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1917 Sept. 24

Pike, Phillip N. (Newman), 1895-1953

Postcard from Phillip N. Pike to Harry R. Pike

San Antonio (Tex.) - Phil finally got a letter from Leafy, as well as one from Helen that he just answered. Otherwise, nothing new has happened.

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1917 Sept. 20

Pike, Phillip N. (Newman), 1895-1953

Letter from Phillip N. Pike to Merritt M. Pike

San Antonio (Tex.) - Phil writes to his uncle "Met" and says that, having finally seen some of the West, he would not trade a single square foot of North Adams for all of Texas. He hasn't seen a decent house since he left, but he has seen some nice mules. He got his first paycheck the other day but since the taxes are high there, it soon disappears. He comments that Merritt would not like it there because the beds and the... more

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1918 Mar. 26

Pike, Phillip N. (Newman), 1895-1953

Letter from Phillip N. Pike to Harry R. Pike

France - Phil heard in Harry's last letter that Buster was rejected after his examination, but Harry hasn't said anything about his own. Mother Hicks didn't seem to like the tone of Buster's letter, and Phil infers that he must have gone a little farther than was proper. He thinks that Leafy has done well in asking Harry to be his chief adviser, and if Phil ever pursues some romantic affair he... more

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1917 Dec. 12

Pike, Phillip N. (Newman), 1895-1953

Letter from Phillip N. Pike to Sarah H. Gray

England - Phil tells his aunt Sarah that he is "somewhere in England" now although it is all much the same to him. The weather is unpleasant although the country is very pretty. He was interested in how different the trains in England are compared to those in the United States. American cigarettes are very expensive to obtain, and English cigarettes are not very good. He's seen quite a few wou... more

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1918 Apr. 28

Pike, Phillip N. (Newman), 1895-1953

Letter from Phillip N. Pike to Helen J. Kendrick

France - Phil got Helen's last letter, which was his first in two weeks. He's glad she sent her parcel before the new law went into effect, and he wants it so badly he can hardly wait. He thinks that parcels can still be sent if they are requested by the soldier, but requests must be approved by their commanding officer. Otherwise, things haven't changed. The police work is the same every day... more

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1917 Aug. 24

Pike, Phillip N. (Newman), 1895-1953

Letter from Phillip N. Pike to Harry R. Pike

San Antonio (Tex.) - Phil is happy to have received his first letter from Harry since arriving in San Antonio. He talks about experiencing his first storm in Texas, which was so fierce that it blew tents flat and one of the carpenters working at the fort was killed by flying timber. He tells Harry that in Houston, two black soldiers were arrested for disturbing the peace, and when the rest of the black company learned abo... more

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1918 Dec. 23

Pike, Phillip N. (Newman), 1895-1953

Letter from Phillip N. Pike to Helen J. Kendrick

Romorantin (France) - Phil was glad to hear that Helen did visit Farley, despite what little she could do for the Baileys. He received his Christmas box yesterday and he's glad to finally have a decent pen to write with again, since French ink, like nearly everything in France, is no good. He visited Paris last week and just missed seeing the President, which was his only furlough in the year he's been abroad. As ... more

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1918 Oct. 6

Pike, Phillip N. (Newman), 1895-1953

Letter from Phillip N. Pike to Harry R. Pike

Romorantin (France) - Phil asks Harry if he's adjusted to military life and says he's sorry to hear that Harry was transferred out of a company he liked. He doesn't think the war will go on much longer, so they will be back together soon. He asks Harry if he's had kitchen patrol or guard duty yet and how he's liked it. If Harry is brought overseas and is placed in the S.O.S. he'll be able to write his location on ... more

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1917 Sept. 29

Pike, Phillip N. (Newman), 1895-1953

Letter from Phillip N. Pike to Harry R. Pike

San Antonio (Tex.) - After a week without mail, Phil got 4 letters yesterday and 2 today. He talks about who he's heard from and who he needs to get in contact with.

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1918 Jan. 20

Pike, Phillip N. (Newman), 1895-1953

Letter from Phillip N. Pike to Harry R. Pike

France - Phil has not moved since he last wrote, and his experience in carpentry has earned him a promotion to corporal. It's not much of a rise, but it's a start and it pays an additional $6 per month. He recently took out a life insurance policy, but hopes it won't be necessary. He's setting aside a monthly allotment for Aunt Annie and hopes she'll get the first payment by July. Uncle Geor... more

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