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William E. Franklin papers

William E. Franklin papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William E. Franklin papers
Creator: Franklin, William E.
Inclusive Dates: 1908, 1917-1919, 1943
Language(s): English
Extent: 3 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3291
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William E. Franklin was a 2nd lieutenant in Company L, 51st Infantry, 6th Division in World War I.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, military papers and photographs of William E. Franklin from 1917-1943. Correspondences are written by Franklin while stationed in Camp Forrest, Georgia, Camp Mills, New York, and France. Military papers include equipment requests and lists, pay allotment, a list of officers in the 3rd Battalion, 111 Army Composite Regiment, invitation to the Officers Club, and a membership card of the National Association of the Sixth Division United States Army. Photographs depict Franklin and other soldiers in military uniform and on horses. Also included are photographs of cyclone damage in Chipley, Georgia in 1908.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William E. Franklin papers, ms3291, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Fort Oglethorpe (Ga.) -- Photographs
United States. Army -- Military life
United States. Army. Infantry, 51st -- Records and correspondence
World War, 1914-1918.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1918
12Military papers, 1918-1943
13Photographs, 1908, 1917