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Hopkins, Lawrence L. (fl. 1918-1919) to Mrs. A.W. Hopkins

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07810.053 Author/Creator: Hopkins, Lawrence L. (fl. 1918-1919) Place Written: Camp d'Auvours, France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 April 1919 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 23.5 x 14.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to his mother about the welcome upturn in the weather. Explains that he has sent a package containing a 37mm shell and asks her to take care of it until he returns. Adds that the explosives contained within the shell have been removed. Discusses Harold's return to the states and the fluctuating exchange rates. Encloses a franc worth 17 cents in "real money" (not included). Written on Knights of Columbus letterhead.

Background Information: Private Hopkins was in Company F, 305th Engineers, American Expeditionary Forces. Harold Hopkins is his brother.

People: Hopkins, Laurence L., fl. 1918-1919
Hopkins, A.W., Mrs., fl. 1918-1919

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

Subjects: World War IMilitary HistorySoldier's LetterGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsAmmunitionWeaponryCoins and CurrencyEconomicsFraternal Organization

Sub Era: World War I

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