Log and scrapbook of Alfred G. Lawson, which he titled "The Word War : The Log and My Experience Aboard U.S.S. Paulding, Destroyer No. 22, Operating in Foreign Waters, Base No. 6 and Base No. 7, Queenstown Ireland, Brest France. Alfred G. Lawson, Seaman, United States."
The first part of the volume is a log of events from June 1917 to Jan 1919. Lawson recorded weather conditions, a collision with another destroyer, illnesses on board, a man lost overboard, German Sub Attacks, and attacks on German subs and so on.
The pages following the log have been used as a scrapbook and include photographs of other war ships and of members of the ship's crew, admission tickets, a program to a show, news clippings, and greeting cards.
There is also an entry titled "USS Navel Class, Harvard College at Harvard, Mass." that lists classes, school marks and points received.
The last pages contain photographs of family and friends.
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0.2 Linear Feet (1 box) : 1 volume
Purchased in 2009.
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