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Series 1, Correspondence to Lillian Cleage , 1918 September 30 - 1919 January 19

 Series — Box: WWI 4, Folder: 1, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

This series contains 15 postcards from Pvt. Earl B. Cleage, AEF to his sister Lillian Cleage. This series also contains a note from the donor. Most of the dates are illegible so they are arranged in original donor order. This series contains beautiful postcards from this era, most have coinciding French text. Most of what Cleage wrote to his sister were simply acknowledgements that he was still alive, she was in his thoughts, and asking her to write him a letter soon. Two postcards have the same drawing of two yarn figures, one pink and one blue, on the front but are from different dates. These two postcards have the inscription “Il pleat de mort sur les blondes tetes! Proteger, o vous,fetiches cheris, Tous les Rintintin, toutes les Nenette Qui dorment daus les berceaux de Paris! Ch. A. Abare” below the yarn figures. On the postcard dated January 25, the pink yarn figure has “Lillian” written by Cleage next to it and the blue yarn figure has “+ Harris” written by Cleage next to it. The other postcards of this series are mostly holiday cards including Christmas and Easter as well as birthday cards.


  • 1918 September 30 - 1919 January 19

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


0.08 Linear feet (1 folder)

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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States