Inventory of the Francis Putnam Knight papers

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Title: Francis Putnam Knight papers
Date (inclusive): 1918-1919
Collection Number: 70006
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 1 envelope, 1 album box (0.9 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Diary, correspondence, clippings, and photographs, relating to activities of Motor Transportation Corps Supply Depot No. 702 in Paris during World War I.
Creator: Knight, Francis Putnam, 1894-
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Access

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Use

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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1970.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Francis Putnam Knight papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical/Historical Note

Captain, United States Army; commanding officer, Motor Transportation Corps Supply Depot No. 702, 1918-1919.

Scope and Content of Collection

Diary, correspondence, clippings, and photographs, relating to activities of Motor Transportation Corps Supply Depot No. 702 in Paris during World War I.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918 -- Transportation
United States. Army. Motor Transport Corps

box 1

Personal diaries 1918-1919

Scope and Contents

Includes newspaper clippings of the Paris peace negotiations and pictures of the Motor Transportation Corps.
box 1

"Picture and Pen Story of a Lieutenant in the A.E.F." notebook

Scope and Contents

This notebook incudes photos of the Allied Armistice Commission of which Capt. Knight was a member and pictures of General Pershing inspecting the Motor Transportation Corps Supply Depot No. 702 (responsible for the Paris Sector).
box 1

Photo album of the Motor Transportation Depot No. 702 in a loose leaf binder

Scope and Contents

Capt. Knight was the Commanding Officer of this unit, and participated in the battles of Meuse-Argonne, Marne and Bellean Wood.
box 1

Photo album of World War I scenes

Scope and Contents

Includes pictures of operations of the Motor Transportation Corps.
box 1

"The American Navy",

Scope and Contents

A book published in 1898 shows the destruction of the Marne and pictures of contemporary units of the U.S. Navy. While not a part of Capt. Knight's collection, it has been in our family and I am sure will be a particularly interesting addition to your collection.