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Series I: General John J. Pershing letters, 1917-1936

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the General John J. Pershing letters, 1917-1936



Descriptive Summary

Creator Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948
Title: General John J. Pershing letters
Dates: 1917-1936
Abstract: Letters written by General Pershing on both personal and official business.
Identification: MS 161
Extent: 0.25 lin. in. (1 folder)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center,  Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

John J. Pershing was born September 13, 1860 in Laclede, Missouri. Having graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1886, he fought in the United States military in the Spanish-American War and several Indian Wars. He also served as brigadier general in the Philippines from 1906-1913 and led the attack against Mexican rebel Pancho Villa in 1916. Early in his military career, he served with a black regiment, giving him the nickname Black Jack. For a time, he also taught at West Point.

In 1917 when the United States declared war on Germany, Pershing was chosen to command the American troops in Europe. Pershing can claim two significant victories: the attack on the German's Saint-Mihiel line of defense and the Meuse-Argonne operations, a month after which the Armistice was signed.

Upon returning to the United States, he was given the rank of general of the American armies. For three more years he served in the military as chief of staff until his retirement in 1921.

General John Joseph Pershing passed away on July 15, 1948 in Washington D.C.

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Scope and Contents

Letters written by General Pershing on both personal and official business. Correspondents include Earl of Derby, Mrs. Kingsley Ohl, Hon. Louis C. Crampton, Dr. Clarence J. Owens, Mrs. James C. Frazer, General Calcer C. Sniften, Reverend Alton M. Young, Lieutenant Col. George Grosman, Col. Hugh J. Gallagher, John A. Stewart, Josephine Patten, Paul Maerker Branden, and Mr. Wheeler.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the General John J. Pershing letters, 1917-1936, MS 161, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948
Formats
Correspondence

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

General Pershing letters, 1917-1936, MS 161, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Purchase

Processing note

The abbreviations included included in the list of letters have the following meanings:

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: General John J. Pershing letters, 1917-1936

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1 1917 June 22: John Joseph Pershing (JJP) to Earl of Derby (TLS)
1919 January 17: J.J.P. to Mrs. Kingsley Ohl (TLS)
1919 March 11: J.J.P. to Hon. Louis C. Crampton (TLS)
1920 March 10: J.J.P. to Dr. Clarence J. Owens (TLS)
1920 March 19: J.J.P. to D.C.J.O. (TLS)
1920 July 17: J.J.P. to Mrs. [J. Kingsley] Ohl (ALS 2 letters)
1920 December 13: J.J.P. to Dr. Clarence J. Owens (TLS)
1921 September 11: J.J.P. to Mrs. James C. Frazer (TLS)
1921 December 7: J.J.P. to General Calcer C. Sniften (ALS 2 letters)
1922 January 27: J.J.P. to Reverend Alton M. Young (TLS)
1923 January 30: J.J.P. to Lieutenant Col. George Grosman (TLS)
1924 September 15: J.J.P. to Colonel Hugh J. Gallagher (TLS)
1925 March 26: J.J.P. to Annulet A. Ohl (TLS)
1925 December 22: J.J.P. to John A. Stewart (TLS)
1926 March 8: J.J.P. to Josephine Patten (TLS)
1928 February 6: J.J.P. to Brig. General C.C. Sniften (TLS)
1931 October 10: J.J.P. to Annulet A. Ohl (TLS)
1932 July 2: J.J.P. to Paul Maerker Branden (TLS)
1933 May 11: J.J.P. to Mrs. Hugh J. Gallagher (TLS)
1935 May 14: J.J.P. to Mrs. Kingsley Ohl (TLS)
1936 January 10: J.J.P. to Col. and Mrs. Hugh J. Gallagher (TLS)
[year unknown] December 15: J.J.P. to [Josephine] Patten (ALS 2 letters)
[year unknown] December 19: J.J.P. to Mr. Wheeler (ALS)
[year unknown] December 19: J.J.P. to Mr. Wheeler ALS

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