Alex W. Smith, Jr. papers
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Alex W. Smith, Jr. 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: Smith, Alex W., (Alexander Wyly), 1886-1964
Title: Alex W. Smith, Jr. papers
Dates: 1905-1936, undated
Quantity: 2.0 linear ft. (2 document cases; 1 oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS966

Biographical/Historical Note

Alexander Wyly Smith, Jr., an Atlanta attorney, born July 21, 1886, was called to active duty on August 27, 1917. He was promoted to Captain on November 27, 1917 and served in France, September 16, 1918-June 1919. He was the Captain of Company M, 55th Regiment, Seventh (7th) Division, United States Army.


Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, military service documents, and United States Army manuals form the bulk of this collection. The correspondence documents the service of an officer in the U.S. Army in the United States and France during World War I. The collection also contains copies of Army issued newspapers, The Stars and Stripes, The Hour Glass of the Seventh Division, and The Pontanezen Duckboard. Also included is postwar correspondence with the Army Reserve, American Battle Monuments Commission, and the U.S. Treasury Department.


Index Terms

Smith, Alexander W., 1923-2008
United States. Army. Division, 7th.
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 55th, Company M.
World War, 1914-1918--France
World War, 1914-1918--Georgia--Atlanta
World War, 1914-1918--Periodicals

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alex W. Smith, Jr. papers, MSS 966, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1981

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2013.


Restrictions

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.


Related Material

Alex W. Smith, Jr. Map collection, VIS 98, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.


Container List

 

Box

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11General correspondence, orders, and undated material, 1917-1936, undated
 
2I.D. card, Officer's Record Book, U.S.S. Imperator Embarkation Instructions and Officer's Mess Card, 1918, undated
 
3Family records: World War II I.D. card for Alex W. Smith, Jr., descriptive report of Theodore K. Smith, Valentine card, 1915, 1944, undated
 
4Omicron Trust Association correspondence, 1919
 
5 Courses au Bois de Boulogne, Jeudi 29 Mai, 1919
 
6Blank forms and unused material, undated
 
7 The Soldiers' English and French Conversation Book, 1917
 
8 Description and Instructions for the Use of the Fire Control Rule, 1917
 
9 Grenade Training Manual, 1918
 
10 Bayonet Training Manual, 1918
 
11 Hand to Hand Fighting Manual, 1918
 
12 Machine Gun Drill Regulations, 1917
 
13 Manual for Commanders of Infantry Platoons, 1917
 
14 Musketry, 1917
 
15 Note Book for the General Staff Officer in Six Parts, 1918
 

Box

Fldr

21 Military Map Reading and Sketching, 1917
 
2 Bennett Band Book No. 1, undated
 
3 Coupon Exemption Book, 1919
 
4 Field Message Book, U.S. Army, 1917
 
5 Soldier's Diary and Note Book, Agenda Bijou, Porte Monnaie Calendar, 1919, undated
 
6 Practical Interest Table for Everyday Use & Checkbooks, 1905, 1918, undated
 

Box

Fldr

MSS OS Box 5.21U.S. Army Commission and Fort Oglethorpe Training Camp certificate, 1917
 
2 The Hour Glass of the Seventh Division of the United States Army, May 15, 1919
 
3 The Hour Glass of the Seventh Division of the United States Army, May 22, 1919
 
4 The Hour Glass of the Seventh Division of the United States Army, May 29, 1919
 
5 The Hour Glass of the Seventh Division of the United States Army, June 5, 1919
 
6 The Stars and Stripes, France, May 23, 1919
 
7 The Stars and Stripes, France, May 30, 1919
 
8 The Pontanezen Duckboard, Camp Pontanezen, Brest, France, June 7, 1919
 
9 The Pontanezen Duckboard, Camp Pontanezen, Brest, France, June 7, 1919