ID: 1/7/MSS 214
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: This collection is unusual in that the letters of Ralph W. Hill provide more information of activities after the close of World War I than during. The Ralph W. Hill Collection contains 27 letters written to his family from April 1918 -- May 1919 along with a few postcards and ephemera items from this time period. With the exception of the first two letters, all of the correspondence was written after the close of World War I while Hill served in the Army of Occupation. Once combat was finished, Hill chose to travel within Europe, seeing it now during peacetime. He was able to visit Paris and travel briefly into Italy; he saw the azure coast and toured the castles of Germany. Many of these sights were conveyed to his parents via postcards, each accompanied by a description in his correspondence.