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Earle Wright Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2084

Earle Wright wrote these letters to his family in Cortland, New York in July and August of 1917. In them, he discusses his life at a training camp in Chattanooga, Tennessee during World War I. Most of the correspondence is addressed to E. R. Wright or to Laura Wright, but it is meant for the entire family to read.

Dates

  • 1917 July 11-August 24

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

0.4 Linear Feet

Abstract

Earle Wright wrote these letters to his family in Cortland, New York in July and August of 1917. In them, he discusses his life at a training camp in Chattanooga, Tennessee during World War I. Most of the correspondence is addressed to E. R. Wright or to Laura Wright, but it is meant for the entire family to read.

Biographical/Historical Note

Earle Willard Wright was born to Elwyn Robb and Alice Gertrude (Willard) Wright in New York on July 5, 1897. He had two siblings, Charles Louis (born in 1879) and Laura (born in 1900). During World War I, he trained as a medical officer in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He returned to Cortland, New York after he was discharged from the Army and died there in February of 1985.

Arrangement

Collection consists of four folders.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections purchased this collection on July 25, 2008.

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