Albert Parsons First World War Correspondence Collection


Al W. Parsons

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correspondence, postal service, January 1919, 1919, United States, United States Army, army, cavalry, Germany, Eastern front, aunt, nephew, Ehrenbreitstein, Koblenz, Germans, Americans, foreign occupation, defeat, nationalism, patriotism, troops, soldiers, landscapes, animals, supplies, weapon, military equipment, kit, marching and drill, training, friendship, camaraderie, loneliness, fear, women, women at home, holiday, Christmas, New Year, food, songs, celebration, recreation and entertainment, children, youth, family, love

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Laura Stanley; Al W. Parsons; January 4, 1919; 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_1919-01-04_006



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