Edwin G. Frick First World War Correspondence Collection


Edwin G. Frick

Document Type

Letter - Chapman Access Only


hospitals, health and sickness, loneliness, family, Allies, war wounded, military unit, medical treatment, morale, mother, father, sister, women at home, France, son, duty, infantry, fear, Pershing, John, Roosevelt, Theodore, USA, Western Front, assignment, German, bayonet, camaraderie, examination, medical personnel, personal stories, political leaders, post-war hopes, race, racial slur, rank, soldiers, souvenirs, supplies, transportation, automobiles, war bonds, artillery, going home, weapon, sight-seeing, money, military leaders

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Subject Terms

United States. Army American Expeditionary Force; World war 1914 1918 Medical care; World war 1914 1918 Participation, American; World war 1914 1918 Personal narratives, American; World war 1914 1918 Cheney, France; World war 1914 1918 Equipment and supplies; Dallas (Texas) -- Race relations -- 20th century; Dijon (France) -- Description and travel; Dallas (Texas) – Social conditions – 20th century


This collection includes letters from Sarg. Edwin G. Frick during his time in the United States Army (unit unknown) to his family and girlfriend, Elizabeth, from 1917 until his death in 1919. Most of his letters were written from France. Part of this correspondence includes letters that he received from Elizabeth.



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