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Diary, Travel Permit, and Advertising Card, 1917-1918

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: id56301

Scope and Contents

The diary describes Dowling’s military experiences in the U.S. and throughout France - Romorantin, Libourne, Marseilles. He mentions important dates such as October 30, 1918 when Austria surrendered to the Allies and November 11, 1918 when Germany signed the Armistice. Dowling was promoted to Corporal and then to Private by the end of the diary. The diary includes names and addresses of fellow soldiers and French women Dowling met during his duty in France.

A travel permit and a card advertising a tax-exempt subscription to 'L'Emprunt de la Liberation' are also present.


  • 1917-1918

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

English French

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From the Collection: 0.50 Linear Feet