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Charles Eggeling First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWI 1, Folder: 1-7
Identifier: 2013-079-w-rd

Scope and Contents

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This collection contains personal correspondence to and from Private Charles Eggeling, American Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Eggeling served in France with the 111th Machine Gun Battallion. Also included are a diary, documents, photographs and other ephemera belonging to Eggeling at the time of his service.

Letters come from different individuals, including friends and family. The bulk of the collection of letters originate from Charles Eggeling to Irene Donnelly.


  • Creation: 1918 October 27 - 1919 April 19

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Biographical / Historical

Private Charles Eggeling USA


0.2 Linear Feet (6 folders)

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This collection contains correspondence to and from Pvt. Charles Eggeling, USA during the First World War. Also included are one diary, military documents, photographs, and ephemera from his time in France.


This collection is arranged chronologically by material type:

  • Series 1, Diary, 1918-1919
  • Series 2, Correspondence from Charles Eggeling to Irene Donnelly, 1918-1919
  • Series 3, Correspondence to Charles Eggling, 1918-1919
  • Series 4, Documents
  • Series 5, Photographs
  • Series 6, Postcards, 1918-1919
  • Series 7, Ephemera, 1919-1942

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Irene F. Eggeling.

Finding Aid for the Charles Eggeling First World War correspondence
Maria Yanez
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States