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Will Arnold Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00083
Scope and Contents

This collections consists of a single letter dated October 17, 1917, written by a British soldier at a hospital in France while he recovered from a battle wound. It is addressed to the soldier's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold of Syston in Leicestershire, England, and is signed "Will." The letter expresses his eagerness to rejoin "the boys" the next day.

Newton D. Baker Letter to Otto Miller

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00179
Scope and Contents

Letter from Newton D. Baker, Cleveland, Ohio to Otto Miller thanking him for sending Volume X of the "Gooch and Temperley British Documents" (Origins of the War by G.P. Gooch and Harold Temperley).  He notes that "I am more and more amazed at the light hearted way a lot of people are writing in our papers and magazines about 'the causes of the war!'"  May 8, 1936.

Edward Belvin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01197
Scope and Contents

Edward Belvin's Collection of Williamsburg and James City County, Virginia material. Includes copies of wills and death certificates, correspondence and certificates.

Benjamin J. Jefferson Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00729
Scope and Contents Diary of Benjamin John Jefferson, who enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WW I on June 27, 1917. In December, 1917 he was transferred to the destroyer USS Kimberly  where he drilled and trained for duties aboard ship.  The USS Kimberly went in commission on April 29, 1918, and Benjamin Jefferson was among the crew of the first deployment.  His entries cover some of the stops in England and France, where the destroyer had the function of protecting other ships on the waters between France and...

John Boyd Bentley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 82 B44
Scope and Contents Personal and professional papers, 1896-1987, of Bishop John Boyd Bentley, Bishop of Alaska and Director of Overseas Missions for the Protestant Episcopal Church and personal papers, 1895-1983, of his wife Elvira Carr Bentley. Includes comprehensive records of his ministerial career including records of his official acts and texts of sermons and invocations. There is some correspondence relating to Bentley's career, including letters from W. A. R. Goodwin (1869-1939), Rector of...

Bernice E. Payne Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00297
Scope and Contents Approximately 25 letters, 1918-1919, predominately from Bernice Edward Payne, of Roaring Springs, Texas, to his parents, Macon L. and Mattie S. Payne, and sister, Eunice Payne. Bernice Payne, a white man, served in the US Army during World War I. He began his initial training at Camp Travis, Texas as a private in the Quartermaster Corps. After successfully passing his examinations, Payne began to oversee the 322nd Labor Battalion Quartermaster Corps, an all-African American battalion. He was...

Alfred E. Bradley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2007.59
Scope and Contents The collection of Alfred E. Bradley largely concerns his service, first as Military Observer and then as First Chief Surgeon, with the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in England and France between 1916 and 1918. The bulk of the collection consists of papers and documents covering the period May 1916 through June 1918 and concerns Bradley's service in Europe during World War I. The collection includes correspondence and documents mainly relating to  Bradley's official capacity as Military...

Brown, Coalter, Tucker Papers (III)

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Identifier: Mss. 65 B8555
Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence of three generations of the Brown Family of Virginia:  Frances (Fanny) Bland Coalter Brown and her husband, Henry Peronneau Brown (1838-1888),  J. Thompson and Cassie Tucker Brown (1890-1920) and Frances Bland Brown and Fleming Sanders (1921-1964).

Emma L. Brown Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01110
Scope and Contents 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,...

Camp Penniman Panoramic Photograph

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2003.36
Scope and Contents

Copy of a panoramic photograph of Camp Penniman near Williamsburg, Virginia, taken in 1918. Camp Penniman began as a military base during World War I, then became part of Cheatham Annex, which became part of the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station.

The same photo is part of the Williamsburg (Va.) Area Ephemera Collection, 1858-2015 (Mss 1.09).

Original photograph is at The Library of Congress.

Clarence Carpenter Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01037
Scope and Contents Diaries, 1918-1919, of Clarence Carpenter, a corporal in the United States Army during World War I. The first diary includes a list of all of the solidiers who were in his unit as well as their ranks. It also includes entries about his service during World War I, including his trip to Europe on the USS Wilhelmina, an encounter with a German U-boat, and their landing in France in July 1918. His unit never seemed to make it to the front lines before the war ended, so they marched to Marseille,...

