This collection consists of letters written by Engineman Second Class Robert Orville Carver, United States Navy to his mother
and sister during the First World War, from July 1917 to February 1918. The remaining miscellaneous ephemera include various
naval orders, documents informing the family of his death, newspaper clippings, and one small photograph.
Robert Orville Carter, Engineman, 2nd class, U.S.S. Mount Vernon, grew up in Poplarville, Mississippi. He was the eldest son
of Randolph and Ada Carver, and was very close with his two brothers and two sisters. He frequently wrote to his mother as
well as his younger sister Ruth. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Mount Vernon as part of the Engineer force
for 1 1/2 years. Carver lost his life when the ship was torpedoed by a German submarine off the French coast on September
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