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Thomas Morrill Mewborn Papers, 1917-1932, 1974

Manuscript Collection #791

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Thomas Morrill Mewborn Papers
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1917-1932, 1974) of a World War I veteran who served in the 310th Ambulance Train, 78th Division, including correspondence, documents, historical reports, rosters, ephemera, memorabilia, photographs, postcards, printed forms, and printed materials.
Extent: 0.57 Cubic feet, 2 boxes, 1010 items .

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

March 21, 2000 (unprocessed), 1 container, 0.25 cubic feet; Papers (1918-1927) of a World War I veteran who served in the 310th Ambulance Train, 78th Division, including correspondence, booklets, leaflets, a historical report, clippings, roster, songbooks, and miscellany. (0.25 cubic feet). Donor: Misses Constance & Margaret Mewborn.

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

Thomas Morrill Mewborn Papers (#791), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Misses Constance & Margaret Mewborn

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1#0791.1
    • Folder a#0791.1.a
      • Dictionaire Anglais-Francais [English - Franch Dictionary], by G. Guibillon. (Paris: Librairie Haief, 1918); Printed materials: Pamphlets & Booklets. 1918. 1 p.
      • France Our Ally, by B. Van Vorst, (Published for the National War Work Council of Young Men's Christian Associations, by Association Press, New York, 1918); Printed materials: Pamphlets & Booklets. 1918. 1 p.
      • Henry's Pal to Henry, by Sergeant Seth T. Bailey, reprinted from The Stars and Stripes (n.p., 1919); Printed materials: Pamphlets & Booklets. 1919. 1 p.
      • Pictorial History of the 78th [Division] in France (Moorestown, NJ: I. L. Chochrane, 19200; Printed materials: Pamphlets & Booklets. 1920. 1 p.
      • The Dauphine Leave Area: A Historical and Geographical Sketch (Published by The American Y.M.C.A.[1919]); Printed materials: Pamphlets & Booklets. [1919]. 2 p.
      • To the Homeward-Bound Americans, buy B. Van Vorst (Paris, n.p., 1919); Printed materials: Pamphlets & Booklets. 1919. 1 p.
      • Touriste - Express. Grenoble Cares d'etachables [Detachable postcards of Grenoble, France]; Printed materials: Pamphlets & Booklets. c. 1918-1919. 1 p.
      • What Your Money Is Doing for Your Boys (United War Work Campaing, November 11-18; Printed materials: Pamphlets & Booklets. 1918. 1 p.
      • Yank Talk: A Review of A. E. F. Humor -- Trench and Billet. (n.p., n.d.); Printed materials: Pamphlets & Booklets. [1918]. 2 p.
    • Folder b#0791.1.b
      • Roster, Historical Report, Clippings, Correspondence; Miscellaneous printed & manuscript materials. 1918-1919, 1974. 29 p.
    • Folder c#0791.1.c
      • 310th Ambulance Company Reunion Portrait, Newark Studios (P-791/1); Photographs. c.1930s. 1 p.
      • Camp Dix Pictorial Review, v. 1, n. 4, (Philadelphia, PA, 20 April 1918); Printed materials: Periodicals. 4/20/1918. 2 p.
      • Camp Dix Pictorial Review, v. 1, n. 5, (Philadelphia, PA, 20 May 1918); Printed materials: Periodicals. 5/20/1918. 2 p.
      • The Lightning (78th) Division in France, Special Edition of the Camp Dix Pictorial Review, v. 1, n. 5, (Philadelphia, PA: I. L. Cochrane, [1919]); Printed materials: Periodicals. [1919]. 1 p.
    • Folder os1#0791.1.os1
      • Camp Dix Times; Newspaper. 5/20/1919. 1 p.
      • Coming Back; Newspaper. 5/9/1919. 1 p.
      • Map that shows where units were located in France; Newspaper clipping. 11/3/1918. 1 p.
      • Trench and Camp; Newspaper. 2/25/1919. 1 p.
  • Box 2#0791.2
    • Folder a#0791.2.a
      Christmas Cards, Brochures, Checkbook; Ephemera. 1917-1919. 7 p.
    • Folder b#0791.2.b
      Trading Cards of Allied Leaders; Ephemera. 1917-1919. 13 p.
    • Folder c#0791.2.c
      Envelopes from France (addressed but empty); Manuscripts. 1918-1921. 13 p.
    • Folder d#0791.2.d
      Letters, List of AEF combat divisions, Ambulance Company 310 roster & History, etc.; Manuscripts. 1917-1919. 42 p.
    • Folder e#0791.2.e
      War Diary (1 vol.); Manuscripts. 5 May - 23 December 1917. 34 p.
    • Folder f#0791.2.f
      War Diary (purchased from Ralph C. Mapes, 6/21/1918, 1 vol.); Manuscripts. 2 June 1918 - 8 June 1919. 83 p.
    • Folder g#0791.2.g
      John, Jr. cigar tin containing miscellaneous metal dog tags, uniform buttons, pins, buckle, & pen knife; Memorabilia. 1917-1919. 27 p.
    • Folder h#0791.2.h
      World War I cloth uniform ensignia; Memorabilia. 1917-1919. 5 p.
    • Folder i#0791.2.i
      World War I medals and service ribbons; Memorabilia. 1917-1919. 7 p.
    • Folder j#0791.2.j
      World War I reunion buttons; Memorabilia. 1917-1919. 5 p.
    • Folder k#0791.2.k
      World War I training & service; Photographs. 1917-1919. 34 p.
    • Folder l#0791.2.l
      Camp Dix, NJ; Postcards. 1917. 16 p.
    • Folder m#0791.2.m
      France; Postcards. 1917-1919. 43 p.
    • Folder n#0791.2.n
      France, Semur; Postcards. 1917-1919. 14 p.
    • Folder o#0791.2.o
      Printed Forms; Printed forms. 1917-1926. 5 p.
    • Folder p#0791.2.p
      American Bible Society New Testament Pocket edition, distributed by the YMCA, Camp Dix, NJ (1 vol.); Printed materials. 1917. 612 p.
    • Folder q#0791.2.q
      The Pocket Pictorial Gospel of St. John: "Active Service" 1917. (1 vol.); Printed materials. 1917. 84 p.
    • Folder os1#0791.2.os1
      Ambulance Company #310, 78th Division, American Expeditionary Force, Camp Dix, NJ [Thomas Morrill Mewborn, front row, 7th from left.]; Photographs. 12/17/1917. 1 p.

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