The collection consists of eight folders of correspondence between various family members of the McComas family between 1906 – 1930s. The McComas family consists of Mr. and Mrs. George J. McComas, and their son, B.C. “Curtis” McComas, and daughter, Margaret McComas. The majority of the folders contain correspondence from Curtis McComas detailing his experiences in France and Germany during the First World War. Other soldiers, including Curtis and Margaret’s cousin, Henry, also sent letters to Margaret detailing their experiences or thanks for gifts provided to the war front. The rest of the collection include letters received during Margaret’s stay in Virginia College in Roanoke, VA., letters from a trip to Greenwood, VA. from Betty Purcell to Margaret, and letters in French from a Mademoiselle Panchuse [?] possibly involving discussion of events during the First World War. Date ranges have been estimated or noted by mail stamps where possible.
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McComas Family Letters, 1906 – 1930s, Accession No. 2020/12.0865, Special Collections Department, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.