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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Charles Eggeling First World War correspondence
    Identifier/Call Number: 2013.079.w.rd
    Identifier/Call Number: 169
    Physical Description: 0.2 Linear Feet (6 folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1918 October 27 - 1919 April 19
    Abstract: This collection contains correspondence to and from Pvt. Charles Eggeling, USA during the First World War. Also included are one diary, military documents, photographs, and ephemera from his time in France.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWI 1
    Container: 1-7

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Irene F. Eggeling.


    This collection is arranged chronologically by material type:
    • Series 1, Diary, 1918-1919
    • Series 2, Correspondence from Charles Eggeling to Irene Donnelly, 1918-1919
    • Series 3, Correspondence to Charles Eggling, 1918-1919
    • Series 4, Documents
    • Series 5, Photographs
    • Series 6, Postcards, 1918-1919
    • Series 7, Ephemera, 1919-1942

    Biographical / Historical

    Private Charles Eggeling USA

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], Charles Eggeling First World War correspondence (2013.079.w.r), Center for American War Letters, Chapman University, CA.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection is available online in Chapman University's Digital Commons: https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/ceggeling_collection/.
    This collection contains personal correspondence to and from Private Charles Eggeling, American Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Eggeling served in France with the 111th Machine Gun Battallion. Also included are a diary, documents, photographs and other ephemera belonging to Eggeling at the time of his service.
    Letters come from different individuals, including friends and family. The bulk of the collection of letters originate from Charles Eggeling to Irene Donnelly.

    Conditions Governing Use

    There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War (1914-1918)
    Correspondence -- World War, 1914-1918
    World War (1914-1918) -- France
    Eggeling, Irene
    Eggeling, Charles
    Donnelly, Irene