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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Jones Family Letters MSS.1980

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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

2007

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2009
Collection Title:

Jones Family Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.1980

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (4 letters (11 pages), 1 postcard)

Dates:

1918 -1921

Abstract:

Letters written by Lt. Alfred E. Jones of the Medical Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces in Germany and France during World War One to his sisters, Catherine M. "Kit" Jones and Anna E. Jones, both of Chicago, Illinois. One postcard from Emma L. Houlsby of Chicago, Illinois and a postcard from Prvt. Jos. F. Durkin, serving in France, to Catherine "Kitty" Jones

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of three letters from Lt. Alfred E. "Al" Jones of the Medical Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces in France and Germany during World War One, to his sisters, Catherine M. "Kit" Jones and Anna E. Jones, both of Chicago, Illinois. In his letters, he asks after family members and describes where to visit in France once the war is over. There is also a letter to Catherine "Kitty" Jones from Emma L. Houlsby of Chicago, Illinois, asking Kitty for her brother's (John's) address. The postcard in the collection is also to Catherine Jones from Prvt. Jos. F. Durkin telling her he had arrived safely in France from Germany.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2007

Preferred Citation:

Jones Family Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2005

Biographical/Historical note

The Jones family, residents of Chicago, Illinois, Emma L. Houlsby, also of Chicago, and Prvt. Jos. F. Durkin, serving in France during World War One.

Letters Box SC0001 Folder 1980

Letter from Emma L. Houlsby, Chicago, Illinois, to Catherine "Kitty" M. Jones, Chicago, Illinois, December 3, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32200

Letter from Lieutenant Alfred E. Jones, France, to Anna E. Jones, Chicago, Illinois, January 21, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32201

Postcard from Private Joseph F. Durkin, France, to Catherine "Kitty" M. Jones, Chicago, Illinois, February 1, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32202

Letter from Lieutenant Alfred E. Jones to Catherine "Kitty" M. Jones, Chicago, Illinois, August 12, 1920 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32203

Letter from Lieutenant Alfred E. Jones, Coblenz, Germany, to Catherine "Kitty" M. Jones, Chicago, Illinois, September 12, 1921 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32204