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Box 1


Contains 9 Results:

Correspondence - between John A. Beauchamp and his siblings, May 26, 1856 - May 12, 1872

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

Letter to his brother dated May 26, 1856 discusses financial hardship. Letter to sister dated September 1859 discusses general family issues, child rearing, sickness, location change, etc. This folder also contains a letter to John A. Beauchamp from Hixson and Meadows General Insurance Agents dated, May 12, 1872. This letter discusses John Beauchamp’s financial assets.

Dates: May 26, 1856 - May 12, 1872

Kansas City Price Current semi-weekly edition, August 28, 1876

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents

This edition discusses sale trends of produce as well as fair market prices for merchants. Briefly discusses Canadian wheat crop, European grain crops (in particular France Germany and Hungary), and American beef in Europe, an excerpt from the New York herald dated August 23.

Dates: August 28, 1876

Correspondence - John A. Beauchamp to his family while attending boot camp at Ft. Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma, October 1917 - May 11, 1918

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents

These correspondences range in dates from October 1917 through May 11, 1918. They discuss various preparations the recruits underwent to prepare for the war.

Dates: October 1917 - May 11, 1918

Correspondence - John A. Beauchamp to his family, May 16, 1918 - September 24, 1918

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents

These letters discuss John’s travel from Lawton to New York, from New York to England, and from England to his final destination in France in June, 1918. The remaining letters are written from the war in France. These letters are censored, but state that he was on the front in major battles on September 8 and 24. This folder also contains an official “Soldiers Mail” card issued by the government stating that John A. Beauchamp arrived safely overseas as a member of Bat. E 130th FA.

Dates: May 16, 1918 - September 24, 1918

50 Centimes note printed on September of 1917, and a photocopy of the front and back covers of John’s copy of the New Testament, September 1917 - December 1918

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents The photocopy of the back cover contains a list of all of the places John was in Europe. The remainder of this folder is correspondences from John to his family ranging in date from October through December, 1918. Some letters of interest are one dated October 8, 1918, where John tells his parents that he has been on the front for eight days; this battle is revealed in later correspondences to have been the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. In a letter dated October 3, 1918, John states he has...
Dates: September 1917 - December 1918

Correspondence - John A. Beauchamp to his family, January 2, 1919 - March 24, 1919

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents These letters discuss John’s frustrations with not getting to return home. Contained within the folder is an official transfer card stating that John A. Beauchamp has been transferred to Domremy-Mueese, France, February 2, 1919. On February 9th John writes that he has been hospitalized for a cold in the nearby town of Commercy, France. He remains there until May 4 under quarantine due to an outbreak of Mumps. On March 10 John arrived in Bonne Table, France where he remained until...
Dates: January 2, 1919 - March 24, 1919

Letter received by Mrs. Lee Beauchamp from Mrs. Leslie R. Putnam, January 11, 1934

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents

This letter discusses the lineage of Leslie Putnam, whose family arrived from Normandy on the ship the Mary Wi in 1732.

Dates: January 11, 1934