Nathaniel Pettit Joy Collection, 1913-1919, [Bulk: 1918-1919] undated

(Manuscript Collection #1191)

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Series 1 :
Private Raymond "Bud" Danley Letters and Postcards, 1918-1919, undated
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309 Infantry Regiment, at an unknown location in Great Britain; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (5/20/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p.   (item #1)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) while serving in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (6/13/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: YMCA stationery; mentions airships bombing Great Britain.   (item #2)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) from somewhere in Great Britain; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (7/14/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: YMCA stationery; remarks on novelty, need for news from home; visit to Bill [Inman?] who is the chaplain's orderly.   (item #3)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) from somewhere in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (8/4/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: 309th Infantry Regiment stationery; postmarked 8/13/1918; mentions recent nearby air raid, little damage; remarks on baseball game between Groveville [New Jersey] and Cottage Club.   (item #4)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (9/4/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; comments on victory in Battle of Soissons (18 July); predicts many victories soon; "there is going to be one grand rush soon".   (item #5)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) while serving in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (10/13/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: YMCA stationery; German prisoners; Captain announces Germany willing to accept Wilson's peace plan; promises "woe to those ship yard scape goats".   (item #6)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) while serving in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (11/11/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; letter misdated Oct. 9, 1918; remarks on Armistice & Allied victory; spent 2 months in the line; wounded in chest by "whiz bang" shell; only 2 of 16 men unhurt in unit.   (item #7)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (12/20/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: YMCA stationery; postmarked 12/22/1918; comments: "I haven't saved any souvenirs from the battle field except my wound"; out of hospital, back with his company; visit to Paris disappointing, showing effect of war; doesn't regret experiences, even the "cooties"   (item #8)
      • Clipping: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, The Stars And Stripes; (12/27/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Clipping marked to show locations of 78th Division, 26 Sept. - 11 Nov. 1918, added in ink; also marks where Bud" was wounded.   (item #9)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) APO Epoisses, France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy [1/16/1918] Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; remarks on "bully beef" and President Woodrow Wilson's visit to France to negotiate the Treaty of Versailles ending World War I; Danley incorrectly dated the letter "Jan. 16, 1918".   (item #10)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, at Epoisses, near Semur, France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (2/11/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: Sleeping accommodations; "slept in a ditch"; Bill's visit to Paris; he was probably led astray by the girls before he reached the railroad station exit; wants to get home   (item #11)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, at Epoisses, France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (2/23/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: American Express - Knights of Columbus stationery; complains of new uniform style, long trousers instead of knee breeches, too British looking; will be in France until about 20 May.   (item #12)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, at Epoisses, France to Pettit Joy (3/1/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: YMCA stationery; spring plowing under way; last winter not as bad as others in war; tracing wartime movements on a map for future generations; expect to sail for home 15-20 May.   (item #13)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, somewhere in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (3/18/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: mentions harsh peace terms for Germany; "I don't believe she will ever be able to start another war again".   (item #14)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, somewhere in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (3/27/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: Major league baseball spring training in the South reminds him that he has requested permission to visit Nice, France; Gen. John J. Pershing reviewed the 78th Division; criticizes Republican senators who are opposing President Wilson   (item #15)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, somewhere in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (4/14/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; US victory march in Berlin, Germany; quotes Gen. Hunter Liggett's remarks on the performance of the 309th and 310th Regiments in the 78th Division who continued to perform despite 60-70% casualties.   (item #16)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) postcard to Pettit Joy depicting Epoisses, Burgundy, France (1/21/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p.   (item #17)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) postcard to Pettit Joy depicting Rue de Rivoli, Paris with a view of l'Hotel du Louvre (12/11/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p.  (item #18)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) postcard to Pettit Joy depicting Monte Carlo (4/30/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p.  (item #19)
