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Elmo Culbert First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWI 2, Folder: 5, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2014-014-w-rd

Scope and Contents

This collection is available online in Chapman University's Digital Commons: https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/eculbert_collection/

This collection contains correspondence from Pvt. Elmo Culbert, USA to his wife in Salt Lake City, Utah, during the First World War. A large majority of the letters include expressing feelings for his wife and how much he missed her, while going through military training. In one of the letters Culbert described to his wife a coffee factory explosion where 25 girls were killed. There is also a telegram dated October 22, 1922 mentioning the death of a mother (unsure if Culbert's mother or someone else's).

Dates

  • 1918 October 17 - 1922 November

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.

Biographical / Historical

Private Elmo Shubael Culbert, American Expeditionary Force (5/21/1887 - 10/29/1957) was born in Kelseyville, California to William Culbert. He married Emeline Crompton Bean on June 23, 1909, in Ogden, Utah. He was honorably dishcharged from the Army on December 6, 1918. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 70.

Extent

0.04 Linear Feet (1 envelope)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains correspondence from Pvt. Elmer Culbert, AEF to his wife during the First World War.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in chronological order.
Title
Finding Aid for the Elmo Culbert First World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Maddie
Date
03/23/2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States