Finding Aid for the George L. Sillman First World War correspondence collection 2017.201.w.r

John Encarnacion
Center for American War Letters Archives
8/23/2017
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866
speccoll@chapman.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: George L. Sillman First World War correspondence
creator: Sillman, George L.
source: Grammer, Mary G.
Identifier/Call Number: 2017.201.w.r
Physical Description: .08 Linear feet (1 folder)
Date: 1917-06-25
Abstract: This collection contains two correspondence written by Sergeant George L. Sillman, Machine Gun Company, 2nd Washington Infantry, during the First World War.
Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries, Special Collections, CAWL Archives
Container: WWI 1
Container: 49

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date.

Biographical / Historical

George L. Sillman was born in Spokane, WA (date unknown) and died in 1940, where he was interred in the Sillman family mausoleum at Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane, WA. Sillman was the uncle of the donor, Mary G. Grammer, and was the brother of Grace E. Sillman, mother of the donor and also one of the letter recipients in the collection.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary G. Grammer

Preferred Citation

[Item title, Box number, Folder number], George L. Sillman First World War correspondence (2017.201.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two correspondence written by Sergeant George L. Sillman, Machine Gun Company, 2nd Washington Infantry, during the First World War. Both letters were written on the same day and sent to members of his family. The first letter was addressed to his sister, Grace, and the second letter was addressed to his father.
Subjects of the correspondence consist of the activities of Sillman's family in Spokane, Washington and the activities of Sillman while stationed at Tacoma, Washington, around the time of construction of Camp Lewis (now known as Fort Lewis). In the letter addressed to Grace, Sillman drew a picture of a new mess hall for the servicemen.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918
Correspondence -- World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918 -- Homefront
Fort Lewis (Wash.)
Grammer, Mary G.