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Buford Williams correspondence with Elizabeth Leslie Roos,
SFH 464  
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Description
Letters written by Americans in Camp Lewis, Washington and in France to a San Francisco resident
Background
Buford Williams was born in Missouri and attended Stanford University, receiving his A. B. in Economics in January 1917. Further studies were put aside in April 1917 when he joined Stanford’s second unit in the American Ambulance Field Service. Williams and others from Base Hospital No. 30 returned to San Francisco May 14, 1919. Elizabeth Leslie Meyerfeld of San Francisco was married to Leon Lazare Roos; Leon’s brother, Major Robert A. Roos, commanded the 36th Company of the 166th Depot Brigade at Camp Lewis, Washington.
Extent
1 folder (8 letters and four photo postcards)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.