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Frances Manning Achurch McWhorter diaries

Identifier: Mss 0034-093

Collection Overview

From 1948 to 1950 Achurch was a member of the military advisory group in Korea. He was a senior advisor in charge of training at the Korean Naval Academy at Chinhae. His 32 page diary photocopy "Escape from Korea" begins on June 24, 1950, the first days of the Korean War and ends a month later with evacuation to Japan and then to the United States. Her 45 page diary photocopy "The Korea I Liked" begins on April 29, 1949 when she arrived in Korea to join her husband. Included with the diaries is biographical information.


  • Creation: 2000


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

William Cuttino Achurch (1907-1986) was born in Charleston (S.C.). He was a 1924 graduate of the High School of Charleston and a 1928 graduate of the College of Charleston. He was employed first by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and in 1942 he joined the U.S. Coast Guard. He later worked with the U.S. Navy as an engineering advisor until his retirement in 1964. William C. Achurch married Frances Manning of Barnwell, S.C. in 1940. She was a graduate of Georgia State College and University. Achurch died in 1986 and she married Henry L. McWhorter in 1994.


3 folders

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Frances Manning Achurch McWhorter.

Frances Manning Achurch McWhorter Diaries, 2000
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