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Jacob L. Feldman First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWI 4, Folder: 9, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2017-583-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence between Pvt. Jacob L. Feldman, USA and his cousin Jennie Vasterling during the First World War. Also included are two photographs of Feldman’s dog tags and a photo of his record card.

In this collection there were three envelopes that the donor deemed letterless. One of the envelopes that has a war censor stamp was deemed to belong to the letter dated July 27, 1918 due to the seemingly same war censor signature on the envelope and at the end of the letter. The other two envelopes are in this collection in numerical date order. Within the envelope with the postage stamp dated October 16, 1918 and with the “deceased verified” stamp had contained both letters from Jennie Vasterling but it has been deemed to belong to the letter dated October 16, 1918 due to the liquid marks located on the envelope and the letter itself.

Dates

  • 1918 July 27 - 1918 October 16

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 Jacob L. Feldman, United States Army emigrated from Russia with his mother Sarah Feldman. He trained for the Army at Fort Riley and served overseas with Company K, 354th Infantry, 89th Infantry Division during the First World War. He was killed on September 29, 1918 while on daylight patrol near Xammes, France and engaging a machine gun nest; he was 29 years old. He was buried in St. Mihiel American Cemetary in Thiaucourt, France. He was disinterred on Jan. 31, 1922 and was sent to St. Louis, Missouri with a Lieutenant Shaw accompanying. He was reinterred at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in St. Louis.

Extent

0.08 Linear feet ( 1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence between Pvt. Jacob L. Feldman, USA and his cousin Jennie Vasterling during the First World War.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date.

  • Series 1, Correspondence from Jacob L. Feldman to Jennie Vasterling
  • Series 2, Correspondence from Jennie Vasterling to Jacob L. Feldman
  • Series 3, Photographs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joan Hoffmann.

Title
Finding Aid for the Jacob L. Feldman First World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Wynter Salazar
Date
4/18/2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States