(various): c. 1946 - 1947. 29 leaves. Approximately 240 letters (on USO and U.S.S Alexander J. Luke letterhead) and 80 post cards. Many loose (and tipped in) ephemeral items as well. Illustrated post cards, some photographes in envelopes. Approx: 12-1/2" x 10". Brown faux leather boards, tan thick paper leaves 2-hole punched, bound with brown knitting yarn. A G+/VG copy. Half of the leaves are loose, chipping (along with small tears) around all edge of all leaves, letters (with envelopes) are well preserved, on first paste-down is ink writings and two photographs of Robert Given taped in. Item #46761
The writings on the first paste-down seen to being a very brief play by play of Robert Given's whereabouts. As the color of the ink seems to change with each "entry":
"First leave from boat camp. Left San Diego Sat. 10:30 July 20 - 1946. Got home Monday July 22 1pm - Left July 29 - 1946 at 7:50p.m. - Got to San Diego Aug. 1. In HollywoodJuly 31. Left San Diego Friday Aug. 9 - 1946 at 11 a.m. Arrived in Portland Maine 10:00pm Aug 13. Left Portland Wed. Sept 4 Arrived - Brooklyn Navy Yard Sept. 5. First liberty(?) in N.Y. sept. 5 - 4:30 till Sept. 9 -8am Came home Sept. 29 went back to N.Y. Oct. 5 1946 there Oct 7-19-46 -- Friday Nov. 23 - 1946 went to Staten Island from N.Y."
Over all, this seems to be a young boy's memories of being in the Navy and things he visited and saw. The letters (only read through a few of them) seem to be a son writing to his parents - along with a few letters to other family members. Discussing his day to day on the U.S.S. Alexander J. Luke as well as reassurring his parents to "not worry"