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Joslin Family First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWI 3, Folder: 23
Identifier: 2017-465-w-rd

Scope and Contents

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The Joslin Family First World War Correspondence contains letters from brothers Lincoln and Grant Joslin to their mother. The Joslin brothers wrote the letters while stationed in France. Also included are photographs of Grant and their mother, Marcia Ruth Joslin.


  • 1913 March 7-1918 November 29

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

Source: donor Grant Hanford Joslin was born on April 18, 1892, and Lincoln Johnson was born on March 27, 1896, to their parents Asa and Marcia Joslin. They had four brothers, Myron, Carroll, Malon, and Andrew, and two sisters, Elsie and Frances. Grant married on June 29, 1922, and Lincoln married on September 7, 1921. They died on July 28, 1944, and July 3, 1969, respectively.


.04 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains letters and photographs from Pvt. Lincoln Joslin and Cook Grant Joslin, USA, during the First World War.


This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date. Series 1: Correspondence -- Series 2: Ephemera

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Susan Parslow Lounsbury.

Legal Status

Donor irrevocably transfers, conveys, and assigns to Chapman University all Intellectual Property Rights for the Donated Materials. For more information, consult original donation form.
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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