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Robert W. Walker Papers


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Robert W. Walker Papers, 1917-1967 | Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

By Kyle Beeler

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Title: Robert W. Walker Papers, 1917-1967Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1917-1919

Extent: 0.21 Cubic Feet

Date Acquired: 04/17/2002

Subjects: World War, 1914-1918.

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

World War I Scrapbook of Robert W. Walker including photos correspondence, memorabilia, clippings and postcards. This also includes two folders of correspondence, one from Walker to Dorothy Dunlap and the other to Walker from associates at Mason & Hanger where he was employed.

Subject/Index Terms

World War, 1914-1918.

Administrative Information

Repository: Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

Acquisition Source: Frank W. Walker

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence to WalkerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Telegram with Orders for Walker, 6-Sep-17Add to your cart.
Telegram to Walker informing him that he is being mobilized for foreign service.
Item 2: Letter of Recommendation, 30-Nov-17Add to your cart.
Letter to Captain Blade in France written by a Mason and Hanger manager recommending Walker for promotion.
Item 3: E.C. Ferriday to Walker, 18-Dec-17Add to your cart.
Letter to Walker telling him that it is believed that the railroad construction will increase at the end of the war.
Item 4: J.A. Sullivan to Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Walker, 16-Mar-18Add to your cart.
Letter to Walker's parents telling them of a letter that Sullivan received from him.
Item 5: Mason and Hanger Employees to Walker, 21-Apr-18Add to your cart.
Letter from friends of Walker at his company telling him that they bought bonds and started growing a garden to support the war effort.
Item 6: E.C. Ferriday to Walker, 12-Jun-18Add to your cart.
Tells of his personal war views and informs Walker about happenings at Mason and Hanger.
Item 7: J.A. Sullivan to Walker, 25-Jun-18Add to your cart.
Tells of war views, paralysis, his stay at St. Joseph's infirmary in Louisville, and Hot Springs.
Item 8: Silas Mason to Walker, 29-Jun-18Add to your cart.
Thanks Walker for a recent letter and updates him on what Mason and Hanger have been working on.
Item 9: Silas Mason to Walker, 17-Aug-18Add to your cart.
Describes enclosed letter of recommendation for Walker.
Item 10: H.T. Carmichael to Walker, 20-Aug-18Add to your cart.
Updates Walker on the new jobs performed by Mason and Hanger. Also informs him which company employees are now in military service.
Item 11: Letter of Recommendation, 20-Aug-18Add to your cart.
Letter of recommendation to Major Corlett.
Item 12: J.A. Sullivan to Walker, 13-Sep-18Add to your cart.
Tells Walker that one of his previous letters has been submitted to the newspaper for printing. Also talks of the Normal School being turned into a training camp for officers in the making.
Item 13: Letter of Recommendation, 3-Oct-18Add to your cart.
Letter of Recommendation for Robert Walker.
Item 14: J.W. Stewart to Walker, 22-Aug-67Add to your cart.
Describes two enclosed letters written during World War One.  One is described as being from Walker to Stewart (not in folder) and the other is a carbon copy of Stewart
Item 15: Copy of Letter from J.W. Stewart to WalkerAdd to your cart.
Letter discussing experiences at government jobs as well as his transfer from the Mason and Hanger to the DuPont Engineering Company.
Item 16: Christmas Card to WalkerAdd to your cart.
Postcard with "Dorothy" (possibly Dorothy Dunlap) on it.
Item 17: Photo of Walker and Fellow SoldiersAdd to your cart.
Photo of Walker and fellow soldiers taken in Tours, France.
Physical Description: 7x5
Item 18: Pass CardAdd to your cart.
Grants permission to enter certain offices.
Item 19: Bureau of War Risk Insurance CardAdd to your cart.
Insurance card for Robert Walker.
Item 20: Masonic Membership CardAdd to your cart.
Masonic membership card for Robert Walker.
Item 21: Masonic ID CardAdd to your cart.
Identification card permitting Walker to visit Beaune.
Item 22: Photograph NegativesAdd to your cart.
Photograph negatives involving four unrecognizable people. They all appear to have been taken outside.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Note by Dorothy DunlapAdd to your cart.
Tells of how she first came into contact with Robert Walker while a student in the third grade.
Item 2: Walker to Dorothy Dunlap, 19-May-18Add to your cart.
Describes a card that he has sent to her (envelope included).
Item 3: Postcard to Dunlap, 1-Jun-18Add to your cart.
Postcard "Hurrah for America" to Dunlap.
Item 4: Walker to Dorothy Dunlap, 15-Jun-18Add to your cart.
Letter describing two cloth charm dolls sent to Dunlap from Walker while serving in France (item included).
Item 5: Walker to Dorothy Dunlap, 16-Jul-18Add to your cart.
Talks of how he wished the war would end and requests a photo of Dunlap.
Item 6: Undated EnvelopeAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Undated EnvelopeAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Envelope from Walker to Dunlap, 26-Aug-18Add to your cart.
Envelope from Walker to Dunlap.
Item 9: Postcard to Dunlap, 13-Sep-18Add to your cart.
Postcard with "Le Mont Saint-Michel" from Walker.
Item 10: Walker to Dorothy Dunlap, 14-Sep-18Add to your cart.
Letter informing Dunlap that Walker was soon to have a leave of absence.
Item 11: Walker to Dorothy Dunlap, 22-Sep-18Add to your cart.
Written on "Grand Hotel de Parame" parchment describing how his vacation is going (envelope included).
Item 12: Walker to Dorothy Dunlap, 14-Nov-18Add to your cart.
Expresses excitement over the war coming to an end.
Item 13: Walker to Dorothy Dunlap, 4-Dec-18Add to your cart.
Expresses plans to be arriving home soon (envelope included).
Item 14: Walker to Dorothy Dunlap, 20-Jan-19Add to your cart.
Describes his Christmas in France and what the soldiers received from the YMCA and Red Cross (envelope included).
Item 15: Walker to Dorothy Dunlap, 1-Mar-19Add to your cart.
Discusses his vacation and the recent visit of the president to France (envelope included).
Item 16: Walker to Dorothy Dunlap, 3-May-19Add to your cart.
Letter stating that he expects to be home by July (envelope included).
Item 17: Math Problems, 27-May-19Add to your cart.
Page of math problems by Dunlap entitled "Arithmetic."
Item 18: Postcard to Dunlap, 1-Jul-19Add to your cart.
Postcard informing Dunlap that he has arrived in New York City.
Item 19: Ms. Claude to Dorothy Dunlap, 1-Jan-27Add to your cart.
Thanks Dunlap for a bottle of wine received at Christmas (envelope included).
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Robert Walker Scrapbook, 1917-1918Add to your cart.
World War I Scrapbook of Robert W. Walker including photos, correspondence, memorabilia, clippings and postcards.

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