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Guide to the Kenyon Putnam Flagg Letters MSS.2030

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Finding aid prepared by April Burnette

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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

2008

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Language Usage:

English

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Kenyon Putnam Flagg Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2030

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (7 letters, 6 envelopes)

Dates:

1918-1919

Abstract:

This collection consists of seven letters from Kenyon Putnam Flagg, United States Army, stationed in France and Germany, to his mother, Mrs. R. A. (Charlotte) Flagg, Albion, New York. He writes about how the French live, the weather, states he is "responsible for the training of 2000 men," and about the war.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of seven letters from Kenyon Putnam Flagg, United States Army, stationed in France and Germany, during World War I, to his mother, Mrs. R. A. (Charlotte) Flagg, Albion, New York. The dates of these letters are from October 5, 1918 to April 11, 1919.

His letters are written on American Expeditionary Forces stationery. He writes about how the French live, the weather, states he is "responsible for the training of 2000 men," and about the war. He states that he has not been feeling well, and the doctors are not sure why. He also mentions that he may be coming home soon.

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April Burnett, 2008

Preferred Citation:

The Kenyon Putnam Flagg Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2007

Biographical/Historical note

Rollin A. Flagg, born January, 10, 1859, at Chautaugua, New York, married Charlotte Griswold in Albion, New York on June 25, 1890. They had three children, one of which was Kenyon Putnam Flagg, born April 3, 1891. Kenyon P. Flagg married Janette Maria Sutton at Fort Strong, Boston, Massachusetts on July 27, 1918. He was with the American Expeditionary Forces in France as a First Lieutenant, 77th Regiment, Coast Artillery.

Source: Barnard, Job. Genealogical Sketch of the Andrew Putnam Family. The Conneaut Printing Company. Conneaut, Ohio: 1919.

Kenyon Putnam Flagg Letters Box SC0005 Folder 2030.01