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Catalog Number 1982.83.68a
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1982.83
Description Full transcription of text follows:

[wshaw_0068_0001]

Aug 9-18 Dear Ma - : I rec’d your most welcome letter of July 8 and was glad to know you are all well I am all right we had rain and last night was pretty cool. I also got a letter from Lena she says She feels better than she has for 5 years I hope she is

[wshaw_0068_0002]

cured this time but I dont suppose she ever will be. I am writing this in a barn loft and the light is bad. Well the allies are haveing success. I seen the Boy Violinist whos picture you sent me and I also heard him play I suppose young Richards will soon be an ace, or he may not want to be one. I also read the article how it feels to drop bombs on the enemy I guess it must feel good I know how it feels to have them dropt in your vicinity, as I had a small 3 ft one land under where I and a pard were sleeping it never went off if it had, I wouldent be writeing this beleive me I shure left the place where it fell. no use as the danger was over. I

[wshaw_0068_0003]

heard from Everette Timmons he likes the art. Fine. I guess he and Walter both have ben on the front by now Do you ever hear from the lady out in central [Kansas] I havent seen her boy for some time I hope he is all right. I will have some pictures taken the first chance I get Well I must close Your Loveing Son Walter (ans Soon)

From the service of Private Walter G. Shaw, 18th Infantry Band, 1st Division. With band tour of Italy 2-3/18. Gassed at Cantigny 5/4/18. Died at No. Charpentry in the Argonne.

Date August 9, 1918
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1918
People Shaw, Walter
Subjects World War I
Letters (Home)
Weather
Writing
War
People
Family