2 women in overalls, 1918-05-03
Scope and Contents
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
- From the Collection: Erwin, Perry Douglas, 1893-1964 (Compiler, Person)
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Photo removed from Vivian Erwin's letter, May 1918. The woman on the viewer's left in this picture may be Vivian Erwin, as she appears in most of the photos in the set removed from this letter.