Archive Record

Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2004.018.346.a,b
Collection Elsworth Brown Collection
Description a) Envelope addressed to 1st Lt. Elsworth Brown at Headquarters Company 114 US Field Artillery AEF, from his father G.W. Brown. The letter went to several different base hospital stations before reaching Elsworth.

b1,2) George tells Elsworth that the crops are doing abundantly well, and that the Kaiser will never match them for provisions. He says that Elsworth's aunt Maud moved to Cleveland, OH. He also relates news of other family members. Dail and Doyle Brown (Elsworth's second cousins) are radio operators in Boston, but are to be assigned a merchant vessel that week. He says that the next round of the draft will include Elsworth's Uncle Harry and cousin C. B. Killnes(?). He mentions that DeWhitt Brown's brother, C.H.B, is at Paris Island, SC for training.
In a page-long Post-script, George tells Elsworth the births and deaths of family friends, fills him in on elections, tells him about a teaching opportunity and mentions his sisters' employment in the service.
Date 1918
Dates of Creation September 8, 1918
Extent of Description a) 6.00" x 3.50"
b1,2) 8.50'' x 11.00''
Accession number 2004.018