Lindstadt Brothers First World War Correspondence Collection

Document Type



correspondence, postal service, brother, family, Y.M.C.A. Stationary, Y.M.C.A, American Flag, Camp Merritt, N.J., soldiers’ slang, weather, religion, Camp Dodge, Iowa, telegram, mobilization, postcard, health and sickness, travel, going home, unrestricted warfare, post-war hopes, war bonds, war stamps

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Subject Terms

Varnie T (V.T.) Lindstadt; World War I; World War One; World War, 1914 - 1918; United States; War and Civilization -- History -- 20th Century; United States. Army; Camp Merritt (N.J.) -- History -- 20th Century; Camp Dodge (Ia.) -- History -- 20th Century;


This collection contains 82 letters written by Varnie and Robert Lindstadt, US Army, during the First World War. They write to family back home, specifically to their sister, Clara, a third brother, Elmer, and to their mother, Sophia. They both served overseas. Also included in the collection are letters by several other soldiers writing to members of the Lindstadt family. Some of the authors in this collection are connected with some of the authors in ACC# 2014.032.w "Dorothy Hornberger First World War Correspondence" Some of them were possibly friends.


An exact date is not known for this letter. The year listed is an estimation and may not be accurate.


2014.160.w.r_LindstadtBrothers_ worldwarone_missing-missing-missing_001



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