Lay G. Burroughs papers, 1918-1919 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
ID: 1/7/MSS 287
Extent: 2.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: This collection consists of more than two hundred letters and several postcards from Lay G. Burroughs to his wife Essie (Raymond) Burroughs, as well as a single photograph of Lay G. Burroughs in uniform. Burroughs often wrote twice a day about his daily routine, camp life, the French countryside and customs, Young Mans Christian Association (Y.M.C.A.) and Red Cross support services, mail irregularity, and to a lesser extent his actual medical duties, including several references to the influenza outbreak in the fall of 1918. Burroughs also used his letters to instruct his wife in household management, financial decisions, and other domestic concerns.