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Conditions at Camp Funston correspondence

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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)

Date: July 10, 1918-July 19, 1918

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor Arthur Capper, Correspondence Files, Alphabetical File Box 16 Folder 50

Unit ID: 217222

Summary: This correspondence deals with complaints about the treatment of servicemen at the hospital in Camp Funston. Written during the summer of the Influenza of 1918, these various pieces of correspondence indicate the extreme concern shown for the health of the men being treated at Funston. Particularly interesting is the letter to Governor Capper that was sent to him by "an Anxious Mother." In the letter, the unknown mother of a soldier hospitalized at Camp Funston pleads with Governors Capper to do something about the poor food and sanitary conditions at the facility. A complete transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.

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Title (Main title): Conditions at Camp Funston correspondence

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor Arthur Capper (1915-1919).


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