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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07810.057 Author/Creator: Hopkins, Lawrence L. (fl. 1918-1919) Place Written: Le Mans, France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 May 1919 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Writes his mother a Mother's Day letter a week early in hopes of being en route to the states on the holiday. Short letter discusses the delays in coming home. Written on American Expeditionary Force letterhead.

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

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

Keywords/Subjects: World War I, Military History, Soldier's Letter, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Holidays and Celebrations, Children and Family

Sub Era: World War One