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Bobo Burnett papers

Identifier: MS0326

Scope and Contents

This collection is primarily composed of correspondence from and to Burnett, 1917 to 1946 and includes material about Camp Croft and Camp Wadsworth, 1917.


  • 1917-1946


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Bobo Burnett was born in 1892 in Spartanburg, S.C. His parents were John James Burnett (b. 1863) and Annie Lela Carlisle Burnett (d.1928). Burnett graduated from Wofford College in 1913 and from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1916. He was admitted to the bar in 1916, serving for ten years as a judge of the Municipal Court. Burnett served in the 117th Engineer Regiment, 42nd Division, American Expeditionary Force in World War I, stationed in France and England. Burnett traveled to England in March 1919, where he heard lectures at the Inns of Court and was befriended by the Danckwert Family. He returned to Spartanburg in 1919, joining his father’s law practice. In December 1921, Burnett married Mamie Young of Union, South Carolina. They had one child, Mamie Hunter Burnett. Burnett died in 1987.


0.5 Linear Feet (4 folders (shared document box))

Language of Materials



Papers of a Spartanburg, South Carolina native relating primarily to his service in the 117th Engineer Regiment, 42nd Division, American Expeditionary Force during World War I. Includes originals and transcriptions of letters from Burnett to his family and his diary (1917-1919); letters to Burnett from French and English friends (1919, ca. 1940-1946); and material about camps Wadsworth and Croft, army posts near Spartanburg.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Mamie Burnett Willard, 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Jean Moats and James Kusik, 2003.

Bobo Burnett papers
Jean Moats and James Kusik
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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Charlotte 28223 United Stated

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