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Robert G. Potter papers


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Biographical Note

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Title: Robert G. Potter papers, 1917-1919Add to your cart.

ID: 1/7/MSS 207

Primary Creator: Potter, Robert G. (fl. 1917-1919)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Subjects: France., Potter, Robert G., fl. 1917-1919., World War, 1914-1918

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Photographs, Soldiers - United States - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Robert G. Potter collection contains his correspondence from 1917--1919 and two photograph negatives.  The bulk of the collection is comprised of letters written by Mr. Potter to his mother, with roughly twenty from his time in France, and also includes approximately twenty-six letters written to him by various friends and family members.  The negatives appear to be two portraits taken at a farm, but the subjects are not identified.

Biographical Note

Robert G. Potter served in the first World War as a member of the 325th Infantry, 82nd Division. Mr. Potter was responsible for training horses and mules for riding.  He continued this work overseas when he was relocated to France.

Although Robert Potter never saw battle, he was among the first groups of New England soldiers to train at Fort Devens.  Located in Ayers, Massachusetts, Fort Devens served as temporary quarters for troops from 1917 until its close in 1995.  From there, he was stationed at Fort Upton, New York, and Fort Gordon, Georgia.  In France, he served at both Dommarien and Anois.  Mr. Potter returned to the United States in May, 1919, unharmed by the war.

Subject/Index Terms

Potter, Robert G., fl. 1917-1919.
World War, 1914-1918

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Robert G. Potter papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Folder 1: 1917 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: 1917 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: 1917 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: 1918 Janaury-FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: 1918 March-AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: 1918 May-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 8: undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence to Robert Potter from  friends/familyAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Incomplete correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Excerpt from "Spy Rock"Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photograph negativesAdd to your cart.

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