Earl S. Parish Collection Finding Aid

Identifier

FA000391

Date

Description

Mostly documents consisting of correspondence between Earl S. Parish and Ruth L. Hubble, Mrs. Wells Parish, and Mr. Wells Parish. Also one photograph of Earl S. Parish and one photograph of Ruth Hubble. There is also a French train ticket.

Contributor

Language

English

Arrangement

The collection is contained in 11 folders arranged chronologically with the photographs intermixed with the correspondence. There is only one item per folder.

Level

Folder

Other Descriptive Data

Container List
Folder
Ruth L. Hubble to Earl S. Parish, 29 October 1918
Ruth L. Hubble to Earl S. Parish, 16 March, 1919
Earl S. Parish to Mrs. Wells Parish, 23 March 1919
Earl S. Parish to Mrs. Wells Parish, 27 March 1919
French Train Ticket, 18 April 1919
Earl S. Parish to Mr. Wells Parish, 22 April 1919
Earl S. Parish to Mrs. Wells Parish, 4 May 1919
Ruth L. Hubble to Earl S. Parish, 5 May 1919
Ruth L. Hubble to Earl S. Parish, 7 May 1919
Photograph of Ruth Hubble in nurse’s uniform, c. 1919
Photograph of Earl Parish taken on the Boirvron Road, 9 March 1919

Scope and Content

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.

Profile description : Language Usage

English

Files

Citation

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 Presidential Library & Museum staff, “Earl S. Parish Collection Finding Aid,” 1918-1919, FA000391, Earl S. Parish Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

Archival Finding Aid