Dorothy Hornberger First World War Correspondence Collection



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correspondence, Iowa, Washington, D.C., Davenport, Iowa, Camp Meigs, Washington, D.C., postal service, September, 1918, 1918, quartermasters, United States, United States Army, army, Y.M.C.A., Y.M.C.A. staionary, American flag, friendship, morality, Augustana, travel, education, occupation, military equipment, supplies, clothing, uniform, housing, transportation, shipping, civilians, class, government, business, officers, rank, weather, cold weather, rainy weather, books, reading, leisure, post-war hopes, going home, religion, faith and prayer, Church of the Covenant, Keller Memorial Lutheran Church, speech, chaplains and priests, Christianity, music, musical instrument, personal stories, postal service, war bonds, war stamps

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Dorothy Hornberger; September 20, 1918; World War I; World War One; World War, 1914 1918; United States; Davenport (Ia.) -- History -- 20th Century; Camp Meigs (D.C.); War and Civilization -- History -- 20th Century; United States. Army. Quartermasters Corps; United States. Army; World war 1914 1918 - Religious aspects; Camp Meigs (D.C.) - Social Life and Customs; World war 1914 1918 - Songs and music; Camp Meigs (D.C.) - History - 20th Century; Washington (D.C.) - History - 20th Century


This collection contains 13 letters written by several soldiers to a woman named Dorothy Hornberger. A majority of the letters were written by her uncle, Clarence Lindstadt, describing camp life, training, talking about things back home. Three letters were written by other soldiers, possibly friends of Clarence. Some of the authors in this collection are connected with the authors in 2014.031.w.r "Lindstadt Brothers First World War Correspondence." Some of them were possible friends.


2014.160.w.r_ Hornberger _worldwarone_1918-09-20_013



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