The Resource Nash family papers

Nash family papers

Nash family papers, 1919-1953
Nash family papers
Inclusive dates
Papers, 1919-1953, of the Nash family of Hylas, Hanover County, Virginia, including correspondence, greeting cards, and invitations and announcements. Most of the collection consists of letters written by Melvin Linwood Nash (1925-2014) while he was serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, first at the U.S. Naval Amphibious Training Base in Bainbridge, Maryland, and then as a gunner's mate aboard the LCI (G) 559 in the South Pacific. Following the end of the war, Nash was stationed at the U.S. Naval Training and Distribution Center at Treasure Island, California. There is also correspondence between his parents prior to their marriage, and letters written to his mother and sister from friends and relatives
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Biographical or historical data
Fleming Linwood Nash (1898-1983) and Ruth (Leadbetter) Nash (1902-1994) were residents of Hylas, Hanover County, Virginia. They had three children: Lillian Rocelia Nash (1923-2000), Melvin Linwood Nash (1925-2014), and Carlton Edward Nash (1932-2012).
Cataloging source
Nash family papers
  • The Library of Virginia
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Abbott, Tim
Organization method
Box 1: Correspondence, 1919-1943. Box 2: Correspondence, 1944 (January-August). Box 3: Correspondence, 1944 (September)-1945. Box 4: Correspondence, 1946-1953. Box 5: 4-H Club, Greeting Cards, Insurance Papers, Invitations and Announcements, Miscellaneous, Will of F. L. Nash, 1934.
Type of unit
  • 1.6
  • cu. ft. (5 boxes)

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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