This collection contains eighty-five letters and associated documents of Harold "Hal" Blote, a volunteer of the American Ambulance Field Service in World War I. The letters are primarily those of Blote but also included are letters from a J.H. “Joe” Eastman to Blote and letters of Edward B. Gordon who sent letters to friends and family which included the Blote family. Blote's letters record his experiences as an active member of the Field Service in 1917 and subsequent...
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