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Guide to the Percy C. Miller Letter MSS.2564

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Amanda Haldy

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

October, 2009.

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-04-01T14:06-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Percy C. Miller Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2564

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (22 Letters, 21 Envelopes)

Dates:

1916-1919

Abstract:

Enlisted private and machine gun instructor, Percy C. Miller, writes to Miss Louise Ehlert of Dundee, Illinois, about life on the airfield bases in Florida, Ohio and California, various entertainments, his education in airplane machine guns, a camp quarantine due to "Spanish Influenza," and various airplane accidents.

Scope and Contents note

Contains news of life in military airfields around the United States from an enlisted private and machine gun instructor, Percy C. Miller, to Miss Louise Ehlert. Miller describes his travels in Florida, Ohio and California, various entertainments, his education in airplane machine gun mechanics, a camp quarantine due to "Spanish Influenza," and various airfield accidents.

The bulk of the letters date from 1918 to 1919. One letter dates from 1916 and is actually from Louise Ehlert's employer, the Elgin National Watch Company, concerning her return to work. The rest of the letters are from Percy C. Miller.

Biographical/Historical note

Percy C. Miller calls Elgin, Illinois, his home, and writes to Louise Ehlert about his travels across the United States as he is transferred from base to base during World War I. Florida, Ohio and California figure prominently in the letters.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Preferred Citation:

Percy C. Miller Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Amanda Haldy, 2009.

Percy C. Miller Letters Box SC0027 Folder 2564.01