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Guide to the Elmer Tanner Letter MSS.2031

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by April Burnette

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-12-03T14:22-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Elmer Tanner Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2031

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 letter, 1 envelope)

Dates:

1918 November 18

Abstract:

This collection contains one letter from Elmer Tanner, at Camp Sherman in Chillicothe, Ohio, to his mother, Mrs. A. Tanner, Geneva, Ohio, November 18, 1917, during World War One. He tells his mother about some of his daily activities, other people who have written him, and that he had received his pay.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains one letter from Elmer Tanner, at Camp Sherman in Chillicothe, Ohio, to his mother, Mrs. A. Tanner, Geneva, Ohio, November 18, 1917, during World War One. The letter is written on Army and Navy YMCA stationery. He tells his mother about some of his daily activities, other people who have written him, and that he had received his pay.

Processing Information:

Processed by

April Burnett, 2008

Preferred Citation:

The Elmer Tanner Letter, 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

In June 1917, Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio, was one of several army training camps that the United States Federal Government built. It was the third largest in the United States. It housed over 40,000 soldiers.

Elmer Tanner Letter Box SC0005 Folder 2031.01