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The Gleaner magazine

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 15804
Scope and Content Note The Gleaner magazine (1910-1918; 0.8 cubic feet) documents a partial print run of the UK amateur manuscript magazine. The collection contains sixteen issues, each handmade and one-of-a-kind, each containing a variety of literary essays, illustrations, and cartoons. Later issues include first-person accounts of World War I written by members of the military.
Dates: 1910-1918

L.B. Watts diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16624
Content Description A small hand-written and illustrated manuscript diary compiled by Commander LB Watts, RNR (Royal Navy Reserve) on his World War I and later service that holds details and information on the merchant ship, HMS City of London. The diary contains detailed lists of officers and men, armaments and technical diagrams, maps, newspaper clippings, and annotated cartoons.
Dates: ca. 1916-1944

World War I soldier diary and papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16717
Content Description A concisely written diary documenting the realities of life on the Western Front as experienced by chemical warfare soldiers in the British Army. The diarist makes his first proper entry upon being transferred from the Machine Gun Section to the Chemical Section in September 1915, only a few weeks before the first British mobilization of chemical weapons during the Battle of Loos. Following his month-long training at Helfaut, he is attached to the 15th section of the 187th Company, first...
Dates: 1915-09 - 1917-04

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