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Guide to the Andrew Dawson papers MSS.1626

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

June 2010

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English

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Andrew Dawson papers

Unit ID:

MSS.1626

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.4 Linear feet

Dates:

1918-1919

Abstract:

Contains correspondence and other material relating to this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native's service in Europe during World War I.

Scope and Contents note

The Andrew L. Dawson papers consist of correspondence, a registration certificate, and an admission ticket and program. The letters in this collection were written to Dawson's family and friends and describe his service experiences during World War I, as well as furnishing information about himself and his family.

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Preferred Citation:

Andrew Dawson papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, 2003

Biographical/Historical note

Andrew Lewis Dawson was born on January 17, 1895, the oldest son of Dr. Lemuel Orah Dawson and Mrs. Margaret Samuel Lewis Dawson. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I as a member of Base Hospital Unit No. 40, in the United States, England, and France. He subsequently trained for the clergy and was, for thirty-two years, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He then moved to Edgewood Baptist Church in Birmingham which was renamed in his honor following his retirement. While living in Birmingham Dawson also served as professor of Bible and Church History at Howard College (now Samford University). He was active in the Alabama Baptist Convention throughout his career.

Outgoing Correspondence

Scope and Contents note

The outgoing correspondence consists of approximately 55 letters written to Andrew L. Dawson's family and friends 1918--1919. The majority of them are to his mother. There is one letter written to Andrew L. Dawson from his uncle, Joe Reese. This series is arranged according to recipient and chronologically.

Components in Detail

Letters to Dawson Family, December 25, 1918-April 20, 1919 Box 5994 Folder 1

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to folks, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, December 25, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20707

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson to the dear Dawsons, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, January 29, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20708

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, U. S. S. Sierra, to homefolks, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 13, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20709

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, U. S. S. Sierra, to the Dawsons, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 17, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20710

Postcard from Andrew Lewis Dawson, U. S. S. Sierra, to Mrs. L. O. Dawson, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 6, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20711

Postcard from Andrew Lewis Dawson, Port of New York, to the Dawsons, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 17, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20712

Special orders from American Expeditionary Forces, Headquarters Services of Supply, France, by Command of Major General Harbord, March 13, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20713

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, Camp Merritt, Cresskill, New Jersey, to homefolks, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 18, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20714

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, New Jersey, to loved ones, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 20, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20715

Postcard to Mr Eugene Reese Dawson, April 17, 1919 Box 5994 Folder 2

Postcard from Andrew Lewis Dawson, United States, to brother, Eugene Reese Dawson, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 17, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20726

Letters to Dr. and Mrs. L.O. Dawson, May 20, 1918 - October 16, 1918 Box 5994 Folder 3

Letter from A. L. Dawson, Camp Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky to Dr. L. O. Dawson, Hot Springs, Arkansas, May 20, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20739

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, Louisville, Kentucky, to Mother and Father, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, May 26, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20740

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother and partner, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, August 11, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20741

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson to Mother & Father, Marion, Alabama, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20742

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson to Mother, August 8, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20743

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, on a boat, to Mother & Father, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, circa 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20744

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother & Father, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, October 16, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20745

Letters to Dr. L.O. Dawson, April 12, 1918 - March 27, 1919 Box 5994 Folder 4

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson to my dear partner, April 12, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20727

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, Louisville, Kentucky, to partner, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, June 14, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20728

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, Camp Mills, Long Island, New York, to partner, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, June 20, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20729

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, Camp Mills, Long Island, New York, to partner, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, July 2, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20730

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson to partner, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, October 11, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20731

Western Union telegram from Andrew Lewis Dawson, Louisville, Kentucky, to Mrs. L. O. Dawson, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 24, circa 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20732

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to partner, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, November 6, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20733

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to partner, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, November 23, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20734

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to partner, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, January 3, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20735

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to partner, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, March 7, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20736

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to partner, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, March 9, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20737

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, France, to partner, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, March 27, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20738

Letters to Mrs. L.O. Dawson, April 14, 19181 - June 17, 1918 Box 5994 Folder 5

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, Louisville, Kentucky, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 14, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20718

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, Louisville, Kentucky, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 21, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20719

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, Louisville, Kentucky, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, May 5, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20720

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, Louisville, Kentucky, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, May 12, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20721

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, Louisville, Kentucky, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, May 30, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20722

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, Louisville, Kentucky, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, June 16, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20723

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, Louisville, Kentucky, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, June 17, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20724

Letters to Mrs. L.O. Dawson, July 3, 1918 - December 29, 1918 Box 5994 Folder 6

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, Hempstead, New York, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, July 3, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20694

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother,Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20695

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, August 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20696

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, August 25, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20697

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, October 27, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20698

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, November 3, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20699

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, November 17, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20700

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, November 24, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20701

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, December 1, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20702

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, December 8, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20703

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, December 22, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20704

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, December 29, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20705

Letters to Mrs. L.O. Dawson, January 5, 1919 - April 28, 1919 Box 5994 Folder 7

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, January 5, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20685

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, January 12, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20686

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, February 2, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20687

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, February 16, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20688

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, March 2, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20689

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, March 9, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20690

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, France, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, March 23, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20691

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, France, to Mother Tuscaloosa, Alabama, March 30, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20692

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, Camp Merritt, Cresskill, New Jersey, to Mother, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 27, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20693

Letter to "Old Lady" - Ben, April 10, 1918 Box 5994 Folder 8

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, to Ben, April 10, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20717

Letter to Mary Gay Forville, September 6, 1918 Box 5994 Folder 9

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Mary Gay Forville, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, September 6, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20725

Letter to Joe and Sue Reese, February 17, 1919 Box 5994 Folder 10

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson to Aunt Sue and Uncle Joe Reese, Marion, Alabama, February 17, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20746

Letter to Joe Reese, October 9, 1918 Box 5994 Folder 11

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson to Uncle Joe Reese, Marion, Alabama, October 9, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20684

Letter to Sue Reese, November 9, 1918 Box 5994 Folder 12

Letter from Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, to Aunt Sue Reese, Marion, Alabama, November 9, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20706

Other Correspondence

Scope and Contents note

The other correspondence series consists of one incoming letter to Andrew Dawson from Joe Reese as well as a letter written about Dawson to Dr. Paul Bagby by G.A. Barrett, who served with Dawson during World War I.

Components in Detail

Incoming Correspondence - Letter to Andrew L. Dawson from Joe Reese, March 5, 1919 Box 5994 Folder 13

Letter from Joe E. Reese, Marion, Alabama, to Andrew Lewis Dawson, England, March 5, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20716

Letter to Dr. Paul Bagby from G.A. Barrett, April 17, 1919 Box 5994 Folder 14

Letter from George E. Barrett, Camp Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, to Dr. Paul Bagby, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 17, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20683

Miscellany

Scope and Contents note

The miscellany series consists of Andrew L. Dawson's registration certificate and an admission ticket and program from the Base Hospital Farewell Ball.

Components in Detail

Dawson's Registration Certificate and an Admission Ticket and Program from The Base Hospital Farewell Ball Box 5994 Folder 15

Registration certificate of Andrew Lewis Dawson, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, June 5, 1917 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20747

Card for the Base Hospital No. 40 Farewell Ball, Seelbach Hotel, May 6, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20748

Program for the Base Hospital No. 40 Farewell Ball, May 6, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20749