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Nelson, Lucile L. : Lucile L. Nelson papers, 1905-1989

Letters, documents, and photographs documenting the life of Chicago woman Lucile L. Nelson. Prominent in the collection is the series of letters to Lucile from her betrothed, Gail O. Woodman, who volunteered to fight in World War I in 1917. He was stationed at Camp Logan in Texas, after which he was sent to France, where he was injured by shrapnel blast and died in a London Hospital on Dec. 3, 1918. The letters detail Army and combat life, and are accompanied by a photo album of the same time period, loose photographs, and miscellaneous documents.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Nelson
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