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Francis T. Boyd Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3470

This collection houses a variety of papers documenting 1st Lieutenant Francis T. Boyd's service with the 116th Mobile Ordnance Repair Shop (41st Division) during World War I. This unit was stationed in Illinois, New York, and several locations in France. While the majority of the material is addressed to or written by Boyd, a few special orders were sent to his commanding officer, Captain George D. Sturtevant, or to Privates serving in the unit. Of particular interest is a handwritten note that Boyd wrote on November 11, 1918 (Armistice Day).

Dates

  • 1917 August 31-1919 February 26

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

0.3 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses a variety of papers documenting 1st Lieutenant Francis T. Boyd's service with the 116th Mobile Ordnance Repair Shop (41st Division) during World War I. This unit was stationed in Illinois, New York, and several locations in France. While the majority of the material is addressed to or written by Boyd, a few special orders were sent to his commanding officer, Captain George D. Sturtevant, or to Privates serving in the unit. Of particular interest is a handwritten note that Boyd wrote on November 11, 1918 (Armistice Day).

Biographical/Historical Note

Francis Thibault Boyd was born to John Taylor and Margaret Imlay (Hopper) Boyd in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 28, 1888. He was the youngest of three children, including John Taylor (1884-1967) and Margaret Imlay (Boyd) McCreery (1885-1977). Francis Boyd graduated from Yale University in 1912 and served with the 116th Mobile Ordnance Repair Shop (41st Division) during World War I. After the war, he returned to his family in New York City, where he worked in finance. Boyd died on September 15, 1977 in Washington, Connecticut.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased these papers in January of 2011.

Repository Details

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

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