Dr. Peter Bryce, the hospital's first superintendent, died before the end of the two-year term covered in this report. In an introductory statement, the members of the board of trustees praise Bryce's work and announce that he will be succeeded by...
The certificate was issued by a French organization dedicated to honoring soldiers who died fighting in Champagne (Association du Souvenir aux Morts des Armes de Champagne); this document was presented to survivors, however.
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he explains that his servant has arrived with the food his family sent ("It was as welcome as twas unexpected by me. It came in...
At the start of the Civil War, Dent was a 1st lieutenant of the Eufaula Rifles, which became Company B of the 1st Alabama Infantry; he was eventually promoted to captain and commanded Dent's Battery (formerly Robertson's Battery). In the letter...
This event honoring Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn featured an enormous buffet of wild game from across the country, followed by a nine-course meal. The affair, entirely paid for by Boykin, cost about $20,000 in 1949.
This letter was written after Lykes and Maxine Boykin, friends of Frank's, gave a party honoring the daughter of Congressman Mendel Rivers. In it Frank comments on the guests, food, and success of the event.
The Alfalfa Club is a social club in Washington, D.C. The annual dinner honoring the birthday of Robert E. Lee is its only event, and each member is allowed to invite two people to attend. Boykin received this invitation from General Nathan...
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