William E. Franklin papers

William E. Franklin papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Franklin, William E.
Title: William E. Franklin papers
Dates: 1908, 1917-1919, 1943
Quantity: 3.0 folders
Coll. Number: ms3291

Biographical/Historical Note

William E. Franklin was a 2nd lieutenant in Company L, 51st Infantry, 6th Division in World War I.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, military papers and photographs of William E. Franklin from 1917-1943. Correspondences are written by Franklin while stationed in Camp Forrest, Georgia, Camp Mills, New York, and France. Franklin describes camp life and travels. Military papers include equipment requests and lists, pay allotment, a list of officers in the 3rd Battalion, 111 Army Composite Regiment, invitation to the Officers Club, and a membership card of the National Association of the Sixth Division United States Army. Photographs depict Franklin and other soldiers in military uniform and on horses. Also included are photographs of cyclone damage in Chipley, Georgia in 1908.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Cyclone damage--Georgia--Chipley--Photographs.
Fort Oglethorpe (Ga.). -- Photographs
United States. Army. -- Military life
United States. Army. Infantry, 51st. -- Records and correspondence
World War, 1914-1918.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

William E. Franklin papers, ms 3291, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1918
2Military papers, 1918-1943
3Photographs, 1908, circa 1917