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Catalog Number 1986.213.64
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1986.213
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ANDOVER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Cambridge Massachusetts April 21, 1917. To whom it may concern: - I take pleasure in recommending Burnham Hockaday for admission to the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. His personal character and habits are above reproach. He is a college undergraduate ( Princeton ) of good standing , and has already had some military training at Plattsburg. He is precisely the type of man one might wish to see preparing for duty as an officer in th army of the United States, and, if admitted to the corps, he is certain to discharge his duties with fidelity and intelligence, and to exhibit the same high sense of honor which has characterized him in all the relations of his life thusfar. John Winthrop Platner P.S. I ought to add that Mr. Hockaday’s full name is J. K. Burnham Hockaday.

From the service of James Kellogg Burnham Hockaday, First Lieutenant, 354th Infantry, 89th Division.
Date April 21, 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Hockaday, James Kellogg Burnham
Subjects Letters (Home)
World War I
Recommendation letters
Military officers
Military training
Military schools