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Canelos collection of World War II letters

Identifier: 2019-030-LIB


  • 1942-1944, 1960
  • Majority of material found within 1942 - 1944

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This collection is unprocessed and materials are not currently available for access.

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Biographical / Historical

Bill Canelos [Aristides W. Canelos] was born either in 1926 or 1927 in Baltimore to William and Mary Canelos (sometimes spelled Kanelopoulos). The family home stood at 2029 West Saratoga Street. He had a sister named Anastasia and a brother named James. Bill graduated from City College and the College of Commerce, where he studied accounting. He served in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. For six years, until his death, he headed the local office of the Wechsler-Mid-Atlantic Coffee Company handling institutional sales in Maryland, Washington and Virginia. Canelos married Everstine Eurydice Mitchell and they had two daughters: Paula M. and Christina A. He died in 1973.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John Bullard, November 2019.

Content Description

This collection primarily contains correspondence mailed to Seaman Bill Canelos of Baltimore, Maryland between 1943-1944 during World War II. Correspondents include his mother, Mary, and sister, Anastasia, as well as various relatives and female acquaintances in Baltimore.

Guide to the Canelos collection World War II letters
Mallory Harwerth
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States