Holt P. Faucette Papers, 1917-1918

Manuscript Collection #142

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Holt P. Faucette Papers
    Creator: Faucette, Holt P.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1917-1918) consisting of correspondence, letters, comments, commentaries, complaint letters, and photographs.
    Extent: 0.108 Cubic feet, 14 items , consisting of correspondence and photographs.
  • Description

    Faucette served in the American Expedition Force (A.E.F.) in France and the bulk of the correspondence was written from along the front lines in the summer and fall of 1918.

    The only stateside letter was written from Camp Sevier, S.C. (October 1917), in which he comments on camp life, tells of stumbling into a quarantine area, and mentions visits to Greenville, S.C. In letters from France, Faucette mentions President Woodrow Wilson's statement on unconditional surrender and reflects on the routine life of an American soldier in the trenches. Faucette's unit moved from France into Luxembourg and took part in clean-up operations at the end of the war. Commentaries in the letters pertain to these activities, speculate on the accuracy of news accounts at home, and complain of the slowness of mail delivery. Photographs show Faucette and some of his Army friends in South Carolina.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    The correspondence consists of letters from Corporal Holt P. Faucette to his sister in Philadelphia and his mother in Grimesland, N.C.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    September 18, 1970, 14 items; Papers (1917-1918) consisting of correspondence. Gift of Mr. Timothy E. Katona, Falls Church, Virginia.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Timothy E. Katona

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Holt P. Faucette Papers (#142), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Lennon

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