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Howard Elbridge Robbins collection, 1918

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BOX-FOLDER MSS2092/1 Military Papers, 1918
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MS01: Veteran's Navy war service certificate.
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BOX-FOLDER MSS2092/2 Correspondence, 1918
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MS01: Twenty-one letters written in 1918 from Robbins to his wife, Mildred, and his mother and father. Robbins wrote to his family regularly about his daily life aboard the USS Wakula throughout the North Atlantic. Topics covered include: receiving mail; being in dry dock longer than anticipated; food; supplies; weather conditions; updates on coming home; not being able to go out of the Panama Canal Zone; family updates; throwing stones at a wild alligator; mail censored; heading back to the United States; traveling to Russia; cold weather conditions in Russia; anxious feelings about seeing family; reading about flu being bad in the United States; flu being awful in England and Ireland; leave in England; physical injuries of veterans in England; American Red Cross burying the dead; application for discharge; war being over.
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