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Harold Wilson Scott collection 1917-1931

Scott, Harold Wilson, (creator.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L553 (Text) 00000106659188 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 2.3 Cubic feet 2 oversize boxes and 1 manuscript box

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/03/14 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2017/03/14 by Lauren Patton.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
The collection consists of 75 letters written by Harold Wilson Scott to his parents during World War I describing where he is stationed in Europe, his duties, and plans for work following discharge as well as other aspects of military life during the Great War. Also included are photographs, postcards, two World War I helmets, a German gas mask, military spurs and belt. Items in collection range in date from 1917-1931.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Harold Wilson Scott collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
2nd Lieutenant Harold Wilson Scott was born in Jefferson County, Indiana on May 9, 1894 to parents, David Wilson Scott and Mary Keel Scott. Harold spent time at Purdue University as an Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) student and sbusequently commissioned at Fort Benjamin Harrison in August 1917. After three months of training he was sent to France. He spent time in the 5th division of the famed Rainbow Division. Following the Armistice, eh continued to serve in Europe, largely in France. Eventually returning to the United States, Harold finished school at Purdue, got married, and moved to Chicago where he became a chief chemist for apaint company. He died in 1931.Source: Scott, Dale W. "Letters from a Lieutenant in the Great War." August 2008.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Colonel Dale W. Scott on 2008/07/18 and 2013.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: United States. Army. Field Artillery Regiment, 150th.
Soldiers.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918 > Military life.
World War, 1914-1918 > Photographs.
Richmond (Ind.)
Genre: Correspondence.

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