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Barton, Frank L. (fl. 1919) to Mrs. Barton

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07810.002 Author/Creator: Barton, Frank L. (fl. 1919) Place Written: France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 January 1919 Pagination: 5 p. ; 21 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to his mother that he received her letter of 11 January and remarks at the speedy delivery. Discusses the good price of corn and hopes his parents treat themselves to new furniture, a gesture he and his siblings should have extended before the war. Reflects on past behavior at home and whether Mrs. Barton has recieved the gifts her sent her. Directs the letter to Ed (possibly a brother) and describes the weight and deadliness of the machine guns. Mentions that the local boys that followed Barton to Europe have been sent home and expects to return soon. Hopes to get home before his brother Harley. Encloses a letter from the King of England (not included). Asks his mother to tell Dorothy (possibly a girlfriend) he longs to see her again. Written on YMCA American Expeditionary Force letterhead.

People: Barton, Frank L., fl. 1919

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: World War IMilitary HistorySoldier's LetterGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsAgriculture and Animal HusbandryHome FurnishingsChildren and FamilyGiftWeaponryWomen's HistoryFrance

Sub Era: World War I

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