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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1908-1950
(Bulk: 1917-1919)
Creator:
Williams, Herbert S., 1881-1950
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
This collection is principally composed of correspondence from U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Lieutenant Colonel Herbert S. Williams (1881-1950) to his family members, and in particular his sister Emily, nicknamed "Bon." The bulk of these letters were written during Williams's service in the U.S. Army Expeditionary Forces over the following periods: 1908 to 1909, in which Williams was stationed in Cuba and Fort Myer, Texas; 1916-1917, in which he was deployed to Mexico as part of the Mexican Expedition; and 1917 to 1919, in which he was deployed to Europe during World War I with the 12th Field Artillery Regiment. The collection also contains some limited correspondence from Williams to family members after his retirement and up to his death in 1950, as well as some official communications relating to his military service. This collection may best serve researchers interested in family correspondence during military deployment.
title
Herbert S. Williams papers
creator
Williams, Herbert S., 1881-1950
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1416
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.2 linear foot (1 box)
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1908-1950
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1917-1919
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This collection is principally composed of correspondence from U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Lieutenant Colonel Herbert S. Williams (1881-1950) to his family members, and in particular his sister Emily, nicknamed "Bon." The bulk of these letters were written during Williams's service in the U.S. Army Expeditionary Forces over the following periods: 1908 to 1909, in which Williams was stationed in Cuba and Fort Myer, Texas; 1916-1917, in which he was deployed to Mexico as part of the Mexican Expedition; and 1917 to 1919, in which he was deployed to Europe during World War I with the 12th Field Artillery Regiment. The collection also contains some limited correspondence from Williams to family members after his retirement and up to his death in 1950, as well as some official communications relating to his military service. This collection may best serve researchers interested in family correspondence during military deployment.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1910s
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English
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Williams, Herbert S., 1881-1950 United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. United States. Army. Veterinary Corps.
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Correspondence