May 18, 1918

| August 31, 2011

France, May 18, 1918 Dear Folks: Just a card to let you know everything is O.K. with us over here. There isn’t much that I can tell you. However, we are well taken care of and are comfortable considering the circumstances. Heavy rain and thunder and lightning all last night. Still raining this morning. Feel […]

Somewhere in France, May 19, 1918. Wednesday

| August 29, 2011

Somewhere in France, May 19, 1918. Wednesday Dear Folks, This is the first opportunity I have had to write since arriving in France last Friday. Since then I have seen a great deal of France, but of course can’t mention the names of the places, or where I am now. We had a very enjoyable […]

Somewhere on the Atlantic, May 9-19, 1918

| August 26, 2011

**Journal** May 7, 1918 Feel fine all day; thoroughly enjoyed the day. Am on my “sea legs” now and don’t notice the rolling. Entered the war zone at 3:30P.M. Everybody wears his life preservers now until we land. We sleep with our clothes on and stay on deck as much as possible. We started “zigzagging.” […]

Somewhere on the Atlantic, May 9-19, 1918

| August 24, 2011

**Journal** May 2, 1918 Sailed at 2:15P.M. Saw “Miss Liberty” on way out. Headed N.E. Soon out of sight of land. Sea smooth, little roll. Ate a good supper and haven’t felt real sick yet. Once in awhile my head swims a little. I’m determined not to get sick. Cold, clear. Lights out; sunset. **Journal** […]

May 9, 1918

| August 22, 2011

Somewhere on the Atlantic, May 9, 1918. Dear Folks: Well, our trip across the water is just about over, and I will drop you a line now so it can go back on this vessel. You would be much surprised if you knew the name of the ship we are on. I was surprised when […]

May 14, 1918

| August 19, 2011

Western Union Telegram Hoboken NJ 620P May 14 1918 W J Nicholson Wells Fargo Blg Supreme Court San Francisco Calif Arrived Safely Overseas Knox The ship on which I sailed has arrived safely overseas. Knox W. Nicholson 2nd Lieut. A.S. Sig. R.C. American Expeditionary Forces. Use the above address. It will find me O.K. This […]

April 29, 1918

| August 17, 2011

New York City, April 29, 1918. Dear Folks: Well, the time has finally come. Just a line to tell you that when you receive this I will have been out ? days. We have our passports, transportation, baggage, orders, everything all fixed O.K. We now know our ship and when we sail, but everything is […]

April 27, 1918

| August 15, 2011

New York City, April 27, 1918. Saturday, 11:30 A.M. Dear Folks: Just a line to let you know we are still here. We expect to clear soon, how soon I don’t know, but I am sure it will be next week some time. Anxious to get on the way. I met Aura yesterday afternoon at […]

April 26, 1918

| August 12, 2011

New York City, April 26, 1918. Friday, 11 A.M. Dear Folks: Another fine spring day, nice and warm outside. I am still staying here at the hotel, seeing as much of New York as possible. Expect my two pals any time, and when we get together we will go to Hoboken. Will very likely sail […]

April 25, 1918

| August 10, 2011

New York City, April 25, 1918. Thursday, 11 A.M. Dear Folks: I have just come in from a two hours’ walk around the central part of the city. I had to have the collar on my woolen suit changed a little bit, soI walked around and came back by for it. I have been busy […]