Most of the letters are handwritten copies, which are often faded and difficult to read. Many report on the daily operations of the company. Other topics include supply, labor, and shipping problems; the price and quality of the coke; the output of...
During World War I, Washburn served with McGavock in Company B of the 312th Machine Gun Battalion of the American Expeditionary Forces. In the first letter, he gives Mrs. McGavock details about her son's service and death. Washburn explains that he...
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