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This collection comprises 48 letters from Henry W. Straus to his wife Anna. They were written between June 1918 and March 1919, when Henry, as a U.S. Army medical officer, was serving a British ambulance corps in France. Throughout the letters, Straus addresses his wife with great tenderness and yearning, anticipating their reunion and post-war life. He also displays a progressive attitude with respect to women’s independence, abilities, and right to do useful work.
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.33 cubic feet
World War I, WWI, First World War, War Correspondence, 105th Sanitary Train, 30th Division Field Hospital, 130th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, Jewish soldiers
European History | History | Jewish Studies | Military History | Oral History | United States History
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McKinney, Devin, "MS-130: The World War I Letters of Henry W. Straus" (December 2012). Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids. Special Collection and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College.