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Catalog Number 1982.83.54a
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1982.83
Description Full transcription of text follows:

[wshaw_0054_0001]

January 6-18 Dear Ma - : Rec’d your letter of [December] 4 glad to hear from you. yes we had a good dinner Thanksgiveing and xmas. I recd both packages O.K. This ink froze and dont write very good we are haveing a rain to-day guess the snow will go off. we have ben hikeing every day we are not out

[wshaw_0054_0002]

to-day but the troops are. The National army shure have it nice all right well they ought to while at home. I heard from E Johnson he dosent like it over here I heard from Pearl she wrote a blue letter I have a pair of wooden shoes I wear when inside during the evening. they rest your feet. my feet havent ben sore yet I take the best care I can of them I had a letter from Earl Gorden. give my best regards to Aunt Sue and the rest I am going to send you some money to pay Clyde if we get payed this month seemed like

[wshaw_0054_0003]

I cant get around to sending it. I dident get any presents from the [Red Cross] or Y.M.C.A. it seems like they shure get big donations well you know the officers that run it have to be paid a handsome salary. I gave 2 Franks for the Belgum children relief fund. Yes Our Reg was first in the trenches suppose we will go again soon I should wory you have take what ever comes. must close with Love Walter [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 January 6, 1918
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1918
People Shaw, Walter
Subjects World War I
Letters (Home)
Writing
Holidays
Weather
Family
Money
Trench warfare