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Catalog Number 1982.83.53a
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1982.83
Description Full transcription of text follows:

[wshaw_0053_0001]

January 1 1918 Dear Ma - : I rec’d your letter of [November] 20 also the other package thanks ever so much I wrote Aunt Carrie a letter thanking her for contributing the yarn The weather is very cold they say it has ben [degrees] 10 blow [degrees] 0. I dont know. It shure takes the mail a long time to come and go I allmost forget what I

[wshaw_0053_0002]

Wrote so long ago I think Wyane might just as well have ben a “2nd Luit.” Georg B. is an orderly I hear from Evangeline about once a month There were them was a fellow who performed on 2 cane whistles makeing a funny tune causeing everybody to laugh that heard it. The fellows at once called him a [Missouri] canary bird I asked where he was from and he said “Eldon” I asked him if knew [George] Evans he said he worked him last summer, I wasent surprised at him any more. It is a shame I cant write more intesting letters. I can give you a line when I get out. I hear the railroads are under government controll. if so in what way. we had pumkin pie for dinner to-day. you know this is a kind of a half holiday. I am glad somers is

[wshaw_0053_0003]

getting along good in school. I have ben reading a book “Seekers after God” it is a kind of an ancient History I am getting up with my letters now I recd a nice present from a girl in N.Y. I met her in Hornell N.Y. [we stayed 24 hours there] I dont write to her much but She writes every wk. I got a letter from Pearl she is well she writes me some very good letters Well I will close hopeing to hear again soon I am Your Loveing Son 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 1, 1918
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1918
People Shaw, Walter
Subjects World War I
Letters (Home)
Military life
Writing
Reading
Weather