Tag: WWI letter collections

New Publication of WWI Letter Collection

Leaving North America: A Boy’s Adventure in the First World War – Chester Cole Chester Edmund Cole was born April 26, 1899, to Bertha Meriam Wheeler (Cole) and Walter Cole. His mother Bertha married his father, Walter September 17, 1890. Chester’s older brother Raymond… Continue Reading “New Publication of WWI Letter Collection”

New Publication of WWI Letter Collection

“Write Real Soon” : Samuel Riggins WWI Letter Collection This collection of 101 letters written by Sam Riggins, a young man from Liberty, South Carolina to his future wife, Arabella Smith, is a wonderful example of blossoming love during war.[i] Both grew up in… Continue Reading “New Publication of WWI Letter Collection”

The First WWI Letter Collection Appearing Soon

As an educator, I was intrigued with a small letter collection from WWI written from a 17 year old who enlisted to fight “over there.” Thinking of primary source material, I felt this small collection would be ideal for middle-grades and high schoolers as… Continue Reading “The First WWI Letter Collection Appearing Soon”