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Clyde M. Figley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3079

This collection consists of a letter from Clyde M. Figley to his family sent on May 5, 1918 from Camp Sevier. He discusses life in training camp and his belief that he will not be sent overseas.

Interested researchers may also wish to consult MS.3050: C. M. Figley Letter, 1918 February 2-4.

Dates

  • 1918 May 5

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of a letter from Clyde M. Figley to his family sent on May 5, 1918 from Camp Sevier. He discusses life in training camp and his belief that he will not be sent overseas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Clyde Malcolm Figley was born to Joseph and Clara Hall Figley on September 16, 1892 in Ohio. He registered for the World War I draft in Manchester, Tennessee on June 5, 1917 and was trained at Camp Sevier in South Carolina. He survived the war and married Edith Braun (1898-1979) in about 1922. He died on October 28, 1958 in Butte, California.

Camp Sevier was an army training camp built in Greenville, South Carolina, towards the end of World War I. The camp housed a tented city that housed what would become the 13th Division or Old Hickory Division, which earned more honors than most divisions in World War I.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections on January 28, 2007.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480