Archive Record

Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2004.018.347.a,b
Collection Elsworth Brown Collection
Description a) Envelope addressed to Elsworth overseas from his father.

b1,2) A flower was pressed into the letter by George (discarded). He gives Elsworth DeWitt's address and tells him about Glynn Brown landing in France with the marines. He says that Laurel Hurless is at Norfolk, VA acting as a medic. Lt. Ben Wilson was Killed in Action. He says that his grandparents worry over him at the front and that his aunt sold the Turkeys to the US Government for $365. He also mentions the 'Spanish Flu', which had resulted in 1,235 deaths so far. He spent 14 days nursing the flu patients.
In the post script, George encloses a "Christmas Flower" and says he hopes Elsworth will get to see the President while he is overseas.
Date 1918
Dates of Creation December 12, 1918
Extent of Description a) 6.25'' x 3.50''
b) 8.50'' x 11.00''
Accession number 2004.018