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McQuade Family First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWI 1, Folder: 13-16, Folder: 1-4
Identifier: 2014-101-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains written correspondence, service documents and supplemental information from two members of the McQuade family, Private Edward McQuade and Frances McQuade, who both served with the American Expeditionary Forces during the First World War.

The majority of letters are addressed to their third brother, George McQuade, Jr. and focus on their daily activities in the military and overall life in their camps.


  • Creation: 1918 January 16 - 1919 April 23

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 Edward McQuade, American Expeditionary Force (3/20/1892 - 8/7/1962) was born in Brighton, Michigan and died in Ohio. Frances Patrick McQuade, American Expeditionary Force (4/15/1898 - 9/4/1972) born in Brighton, Michigan and died in Lilley, Michigan.


0.1 Linear Feet (4 Folders)

Language of Materials



This collection contains written correspondence from Pvt. Edward and Frances McQuade, while serving with the AEF, during the First World War One.


This collection is arranged by material type and chronology.

  • Series 1, Correspondence from Edward McQuade
  • Series 2, Correspondence from Frances Patrick McQuade
  • Series 3, documents and ephemera
  • Series 4, Supplemental information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Nancy F. Berry.

Condition Description

Some letters are very fragile and already ripping.

Finding Aid for the McQuade Family First World War correspondence
Norman Lee
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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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