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Items with subject 'World War, 1914-1918- War'

Clyde Family Letter Collection

by Clyde, EthelClyde, Jane Leslie "Jennie"Clyde, Leslie M.Clyde, Robert A. (1916 – 1919)

9 folders (0.1 linear feet)

The Clyde Family Letter Collection documents the lives of Leslie Clyde and Robert A. Clyde as they served in France during the First World War. The letters date from 1916 to 1919 and describe the men's experiences as they trained at Fort Monroe, Virginia and served with the 2nd Trench Mortar Battery, 2nd Division throughout France. Most of the letters were written by Leslie and Robert to their mother, Jane "Jennie" Clyde, and their father, Robert S. Clyde, as well as their younger siblings: Margaret, Alexander "Sander," Jennie, and Marion. While most of the correspondence contains details about daily life, some mention national and worldwide events such as the Spanish influenza epidemic, Daylight Savings Time in the US, prohibition, the Chicago race riot of 1919, unions and the Railroad Brotherhood, and Charlie Chaplin. Some of the letters include racist slurs and sentiments.

Identifier: SC2023.010
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Floy G. Pearson Letter Collection

by Blake, Maurice P.Bull, William F.Johnson, Carl S.Pearson, Carl L.Pearson, Floy G.Pratt, Butler Hillman, Sr.Winslow, Percy R. (1917 – 1945)

6 folders (0.6 linear feet)

The Floy G. Pearson Letter Collection contains 53 letters addressed to Floy Pearson of West Falmouth, Maine from 1917 to 1919. Written by eight different men, including her brother Carl Pearson, these letters describe daily life as a soldier stationed in various sections of France during World War I and some include reactions to the end of the war. Most of the letters include envelopes showing approval stamps by military censors and some of the letters have parts cut out by the censor. Additionally, there are pieces of ephemera including a prayer card, lyrics to "Our Loved Ones in Heaven," loose envelopes, a page from a letter (most likely by Carl S. Johnson), a receipt for Maurice Blake, and an immunization record for Robert G. Fitzgerald (dated 1943-1945).

Identifier: SC2023.011
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment