Guide to the Selleck Family Papers, RG 281
Listed by: Catherine
Date: October 1999
Date Span: January 1, 1916 – ca. September 1920
Size of Collection: 8 folders
Biographical Sketch: Modern warfare began in World War I, and each brother comments on different aspects of the war.
Laurence – 1st Lieutenant, A. S. U. S. A., 1st Army Observation Group, American Expeditionary Force; a navigation aviator; documents the beginnings of war aviation.
Melville – served in the U.S. Navy (division and rank unknown); describes the German U-boat and naval life.
Scope / Content: Contains letters from Laurence, Melville, and Norman Selleck to their parents while they served in World War I.
Laurence’s letters, January 1916 – July 1918
Laurence’s letters, August 1918 – September 1918
Laurence’s letters, October 1918
Laurence’s letter, November 1918 – January 1919
Laurence’s undated letters
Melville’s letters, July 1918 – August 1920
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