Gabriel Family Papers,1916-1925

Collection Number: 2482

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Gabriel family papers, 1916-1925.
Collection Number:
2482
Creator:
Gabriel family.
Quantity:
.3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, military papers, photographs, and other materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The collection includes primarily the papers of Harry S. Gabriel including letters to his mother and fiancee, Ellen Wigsten, depicting daily life before and after the armistice, written from American training camps and the French front, his war diary (October - November 1918) describing night patrols, documents relating to his military service and awards, photographs of Gabriel in uniform and of Camp Dix, New Jersey, and related printed matter, including an orientation pamphlet titled "France Our Ally" (1918); also Gabriel's letters from England (1919) giving impressions of the country and describing life at Oxford University, his travels in England, and his farm observations near Oxford, letters (1916-1918) in French to Miss Wigsten from a Belgian soldier, containing scattered references to the war, and other subjects.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Harry S. Gabriel served as 1st Lieutenant in the American Expeditionary Forces, where he saw combat with the 316th Infantry. After the war, he studied agriculture at Oxford University.
He graduated with the Cornell University Class of 1915 and received his M.S. in 1920 and his Ph.D. in 1925.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The collection includes primarily the papers of Harry S. Gabriel including letters to his mother and fiancee, Ellen Wigsten, depicting daily life before and after the armistice, written from American training camps and the French front, his war diary (October - November 1918) describing night patrols, documents relating to his military service and awards, photographs of Gabriel in uniform and of Camp Dix, New Jersey, and related printed matter, including an orientation pamphlet titled "France Our Ally" (1918); also Gabriel's letters from England (1919) giving impressions of the country and describing life at Oxford University, his travels in England, and his farm observations near Oxford, letters (1916-1918) in French to Miss Wigsten from a Belgian soldier, containing scattered references to the war, and other subjects.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Gabriel family.
Gabriel, Harry S., 1892-1959.
Kaufman, Nestor.
Wigsten, Ellen Cecilia,
United States.Army.American Expeditionary Forces.Infantry Regiment, 316th.
United States.Army--Military life.
University of Oxford.

Subjects:
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, Belgian.

Places:
England--Description and travel.

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Gabriel family papers, #2482. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Nestor Kaufmoy Letters (in French)
1916-1918
Box 1 Folder 2
Nestor Kaufmoy Letters (translations)
1916-1918
Box 1 Folder 3
Harry Gabriel Letters
1917
Box 1 Folder 4
Harry Gabriel Letters
ca. 1917
Box 1 Folder 5
Harry Gabriel Letters (Feb.-Aug.)
1918
Box 1 Folder 6
Harry Gabriel Letters (Sept.-Dec.)
1918
Box 1 Folder 7
Harry Gabriel Letters
ca. 1918
Box 1 Folder 8
Harry Gabriel Letters
1919
Box 1 Folder 9
Harry Gabriel Letters
ca. 1919
Box 1 Folder 10
Harry Gabriel Military Papers
1918-1919
Box 1 Folder 11
Harry Gabriel Diary and Transcription (Oct.-Nov.)
1919
Box 1 Folder 12
Newspaper Clippings re Harry Gabriel
1918-1919, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence
1918-1921, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 14-15
Photographs
1917-1925
Box 1 Folder 16
Negatives
ca. 1917
Box 1 Folder 17-18
Miscellaneous Printed Material