Holt P. Faucette Papers

Manuscript Collection #142
Faucette, Holt P.
Physical description
0.108 Cubic Feet, 14 items , consisting of correspondence and photographs.
Preferred Citation
Holt P. Faucette Papers (#142), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Papers (1917-1918) consisting of correspondence, letters, comments, commentaries, complaint letters, and photographs.

Biographical/historical information

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

Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Custodial History

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

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Timothy E. Katona

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Faucette, Holt P.
Corporate Names
United States. Army--Military life
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
World War, 1914-1918--Armistices
World War, 1914-1918--Political aspects
Camp Sevier (S.C.)
Greenville (S.C.)--Description and travel