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Perry, George W. (fl. 1918) to Mrs. Perry

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07810.083 Author/Creator: Perry, George W. (fl. 1918) Place Written: France Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 February 1918 Pagination: 3 p. : envelope ; 21 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to his mother about meeting a French submarine quartermaster and fumbling through the French language. Mentions meeting an old college friend near camp. Asks his father to send several books, including a French copy of Mark Twain's "Jean D'Arc." Written on YMCA letterhead.

Background Information: Cadet Perry fought with the American Expeditionary Forces Air Service in the Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps.

People: Perry, George W., fl. 1918
Perry, Mrs. W.W., fl. 1918

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: World War IMilitary HistorySoldier's LetterGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsFranceNavySubmarineLiterature and Language Arts

Sub Era: World War I

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