[Letter to Alma Hiller, October 8,1917]

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Letter to Alma Hiller from her little cousin, "Hef", who writes about what it's like for him at Camp MacArthur, a military training base in Waco, Texas. The letter also discusses other family members, including a newborn baby in the family. The stationery letterhead has on its left and right side, respectively, an American flag image and a symbol that consists of a triangle within a circle, and it reads, "National War Work Council, Army and Navy Young Men's Christian Associations, 'with the colors'".

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2 p. ; 23 x 15 cm. + 1 envelope ; 9 x 16 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. October 8, 1917.

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This letter is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2017 and two others and was provided by Private Collection of T. B. Willis to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 62 times, with 14 in the last month. More information about this letter can be viewed below.

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Private Collection of T. B. Willis

The Private Collection of T. B. Willis consists of photographs of World War I Camp MacArthur, photographs of historic buildings across Texas, a collection of African-American photographs, and additional photograph albums which include those of his family who settled in Texas during the 19th century.

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Letter to Alma Hiller from her little cousin, "Hef", who writes about what it's like for him at Camp MacArthur, a military training base in Waco, Texas. The letter also discusses other family members, including a newborn baby in the family. The stationery letterhead has on its left and right side, respectively, an American flag image and a symbol that consists of a triangle within a circle, and it reads, "National War Work Council, Army and Navy Young Men's Christian Associations, 'with the colors'".

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2 p. ; 23 x 15 cm. + 1 envelope ; 9 x 16 cm.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2017

This compilation of newspapers, photographs, and other materials gives a glimpse into the diverse people and fascinating places that have contributed to the growth of Texas over the past two centuries.

T. B. Willis Photograph Collection

Materials from the private collection of T. B. Willis, including historical photographs, albums, documents, and items from the Willis family and extended relatives who settled in Waco in the 19th century.

World War One Collection

Materials focusing on the WWI era from 1914 to 1918. In addition to materials that were actually created during the time period, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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  • October 8, 1917

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  • Feb. 23, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

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  • Oct. 3, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

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[Letter to Alma Hiller, October 8,1917], letter, October 8, 1917; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1122287/: accessed February 28, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of T. B. Willis.