Beck Family Letters,1918-1919

Descriptive Summary

Beck Family Letters,1918-1919
Beck Family
20 items
United States. -- Army -- Communication systems.
United States. -- Army -- Military life
Camp Franklin (Md.)
Fort Meade (Md.)
Fort Thomas (Ky.)
Influenza -- Ky.
Influenza -- Pa.
Medicine, Military -- Ky.
World War, 1914-1919.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Isaac and Harper Beck served in the Field Signal Corps during the latter stages of World War I. Series of letters between Isaac and Harper Beck serving in the field signal corps during the last days of World War I to their mother in Philadelphia; correspondence includes descriptions of the effects and casualties caused by the Spanish flu outbreak and the brothers' service on hospital duty at Fort Thomas in Newport, Ky.