Washington and Lee University Ambulance Unit PapersWLU.Coll.0278

Washington and Lee University Ambulance Unit PapersWLU.Coll.0278


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Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives

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Repository
Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives
Identification
WLU.Coll.0278
Title
Washington and Lee University Ambulance Unit PapersInclusive 1917-1962Bulk 1917-1919
Quantity
5 Files
source
Paxton, Matthew W., Sr.
Creator
Washington and Lee University. Ambulance Unit
source
Paxton, Matthew W., Sr.
Language
English .

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Washington and Lee University Ambulance Unit Papers, WLU Coll. 0278, Special Collections and Archives, James G. Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Matthew Paxton Sr. (WLU 1918) in 1983.


Biographical / Historical

The unit, headed by Forest Fletcher of the Washington and Lee University Physical Education Department, consisted of 36 volunteers from the student body and served in France 1917-1919.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence (1917-1919), histories, and memoirs of the Washington and Lee University Ambulance Unit during World War I.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Ambulances
  • Correspondence
  • Fletcher, Forest
  • France
  • Hopkins, William S.
  • Paxton, Matthew W., Sr.
  • Paxton, Matthew W., Sr.
  • Personal narratives -- American
  • Smith, Henry Louis
  • World War (1914-1918)

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Fletcher, Forest
  • Hopkins, William S.
  • Paxton, Matthew W., Sr.
  • Smith, Henry Louis