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Hobson D. Knotts First World War correspondence

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2017-539-wc

Content Description

This collection contains photocopies of 4 correspondence all pertaining to Hobson D. Knotts during the First World War. Knotts was killed on the battlefield of France. The one letter he wrote was found in his pocket on his body. Most of this collection pertains to his death and all the procedures of getting his body home. The collection also contains 1 transcription, 1 photocopy of a photograph, 2 military death certificates, 1 document of background information, 1 packet of photocopies of diary entries, 7 correspondence from War Department, 1 photocopy of a corpse transit label, 1 photocopy of a corpse label, and 1 memorial certificate.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Nell Knotts Marshall

Restrictions Apply



  • 1917 August 1 - 1922 October 12


0.08 Linear feet (1 folder)


4 photocopies of correspondence 1 transcription 1 photocopy of a photograph 2 military death certificates 1 document of background information 1 packet of photocopies of diary entries 7 correspondence from War Department 1 photocopy of corpse transit label 1 photocopy of corpse label 1 memorial certificate