Rasin Family Manuscript Collection, 1918, MS 3224

 

Finding Aid to the Rasin Family Manuscript Collection, 1918 January-December, MS 3224

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society


Collection summary

Title

Rasin Family Manuscript Collection

Creator

Katherine Harrison

Call number

MS 3224

Inclusive dates

1918 January-December

Bulk dates

1918 April-October

Extent

1 box

Abstract

Rasin Family Manuscript Collection consists of 22 letters of correspondence addressed to Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Rasin of Baltimore, from officers on the Western Front of World War I.

 

 

Administrative summary

 

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201 

www.mdhs.org 

specialcollections@mdhs.org 

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

Donated by Katherine Harrison in June 2018

Accession number

2018-017-LIB

Processing note

This collection was processed by Special Collections Archivist Mallory Herberger in October 2018

 

Historical Note

World War I, known to contemporaries as the “Great War,” or “the war to end all wars,” lasted from August 1914-November 1918. European coalitions were split between the Allied powers (France, Great Britain, and Russia), and the Central powers (Germany, Austria Hungary, and Italy). Millions died in the conflict as a result of technological and industrial changes that made warfare more deadly and brutal than ever before.

With the American entry into the conflict in 1917, the Allied powers gained the advantage they desperately needed to win the war. Nevertheless, thousands of American soldiers suffered and died on the Western Front. This collection sheds valuable light on the American experience in World War I.

Scope and Content

The Rasin Family Manuscript Collection consists of 22 letters of correspondence addressed to Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Rasin of Baltimore County, Maryland. Most of the letters were sent by Lieutenant George Brown Jr. of the 148th Aero Squadron and include both handwritten and typed documents. Topics include remembrances of home life, offensive maneuvers against the Germans, life on the Western Front, and the impending close of the Great War.

The files in this collection are arranged chronologically.

         Container List

Description

Date

Box

Folder

To Mrs. Carroll W. Rasin

1918 January 8

1

1

George Brown Jr. to Mrs. C.W. Rasin "Kitty"

1918 March 2

1

2

George Brown Jr. to Mrs. C.W. Rasin "Kitty"

1918 April 23

1

3

George Brown Jr. to Mrs. C.W. Rasin "Kitty"

1918 April 29-30

1

4

George Brown Jr. to Mr. C.W. Rasin "Peck"

1918 May 15

1

5

George Brown Jr. to Mr. C.W. Rasin "Peck"

1918 May 19

1

6

George Brown Jr. to Mr. C.W. Rasin "Peck"

1918 May 30

1

7

George Brown Jr. to Mrs. C.W. Rasin "Kitty"

1918 June 16

1

8

George Brown Jr. to Mr. C.W. Rasin "Peck"

1918 July 12

1

9

George Brown Jr. to Mrs. C.W. Rasin "Kitty"

1918 July 14

1

10

George Brown Jr. to Mrs. C.W. Rasin "Kitty"

1918 July 27

1

11

Captain Brooks to Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Rasin

1918 August 19

1

12

George Brown Jr. to Mrs. C.W. Rasin "Kitty"

1918 August 22-23

1

13

George Brown Jr. to Mr. C.W. Rasin "Peck"

1918 September 5

1

14

R. C. Stewart to Mr. C.W. Rasin "Peck"

1918 October 22

1

15

George Brown Jr. to Mrs. C.W. Rasin "Kitty"

1918 October 22

1

16

Private Edward Duece to Mrs. C.W. Rasin "Kitty"

1918 October 26

1

17

To Mr. Carroll W. Rasin

1918 November 4

1

18

George Brown Jr. to Mrs. C.W. Rasin "Kitty"

1918 November 8

1

19

George Brown Jr. to Mrs. C.W. Rasin "Kitty"

1918 November 22-29

1

20

George Brown Jr. to Mrs. C.W. Rasin "Kitty"

1918 December 5

1

21

R.C. Stewart to Mrs. C.W. Rasin "Kitty"

1918 December 8

1

22