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MS79-05 B. C. King Letters

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B. C. King Letters

Collection Title: B. C. King Letters

Series Number: MS79-05

Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on May 19, 2010.

Date Listed: May 19, 2010

Date Span: 1917-1919

Size of Collection: 0.10 linear feet.

Number of Boxes: 1 legal sized file folder; 5 items.

Type of Material: Correspondence.

Condition of Material: Fair with some illegible sections due to incorrect photocopying.

Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.

Biographical / Historical Information: B. C. King served as a soldier during the First World War. He enlisted in the United States Army at Paducah, Kentucky in the summer of 1917. He was first sent to Fort Thomas, Kentucky, then to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia and then to Fort Jay, New York before being ordered to France in October of 1918. He served with the American Expeditionary Force, Medical Supply Depot No. 1, where he delivered medicines and supplies by truck to the front line.

Scope and Content: Collection consists of photocopied letters written by B. C. King to his sister Anne Belle King from 1917 to 1919. He describes visiting New York City prior to his departure to France, camp life, weather conditions and his travels throughout Europe.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

King, B. C.

King, Anna Belle

World War, 1914-1918 – Personal narratives, American

Soldiers – Kentucky – Paducah.

United States. Army. – Military life.