William F. Wheatley First World War correspondence
This collection contains five letters and two greeting cards from Pvt. William F. Wheatley, AEF to his sister Margaret Opal Wheatley during the First World War. Wheatley was stationed in Rennes, France and wrote about a variety of topics related to army and camp life. Private Wheatley was promoted to Corporal on January 1, 1919.
Also included in this collection is one folder of six typed transcriptions of Wheatley’s letters.
- Creation: 1918 September 8 - 1919 June 3
- Creation: Majority of material found in 1918 - 1918
Language of Materials
The majority of these letters are in English, however the greeting cards are written in French.
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 William Wheatley, American Expeditionary Force (10/2/1896 - 1/2/1972) was born and raised in central Indiana, born on October 2, 1896 and died January 2, 1972.
0.08 Linear Feet (2 folders)
This collection contains letters and greeting cards from Pvt. William F. Wheatley, AEF to his sister Margaret Opal Wheatley during the First World War.
This collection is arranged by material type and chronology.
- Series 1, Correspondence from William F. Wheatley
- Series 2, Transcriptions, correspondence
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Joella Patterson
- Finding Aid for the William F. Wheatley First World War correspondence
- Norm Lee
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