Jesse R. Presley World War I Diary Vertical File Manuscript | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Extent: 1.0 Folders
Predominant Dates: 1917-1918
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Scope and Contents: One pocket diary (2.5 inches by 5.5 inches), titled "1916". Includes numerous grocery lists and other marginalia. Few war-related entries include a two-page summary of Presley's travels as part of Co. 2, 1st Motor Mechanics Regiment, Signal Corps, commanded by William R. Blandford. Traveled to France in February, 1918, after training at Camp Lewis, Washington, Camp Hancock, Georgia, and Camp Merritt, New Jersey.