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Letter and envelope with photographs from Vivian Cretors Erwin to Perry Douglas Erwin, 1918-05-03

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: 2007.009.1.005

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Perry Douglas Erwin was a soldier during World War I who was stationed at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma. During his time as a lieutenant in the 9th Field Artillery during World War I his wife wrote to him nearly every day. The Erwin letters, dating January 1918 through January 1919, consist primarily of (173) letters from Erwin's wife, Vivian (living in Oswego, Kansas) to Erwin (stationed at Fort Still, Oklahoma and other locations); other correspondents include Erwin's sisters Harriet, Dorothy, and J.E.F.; Erwin's mother and father; Margaret Wyndham, a Henry Kendall College student-later-faculty member. There is also one letter from Erwin to his parents. (6) Unidentified photos accompany Vivian Erwin's letter of 3 May 1918. Other non-correspondence includes a howitzer bag tag, a receipt for $45 stamped Boyd's Post Exchange Annex, a mimeograph copy of "Extract from Notes on Recent Military Operations (No. 2 G.H.Q. A.E.F.)", and cartoons and articles clipped from newspapers.


  • Creation: 1918-05-03


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4 pages

Language of Materials



A letter wherein Vivian writes about her music lesson, purchasing bonds, and sending Perry clothes.

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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