Papers (1918-1919) of prominent physician in Leggett, NC, who served as a 2nd Lieutenant during World War I, consisting of correspondence, photographs, automobile prices, availability of prices, letters.
The Raby family lived in Edgecombe County. James G. Raby was a prominent physician in Leggett, N.C. who served as lieutenant in WWI.
The collection consists primarily of letters (July 22, 1918 - Mar. 19, 1919) written to Raby who served in Morrison, Va.; Lakedown Salisbury, England; and New York City. Comments concern the purchase of war bonds; inflated cost of shoes, clothing, groceries and utilities; and government restrictions on Sunday automobile driving. Of significance is a discussion of a Spanish influenza epidemic in Rocky Mount and Tarboro. Also mentioned is discussion of automobile prices and the availability of rides.
Gift of Ronald W. Jenkins
Processed by M. Hart, April 1978
Encoded by Apex Data Services
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