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Violette Collection of WWI Soldiers' Letters 
Musdp Collection V1

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Folders S1 through Y1 Are No Longer Available

Although these letters have been missing for several years, we are leaving them listed here as the entries contain valuable information such as the soldier's rank, military unit, parents, home address and, occasionally, his location on a given date. 

S1 "S"
  • Marion Shoop, Chairman Local Board for Selective Service, 29 Sept 1917 [postmark], to Edward N. Howell, Kirksville, MO;  redirected to Unionville, MO --  Notice of selection for military service [preprinted postcard]
  • Gerald Shumate, Some where in France, 15 Sept 1918, to Mother, Mrs. James A. Boone
  • Cpl. Ben H. Spenser (of Brashear, MO) and Pvt. Pete Kachulis (of Kirksville, MO), 351st Infantry, [Europe] to [no addressee] -- Poem “To the Stay-at-Home’s” written by the two men 
  • Pvt. Melvin Stivers, 50th Artillery, Camp Eustis, VA, 7 Sept 1918, to Grandmother, Miss [sic] Esther Stivers, Kirksville, MO 
  • Fred Shaw, France, 19 July 1918, to Mother & All 
  • Charles Seaver, with the YMCA, Hoboken, NJ, 16 Dec 1918, to E.E. Swain and C.C. Howard 
  • Cpl. John A. Scobee,  129th Machine Gun Battalion, Chounville, France, 23 Nov 1918, to Father and Family 
  • Pvt. Charles R. Schmidt, 352nd Field Hospital, 313th Sanitary Train, France, 18 Oct 1918, to Dr. George [Still] 
  • Horace M. Swope, Marseilles, France, 5 Oct 1918, to Adair County Chapter, American Red Cross, Kirksville, MO -- French picture postcard “Allons tous á la consultation” with typed “form” message about Red Cross services in France 
  • Cpl. Guy O. Sallade, 356th Infantry, Schweich, Germany, 23 Feb 1919, to Sis & Family
S2 Cpl./Sgt. P.O. Selby, 354th Infantry
  • France, 13 Nov 1918, to [E.M.] Violette, Kirksville, MO; 11 empty envelopes (apparently those originally containing the documents) -- Transmitting French documents for the Normal School’s Museum (not enclosed)
  • [Europe], 4 July 1918, to [E.M.] Violette, Kirksville, MO -- Transmitting April 1918 letter from King George of England to the Soldiers of the United States for the Normal School’s Museum (enclosed)
  • Prüm, Russia, 15 Dec 1918, to Mother, Mrs. H. Selby, Kirksville, MO
  • [Europe], 25 Oct 1918, to Mother
S3 Sgt. Sherman Sevits, 247th Military Police, 1st Army Headquarters Rgmt.
  • Some where in France, 23 Sept 1918, to Folks at Home
  • Some where in France, 13 Nov 1918, to Folks at Home
  • Marseilles, France, 3 Mar 1919, to Folks at Home
  • Marseilles, France, 17 Apr 1919, to Home Folks
  • Marseilles, France, 17 Apr 1919, to Home Folks
  • Marseilles, France, 8 Apr 1919, to Folks at Home
S4 Cpl. Charley E. Singley, 139th Infantry
  • [Europe], 8 Oct 1918, to Brother, Roy H. Singley, Kirksville, MO
  • Camp Merritt, Jersey City, NJ, 26 May 1918, to Brother, Roy H. Singley, Kirksville, MO
  • [Europe], 24 July 1918, to Brother, Roy H. Singley, Kirksville, MO
S5 Pvt. Fred Sullivan, 351st Infantry
  • Houdelaincourt, France, 15 Dec 1918, to Sister, Laura Sullivan & Mrs. Lizzie Sullivan
  • Some where in France, nd, to Mother & Sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Sullivan, Yarrow, MO
T1 "T"
  • David Turner, Camp Doniphan, OK, nd, to Mother, Mrs. Carrie Turner, Kirksville, MO
T2 Pharmacist’s Mate Hoyt B. Trimble, US Navy
  • Santiago, Dominican Republic, 1 Sept 1919, to Miss Etta Caldwell, Kirksville, MO
  • Santiago, Dominican Republic, 10 Sept 1919, to Miss Etta Caldwell, Kirksville, MO
  • Aboard USS Hartford,  in “the States”, 16 Nov 1919, to Aunt Etta
U1 "U"
  • Sgt. Roy Unfer, 139th Infantry, [Europe], 3 Jan 1918, to Prof. J.W. Heyd, Kirksville, MO
U2 Unidentified Writer (Incomplete Letters, No Signature)
  • Some where in France, 30 May 1918, to Mother 
  • Some where in France, -- July 1918, to Sister, Mrs. Ray Leavitt
V [None]
W1 "W"
  • Sgt. Oliver S. Wood, 139th, Infantry, Camp Doniphan, OK, 18 Feb 1918 [postmark], to Paul Reggins, Kirksville, MO
  • Ethren Watson, France, 18 Oct 1918, to Sister, Mrs. W.C. Unosh
  • Pvt. Lorian M. Whitelock, 54th Artillery, Some where in France, 19 Aug 1918, to H.W. Van Skike, Kirksville, MO
  • Glenn Winn, Headquarters Battalion, Chaumont, France, 24 Nov 1918, to Mother
  • Pvt. Henry Wise & Pvt. Roy G. Jewell, 2nd Infantry, Ft. Shafter, Honolulu, HI,   27 Oct 1917, to Editor of the Daily Express
  • Sgt. Wilcher & Bugler McKeehan, 351st Infantry, Houdelaincourt, France, 7 Dec 1918, to John S. McKeehan, Kirksville, MO
  • Trausa C. Wynn, 133rd Machine Gun Battalion, [Europe], 15 Mar [1919], to Daily Express News --  Transmitting The Arrow Head, divisional newspaper (not enclosed
W2 Ben T. Weaver, 137th Ambulance Company
  • England, 25 June 1918, to Prof. E.M. Violette, Kirksville, MO -- British Military Postcard with preprinted message choices to be checked off; Weaver says, “I am quite well.”
  • [Europe], 4 Aug 1918, to Prof. E.M. Violette
W3 Pvt. James C. Williams, 11th Infantry
  • Camp MacArthur, Waco, TX, 20 Aug 1918, to Prof. E.M. Violette, Kirksville, MO -- [picture postcard of Brazos River Bridge at Waco]
  • Camp MacArthur, Waco, TX, 20 Aug 1918, to President John R. Kirk, Kirksville, MO - [picture postcard of YWCA Hostess House, Camp MacArthur]
  • France, 19 Oct 1918, to Prof. E.M. Violette, Kirksville, MO -- [picture postcard of Saint-Aignan-sur Cher church]
W4 1st Sgt. Van Wimber, 139th Infantry
  • Commercy, France, 9 Feb 1919, to Mother, Laura Wimber, Kirksville, MO
  • Commercy, France, 30 Jan 1919, to Father, Lon Wimber, Kirksville, MO
X [None]
Y1 Vance K. Yeager, 3rd Air Service Mechanics
  • Issoudure, France, 12 Feb 1918, to Haus
  • Hancock, GA, 23 Feb 1918, to Mother, Mrs. D.O. Yeager, Kirksville, MO
Z [None]

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