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Collection Number: 04870-z

Collection Title: James Francis Mays Letters, 1918-1919

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Size 30 items
Abstract James Francis Mays, Jr., of Lexington, N.C., son of Maud Walton Mays and James Francis Mays (1860-1938). Thirty letters mainly from Mays to his parents and his sister, Kate Mays, from the army during and after World War I. Mays wrote from signal training camp and from his tour of duty in France in 1918 and 1919. He was injured by a passing train in 1919 and spent time recuperating in several Red Cross hospitals in the United States. The collection includes a few letters between Mays's father and mother, one from his father to Mays, and a few pages of notes on the possible reasons for the train accident.
Creator Mays, James Francis.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the James Francis Mays Letters #4870-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Carmen D. Valentino, dealer in Rare Books and Manuscripts, of Philadelphia, Pa., in March 1997 (Acc. 97033).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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James Francis Mays, Jr., of Lexington, N.C., son of Maud Walton Mays and James Francis Mays (1860-1938).

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Thirty letters mainly from Mays to his parents and his sister, Kate Mays, from the army during and after World War I. Mays wrote from signal training camp and from his tour of duty in France in 1918 and 1919. He was injured by a passing train in 1919 and spent time recuperating in several Red Cross hospitals in the United States. The collection includes a few letters between Mays's father and mother, one from his father to Mays, and a few pages of notes on the possible reasons for the train accident.

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