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Series 1, Correspondence from Hilda McKay to Chester McKay, 1918 October 26 - 1919 May 31

 Series — Box: WWI 5, Folder: 1-2 of 6

Scope and Contents

This series contains 14 letters written to Army Private Chester McKay from his wife, Hilda, who lived in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. The correspondence was written at the end of World War I while Chester was serving overseas. He was sent over at the very end of the war.

The correspondence describes activities on the homefront to mark the end of the war and Hilda frequently relays news reports of soldiers returning home.

A November 23, 1918 letter mentions a parade in Wilkinsburg.

A December 23, 1918 letter mentions a celebration in honor of President Wilson in Brest, France.

In a January 11, 1919 letter, she writes about the 80th Division coming home and the process of delousing before the soldiers came home.

Dates

  • 1918 October 26 - 1919 May 31

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

.075 Linear Feet ((2 folders) )

Language of Materials

English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States