T. Blake Armstrong letter to Mrs. T. Blake Armstrong

T. Blake Armstrong letter to Mrs. T. Blake Armstrong

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Armstrong, T. Blake
Title: T. Blake Armstrong letter to Mrs. T. Blake Armstrong
Dates: 1919 March 5
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of a letter from T. Blake Armstrong, a doctor in France after World War I, to his "darling sweetheart." He writes of his life working in the hospital and the events of his life. He hopes to come home soon.
Coll. Number: ms2268

Biographical/Historical Note

T. Blake Armstrong was a lieutenant and ward surgeon during World War I. He was a doctor stationed in France after World War who was a high-ranking surgeon in his ward. He saw patients with gun shot wounds and helped evacuate them to the United States. Armstrong seems particularly bothered by the possibility of atrocious German behavior in the war. In March 1919, he still had at least 4 to 6 weeks before he could return to the United States.

The recipient of Armstrong's letter (his wife, Mrs. T. Blake Armstrong) clearly has Armstrong's strong affections. He desperately wants to go home to see her and teases her about her sudden dislike of cooking as well as her prank to send him 10 postcards at once (to fill up his mailbox).

He graduated from Emory College in 1904 and became a medical student shortly afterward. He lived in Atlanta, Georgia, before the war. He and his wife resided in Maxeys, Georgia around the time of the war.

Index Terms

Armstrong, Harriette C. -- Correspondence
Armstrong, T. Blake -- Correspondence
Soldiers--United States--Correspondence.
United States. Army. -- Military life
World War, 1914-1918--Hospitals--France.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

T. Blake Armstrong letter to Mrs. T. Blake Armstrong. MS 2268. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1919 March 5