Marion H. Briggs Collection

Identifier: MSS.0574

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Scope and Contents

This .21 linear feet collection of 28 items contains 18 pieces of correspondence written to family members primarily during World War I pertaining to army life and health. The collection also contains a booklet, map, pamphlet, and roster from the late 19th century. The collection is arranged in 14 file folders.


  • 1883-1948

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Marion H. Briggs, a native of Spencerville, Ohio, served in the U. S. Army during World War I. His overseas service was spent with the 147th U. S. Infantry Med. Dept. in Belgium, France, and Germany.

This collection was found and donated by Shanda Springer.


.21 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Finding Aid for the Marion H. Briggs 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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