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King George V letter to Soldiers of the United States

King George V letter to Soldiers of the United States

Descriptive Summary

Title: King George V letter to Soldiers of the United States
Creator: Great Britain. Sovereign (1910-1936 : George V)
Inclusive Dates: 1918, 1963
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (2 items)
Collection Number: ms482
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

"George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor, which he created from the British branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. George was King of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth Realms, as well as the Emperor of India and the first King of the Irish Free State. George reigned from 6 May 1910 through World War I (1914–1918) until his death in 1936."

For more information, see George V of the United Kingdom at New World Encyclopedia online.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one form letter written on stationary crested with lion and unicorn and "Dieu et Mon Droit," "Honi Suit qui mal y pense," "Windsor Castle": to "Soldiers of the United States," signed "George R. I.," dated April 1918, in which King George V of England welcomes soldiers "to take your stand beside the armies of many Nations now fighting in the Old World the great battle for human freedom." The collection also includes a photocopy of a document explaining how a letter of King George V "was reproduced, and copies still plague many of the unwary."

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

King George V letter to Soldiers of the United States, ms482, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

George, King of Great Britain, V, 1865-1936 -- Correspondence
United States. Army -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers, 1918, 1963