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Lucile L. Nelson papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Nelson

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1905-1989

Creator

Language

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unprocessed but open for research. No appointment is necessary.

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

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.

Location

1 55 2

Source

Creator

Title
Lucile L. Nelson papers, 1905-1989
Status
Unprocessed
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
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