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Guide to the ALS of S.L. Kelsall

MSE/MD 3827


Collection Summary

Title: S.L. Kelsall letter
Dates: 1918
Collection No.: MSE/MD 3827
Creator: S.L. Kelsall
Extent: 1 folder; 1 container; .5 linear feet
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: A handwritten letter by WWI British soldier S.L. Kelsall to his sister with an enclosed postcard photograph.

Selected Search Terms

World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, British.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, British.

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], S.L. Kelsall letter, [Collection and folder no.], Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The S.L. Kelsall letter was purchased by the Hesburgh Libraries in 2016 from Jules Silverman. Arranged and described 2016, by Hannah Herbst. Finding aid 2016, by Hannah Herbst.

Scope and Content Note

A letter written by British soldier S.L. Kelsall to his sister detailing his participation in WWI in September 1918. He describes the hygenic conditions of the Western Front and a battle against German forces.

Arrangement Note

1 letter and 1 postcard.

Container List

  • S.L. Kelsall letter 
    • Folder 1 (MSE/MD 3827-1) from S.L. Kelsall. 1918 September 11. ALS, 6 pages. Postcard included.