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M. Charles D. Henry Jr. Collection

 Collection — folders: 1-2
Call Number: MS P735


This collection consists of a journal kept by Private M. Charles D. Henry who was stationed in France during World War I. It also includes a related booklet and several photographs.


  • Creation: 1918 - 1919


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 M. Charles D. Henry, Jr.

M. Charles D. Henry, Jr. was a Private serving in the Quarter Master Corps as part of the American Expeditionary Forces (Aef) stationed in France during World War I. In his journal, Henry says he landed in France on March 27, 1918. Henry mentions a woman named Madge in his journal with whom he corresponds, who may have been his girlfriend. Henry also writes of receiving mail from his mother and father during his time in France.


2 folders

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a diary written by Private M. Charles D. Henry of the Quarter Master Corps stationed in France during World War I. As part of the Aef, Henry's journal details daily military life in Chaumont, France from December 1918 to March 1919. In his entries, Henry mentions events such as seeing President Woodrow Wilson and his wife drive through the camp as well as standing in formation in honor of the burial of President Theodore Roosevelt. There are photographs pasted on the front and back covers of the journal. The manuscript is handwritten except for the last few entries from 1919, which were typed. The last part of the journal is blank. Also included in the collection is a booklet entitled "To The Homeward-Bound Americans" by Vorst, B. Van. Several photographs and a postcard were removed from the front cover of the booklet. The photographs are of military men in uniform, some with descriptions on the back.

Physical Location

MS P735

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 M. Charles D. Henry, Jr. Collection
M. Charles D. Henry Jr. Collection
Finding aid prepared by cmh, 2011. Finding aid encoded by cmh, 2011
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
M. Charles D. Henry, Jr. Collection, Department of Special Collections, MS P735, 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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