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Traylor, Orville S. (fl. 1918) to Mrs. S.W. Traylor

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07810.092 Author/Creator: Traylor, Orville S. (fl. 1918) Place Written: Bordeaux, France Type: Typed letter signed Date: 18 October 1918 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 26.5 x 20.25 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07810.092 Author/Creator: Traylor, Orville S. (fl. 1918) Place Written: Bordeaux, France Type: Typed letter signed Date: 18 October 1918 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 26.5 x 20.25 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to his mother about his lack of mail from home and hopes she has received the handkerchief he sent. Discusses his daily activities and looks forward to market day when the townspeople gather to discuss local news and the war. Mentions a fellow soldier and his hobby of collecting coins. Promises to write his family and friends more often. Typed on Headquarters, 87th Division National Army, Office of the Adjutant letterhead.

Background Information: Army Field Clerk Traylor fought with the American Expeditionary Forces in the 87th Division.

People: Traylor, Orville S., fl. 1918
Traylor, S.W., Mrs., fl. 1918

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

Subjects: World War IMilitary HistorySoldier's LetterGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsGiftChildren and FamilyClothing and AccessoriesCoins and CurrencyFrance

Sub Era: World War I

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