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[Letter from Henry Clay, Jr. to his Family Back Home]

Description: Letter from Henry Clay, Jr. to his family back home on the day after Christmas possibly in 1917. Clay speaks about his flight training and his desire to become a scout; he spent Christmas there but received a turkey dinner from Mrs. Henson. At the end he talks about the clock he is making out of a damaged propeller.
Date: 1917-12-26?
Creator: Clay, Henry, Jr.
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Letter from Henry Clay, Jr. to his Brother Ashton, December 22, 1917]

Description: Letter from Henry Clay, Jr. to his brother Ashton concerning the death of one of his friends due to a flying accident. Clay goes on to speak about how he had been flying the same plane before his friend went up and had the accident; according to Clay he neglected to tell this to his parents.
Date: December 22, 1917
Creator: Clay, Henry, Jr.
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Letter from Henry Clay, Jr. to his Family, Fall 1917]

Description: A letter from Henry Clay, Jr. to his mother and family back home regarding his financial situation while in New York City, New York. Clay had to spend a lot of money on equipment that his lieutenant told him he must buy, later Clay spends a few pages asking his mother to be proud of him for going off to fight for a good cause.
Date: Winter 1917
Creator: Clay, Henry, Jr.
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Postcard of 119th Field Armory Soldiers Shooting Cannon]

Description: Postcard of soldiers shooting cannons in a field, with the caption, "Bat. D. 119th F.A. in action. Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. J. Claude Hill in Hartford, Michigan and says, "Dear Folks, Am getting along fine. Can limp around without my crutches. I am listed as a cannoneer and will be one of this bunch on the other side when I get well enough I expect! Will write you a letter soon. Loving son [?]."
Date: November 18, 1917
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from Henry Clay, Jr. to his Mother, November 13, 1917]

Description: Letter from Henry Clay, Jr. to his mother on her birthday. Most of the first page is dedicated to his love for her but Clay returns to talking about his flight training. Clay ends by addressing the letter that his mom had sent two months earlier in which she talked about a nightmare she had.
Date: November 13, 1917
Creator: Clay, Henry, Jr.
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Two Letters from Henry Clay, Jr. to his Mother, October 27 & 28, 1917]

Description: Two letters from Henry Clay, Jr. to his mother and family. The first letter primarily concerns his living situation in Stamford, England along with a short discussion about his first real flight time. In the second letter Clay primarily talks about a rain-filled day and reading, along with him and his friend DeGarmo eating peanut butter.
Date: October 27, 1917
Creator: Clay, Henry, Jr.
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Postcard of Camp MacArthur Mess Line]

Description: Postcard of soldiers standing in line outside of the mess hall at Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard says, "Dear Sister, An idea of how we look when ready for the big eats. No wonder a fellow gets an appetite trying to get in the front of that line. About all you see is half, the rest are inside. Love to all, Jim."
Date: [1917-10-20,1918-02-15]
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Soldiers in Mess Line]

Description: Postcard of soldiers standing in a long line outside of a long building, with rows of buildings in the background. Text on the photo says "The mess line. Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard says "This is the mess or dinner line and the boys are always hungry. We at the infirmary eat 30 minutes before the others so our grub is always hot. Lovingly, Harry."
Date: [1917-10-20..1918-10-16]
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from Henry Clay, Jr. to his Mother, October 16, 1917]

Description: Letter from Henry Clay, Jr. to his mother regarding the receiving of letters back and forth. Clay asks about people back home including Jack who took a physical per joining the military; in England Clay had just been ordered to get a tailored suit. Finally he asks again to not worry about him while he is away.
Date: October 16, 1917
Creator: Clay, Henry, Jr.
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas
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