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Guide to the Alexander Garrigue Letters
 MS 3198

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Garrigue, Alexander, 1887-1943
Title: Alexander Garrigue letters
Dates [inclusive]: 1917-1918
Abstract: The collection includes 56 letters written by Alexander Garrigue (1887-1943) written to his family from October 1917 to November 1918 while he was stationed at Camp Upton on Long Island during World War I. Using a frequently jocular tone, Garrigue describes his experiences at camp, including military drills, camp pranks, rumors, efforts to obtain passes, hospital stays, and other subjects. His writing often takes an imaginary or metaphorical turn, including in relation to the impact of the Spanish influenza on the camp.
Quantity: .42 Linear feet in one document box
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 3198