      • Danley, Raymond (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) empty envelope addresses to Pvt. Danley (undated) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p.  (item #20)
Series 2 :
Private William "Bill" Inman Letters and Postcards, 1918
  • Box 1
    • Folder b
      • Inman, Bill (Recruit, American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Camp Dix, New Jersey; postcard to Pettit Joy (4/5/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Has arrived safely at Camp Dix.   (item #1)
      • Inman, Bill (Recruit, American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Camp Dix, New Jersey; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (8 April 1918) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: YMCA stationery   (item #2)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) while stationed at Camp Dix, New Jersey; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (4/9/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: YMCA stationery   (item #3)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) while stationed at Camp Dix, New Jersey; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (4/14/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: YMCA stationery; ". . . If there is a man in this world that would like to kill the Germans, it is me . . . "   (item #4)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) while stationed at Camp Dix, New Jersey; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (5/2/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: YMCA stationery.   (item #5)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) while stationed at Camp Dix, New Jersey; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (5/6/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: YMCA stationery.   (item #6)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force); letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (6/1/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: Brooklyn, NY YMCA envelope; 309th Infantry Regiment stationery; Inman was en route to Europe when this letter was written.   (item #7)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force); AEF Field Service Postcard to Pettit Joy (6/23/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Printed form to parents saying "I am quite well. . . . I have received no letter from you for a long time".   (item #8)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment; somewhere in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (6/28/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: British Expeditionary Forces YMCA stationery   (item #9)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment; somewhere in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (7/15/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: American Expeditionary Forces YMCA stationery; Army life in England & France.   (item #10)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment; somewhere in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (8/2/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 5 p. Note: Scottish Churches' Huts stationery; have "saved sixty dollars since I come in the Army. . . "   (item #11)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force); AEF Field Service Postcard to Pettit Joy (8/10/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Printed form to parents saying "I am quite well. . . . I have received your letter dated July 4. . . . I have received a letter from you lately".   (item #12)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment; somewhere in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (8/11/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: British Expeditionary Forces YMCA stationery; Bud doing fine; dreamed he was home last night; would like to get newspapers.   (item #13)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment; somewhere in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (8/25/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: Army and Navy YMCA stationery; passed through Paris at night; "certainly is one fine city".   (item #14)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force); AEF Field Service Postcard to Pettit Joy (9/8/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Printed form to parents saying "I am quite well. . . . I have received your letter dated Aug. 3th . . . . I have received a letter from you lately".   (item #15)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, somewhere in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (9/21/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: YMCA stationery; "Poor [Dave] Conley was killed the other night fighting for his country. No man could die a braver death . . . "   (item #16)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, somewhere in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (10/4/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: YMCA stationery; has sent home a knife made from bullets picked up in no-man's land and buttons from a dead German".   (item #17)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, somewhere in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (10/14/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: YMCA stationery; "I think that the war is almost over . . . "   (item #18)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, somewhere in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (10/23/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: YMCA stationery; "Been to the front for some time now. . . . "; mentions battle.   (item #19)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, somewhere in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (11/1/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: YMCA stationery; "has a close call two nights ago. A big shell struck right in front of me and went off tearing the trees out of the ground and I didn't get a scratch".   (item #20)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force); AEF Field Service Postcard to Pettit Joy (11/5/1918) Typed printed form. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Printed form to parents saying "I am quite well. . . . I have received a letter from you lately".   (item #21)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, somewhere in France; Christmas card with envelope to Pettit Joy (Dec. 1918) Printed. 1 item, 1 p. Note: YMCA Christmas card with print of Royal Air Force fighter plane.   (item #22)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France; letter to Pettit Joy (12/20/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 4 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; mentions Bud's friend Charles Purdy.   (item #23)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (12/22/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 4 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery.   (item #24)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, somewhere in France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (11/24/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: Knights of Columbus YMCA stationery; mentions dead comrade Dave Conley.   (item #25)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (12/30/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; sending home a box of mistletoe; will send a map of the last drive showing where the 78th was in it; mentions the spread of influenza.   (item #26)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France; postcard of Epoisses, France to Pettit Joy (ca. Dec. 1918) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: View of Epoisses - La rue principale [Main Street]   (item #27)
Series 3 :
Private William "Bill" Inman Letters, 1919
  • Box 1
    • Folder c
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (1/3/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 4 p. Note: American YMCA stationery; postmarked 1/9/1919; jokes: "The Germans have taken castor oil and the ones in reserve got the wind of it and there soon was something moving in the rear. . . ." and "Why is a cootie not like a rattle snake? Because a snake goes along on its own belly and a cootie don't care whose belly they go on."   (item #1)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, Epoisses, France; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy & newspaper clipping describing Battle of the Argonne (1/13/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 4 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; Clipping: "Argonne Victory Recorded in G.O. C.-in-C. [General Order. Commander-in-Chief] Praises First Army, A. E. F. , for 'Splendid Accomplishment'"; includes text of Gen. John J. Pershing's General Order No. 282.   (item #2)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (1/17/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; Asks "What do you think of the German's buttons? [recently sent as a gift] Well, he will never talk about the war. He is sleeping somewhere here in France. That is the place for him."   (item #3)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (1/19/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; A.P.O. 755   (item #4)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); postcard to Pettit Joy labeled "EPOISSOTTE, commune d'Epoisses" [Epoissotte, village of Epoisses] (1/25/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: "I am sending you a small package so look for it. Bill"   (item #5)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (2/11/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 4 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; A.P.O. 755; gets letter from Dave Conley's (Conley killed in war) sister; speaking French with the natives; Bud working in post office.   (item #6)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); letter to Pettit Joy (2/20/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 4 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; A.P.O. 755; has requested a pass to visit area near Spain with Bud; is getting by speaking French; sending some raw silk as a gift.   (item #7)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (2/23/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 4 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; A. P. O. 755; good news; will leave for U.S. some time in May, arrive in U.S. around 1st of June; ; sending sample of French paper money; didn't get pass   (item #8)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (3/2/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 4 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; A. P. O. 755; expecting to sail about 20 May & be with you for the 4th of July; approves 78th Division nickname: "Lightning Division"; gets another letter from Dave Conley's sister, felt like crying when writing response  (item #9)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); letter to Pettit Joy (3/12/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; A. P. O. 755; just getting over "the grip" [grippe]; is sending a box of souvenirs to hold; don't send anything, it will get stolen.   (item #10)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (4/13/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; A. P. O. 755; just returned from 8-day pass; was where oranges were growing; picked and ate some; lived in the best hotels; over 1,000 miles from the company; two 48 hours travel each way; Bud didn't get pass   (item #11)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (4/15/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 4 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; A. P. O. 755; sending two small packages; will bring gas mask, iron hat, and rifle home; leaving here on 25 April.   (item #12)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (4/24/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: Knights of Columbus stationery; A. P. O. 755; "I am writing you my last letter from France"; thinks they will sail by 15 May; mentions baseball game & boxing match.   (item #13)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); postcard to Pettit Joy; postcard labeled "Vieux Chateau (Cote-d'Or) - Roche Sainte Catherine (5/6/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Black & white postcard showing high rock cliff with chateau on top; Inman went for a walk here.   (item #14)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); postcard depicts Le Grand Theatre Municipal in Bordeaux, France (5/15/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p.   (item #15)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); postcard depicts Nice, France; postcard reads "Nice - LePaillon - Les Lavandieres - L.L." (1919) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: "I am on pass now. Am down near Monte Carlo. It sure is some place."  (item #16)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); postcard to Pettit Joy; postcard description reads "Epoisses - Route d'Avallon" (1919) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Postcard shows street where Inman lived in Epoisses; house he lived in is marked with an "X".   (item #17)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); photographic postcard showing Inman with his "bunkie" Casey, to Pettit Joy (1919) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p.   (item #18)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); envelope to Pettit Joy (1919) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p.   (item #19)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); postcard to Mrs. Pettit Joy depicting "Le Chalet de l'Empereur" in Vichy, France (1919) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p.   (item #20)
      • Inman, Bill (Pvt., American Expeditionary Force) Headquarters Company, 309th Infantry Regiment, Epoisses, France (Cote d'Or); souvenir postcard to Mrs. Pettit Joy (1919) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Printed sentiment: "Le Souvenir. Pour le Souvenir, Notre coeur fidele, Peut toujours s'unir Au coeur qui l'appelle!" [The Memory. For the memory, Our Faithful heart, Can always link itself, to the heart with calls it!]   (item #21)
Series 4 :
A. C. "Griff" Griffiths Letters, 1918, undated
  • Box 1
    • Folder d
      • Griffiths, A. C., USS ARIZONA, Box T, c/o Postmaster, N.Y.; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (3/24/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: Addressed to "Dear Pat . . . This life is the making of me."   (item #1)
      • Griffiths, A. C., USS ARIZONA, Torpedo Division, Box T, c/o Postmaster, N.Y.; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (4/5/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: Addressed "Dear Pat"; met Alfred Kayhill, from USS NEVADA & had played pool with me and Billie Burk;   (item #2)
      • Griffiths, A. C., USS ARIZONA, Box T, c/o Postmaster, N.Y.; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (6/14/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: records arrival of USS ARIZONA in British waters.   (item #3)
      • Griffiths, A. C., USS ARIZONA, Box T, c/o Postmaster, N.Y.; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (6/20/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 4 p. Note: reports USS ARIZONA sank a German submarine that sank a US ship; back from 5 days at sea aboard an "old tug boat".   (item #4)
      • Griffiths, A. C., USS ARIZONA, Box T, c/o Postmaster, N.Y.; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (6/23/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: Working to pass examination for higher rating   (item #5)
      • Griffiths, A. C., USS ARIZONA, Box T, c/o Postmaster, N.Y.; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (7/28/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: Addressed to "Dear Pat & Wife"; visited crewman on USS OKLAHOMA (Kolby of Yardville); put Elmer Davies' boy's [Albert Davie] picture in the Fleet Review.   (item #6)