Chester Dobbs Papers

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Identifier: SC 01309
Content Description Three letters from Chester Dobbs to his mother and his girlfriend written while he was stationed at Marseilles and Brest, France at the end of World War I while serving in Company A of the 11th Regiment of the United States Marines. He reports on his activities at his duty stations, dances held for the troops, food service, and baseball games that keep everyone occupied as they all await their next orders. Most hope to go home, but Dobbs is realistic about the need for many to serve in...

Rev. Joseph Allen Christian Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 71 C46
Scope and Contents Papers, 1900-1946, of Joseph Allan Christian, a Presbyterian clergyman and his wife Evelyn Smith Christian who served pastorates in Virginia, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Includes correspondence, student notebooks of Christian while a student at Hampden-Sydney College and Union Theological Seminary (Richmond), memorabilia collected by Christian while doing YMCA work in France in World War I, sermons and prayers, papers relating to his work on the National War Labor Board for Baton Rouge, La.,...

Claude Tate Diary

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Identifier: SC 00788
Scope and Contents

Diary, circa 1918, of Claude Tate of Xenia, Illinois. Tate was a corporal in the 26th Infantry Company of the 1st Infantry Division of the United States Army during World War I. Includes names and addresses of friends and fellow soldiers, places to which he traveled, and the text of a prayer entitled "The Doughboys Prayer."

Coleman-Wilson Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 96 C67
Scope and Contents Letters, chiefly 1919-1964, written by Mary Haldane Begg Coleman (1875-1967) of Williamsburg, Virginia, to Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson (1881-1965), of Charlottesville, Virginia. Diaries of Mary Haldane Begg Coleman and Isabella Haldane.Other correspondents include Janet Coleman Kimbrough, Mary H.B. Coleman's daughter and Alida Wilson Davidson, the daughter of Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson.Scrapbooks containing information on John Tyler, Tyler descendants, and the Tucker...

Dale Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01137
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters, 1915-1916, primarily from Carson Dale to his sister, Carrie Dale, detailing his time serving in the English Army during World War I. Additional letters were sent to Carrie  from Britsh soldiers who served with Carson detailing his well-being and his death. Other materials include military records and published sources relating to the service of both Carson J. Dale and his brother Jarvis Dale (1888-1952), who served with the 1st Mississippi Infantry.  Among...

Diary (Hampton, Va.)

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Identifier: SC 00010
Scope and Contents

Diary, describing the 1919 Easter week vacation of a family visiting the Hampton Roads area from Ohio. The diary is set in the context of World War I as the author describes sightings of submarines and seaplanes, and a visit to an aviation school and factory where they met aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss. The author and her family visit Old Point Comfort, Hampton and the church at Fort Monroe, and also discusses social events. Only about a third of the diary has entries.

June A. Dowling Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00198
Scope and Contents

Papers of Sergeant June A. Dowling, consisting of a diary, 1917-1919, photographs, postcards, a French magazine, and a travel permission, all documenting Sergeant Dowling's World War I tour of duty in France. 

Edgar Carl Hermann Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01301
Scope and Contents This collection contains the diaries, 1912-1922, of Edgar Carl Hermann of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The first diary concerns Hermann's daily life as a worker for a railroad. There are two diaries from 1919, both of which describe Hermann's service during World War I. They include his service in France and Germany and his two week trip to Paris during his leave time. There are also diaries from 1920, 1921, and 1922.Most of the entries describe Hermann’s daily life in St. Paul,...

Edith Gibbons Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00459
Scope and Contents This collection contains the diary of Edith Gibbons of Cleveland, Ohio. It includes information about her time working with the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in England and France just after the end of World War I, giving aid to American soldiers still stationed there. She discusses the scenery and landmarks she encountered, including descriptions of damage done to them from the war. Gibbons also describes her experiences with German prisoners of war and her visit to a prisoner...

E.J. Kotter Letter to George Buske

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 101, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01403
Content Description

Four page letter from E.J. Kotter to George Buske dated October 27, 1918 from Toloedo, Ohio to the Base Hospital at Camp Jackson, South Carolina. He writes inquiring about George's health and reports on the ill health of the people in his area. He reports that even the doctor recently died of the flu.

