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Catalog Number 2006.135.17
Object Name Letter
Accession number 2006.135
Description A personal letter of sympathy to Mr. Davis from Secretary of the Interior Franklin Knight Lane dated October 3, 1918.

The letter reads 'Dear Mr. Davis: By today's paper I see that you have met with a loss at the front. I know that this brave Soldier would not have you grieve for home but rather rejoice that he had so glorious an ending. For what can be finer than to die in an effort to save the lives and make happier the lot of others? Sincerely yours,'

The letter head reads 'The Secretary of the Interior Washington'. To the left of the header is an embossed seal of a bison, and the date is typed out bellow the head. The text is typed in blue ink and is signed in pen. Near the bottom of the letter the 'Mr. John W. Davis, Winchester, Kans.' is typed in blue letters and below this 'Secretary: Franklin Knight Lane' is written in pencil.

From the service of pfc. William L. Davis Co. B, 139th Inf., 35th Division, AEF
Date October 3, 1918
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1918
Subjects Cards
Mourning
Search Terms Department of the Interior