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Le Roy Farrington Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3527

This collection houses letters and postcards from Le Roy Farrington to his wife and mother. The letters are dated between May 27, 1918 and July 8, 1919 and are written from Camp Wadsworth in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and from France. The letters describe life in the camps and in France, and most of the letters come with the original envelopes. There is also a letter written by Farrington's wife Alice to Farrington's mother about the birth of her child. The collection also houses Farrington's draft card and certificate, a war risk insurance premium notice, an army patch, a photograph, and a one franc note.

Dates

  • 1917 June 13-1919 July 8

General Physical Description

This collection consists of one half box.

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

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses letters and postcards from Le Roy Farrington to his wife and mother. The letters are dated between May 27, 1918 and July 8, 1919 and are written from Camp Wadsworth in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and from France. There is also a letter written by Farrington's wife Alice to Farrington's mother about the birth of her child. The collection also houses Farrington's draft card and certificate, a war risk insurance premium notice, an army patch, a photograph, and one franc.

Biographical/Historical Note

Le Roy Farrington was born in Connecticut in 1897. He married Alice Farrington and had two children, Deborah and Eleanor. They lived in Westchester, New York. Farrington served in France with the American Expeditionary Force as a member of the 2nd Pioneer Infantry Regiment. His service in the war is memorialized on the North Castle World War I Memorial in Westchester.

Arrangement

Letters are arranged in chronological order.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in December of 2011.

General Physical Description

This collection consists of one half box.

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