      • Griffiths, A. C., USS ARIZONA, Box T, c/o Postmaster, N.Y.; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (11/3/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: Gives the Germans about 3 months longer to hold out; mentions Turkey's withdrawal from war ["a good stunt"]; hears that all the family has the "flu"; Elmer has went to Canada to work.   (item #7)
      • Griffiths, A. C., USS ARIZONA, Box T, Portland, England; letter with envelope to Pettit Joy (12/12/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: "I am over here with the Bloody Englishmen"; leave tomorrow to "meet the President and will escort him to France"; and then rumors say we will head home; invites Pat to visit the ship when it reaches New York.   (item #8)
      • Griffiths, A. C., USS ARIZONA, Box T, c/o Postmaster, N.Y.; "somewhere in the South" [Yorktown, VA]; postcard with envelope to Pettit Joy (undated) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Photograph on front shows "Griff" [?] & shipmates with a young child.   (item #9)
Series 5 :
Cousin "Edwin" Letters (1918, undated)
  • Box 1
    • Folder e
      • Amor [no last name], Johnstown, New Jersey; letter without envelope to his cousin Mary (Mrs. N. Pettit) Joy (6/7/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Gives Edwin's address aboard USS SIBONEY.   (item #1)
      • Cousin Edwin, USS SIBONEY, Hospital Corps, Hoboken, New Jersey; letter with envelope to his cousin Mary (Mrs. N. Pettit) Joy (6/23/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: Arrived yesterday; carried more than 3,000 troops over last trip; on return trip sited 5 empty life rafts from the USS PRESIDENT LINCOLN which had been torpedoes 31 May; on 21 June we picked up 2 lifeboats with 46 men aboard from the British (formerly Russian) SS DIVINSK which had been torpedoes 18 June; discusses watch routines; sleeping with clothes on in war zones;   (item #2)
      • Cousin Edwin, USS SIBONEY, 10th Division, New York, NY; letter with envelope to his cousin Mary (Mrs. N. Pettit) Joy (10/31/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 2 p. Note: Has crossed the Atlantic Ocean 6 times now; no submarines last 2 trips; epidemic of influenza (500+ cases) broke out last trip, 37 soldiers and 4 sailors died; had to bury 2 soldiers at sea due to lack of embalming fluid; helped to embalm nearly all the victims   (item #3)
      • Cousin Edwin, USS SIBONEY, Hoboken, New Jersey; letter to his cousin Mary (Mrs. N. Pettit) Joy (1/31/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 4 p. Note: Has crossed the Atlantic Ocean 9 times; hopes to be placed on inactive list before he crosses it 12 times; men with dependents getting out first; brought back 3340 officers & men this trip.   (item #4)
      • Cousin Edwin, USS SIBONEY; letter to his cousin Mary (Mrs. N. Pettit) Joy (undated) Holograph. 1 item, 3 p. Note: Last trip was supposed to be our last trip; so is present trip; wants to go to college this fall; had 5 days leave in Paris, France last trip; stayed in YMCA; also visited Rheims, Chateau Thierry, Belleau Wood, Versailles, etc.; visited the Hindenburg line in YMCA trucks; saw French Fort Pompelle; also saw sights in Paris, including Napoleon's Tomb, Notre Dame, Madeline Church; will never forget it.   (item #5)
Series 6 :
Miscellaneous Items (1913, 1918-1919, undated)
  • Box 1
    • Folder f
      • Rogers, C. (Mrs.) Bordertown, New Jersey; postcard to Mary (Mrs. N. Pettit) Joy, Groveville, NJ (11/25/1918) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: enclosed address of Cpl. Walter P. Rogers, Company C, 104th Engineers Regiment, A. E. F. A.P.O. 765.   (item #1)
      • Rogers, Walter P. (Cpl.) Russian Prisoner of War Camp, Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany, A.P.O. 927; letter to Miss Mary Burns, Groveville, NJ, with references to Private Raymond "Bud" Danley (3/10/1919) Holograph. 1 item, 4 p. Note: YMCA stationery; got to Germany by volunteering; describes trip through France, Luxembourg & Germany; stayed on ships in the Rhine at Coblenz, Germany; describes accommodations in Chemnitz; guarding about 5,000 Russian POWs; visiting towns.   (item #2)
      • Photograph of an unknown soldier standing on a river bank (undated) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p.   (item #3)
      • Unknown sailor sitting on a ship; Real Photo Postcard (undated) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p.   (item #4)
      • M. B. J. [Mary B. Joy ?]; postcard to Wilbur Carey, USS CAPE LOOKOUT, New York, NY (undated) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Postcard requests Wilbur Carey's address.   (item #5)
      • Postcard: Salon de 1913 - Societe des Artistes Francois - Charles Walhain - Sur la Cote d'Emeraude [On the Coast of emerald]; blank postcard (ca. 1913) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Postcard of painting by French artist Charles Albert Walhain (1877-1936).   (item #6)
      • Postcard: "L'Offrande . . . 1915" [Offering] (undated) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p. Note: Postcard shows Britannia offering assistance to French General Ferdinand Foch in behalf of suffering French and Belgian peasant girls in 1915; part of a "patriotic gallery" of postcards; verso has a paragraph of indecipherable holograph French script.   (item #7)
      • Scrap piece of paper with the address of Private Robert C. Hibbs, Battery A, 345th Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Force, A.P.O. 778, New York, NY (undated) Holograph. 1 item, 1 p.   (item #8)

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