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Guide to the Letters from Weir to his Family MSS.1981

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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:

Letters from Weir to his Family

Unit ID:

MSS.1981

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (3 letters, 4 pages)

Dates:

1918 July 19-November 6

Abstract:

Three letters from Weir, who served in France in a field hospital during World War I.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of three letters from Weir, serving in France in a field hospital during World War I, to various unnamed members of his family in the United States. He describes the number of wounded treated in his unit after a battle and noted that some of the younger doctors must still be in the U. S. He indicates that they should come to France and let the older doctors go home. He also talks about the various souvenirs he has sent home, including a helmet.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2007, revised and updated, December 2009

Preferred Citation:

Letters from Weir to his Family, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2005

Biographical/Historical note

Weir served in France in a field hospital during World War I.

Source(s)

Hall, Wade, 1934- (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

World War I (localbroad)

World War, 1914-1918 (lcsh)

World War, 1914-1918--Hospitals (lcsh)

Letters Box SC0001 Folder 1981