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Catalog Number 1982.83.47a
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1982.83
Description Full transcription of text follows:

[wshaw_0047_0001]

(adress) A.E.F. Via New York Oct 30 – 17 Dear Ma - : Just rec’d two letters from you I did not Write last wk. and it may be longer before I Write again about our The Band is attached to the Hospital Corps. I am well. Dont like the Wine here the red wine is good with sugar in it The Champagne is also very fair. I got a letter from Julia Dunsing

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she is Well. I hope papa gets better of the asthma it is a good thing he isent in the army over here it rains all time we had snow night before last dident stay on, the mud is everywhere. we are playing the Semiramide Overture Spanish dances I II III IV by [Moszkowski]. and several lighter rag numbers I suppose we wont play much from now on. I am glad Irene did well with her Violin I wrote her and advised her to go to Mr Rader if possible I read quite a bit in the papers about the Red Cross Work. I will on next pay day send Kimballs $28.81 Which canceles every thing Due them. How is Somers getting along With her music I am shure when we get our army against the enemy we will shure make them snap. I havent any news that I can Write it is hard to write an interesting letter When you are subject to such severe censorship We have a small stove in Our Hut. every

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body got mail to-day the first for 2 wks. You wonder what I am doing well never wory but what I have something to do this is no picnicing party by any means. The woods shure have a fine color from the Frost I bought some Hazel nuts the were good. I heard from Corine she is better. also heard from Ellen Shaw telling about Uncles death How much did he leave in property Do you know? I must close Your loving Son Dont expect too many letters from me How Is Grandma [censor signature]

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 October 30, 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Shaw, Walter
Subjects World War I
Letters (Home)
Family
Music
Military life
Music