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Letters to William B. Miller from German POWs

Title
Letters to William B. Miller from German POWs, 1916-1919.
Author
Miller, William B., -1959

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box 1Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 19052 box 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Source (note)
  • Donated by Mignon Eayre, 2012
Call Number
MssCol 19052
OCLC
895079390
Author
Miller, William B., -1959, recipient.
Title
Letters to William B. Miller from German POWs, 1916-1919.
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Summary
Letters to William B. Miller, German emigrant and artist in Brooklyn, New York, chiefly from Captain Carl Grasshof, Margarete Grasshof, and Trygve Narvesen expressing thanks for his donation of reading material and other goods to German prisoners of war held at internment camps in Fort Douglas, Utah and Forts Oglethorpe and McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia. Some of the letters contain information about activities in the camps and the personal lives of the inmates and their families. Grasshof had been Commander of the German gunboat Geier, and Narvesen was YMCA International Committee agent at Fort Douglas, acting as an intermediary for correspondence with prisoners of war. Most of the content concerns Captain Grasshof, his wife Margarete, and their friendship with Miller and his young niece, Mignon Fuchs / Fox. Some letters are addressed to Mignon, who also wrote to the Grasshofs and to Narvesen. Letters from other prisoners and Claud D. Nelson of the YMCA in Atlanta are also present. In German and English.
Source
Donated by Mignon Eayre, 2012
Added Author
Fox, Mignon.
Grasshof, Carl.
Grasshof, Margarete.
Narvesen, Trygve.
Nelson, Claud D.
Research Call Number
MssCol 19052
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