Letcher Ogle Grice papers
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Letcher Ogle Grice 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: Grice, Letcher Ogle
Title: Letcher Ogle Grice papers
Dates: Bulk, 1916-1927
Dates: 1916-1958
Quantity: 1.25 Linear feet (two document cases and one half document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS923

Biographical/Historical Note

Letcher Ogle Grice was an officer in the U.S. Army during World War I. He was stationed in Washington, D.C., and then in Tours, France. During that time he worked in the salvage division as the chief statistician. After the war, he was appointed to the regular army and served in it until he died in the early 1960's. During World War I, he wrote almost daily to his wife, family, and friends and described, in great detail, his life in France and many historical events that he witnessed. He was born in Alabama in 1893, one of nine children, and lived in Atlanta, Georgia, prior to the war. He married Ruth Solomon of Fitzpatrick, Georgia, in 1917, and together they had three children. Additional biographical information about Letcher Ogle Grice has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains letters written during and after World War I, mostly to his wife, but also to his family and friends. The collection also contains bank statements, receipts, army documents, newspaper clippings, letterhead, and a history of the Grice family.

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--History
Grice family
Grice, Letcher Ogle
Grice, Letcher Ogle--Correspondence
Solomon, Ruth
World War, 1914-1918--France

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Letcher Ogle Grice papers, MSS 923, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1997


Conditions Governing Access

This 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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




11Personal letters, 1917 April-September
2Personal letters, 1917 October-December
3Personal letters, 1918 January-June
4Personal letters, 1918 July-August
5Personal letters, 1918 September-December
6Personal letters, 1919



21Personal letters, 1920 January-June
2Personal letters, 1920 July-December
3Personal letters, 1921
4Personal letters, 1922-1927
5Military correspondence, 1917-1918
6Military correspondence, 1919-1922
7Business and financial letters, 1916-1918
8Business and financial letters, 1919-1926



31Eye injury compensation letters, 1919-1920
2Travel diary for Havana, Cuba, 1919
3Essay on the rehabilitation of disabled soldiers, Nov. 1920
4Papers on Grice family history
5Director of Purchase form letters, 1919-1920
6Death Certificate for Mrs. Ruth Grice, 1958
7Compensation letters for Loyce Grice (brother), 1919 February-July
8Newspaper clippings, 1916-1919
9Blank forms and letterhead, undated
10Letters to Thomas Rachal, 1936-1955
11Miscellaneous letters, undated