Douglas McKnight World War I Letters | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Forty-four ALS, from Private and later Second Lieutenant Douglas McKnight to his Philadelphia relatives, between September, 1917, and March, 1919, from France and later Germany. The letters are addressed to two aunts at the same address in Philadelphia. McKnight describes life in France, concentrating on domestic details such as food, clothing, housing, and mail delivery, as well as coursework at Army Engineer School in Langres, France.
Accompanied by a two-page typed summary of his service, written in January, 1919, describing experiences under fire in the fall of 1918, details omitted from his correspondence.