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Lyons, Curtis Blair (1894-1968) to Helen Lyons

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07810.066 Author/Creator: Lyons, Curtis Blair (1894-1968) Place Written: France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 November 1918 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 21.25 x 13.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07810.066 Author/Creator: Lyons, Curtis Blair (1894-1968) Place Written: France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 November 1918 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 21.25 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to his wife about his landing in France. Describes the differences between the United States and France, especially the buildings, the automobiles, and the money. Wonders if she has received his postcards from New York. Written on YMCA letterhead.

Background Information: Private Lyons was in the 307th Company, Tank Corps, American Expeditionary Forces and was part of the Polish Collegium.

People: Lyons, Curtis Blair, 1894-1968
Lyons, Helen, 1895-1990

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

Subjects: World War IMilitary HistorySoldier's LetterGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsFranceCoins and CurrencyArchitectureTransportation

Sub Era: World War I

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