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Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his parents and John from Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1906 August-September

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of letters written by Reid (Princeton Class of 1906) to his mother, father, brother, and sister from 1901, the year before he entered Princeton, to his death in August, 1918, on a battlefield in France. The letters are familial in nature, discussing his college activities, summer vacation trips, work with the Brewster Transfer Co. in Canada as a wilderness guide and outfitter, military training in New York, and his assignment as lieutenant in the 306th Field Artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces. Also present are a letter by Reid's commander, Capt. Fairman Dick, informing his parents of his death and a letter of condolence by Lt. Douglas Bomeisler.

Collection History

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Letters from Samuel Jackson Reid to his parents and John from Banff, Alberta, Canada; Samuel Jackson Reid Letters, C0526, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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