Beverley R. Kennon Papers, 1917-1919, 1926

Manuscript Collection #383

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Beverley R. Kennon Papers
    Creator: Kennon, Beverley R.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1917-1919, 1926) consisting of correspondence, memorandums, orders, manuals, World War I, list of field equipments.
    Extent: 0.143 Cubic feet, 46 items, consisting of correspondence, memorandums, orders, manuals, and miscellaneous.
  • Description

    In addition to routine correspondence, memorandums and orders (1917-1919), the collection contains military publications primarily concerned with training:

    Outline of Lessons in Company Administration for Provisional Second Lieutenants (1917); Studies in Minor Tactics 1915 (1917 reprint); Training Camps for Reserve Officers... (1917); Combat Firing (undated); and Small Problems for Infantry (1917). Epitome of Upton's Military Policy of the United States (1916) discusses the period between the Revolution and the Civil War, inclusive.

    Miscellany includes photographic identification cards of Kennon and his wife, a directory of University of Virginia alumni serving in World War I in Europe (1918), "General Instructions for Medical Officers of the Section of Surgery of the Head," a list of field equipment needed by officers overseas, and a memorandum book.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Major Beverley R. Kennon, a member of the U.S. Army Medical Reserve Corps, worked in the fields of ophthalmology and otolaryngology during World War I. Kennon received an M.D. from the University of Virginia in 1893 and was commissioned in 1917. He served at several posts, including Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va; and Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga. Beginning in October, 1918, he was stationed at the Justice Hospital Group in Toul, France.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    March 20, 1979, 35 items; Papers (1917-1919) of World War I officer, including memos, orders, manuals and reports. Gift of Miss Mary F. Howard, Tarboro, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Miss Mary F. Howard

    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

    Beverley R. Kennon Papers (#383), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by M. Terry; M. York, April 1981

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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