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Bertha N. Baldwin Letters

 Collection — Box: 137
Identifier: MSS 0-12

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the letters written by Bertha Baldwin while overseas with the American Expeditionary Forces as a dietitian during World War I, 1914-1918. They are addressed to Miss Anna May Tracy, Florida State College for Women and Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Some letters are typed and some are manuscript, and were written from Paris, France, but two are written during her travels in the country. "The trip up the Marne" includes what she termed "My first trip east - Oct. 25 - from the Gare de l'Est." In this letter, she states that she traveled with the American Red Cross and "Bien Etre du Blesse," those who care for the wounded, consisting of nurses and doctors.

In the account of her "first trip east," she describes travels in the districts of Chateau Thierry, Rheims, Challon, Ville-en-Tardenois, with vivid details of blown up roads, detours, and bombed cities.

She wrote, "This is all I think of for Salis - - now for Armistice Day." Here she told of the tension which existed in Paris for several days during the negotiations pending the signing of the peace treaty, and of the excitement and celebrations in Paris after it was signed. In one of her letters, she tells of Christmas in France.


  • Created: 1914-1918
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/16/1936

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


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Source of Acquisition

Gift of Miss Anna May Tracy

Processing Information

Procesed April 24, 1964.

Bertha N. Baldwin Letters
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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