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World War, 1914-1918 -- Soldiers' letters

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Elmer Arthur Walton, Soldier, World War I Letter, Scrapbook, and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 3694
Overview Papers of Elmer Arthur Walton (1896-1960), a Martin's Ferry, Ohio native, documenting his experiences in France and the United States during World War I as a member of Company H, 4th Regiment, 3rd Division. Includes a 32 page narrative letter, book of original cartoons, scrapbook, photo portraits, and obituaries. 1) Addressed to his father, the narrative letter by Elmer Walton written from a hospital in Limoges, France on 24 November 1918, describes in some detail his experiences as a...
Dates: ca. 1916-1919, 1931, 1960

James M. Guiher, Jr. Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3579
Overview Personal papers of James M. Guiher, Jr. (1927- ), Editor and Head of Textbook Division of Prentice-Hall books, and son of James M. Guiher, Sr. (1897-1965), a prominent lawyer, politician, and community leader from Clarksburg, West Virginia. Includes autobiographical material, correspondence, publications, photographs, and other material regarding growing up in Clarksburg, attending Washington Irving High School (Clarksburg, WV), serving in the U.S. Army during WWII, attending Princeton and...
Dates: 1835-2014; Majority of material found within 1927-1976

John A. Thorn World War I Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4254
Scope and Contents

Digital copies of letters, photographs, clippings, and other material related to the World War I service of West Virginian John A. Thorn in the 462nd Aero Squadron, Air Service, 3rd Army. John Thorn grew up in Princeton, West Virginia.

Dates: 1917-1919

Louis A. Johnson Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4311
Scope and Contents Papers of Louis Arthur Johnson, (1891-1966), Clarksburg lawyer, and Washington, D.C. politician who co-founded the law office of Steptoe & Johnson. Johnson studied law at the University of Virginia and upon graduation immediately took up residence in the booming oil and gas town of Clarksburg, W. Va. and began the firm with Philip P. Steptoe. He served in France and Germany during and immediately after the First World War, and upon his return married Ruth Maxwell from Clarksburg. From...
Dates: ca. 1890-1980

Louis Reed and Mildred Johnston Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2592
Overview Louis Reed (1899-ca. 1985) served in France and Germany during World War I. Collection contains letters he wrote to his future wife, Mildred Johnston. Reed and Johnston married many years later, after the death of Reed's first wife. Reed's letters, written between 1918 and 1920, discuss army life, the front in France, and the occupation of Germany. Collection also contains a 235-page photocopied typescript that Reed wrote about the history of Burning Springs, Wirt County, and its role in the...
Dates: 1918-1920 and undated

Moore Family, World War I Letters and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 3675
Overview Chiefly the World War I letters of brothers Arch C. Moore and John Cecil Moore and relative Virgil E. Moore, all from Diamond, Kanawha County, West Virginia, who served in the American Expeditionary Force in 1918 and 1919. The Moores wrote to both their mother, Armilda Moore, and their sister, Nora Moore, during their military service. Primary topics for all of the correspondents include the weather; their health; sending and receiving letters from home; girls; and family news. Collection...
Dates: 1897, 1918-1952; Majority of material found within 1918-1919

Mrs. L.L. Lyons, World War I Letter

Collection Number: A&M 2804

Letter from Howard, Camp Meade, Maryland, to Mrs. L.L. Lyons (sister), Morgantown, West Virginia, postmarked 22 September 1918, describing his daily routine at the camp.

Dates: 1918

Okey P. Keadle, Soldier, World War I Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 2960

Letters from Okey P. Keadle (1894-1958) to his family in Williamson, West Virginia, written while he served with the first American army regiment on active duty in France during World War I. Keadle was stationed in Paris and Tours, serving as a clerk. Subjects include his reaction to French customs, wartime civilian life in Paris, celebrations held by the American troops, and fashions and popular entertainers of the day.

Dates: 1919-1927

Robert Lynn Hogg, Author, World War I Letters

Collection Number: A&M 3355
Overview World War I (WWI) correspondence of Lieutenant Robert Lynn Hogg, including 31 letters (94 pages) describing in detail his experiences while serving in the United States armed forces in a non-combat role. Topics include officers, training, morale, crossing the Atlantic, transportation, French customs, mustard gas, the wounded, Folies Bergere, the Red Cross, and Armistice Day celebrations, among other subjects. There is also a photo portrait of Hogg, three photographic postcards, and...
Dates: 1917-1919