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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Andrew Dawson papers MSS.1626

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

June 2010

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

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, 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 (L.O.) 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.

Source(s)

Alabama (localbroad)

War and Military (localbroad)

World War, 1914-1918 (lcsh)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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