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Catalog Number 1996.51.136BA
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1996.51
Description Full transcription of text follows:

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August 23/1917- Dearest Mother- I am addressing this to you - but of course all my letters are meant for the whole family. I can not write to all of you - much though I would like to do so. Received letters from Aunt Kate and Uncle Wes - which I shall have to answer. I suppose that by the time you receive this both Ramsey and

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Harvey will be away from home. Harvey is with the Hospital Unit - how does he life it? And what is Ramsey doing? - A foolish question - for I suppose a letter is somewhere enroute telling me. I often think of the folks at home and wonder how things are going. Is Berthold a proficient chauffeur by now? The two girls and Berthold must be getting ready for school by this time

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that you receive this, suppose that school will have commenced. Thank Berthold for his key-ring. I have not done so before. And when you write don't fail to mention yourself and Father. I owe you both so much. Believe me - you are always in my thoughts wherever I happen to be. There does not seem to be much news this - but really - there is very little to write. We are working hard - that is, most of the section - Love - Ned.

From the service of James E. (Ned) Henschel, Co. B Reserve Mallet--French Army, American Field Service, Quartermaster Corps, General Hdgts., and Motor Transport Co. 831.

Date August 23, 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Henschel, James (Ned) Edward
Subjects World War I
Letters (Home)
Family
Homesickness