.
  • Bertie County (N.C.)
  • Africa.
  • Italy.