Register of the David Wooster King Papers, 1914-1971

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Register of the David Wooster King Papers, 1914-1971

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives staff
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: David Wooster King Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1914-1971
Collection number: 72014
Creator: King, David Wooster, 1893-
Collection Size: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Diary, orders, correspondence, and memorabilia, relating to French and American military operations in World War I, the American consular service in Ethiopia in 1926, and Office of Strategic Services activities in North Africa during World War II.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], David Wooster King papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Access Points

United States. Dept. of State.
United States. Office of Strategic Services.
Secret service--United States.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Secret service.
Ethiopia.
Ethiopia--Foreign relations--United States.
United States--Foreign relations.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Foreign relations--Ethiopia.
Africa.

Biographical Note

1893, July 5 Born, Wickford, R.I.
1914, August Enlisted in French Foreign Legion
1915, October Transferred to 170th French Infantry
1917, November Released by French Army
1918, January 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army
1918, March Assistant to Military Attach, Col. W. F. H. Godsden
1918, December Paris Peace Conference
1919, August Return to United States for demobilization
1920 Calcutta, India
1926 Abyssinia
1935-1945 Lt. Col. AUS OSS Algiers, Tunisia, Italy, Morocco, Washington, New York
1941-1943 Vice Consul and Military Intelligence

Container List

Box 1

Personal data (applications, certificates, promotion notifications, etc.)

 

American and French awards

 

Correspondence, 1944-1971

 

Military orders, army regulations, recommendations for awards, etc., 1943-1953

 

Diary of D. W. King while secretary and interpreter for Consul General Ralph Totten on a United States diplomatic mission to Abyssinia, 1926 April-June