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Ben Byrnes collection of Rumsey Bissell Marston WWI letters, 1918-1919

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-022

Scope and Contents

This collection contains twelve letters written by Rumsey Bissell Marston just prior to and during his deployment to France and Great Britain during WWI to his father, mother, brother and sisters. Additional items in the collection are: his military service record, a photograph, a drawing, and the envelopes in which the letters were sent.

Dates

  • 1918 - 1919

Creator

Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Rumsey Bissell Marston was born April 1, 1893 in Edith, Virginia. In 1918 Marston was the principal at Ashland High School in Virginia before he was stationed at Camp Lee in Virginia. He served in the infantry of the National Army in WWI and eventually earned the rank of Sergeant. After WWI he resided in West Virginia and worked for the state education association. He died October 1964.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase

Processing Information

This collection was originally processed by Courtney Taylor as a class project at an unknown date. Rehousing and additional finding aid information was added by Amy Ziegler in June 2011.

Creator

Source

Title
Rumsey Bissell Marston WWI letters, 1918-1919
Status
Completed
Author
Courtney Taylor; Amy Ziegler; Milissa Burkart
Date
2013 September
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

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

Contact:
McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 US US
918-631-2496
918-631-5022 (Fax)