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Manuscript letter of Charles W. Goff

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P734


The collection consists of one letter written by Lieutenant Charles W. Goff to his girlfriend Dorothy F. Coylsendoll while traveling from the United States to France during World War I.


  • Creation: 1918


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Charles W. Goff

Charles W. Goff was an artillery officer during World War I. He held the rank of Lieutenant and traveled from the United States to France as part of the American Expeditionary Forces (Aef). Goff's girlfriend in Minnesota was Dorothy F. [Coylsendoll].


1 folder

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a handwritten letter from Lieutenant Charles W. Goff to his girlfriend, Dorothy "Dot" F. [Coylsendoll]. The letter was written on board a United States Aef troop ship in the Atlantic Ocean en route to France. The manuscript describes the trip from the United States to France during World War I. It is 37 pages long and was written over a period of approximately one month, June to July, 1918. The envelope is postmarked July 8, 1918. Goff's letter chronicles in detail the conditions of the journey as well as the experience of serving in the military.

Physical Location

MS P734

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 2011

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related materials such as biographical files, photographs, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Charles W. Goff Collection
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Preferred citation
Charles W. Goff Collection, Department of Special Collections, MS P734, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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