Unidentified World War I Diary Vertical File Manuscript | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Scope and Contents: One pocket diary (approximately four inches by seven inches), 18 pages, unsigned, no unit information provided. Covers the period May 26 to June 24, . Begins with departure from Fort Dix and describes the passage from New York to Liverpool, train to London and Dover, Channel crossing, and two weeks training in France before diary abruptly ends. Only full name given is Harry Seedorf, fellow soldier and friend of author. Narrative infers that author belongs to a signals corps unit, working with radio and buzzers, possibly part of the 312th Infantry.