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Corporal Alfred Pickard Letter

Identifier: MS-2626

  • Staff Only

This letter, written by Corporal Pickard on December 11, 1918, is a report to his mother detailing his R and R in Aix Les Baines, from December 11-19, 1918 as well as the history of the region. The original letter is 31 pages and the transcribed letter is 5 pages. The letter is written on YMCA On Active Service with the American Expeditionary Force stationery.


  • 1918 December 11

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0.2 Linear Feet


This collection contains World War I correspondence of Corporal Alfred Pickard, 159th Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Force, to Mother and all. It is dated December 11, 1918. Letter includes details about Cpl. Fitzgerald's R&R in the French resort town of Aix Les Blain from December 11-19, 1918.

Biographical/Historical Note

Corporal Alfred E. Pickard was in the 159th Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Force. He returned home to Tennessee after the war.


Collection consists of two folders.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in March 2004.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA