Finding Aid for the Alfred Robinson First World War correspondence 2015.010.w.r

Lauren Menges
Center for American War Letters Archives
February 24, 2017
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866

Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: Alfred Robinson First World War correspondence
Creator: Yeagla, Ella
Creator: Robinson, Alfred
source: Gressle, Keith
Identifier/Call Number: 2015.010.w.r
Identifier/Call Number: 1003
Physical Description: 0.03 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Date (inclusive): 1894 December 5 - 1934 April 4
Date (bulk): 1918 April 15 - 1920 May 28
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence from Alfred Robinson, AEF to his mother during the First World War. One additional piece of correspondence was written by a woman named Ella Lamphear in 1894.
Language of Material: English .
Container: WWI 2
Container: 20
Container: 1

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Keith Gressle. Legacy collection from Andrew Carroll.

Preferred Citation

[Item title, Box number, Folder number], Alfred Robinson First World War correspondence (2015.010.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, 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.

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence written by Alfred Robinson, AEF to his mother Mrs. H.L. Robinson, during the First World War as well as four empty envelopes, one of which is postmarked from 1934. Topics of the letters consist of military life and brief responses to prior conversations Robinson was having with his mother. In the letter dated April 15, 1918 Robinson expresses regret at not being overseas in "the pleasant land of France" and that "already we are too late for the spring drive." He describes his situation as "dull now, so dull, nothing doing nohow." His subsequent letters during the war were written from Akron, indicating he never served overseas. Also included are letters written in 1924 from Los Angeles.
One of the letters, dated December 3, 1894, was written by a woman named Ella Yeagla to her aunt, Elisa Lamphear. [Unclear if this letter is related to Alfred Robinson or his family]

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
Gressle, Keith