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William Sylvanus Morris collection, 1917-2016

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Series I: Manuscripts
BOX-FOLDER MSS2847/1-3 Correspondence, 1917-1919
3 folders
MS01: Letters from Morris to his mother Pattie, dated 10/07/1918 to 12/16/1918. Topics covered include: Inquiring about family back home in Washington, D.C.; tailor-made uniform in Washington, D.C. due to limited sizes; receiving gifts and letters from family; weather conditions; receiving commission as First Lieutenant at Fort Leavenworth; disappointment of not getting promoted to captain due to raising age limit; having dinner at the Y.M.C.A. in Southampton, England, on day of arrival; lack of money for Christmas gifts to send home; frequently going to operas in France; celebrating a birthday; his uncle, Jefferson Randolph Kean, known as Uncle Rannie, who was also serving during World War I; uncle being promoted to general and duties throughout his service; living in a French chateau with a wealthy French family and being the only officer in town; French treated him very kindly; improvement speaking French; water supply work and gaining a lot of experience; and waiting to be shipped back to the U.S. at camp right outside of Bordeaux, France.
BOX-FOLDER OVZ354/1 Correspondence, 1917-1919
1 folder
MS01 continued
BOX-FOLDER MSS2847/4 Correspondence, September 17, 1918
1 folder
MS02: Letter from Morris’ uncle, Jefferson Randolph Kean, to veteran's mother, Pattie Kean Morris, dated 09/17/1918. Letter includes Kean on inspection trip and sightseeing on special train with commanding general throughout France; and status of Morris in the military.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2847/5 Diaries and journals, 1917-1919
1 folder
MS03: Morris' record of assignments throughout military service during World War I.
Series II: Photographs
BOX-FOLDER MSS2847/6 Original photographic prints, 1917-1919
1 folder
PH01-PH42: Photographs include: Morris and servicemen at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, and at an engineer base in France; handling rifles; tug of war matches; marching; riding horses; playing instruments; bow and arrow range; and digging ditches.
BOX-FOLDER MSS2847/7 Duplicates, 1917-1919
1 folder
PH43-PH44: Duplicate prints of PH07.
Series III: Computer File
BOX CDDVD485 Electronic File of Manuscript, September 16, 2016
1 CD
ID: AFC2001/001/105979 CF01
CF01: Contains transcribed correspondence (MS01-MS02) and diary (MS03) in MS Word format.

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