E.R. McElligott Papers

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Identifier: MS 00126
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 102 letters and several postcards written primarily by E.R. McElligott, a draftsman in the 152nd Aero Squadron of the United States Army.  The letters are written to various family members, particulary McElligott's sisters and parents, and describe his life in the military from enlistment to discharge.  McElligott describes his travels from New York to San Antonio and finally to Illinois, England, and France.  His letters give insight into the daily details,...

Robert F. Fiske Papers

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Identifier: SC 00982
Scope and Contents Letters from Robert F. Fiske, a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve during World War II, possibly stationed or serving in Washington, D.C., Norfolk, Virginia and Bermuda, to his wife, Deborah Fiske. His wife appears to live in Brookline, then Boston, Massachusetts. He is an educated man who writes with a casual style. There were three items not related to World War I included with this accession: two items from World War II - description of Shaef War Room at Reims, France and...

Marion Nantz Fitzgerald Letters

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Identifier: SC 01564
Scope and Contents 14 letters and 2 postcards addressed to mother and other various family members. The first few letters are from a base in the United States. Subsequent letters are from Toulouse University in France where Fitzgerald is enrolled, his aspiration to become versed enough in the language to use it in French Commercial Law and French Banking Law. Fitzgerald writes little of his movements and other topics excepting his overwhelming desire to get back home, especially once peace is signed and the...

Floyd E. Oswald Letter

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Identifier: SC 00061
Scope and Contents Letter from Floyd E. Oswald (1890-1931) to his mother dated December 8, 1918.  He describes fighting in the front lines in the trenches and also the elation over hearing of a signed armistice.  Private Oswald was attached to Compnay B of the 322 Machine Gun Battalion until September 12, 1918 and then to Machine Gun Company 113th Infantry where he served in the Battle of Meuse-Argonne. From July 22, 1918 to May 14, 1919 he was attached to the American Expeditionary Forces.  Private, First...

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Belvin, Edward 1
Bennett, Henry Eastman, 1873-1941 1
Bentley, Elvira Carr, d. 1983 1
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Braxton family 1
Brown family 1
Brown, Cassie Dallas Tucker 1
Brown, Coalter, and Tucker Family 1
Brown, Frances Bland Coalter, 1835-1894 1
Brown, Henry Peronneau, 1883-1942 1
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Brown, John Willcox, 1886- 1
Burrage, Guy Hamilton, 1867-1954 1
Business and Professional Women's Club, Petersburg, Va 1
Carpenter, Clarence 1
Carpenter, Gary P. 1
Christian, Joseph Allan, 1880-1968 1
Clark, Jefferson H., b. 1890 1
Coalter family 1
Cole, Stanley 1
Coleman family 1
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College of William and Mary. Dept. of Military Science 1
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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 1
Corr, L.P. 1
Crawford, James Arthur 1
Davison, Alida Wilson 1
Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
Dennis, Harold B. 1
Dept. of Military Science 1
Dobbs, Chester Blaine 1
Dowling, June A., 1893-1990 1
E.R. McElligott 1
Ferg, Francis X. 1
Fiske, Deborah 1
Fiske, Robert F. 1
Fitzgerald, Marion Nantz 1
Fraternities--Social--Kappa Sigma 1
Frye, Ernest L., 1896-1974 1
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Gibbons, Edith 1
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Goodwin, Benjamin Lewis, 1819-1852 1
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Goodwin, William Archer Rutherfoord, 1869-1939 1
Graves, Thomas Ashley, Jr 1
Grenelle Dispensary (Paris, France) 1
Guy family 1
Guy family. 1
Guy, Gladys Elizabeth Bennett 1
Guy, William George 1
Haldane, Isabella 1
Hall, Channing Moore, III 1
Hall, J. Lesslie (John Lesslie), 1856- 1
Hall, John Lesslie, Jr., 1891-1978 1
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Infant Sanitarium (Virginia Beach, Virginia) 1
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Johntz, Pearl 1
Keystone View Company 1
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Koontz, Amos Ralph, 1890-1965 1
Lawrence, Clara L. 1
Lewis, Henry Turner, 1888-1943 1
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 1
Little, Lewis Peyton 1
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