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Callie Parsons Letters from World War I Soldiers
2018-8  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Callie Parsons Letters from World War I Soldiers
    Dates: 1917-1919
    Collection Number: 2018-8
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: .25 linear feet
    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    San Jose, California 95112
    Abstract: Small collection of letters to Miss Callie Parsons of San Jose, California, from soldiers serving in World War I.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The letters are available to the public for research by appointment with the Curator of Library & Archives

    Publication Rights

    Contact the Curator of Library & Archives regarding reproduction and publication.

    Preferred Citation

    Callie Parsons Letters from World War I Soldiers. History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to History San Jose in 2018 by a family member

    Biography/Administrative History

    Callie E. Parsons (married name Paull) lived at 185 North 12th Street in San Jose during this time period. She is listed in the City Directories as a teacher for the City of San Jose.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of letters composed towards the end of World War I from eight soldiers, including her uncle Willard Parsons. Other correspondents are a friend nicknamed "Brother," Fritz Johnson, Henry Oberg, G. E. Solheim, Emil Stump, Grover Talbot, and Ben Thesen. Letters detail life for the soldiers and refer to letters from Callie.