Henry P. McIlhenny Papers : VIII. Other subjects

Series VIII. Other subjects

1824, 1902, 1922-1988, n.d.

4.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series touches on other aspects of McIlhenny's life and lifestyle. In particular are his flair for entertaining and his passion for globetrotting, each of which is documented, respectively, in the "Social events" and "Travel" subseries. Comprised of correspondence, invoices, numerous lists and notes, and frequently revised itineraries, each subseries underscores McIlhenny's attention to detail and adherence to doing everything in grand style. The third subseries, "Various," consists of an assortment of documentation, identified either by material type or subject. An example of the former is the set of folders identified as "Invoices." Selected during processing, these papers give a sampling of the types of goods and services McIlhenny purchased regularly, thus offering a snapshot of class economics and consumerism. The largest set of subject-related folders pertains to McIlhenny's military service during and after World War II. McIlhenny enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve. Most of the material consists of correspondence and directives issued from USNR offices and related departments.