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Guide to the A.T. Baumgarten Letters MSS.1982

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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:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-12-11T10:40-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Decemebr 2009
Collection Title:

A.T. Baumgarten Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.1982

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (5 letters, 20 pages)

Dates:

1918 -1919

Abstract:

Letters from Pvt. A.T. Baumgarten of Co. F, 312th Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War One, to his sister, Mabel Baumgarten of Hornell, Steuben County, New York and to Frank Taylor, also of Hornell, New York.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of five letters written by Pvt. A.T. Baumgarten, who served in Co. F, 312th Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War One. Three of the letters are to his sister, Mabel Baumgarten of Hornell, Steuben County, New York, written while he was in the hospital awaiting and recovering from a hernia operation. His fourth letter to her is dated April 12, 1919 which he notes is his birthday. The fifth letter is to Dr. Frank Taylor, also of Hornell, New York. To Dr. Taylor he gives details of his work in the base hospital, including changing dressings, assisting the doctors and nurses, as well as laying out bodies in the morgue.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2007; revised and updated, December 2009

Preferred Citation:

A.T. Baumgarten 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

A.T. Baumgarten served in Co. F, 312th Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War One.

A.T. Baumgarten Box SC0001 Folder 1982

Letter from A. T. Baumgarten, France, to Mabel Baumgarten, Hornell, New York, September 13, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32208

Letter from A. T. Baumgarten, France, to Mabel Baumgarten, Hornell, New York, September 16, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32209

Letter from A. T. Baumgarten, France, to Mabel Baumgarten, Hornell, New York, September 26, 1918 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32210

Letter from A. T. Baumgarten, France, to Frank Taylor, Hornell, New York, February 25, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32211

Letter from A. T. Baumgarten, France, to Mabel Baumgarten, Hornell, New York, April 12, 1919 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32212