Albert Parsons First World War Correspondence Collection


Al W. Parsons

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correspondence, postal service, April 1918, 1918, United States, United States Army, army, cavalry, censorship, loneliness, women, women at home, death, pictures, photography, animals, hospitals, military unit, soldiers, troops, asignment, travel, sightseeing, Scotland, Ireland, England, France, home front, patriotism, nationalism, culture, weather, romance, French, youth, children, civilians, family, love, swearing, swear words, rainy weather

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Laura Stanley; Al W. Parsons; April 27, 1918; World War I; World War One; World War, 1914 - 1918; United States; War and Civilization -- History -- 20th Century; United States. Army; United States. Army. Troop K 3rd Cavalry; United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces; Otter Creek (Me.) -- History -- 20th Century; Nationalism -- United States; Patriotism -- United States


This collection contains letters from Albert Parsons to his cousin's wife, Laura Stanley, during World War One. Parsons served in the American Expeditionary Forces. It is revealed that in one of the letters from Parsons that Laura Stanley wanted to write letters to one of his fellow soldiers, so Parsons chose Mack E. Franklin in his group. Albert Parsons was friends with Mack E. Franklin (collection #2014.016.w.r)


2014.160.w.r_ Parsons _worldwarone_1918-04-27_005



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