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Emma R. Heidelbach papers

Emma R. Heidelbach papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Emma R. Heidelbach papers
Creator: Heidelbach, Emma R. , 1872-1950
Inclusive Dates: 1915-1919
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4109
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Emma R. Heidelbach was a wealthy society woman from New York City. She went to France during World War I to serve as Ambulance Corps auxiliary and boost morale. She was married to notable investment banker Seward Heidelbach, who disappeared in 1907 only to turn up several months later in Europe, having supposedly suffered from amnesia. Emma Heidelbach died during an apartment gas explosion in 1950.

Scope and Content

Consists of correspondence and a collection of other written and printed ephemera belonging to Mrs. Emma R. Heidelbach during World War I. Notable items include a U.S. army song book from 1918, original typewritten poetry by U.S. soldiers, and four French handbills showing French opposition to the war and Germany.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Emma R. Heidelbach papers, ms4109, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Heidelbach, Seward, 1861-1914
Postcards -- France.
World War, 1914-1918 -- France.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Female.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

12Letter from the National War Work Council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States, 1919 April 30
Letter from the American Red Cross, 1918 November 9
Letter from Heidelbach, Ickelheimer and Company, 1918 February 20
Letter from Alfred C. Christiansen, 1915 September 7
Letter from Alfred C. Christiansen, 1918 October 12
Letter from Stewart Hudson, 1917 August 18
Letter from Bordeaux statistical soldiers, 1918 October 13
Letter from the Crown Prince Willie to his Papa, Undated
Eight postcards, 1918-1919
Ten blank post cards, Undated
Fifteen envelopes, 1918-1919
Three stamps, circa 1917
List of regulations for auxiliary service, Undated
List of Conditions for Auxiliary Service - American Ambulance, Undated
U.S. army song book, 1918
Ten poems by WWI soldiers, Undated
Two French song sheets, Undated
Four anti-German handbills in French, Undated
Brochure for Malcolm Rifle Telescopes and Mountings, Undated
Brochure for A. Hubalek rifles, Undated
Sixteen newspaper clippings, Undated
Receipt of filing of a claim for title, 1917