Letter to Oscar W. Price from Colonel Charles Young

Image for Letter to Oscar W. Price from Colonel Charles Young
Written by
Col. Young, Charles, American, 1864 - 1922
Received by
Price, Oscar W., American, born 1894
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 10 3/4 x 7 5/16 in. (27.3 x 18.6 cm)
Type
letters (correspondence)
Place made
Wilberforce, Greene County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date
August 14, 1918
Description
A typewritten letter printed in black ink on yellowed paper. At the top is [Wilberforce, Ohio, Aug. 14, 1918]. The letter is addressed to [Sergt. Oscar W. Price] at Camp Hancock, Georgia and signed [Chas. Young]. The letter concerns Young's decision not to give Price a recommendation, writing [You have the stuff in you and don't stand in need of any recommendatory letters]. Young also notes that he has enclosed an itinerary (2010.39.3) of his trip to Washington, DC, to lobby for his reinstatement to active duty.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
Correspondence
Men
Military
Race discrimination
Resistance
World War I
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.39.5
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Exhibition
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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