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Series 2, Correspondence to Mrs. A. B. Cleage and Clifford Cleage , 1918 September 20 - 1919 February 6

 Series — Box: WWI 4, Folder: 2, Folder: 2

Scope and Contents

This series contains 3 postcards from Pvt. Earl B. Cleage, AEF to his mother, Mrs. A.B. Cleage, 1 postcard to his brother, Clifford Cleage, and 2 postcards that are unspecified. Most of the dates are illegible so they are arranged in original donor order. The postcards in this series also feature some beautiful postcards from this era, some with coinciding French text. Some postcards have photos of scenes of French towns, including the street Rue Maison Dieu in the town of Laignes and the Apse of St. Peter's Church in the French commune of BAR-sur-AUBE. This series also contains 2 postcards that seem to be a middle of a conversation but these postcards have no discernable beginning or end. These postcards are not dated, have illegible handwriting, and do not have any indication of who wrote the card or who it was sent to. These postcards are numbered 2 and 3 and feature photos of the church and school of the French city of Darenay in the Haute-Marne department. This series also features a handstitched card of a black and white bird and blue and pink flowers with the handstitched inscription “Happy Christmas.” Cleage mostly wrote short notes saying that his mother or brother were in his thoughts and asking them to write him soon.


  • 1918 September 20 - 1919 February 6

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