Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Catalog Number 2004.8.7
Object Name Scrapbook
Accession number 2004.8
Description A scrapbook page with two newspaper clippings, an official correspondence, receipt,

The receipt takes up an entire side of the scrapbook page. It is dated January 3, 1919. It is issued to Travel Order at Camp Funston. The receipt itself is for $20.57 worth of hash, $3.95 worth of baked beans, $3.01 worth of tomatoes, $1.39 worth of jam, and $2.38 worth of bread for a combined total of $31.30

The correspondence and newspaper clippings take up the other side of the scrapbook page.

The correspondence is from Captain Wyatt W. Taylor Company E, 110th Engineers to the commanding general, Port of Embarkation, A.E.F. in regards to pay due to Harry M. Tompkins, dated August 28, 1918
Letter reads:
1. Corporal Harry M. Tompkins of Company E. 110th Engineers, transferred for duty in the United States per Special Order 201, Headquarters 35th Division, 23rd August 1918, was last paid to include July 31st, 1918, as stated by indorsement in her service record. Through error Corporal Tompkins failed to receive difference between United states pay and Foreign service pay as Corporal between May 2md, 1918 and June 30th, 1918 inclusive.
2. Request that the amount due Corporal Tomkins, nine dollars and forty cents, ($9.40), for Foreign service pay be paid him on next payrolls.

Of the two newspaper clippings only one is complete, and contains a story on how the Topeka engineers voted that Colonel Stayton was one jolly good fellow. It contains a picture of Colonel Stayton. The other newspaper clipping is missing the entire left hand side of the article, but it seems to be a personal account of a soldier fighting in France.

From the World War One service of Sgt. 1st Class, Harry M. Tompkins, Co. E, 110th Engr., 35th Division, AEF, then 5th Engr. Training Regiment.
Date n.d.
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1919
Subjects Clippings
Pay records
Food costs
Search Terms Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Kansas
Company E
110th Engineers
35th Division