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Papers, 1908-1919

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 75, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Emma L. Brown papers consist for the most part of letters Emma Brown of Danielson, Connecticut, received from her son, Sergeant Percy Brown, who was deployed to France in July 1917. He was wounded and hospitalized in Orleans in the fall of 1918 and his letters date from 12 November 1918 to his return to the US in the spring of 1919. He talks about Armistice celebrations in the streets, life in the hospital, his leg injury, celebrating Christmas in the hospital and with a local family, sending money to his mother, interactions with fellow service members and so on.

Also included are the following:

--A 1908 military order of Percy Brown's 13th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, Connecticut National Guard.

--A sheet of notes his mother kept, recording the chronology of his deployment and the dates she received his letters.

--Two more letters to Emma Brown by acquaintances, one commenting on the war and the other a reminder of an overdue payment for domestic labor.


  • Creation: 1908-1919

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers.


From the Collection: 0.01 Linear Foot



Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository