Letters, postcards, printed material, photographs, and other related material, circa 1890-1960, of John L. Bosworth, John Woodbridge Bosworth and John (Jack) Bosworth Fling. Includes photographs of the three men, copies of printed works written by John W. Bosworth, and printed material relating to John W. Bosworth's time as a police officer and superintendent of public safety for West Virginia. The family is from Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia. The letters encompass World War II in the United States, travel through Europe in the 1950s, polio, management of their rental properties, many references to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Warm Springs, March of the Dimes, the Democratic party, life at Harvard and Columbia University, and popular films. The majority of the collection is comprised of letters and postcards written by Fling to his parents and materials related to his world travel.
Of note are letters written by Soviet and Nazi spy Martha Dodd, Black Pete cigar rings from the Netherlands (good for winter display), and monies from various European nations.
Elkins Daily Mail, West Virginia newspaper 1940-1942 (Rare Book Newspaper AN 49 .E44)
Organized into three series: Series 1: John L. Bosworth, Series 2: John Woodbridge Bosworth, Series 3: John Bosworth Fling.
Note: Some items in Series 3 relate to all of the men (For example: photographs and news clippings.).