Remsen P. King World War I papers
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Remsen P. King World War I papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: King, Remsen P., (Remsen Porter), 1888-1922
Title: Remsen P. King World War I papers
Dates: 1918, undated
Quantity: 55.0 Item(s)
Quantity: Extent: 55 items (3 folders)
Identification: ahc.MSS200f

Biographical/Historical Note

Remsen Porter King (1888 - 1922) was born September 25, 1888 in Atlanta, Georgia to Caroline P. and Porter King (1857-1901). He attended Boys High School, the University of Georgia, and then Yale University Law School. King practiced law in Atlanta until the United States entered World War I. He went to France with the 320th 7a, field artillery, 82nd Division, American Expeditionary Forces as a captain. After the war King worked with several different firms. He died suddenly in an electrical accident January 12, 1922.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains three folders with documents from Remsen P. King’s WWI service. The first folder contains eight photos of himself and other soldiers at a base in England. It also contains nine postcards sent to his mother from various places in France, such as; the Puy-de-Dome, le Rochefort Montagne, Clermont-Ferrand, and l’Auvergne. The second folder contains a cross of service medal awarded to him posthumously by the United Daughters of the Confederacy on November 11, 1932. The collection contains an order that reassigns King and tells him to return to the United States and a letter regarding his transportation arrangements to his mother’s house. Also included is a mimeographed copy of a telegram listing reassignments and King’s official assignment to the Fifteenth Field Artillery Camp Bowie, Texas. The third folder of the collection contains twenty six letters and postcards King wrote to his mother and sister while in Europe. The correspondence consists of details of his camp life, a course he is taking on gas warfare, his job of censoring other soldier’s letters, his health and safety, and details on his trips to Paris and the French Countryside. Also included in this folder is a newspaper clipping describing the Army versus Navy baseball game and the fourth of July celebrations in London and Paris.


Index Terms

King, Remsen P., (Remsen Porter), 1888-1922
Postcards--France
United Daughters of the Confederacy.
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces.
World War, 1914-1918--Censorship
World War, 1914-1918--England
World War, 1914-1918--France
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Remsen P. King World War I papers, MSS 200f, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1974

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2007.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

Box

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1Postcards and photographs, undated
 
2Orders, undated
 
3Correspondence, 1918