Elmo Culbert First World War Correspondence Collection


Elmo S. Culbert

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U.S.A., U.S. Postal Service, Stamp, Washington, George, President Washington, Salt Lake City, Soldiers, Recreation and Entertainment, Railway, Transportation, Food, Red Cross, Trains, Trainwreck, Red Cross stationary, Women at Home

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Subject Terms

Elmo S. Culbert; World War 1914 1918; United States-- History--20th Century. October 21, 1918; Social life and customs; Pueblo (Colorado) -- History -- 20th century; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co.; Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Co.; Missouri Pacific Railroad Co.; Railway accidents;


This collection contains multiple letters from Elmo Culbert writing to his wife in Salt Lake City, Utah, during World War One. A large majority of the letters were of Culbert expressing his feelings for his wife and how much he missed her, while going through military training. In one of the letters Clubert described to his wife a coffee factory explosion where 25 girls were killed. There is also a telegram dated October 22, 1922 mentioning the death of a mother (unsure if Culbert's mother or someone else's).





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