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Beck Family Letters,1918-1919

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Title

Beck Family Letters

Date

1918-1919

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Beck Family Letters, 1918-1919, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society.

Extent

20 items

Scope and Content

Isaac and Harper Beck served in the Field Signal Corps during the latter stages of World War I. Series of letters between Isaac and Harper Beck serving in the field signal corps during the last days of World War I to their mother in Philadelphia; correspondence includes descriptions of the effects and casualties caused by the Spanish flu outbreak and the brothers' service on hospital duty at Fort Thomas in Newport, Ky.

Subjects

  • United States. -- Army -- Communication systems.
  • United States. -- Army -- Military life
  • Camp Franklin (Md.)
  • Fort Meade (Md.)
  • Fort Thomas (Ky.)
  • Influenza -- Ky.
  • Influenza -- Pa.
  • Letterheads
  • Medicine, Military -- Ky.
  • World War, 1914-1919.

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