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Correspondence, primarily from World War II, of A. H. Harding, with some letters containing newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, medals, currency and other miscellaneous materials.

Algie Hampton Harding was born on January 9, 1909 in Keytesville, Missouri to Al and Jennie Harding. He graduated from Brunswick, Missouri High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Central College of Fayette, Missouri, and then attended the University of Missouri. On January 21, 1942 Harding married Mary Frances Hobbs of Independence, Kansas. Harding attended Officers’ Candidate School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and was commissioned as a first lieutenant. Harding served in the 8th Infantry Division in Europe during World War II and was discharged from service in January 1946. Harding practiced law until he passed away in November, 1969. Mary F. Harding passed away in May of 1998.

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Military and War, Social Life and Customs


Arts and Humanities

Size of Collection

1 linear foot

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Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0412

Harding, A. H., Letters, 1928-1945



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