Holt P. Faucette Papers, 1917-1918

Manuscript Collection #142

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Title: Holt P. Faucette Papers
Creator: Faucette, Holt P.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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.

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Accessions Information

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

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.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Timothy E. Katona

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

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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.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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