|Title:||Lucille MacCracken Murphy Papers|
|Creator:||Murphy, Lucille MacCracken|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Papers (1918) consisting of correspondence, clippings, letters.|
|Extent:||0.108 Cubic feet, 5 items , consisting of correspondence (with typescript copies) and a clipping.|
June 5, 1980, 5 items; Correspondence (1918) and a clipping. Gift of Mrs. Vincent R. Murphy, Washington, D.C.
August 21, 1996 (unprocessed addition 1), 74 items; Correspondence (1917-1918) from members of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. Donor: Ms. Nell MacCracken
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Lucille MacCracken Murphy Papers (#411), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by F. Elliott, September 1986
Encoded by Apex Data Services
The collection consists of four letters from members of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe during World War I and a newspaper clipping. Three letters are from Sergeant John Lee Lindstrom of Marquette, Michigan, to his parents and fiancee. They deal primarily with Lindstrom's survival after his ship, the TUSCANIA, was sunk by a U-boat in the Irish Sea. Included are descriptions of the attack, the loss of life, rescue by British destroyers, and the gradual reassembly of survivors in Ireland, Scotland, and England. Other information relates to camp life, the lack of mail service, relations with the British and French, some of the first women nurses in the Army, YMCA activity, speeches to and field trips for the troops, and a dispute between Michigan and Minnesota over Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The clipping, from a Marquette, Michigan, newspaper (title missing), pertains to the rescue of Lindstrom and another Marquette man and the notification of their families. Typed copies are included for each of the four letters.
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