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Letter from Roland to His Mother, 1918 May 31

 File — Box: 4251.001, Folder: 16

Scope and Contents

A very newsy letter from Roland, stationed at Camp Merritt, New Jersey, to his mother, written on Friday, May 31, 1918, just before his group was deployed to Europe. He tells her how she will know when he ships out, saying he will send a telegram to Millie (his sweetheart) saying "Love to all. Will write soon." He explains that his group will be in "quarantine" for twenty-four hours before they leave, and the officers have told the men to go to confession and communion "tomorrow morning" (i.e., Saturday) implying that they would be in quarantine on Sunday.


  • 1918 May 31

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From the Collection: 2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Formerly MSS.2339


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266