Fagan H. Simonton World War I letters to Mrs. W. A. Simonton


Creator: Simonton, Fagan Hull, 1894-1983
Date(s): 1918 June-1919 May
Call Number: MSS 0098, F0128
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: These twelve letters were written by Delawarean Fagan H. Simonton to his mother, Mrs. W. A. (Hettie) Simonton, who resided in Wilmington, Delaware, during his service in the U.S. Army during the first World War. The letters, which date from June 1918 to May 1919, document the experiences of training and embarkment from Camp Meade to France. With references to trenches, gas "the flu," and the armistice, the letters Simonton's experiences in Europe during America's late entrance to the Great War and the period of occupation following the cessation of hostilities.
Physical Description: 12 items (12 letters )
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Mark Samuels Lasner, January 2016.
Processing Information: Processed and encoded by E. Evan Echols, March 2016. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard