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Sylvian Kendall Letter

Identifier: SC 01575

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Scope and Contents

One page letter addressed to James H. Sheldon in Portland, OR. Kendall was a Second Lieutenant in the Army and his letter reports that he was wounded in the back of the head by a bullet that struck his upper vertebrae. His letter is from Spasskoe, Siberia and given the date, it is inferred that he is writing after engaging in the Battle of Romanova against the anti-Bolshevik revolt of the area. This Army regiment was in the area during the Allied Intervention after World War I.


  • Creation: 1919 June 30


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Read 'Em Again Books with funds from the Lyon Gardiner Tyler Library Endowment, 2018.



Guide to the Sylvian Kendall Letter
Christina R. Luers, CA
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