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1918 Sept. 13

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

Letter from Phillip N. Pike to Harry R. Pike

Romorantin (France) - Phil tells Harry that he's having Millard forward this letter to him since he still doesn't have Harry's address. He asks him how military life is suiting him, and bets that Harry can now "eat army stew like it was ice cream." He tells Harry that when he joined, the army wasn't hiring official cooks so all of their cooks were former engineers and machinists who spent five months experimenting... more

Phillip N. Pike Papers

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.

Phillip N. Pike Papers

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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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.

Phillip N. Pike Papers

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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1918 May 8

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

Letter from Phillip N. Pike to Harry R. Pike

France - Phil lets Harry know that all is well and there isn't much to report that would pass the censor. They received new "oversea caps" which no one is fond of. He's glad to hear that Aunt Annie received his allotment and asks if Harry plans to do any Spring planting. He enclosed a photo of himself and a comrade of his from Penn. It's been five months since he first arrived in England, and a shipm... more

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1918 Mar. 10

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

Letter from Phillip N. Pike to Harry R. Pike

France - Phil tells Harry that there are three men from North Adams at his camp, and Francis knows one of them from work. He's grateful to have received some cigarettes, since he had run out and they're difficult to obtain because demand is so high. Helen told him Jay had been enlisted in the limited service, which means his chances of going overseas are slim. He's glad that Harry sent Hazel ... more

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1917 Oct. 30

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

Postcard from Phillip N. Pike to Harry R. Pike

Pascagoula (Miss.) - Phil is somewhere in Mississippi now, and spent a half hour moving around Baton Rouge in Louisiana last night. He's very glad to be out of Texas and seeing some new country.

Phillip N. Pike Papers

1918 Jan. 7

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

Letter from Phillip N. Pike to Harry R. Pike

France - Phil received Harry's letter and the package with cigarettes, a handkerchief, and gloves, all of which were appreciated. Cigarettes go for just about any price but there are none for sale, and they've been working so steadily there hasn't been any time for washing. The weather has been much like it is in New England. Yesterday it was six below zero and tomorrow it will probably be warm. As a ... more

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