Earl S. Parish Collection

Creator

Cheri Turman

Identifier

MS000391

Date

1918-1919

Description

The Earl S. Parish Collection offers a glimpse into what it was like to be stationed in Europe after World War I had officially ended. Earl S. Parish served in the Army and was stationed in Savenay, France, at Base Hospital # 100. At first eager to go and see action, he arrived in December of 1918, and was too late to experience combat; after four months he was describing his physical location as a “mudhole” and his daily routine as boring. The collection contains letters that Parish wrote to his mother and father, and letters written to him by a friend named Ruth Hubble. It also contains two photographs, one of Parish in his army uniform and one of Ms. Hubble in a Red Cross nurse’s uniform, and a French train ticket.

Source

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Subject

Savenay, France
Nurses
Soldiers
West Olive, Michigan
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919--United States

Contributor

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Format

11 folders (0.5 linear feet); 9 pdf files and 2 jpg files

Language

English
French

Digital Records Available from the Earl S. Parish Collection