William B. Hackett Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS.0186

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection contains four handwritten letters, arranged chronologically in two file folders, from William B. Hackett to Mrs. J. E. Pierson during World War I.


  • 1918-1919

Language of Materials



William Bostic Hackett Jr., from Ripley, Tennessee, served as a ‘Doughboy’ in the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I.


.02 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Finding Aid for the William B. Hackett Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


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