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Series 2, Correspondence from family members to Chester McKay, 1918 October 22 - 1919 February 17

 Series — Box: WWI 5, Folder: 3 of 6

Scope and Contents

This series contains 11 letters written by various family members to Chester McKay, while he was serving overseas at the end of World War I. Many of the letters were written by McKay's sister, Nettie. There are also letters from his brother-in-law, Harry, who was also serving in World War I, and a man named George, who may have been McKay's brother-in-law.

In a Nov 18, 1918 letter, Nettie writes about how soldiers are allowed to wear uniforms for three months “after they are mustered out.” It also mentions censorship rules being raised.

One letter from George dated February 17, 1919 indicates that Chester McKay is in the hospital although the reason is unclear.

A November 23rd letter from George also mentions a parade for servicemembers and discusses casualty lists and how Wilkinsburg, PA has been "somewhat prominent" in them.

Other letters discuss activities on the homefront and sports events.

Dates

  • 1918 October 22 - 1919 February 17

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

.07 Linear Feet ((1 folder) )

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