Mack Franklin First World War Correspondence Collection

Document Type

Letter

Keywords

Postal Service, women, Y.M.C.A, July 1919, Otter Creek, Maine, Camp Devens, Massachusetts, Troop "K", cavalry, personal narrative, correspondence, postcards, loneliness, communications, France, Germany, returning home, transportation, nautical transport, "Finland", ships, trans-Atlantic travel, seasickness, health and sickness, morale, Boston, camaraderie, post-war hopes, travel, soldiers, weather, personal stories, family, children, United States, discharge, civilian life, civilians, post-war conditions, labour, labor, war work, wages, pay, U.S.A.

Publication Date

7-1-1919

Subject Terms

Lora W. Stanley; World War I; World War One; July 1, 1919; World War, 1914 1918; Army; United States. Army ; War and Civilization -- History -- 20th Century; United States; United States Cavalry; United States. Army. Cavalry Regiment, 3rd; U.S.A.; Devens (Mass.)-- History -- 20th century; Fitchburg (Mass.) -- History -- 20th century; Otter Creek (Me.) -- History -- 20th Century; World war 1914 1918 Regimental histories United States; World War 1914 1918 -- Women; Women -- Employment -- United States

Summary

This collection contains letters by United States Army Private Mack E. Franklin written to Lora Stanley, his friend's cousin's wife, during the First World War. In some of his letters, written while in the U. S. Army, Pvt. Franklin wrote about a riot between blacks and whites in Washington D.C. (July 22, 1919) and a patrol around the Mexican border looking for bandits (August 6, 1919). Mack E. Franklin was friends with Albert Parsons (in acc# 2014.015.w).

Identifier

2014.160.w.r_ Franklin _worldwarone_1919-07-01_002

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