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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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Collection Size

.33 cubic feet

Publication Date

December 2012


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

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-130: World War I Letters of Henry W. Straus