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W.B. Connor First World War correspondence and photographs

 Collection — Box: WWI 3, Folder: 9
Identifier: 2017-268-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains one correspondence and three postcards written by Sergeant W.B. Connor, American Expeditionary Forces, during the First World War. The letter was addressed to a man named Harry. Harry was presumably his friend given the nature of the letter and the discussion of chasing women, as well as his "hope" that Harry will soon be in the Navy. The letter describes in detail the French countryside and the peasant people, particularly in how they take advantage of the soldiers, the cheap wine, the railroads, and the unsanitary conditions. Also mentioned was his trip over by boat which he refers to as monotonous and that he is glad he is not a sailor, preferring rather to "move around."

The postcards contain Sgt. Connor's photograph on them and are signed and dated on the back with ranks. One postcard, dated January 1919 is signed "Candidate W.B. Connor."


  • 1918 August 25 - 1919 January 5

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.


.08 Linear feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains correspondence and picture postcards from Sgt. W.B. Connor, AEF, to his friend Harry during the First World War.


The collection is arranged by material type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Howard Kronish.

Finding Aid for the W.B. Connor First World War correspondence and photographs
Andrew Harman
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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