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1918 Aug. 12

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent wishes he could be with his family for their summer vacation and feels sometimes that he is on the edge of being a young man and soon it will be over and he will be old and tired. He writes about the chaplain from Columbia University who established the first Y.M.C.A. and about a trip he made with George when he was 18 to visit Billy McKay. He writes about French Daylight Savings Time and his lo... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Apr. 17

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent has enclosed a poem with his letter that may or may not have literary merit but was his involuntary response to the sight he witnessed while standing on the hill referred to in the poem. He wrote the poem in about 15 minutes and made minor corrections. He does not want it published, but he wants music to go with it that he can almost hear, and if it were published it might get music. He had some... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Aug. 18

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent has gotten a letter from Dick, who has gotten a new detail. His appendicitis is nothing to worry about and it's not causing him any pain though it is causing his depression. He's been picking up some French and is glad to hear that James got to see the "Blue Devils." He hasn't heard from Karl Jackson in months and he wonders how he is doing at the front.

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 May 26

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent has been promoted to lieutenant colonel and is now at least temporarily part of the National Army. The title is making him feel old and he's also recently lost a tooth. On June 1st he will complete his first six months and get his chevron. Soon he will be moving closer to his motor activities, which are growing in scale. He wishes he could say more about them but he doesn't dare. His office has... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Oct. 22

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent writes that he has suffered a very personal loss and feels it deeply. The young son of a French family he befriended was killed in battle, and he called on the boy's mother to find her sitting at the table surrounded by pictures of her son and crying for her "povre petit bebe." He knows the toll the war takes and the thousands that die, but it's never been so close to him in this way and he is g... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 June 10

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent received his father's letter with the criticism for his poem of April 15th, and discusses some of it. He writes that his characterization of Christ suffering with the men on the battlefield came as a result of seeing so many images of him in France. He was glad to hear his father and sister's praise of it, but he does not know how it would be taken by civilized folks back home who have not seen ... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Apr. 22

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent writes that he has made a revised edition of the poem he enclosed in his previous letter and that it is getting some attention on the front. A press representative wants it, but he thinks that James should present it at home after getting copyright. He has been up along the American front and wishes that he could describe it better. He went down in the valley of the Meuse and to the old battlefi... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Oct. 20

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent is now on his third day of resting in his room from illness. He has bronchitis and a slight fever, but is confidant that the organization will continue to run smoothly without him. He's visited often by his men and his "old French Madame" who bemoans that he won't let her make him an "effession" which he describes as a "nasty herb tea." He describes the celebrations that followed his promotion t... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Oct. 12

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor and Harriet M. Taylor

France - Brent discusses his new promotion to full colonel and expresses his desire to be known as one of the founders of the Motor Transport Corps. He wants to meet with Frank Richardson, who is at base port now, but he can't get a week's permission until he's been there 4 months. To his sister, Brent talks about the necessity of distracting oneself from the war with frivolity and how everyone copes with it d... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Nov. 4

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent is relieved to hear that Hal has recovered from his bout of influenza and sad to hear that Irene Wood has died. He writes about many topics, including the shipwreck at Fort Morgan, Hal's raise, Molly's work caring for the parents of servicemen, and the course of the war. Bulgaria, Turkey, and Austria have surrendered, but Prussia and Germany are still fighting. German planes dropped thousands of... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers