George Wickersham Collection
George Woodward Wickersham II was born in Long Island, New York, and was educated at New York and Massachusetts schools and the Virginia Theological Seminary. Dr. Wickham held parishes in New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Virginia. During World War II he served as a chaplain with the United States Marines. The collection contains a 538 page memoir entitled “Marine Chaplain” that was written immediately after his service in the war. The memoirs contain, not battle stories, but the more encompassing story of humans of all walks of life in time of war. Photographs accompany the text of the manuscript.