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Catalog Number 1996.51.136AR
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1996.51
Description Topics included in letter:

Writing letter on ship stationary; Sailing from New York- describes the sea and the events during sail-seasickness; Sighted ships and freighters; Passenger list-types of passengers; Language differences between French and English; Y.M.C.A French class; Scramble for stationary; Episcopal church services-enjoys evenings on deck; Track meet-ladies cigarette rolling contest; Money business and amount owed to Review of Reviews Co.; Picking up convoy; Bridge playing; Meal hours aboard ship-likes drinking tea; Concert given; Ambulance units sang songs; Passengers forbidden to undress due to dangers from submarines; Sleeping on deck in a steamer chair; Rumors about French convoys; Life-boats hanging over edge; Submarine or whale sighting; Passing through submarine waters; Must have all mail in by morning; Requests that no packages or bundles be sent-promises to write regularly.

From the service of James E. (Ned) Henschel, Co. B Reserve Mallet--French Army, American Field Service, Quartermaster Corps, General Hdgts., and Motor Transport Co. 831.
Date July 2, 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Henschel, James (Ned) Edward
Subjects World War I
Letters (Home)
Sailing ships
Ships
Writing
Churches
Cigarettes
Concerts
Submarines
Whales
Mail
Playing cards
Bridge (Game)