Box Small Collections Box 78
Contains 27 Results:
Letter from Private S. Cole of the 3/6th Gloucestershire Regiment addressed to Friend, 1915
Private Stanley Cole describes himself as Carson’s best chum and writes in response to family concerns for Caron’s well-being. Stanley tries to assure the family that he will keep Carson straight and he is in good hands. According to Cole, Caron is enjoying England but is not getting the true English experience as one would in more peaceful times.
Letter from Carson Dale to Roscoe Dale (younger brother), 1915 Sept. 15
Letter from Carson Dale to Carrie Dale (sister), 1916 Jan. 29
Envelope addressed to Miss Carrie Dale of Wiggins, Mississippi, U.S.A, 1916 Feb.
The envelope did not contain any items but a letter with the same date is a part of the collection.
Letter from Carson Dale to Blondie Dale (sister), 1916 Feb. 9
Carson is late in responding to Blondie’s letter due to insufficient funds for purchasing stamps. In this letter Carson informs Blondie that he is to leave for the slaughterhouse that is France and fears that he may not return. He expresses his concern for the family, desires to see them again, and wishes them well as it may be his last letter.
Letter from Stanley Cole to Carrie Dale, 1916 Mar. 13
Stanley writes to inform Carrie that he has not left to fight in France due to his age. Carson has already left for France and due to being best chums he is hoping to see Carson soon. He will let her know if something were to happen to Carson but will be praying for his safe return. He adds that the people of England are hopeful that the war will be over by the end of spring.
Letter from Carson Dale to Carrie Dale (sister), 1916 Mar.
Letter from Carson Dale to Carrie Dale (sister), 1916 Mar. 7
Carson writes due to not hearing from Carrie in a long time and is concerned about the meaning behind the lack of contact. He is uncertain of the reasons and wonders if he included too much about the war in his previous letters. He sends his regards to the family, his desire to them but is also uncertain if or when that will happen.
Letter from Carson Dale to Carrie Dale (sister), 1916 June 27
Letter from Lance-corporal John Freeman to Miss Dale, 1916 Aug. 3
Lance-corporal Freeman is writing to Miss Dale to inform her of the death of Jimmy (Carson). Jimmy was struck in the head by a shrapnel bullet from an exploding bomb while making a charge on the German trenches. Freeman goes into more detail of Jimmy’s demeanor and compliments Jimmy for always doing his share of the work. This letter contained its mailing envelope. Lance-corporal Freeman is the only one whose letters refer to Carson as Jimmy.
Letter from Lance-corporal John Freeman to Miss Dale, 1916 Oct. 15
Territorial Force Records Office Warwick Station, 1916 Aug. 22
Official letter informing Miss Dale of the death of Carson. Additional information includes the shipping of any personal affects.
Western Union Telegram, 1916 Aug. 26
This item is a telegram to Miss Carrie Dale informing her of the death of Carson Dale on July 23rd, 1916.
Newspaper article titled Carson James Dale written by a friend, undated
The article informs the Wiggins community that Carson was killed in action on July 23rd near Rouin, France. The article details Carson leaving for England aboard a ship carrying mules in May of 1915 and that of his death as told by John Freeman. There is no date for the article but it states the telegram (Item 2) was received a week prior to its writing.
Certificate of service from Territorial Force Association for Gloucestershire, undated
Addressed to Carrie Dale in regards to the loss of Carson Dale. The certificate states Carson was killed in action in France on July 23, 1916. It is signed by the president, chairman, and secretary of the Gloucestershire territorial force association.
Invasion of Texas: First Mississippi Infantry (booklet), 1917
This booklet contains a detailed overview of the First Mississippi. Included are pictures and rosters of those who served in companies A through M, machine gun company, and supply company. Other information includes leisure activities, field day, rifle team, and various poems/songs. Jarvis Dale was Artificer in Company D.
Jarvis Dale’s Tombstone photograph, undated
Jarvis Dale in Military Uniform (full length portrait photograph), circa 1915-1917
Service Photograph of Carson Dale (copy), undated
Service photograph of Carson Dale and is identified as Carson based off military dress matching that worn by the 1/6th Gloucestershire. The photograph is not the original.
Minute Book, 1921-1926
Letters, 1727-1728, received by John Allen of Virginia ["On James River"]. Includes letter, 1727 October 30, of Edward Randolph, London, England to Allen concerning sale of Allen's tobacco; and letter, 1728 September 11, of James Brad[ly?], London, England to Allen concerning goods shipped and sale of tobacco.
Legal documents of the family of Reps Jones (fl. 1773) of Lunenburg County, Va. Other members of the family were wife Lucretia Jones, sons Reps Jones, Drury Jones, William Jones, Thomas Jones, Stephen Jones and daughters Mary Ann Jones and Martha Jones. Collection also includes papers of Thomas and Robert Blackwell.
Minute Book, 1946-1950
Minute book, 1946-1950, of the Order of the Eastern Star, Warsaw, Virginia, chapter. Includes the minutes of what seems to be the founding meeting of this chapter, 11 May 1946. Minutes typically include the list of all of the officers and their positions, other members and guests present, treasurers' reports, petitions received, and other business of the Order. Also includes interactions with other chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star, including the Williamsburg chapter.