World War I letters of Pfc. Walter F. Bopp
Walter F. Bopp was born October 19, 1892 in Dallas, Texas to Swiss emigrants Jacob and Mary Bopp. During World War I, he served in its American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) as Private First Class (Pfc.) in Company F of the U. S. Army's 359th Infantry. The collection's twenty-five letters relate to Private Bopp's military service in France. Eleven letters from Private Bopp, dating from 1918 to 1919, are to his parents, his sister Annie, and his fiancée, Lura Budrow, all of Dallas. His letters are written chiefly from Toul, France during his hospital recovery from enemy gas. The collection's fourteen letters to Bopp and his family are chiefly from members of a French family that befriended him. Several items of memorabilia are included.
- 1918 - 1921
- Bopp, Walter F., 1892-1986 (Person)
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6 folders (6 folders containing 25 letters; 1 postcard; 13 items of memorabilia) : Typed and handwritten letters (18cm to 27cm); postmarked envelopes; postcard; clippings; poems; program; greeting card, military leave permit.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase, Carmen Valentino, 2005.
- Guide to the Letters of Walter F. Bopp Collection
- World War I letters of Pfc. Walter F. Bopp
- Finding aid prepared by mh, 2006. Finding aid encoded by mh, 2006.
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World War I letters of Pfc. Walter F. Bopp, MS P642, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas