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This collection is made up of 28 letters sent to Andrew R. Kane of Philadelphia, PA from May 31-July 15, 1918 while he was serving with the 112th Infantry, Company C in France. They were sent by the women in his family: his mother, two sisters, his sister-in-law, and girlfriend. His younger sister, Frances, and girlfriend, Marie wrote most often. Letters reference family and friends in Philadelphia, their pride in Andrew’s service, and their worries about his safety. They express patriotic and religious sentiments. Letters from Andrew’s mother, Mary, contain the most spelling and grammatical errors and letters from his sister-in-law, Margaret have the most challenging handwriting.

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Collection Size

.25 cubic feet

Publication Date

July 2013


World War I, WWI, First World War, War Correspondence, 16th Pennsylvania, 112th Infantry, Second Battle of the Marne


European History | History | Military History | United States History

MS-147: Lieutenant Andrew R. Kane Letters