• Conscription Letter Envelope

      2014-10-29
      An envelope from the Army and Navy Department "The International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations (in the Field) General Office". The handwritten note on the front reads: "Capsule that decided someone's fate for conscription".
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 1 April 1916

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-11-26)
      She discusses her evening of cards and dancing. She states that Arthur will be home in two and a half weeks.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 1 March 1918

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-11-27)
      The letter is written on Waldorf-Astoria stationary. She is in the city with her Auntie and they plan to go to dinner at the Martinique. The letter is labelled number 64.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 1 March 1919

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-12-10)
      She mentions a birthday gift that has been sent from Arthur and will soon arrive. Eleanore Celeste has been teaching at Washington Street school and has been asked to work a great deal at this school. She believes the principle, Mr. Hanbright, likes her. The letter is labelled number 239.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 10 & 12 January 1920

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-11-05)
      The letter discusses fish that needs to be sold by the couple, but no one is interested because the fish is mostly bone and skin. The second letter mentions they have been married for five months. The first letters are labelled numbers 96 and 97.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 10 April 1920

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-11-05)
      The letter discusses Arthur's "dandy cruise in the woods. Two hundred miles-" She also mentions that the couple has been married for eight months, but have only lived together two and half months. She talks about a train strike and states "the Pennsylvania trains stopped running yesterday and this morning all ferry boats." She mentions that the trolleys may stop running too. The price of food has increased as a result.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 10 August

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-10-30)
      The letter discusses that this is to be the day that Arthur will be told of his commissions.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 10 December

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-12-11)
      It is unknown when the Montcalm will sail the Gulf of the St. Lawrence, so Eleanore Celeste waits to travel to Arthur in Shelter Bay. She visited with Mother Schmon after taking her own Mother to the dentist. The letter is labelled number 69.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 10 March 1920

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-12-10)
      Eleanore Celeste is packing up their things for the move. She has been to a Lenten Service and had a visit with Miss Ketcham. The letter is labelled number 148.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 10 October 1917

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-11-26)
      She begins by apologizing for telling Arthur he should have written to his mother when he was in Halifax. Eleanore Celeste just heard that his mother did receive a letter, but it came two weeks after she had received her letter. She writes about her studies in history, and the books she has read ("A Wanderer in London"). A small paragraph is written in french. The letter is labelled number 10.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 11 & 12 September 1918

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-10-29)
      Eleanore Celeste describes Arthur's departure for service one year ago. She also discusses a friend, Dick Hart, who was thought to have been a casualty of a torpedoed ship, but is now thought to be safe. She mentions that she will visit Mother Schmon and had played tennis with Gus. The letter is labelled number 159.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 12 August 1918

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-10-29)
      This letter discusses an outing to the Leake's and then an evening of dancing at the country club. The letter is labelled number 142.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 12 December 1916

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-11-05)
      Eleanore Celeste mentions that her mother will have to have another eye surgery. There is a membrane over the eye impairing her vision.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 12 December 1918

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-11-05)
      The letter begins with discussion of Xmas gifts. Arthur is sending a German helmet souvenir and Eleanore Celeste plans to put it in their den. She then talks about Spanish influenza spreading "there are hundreds of new cases reported every day..." This letter is labelled number 201.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 12 January 1919

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-11-27)
      A newspaper clipping included is titled "Roosevelt's Sons hear of Father's death". Eleanore Celeste had spent the previous day in New York with her sister, they had dinner at Shanley's and tea at Shrafts. The letter is labelled number 214.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 12 June 1916

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-10-29)
      A brief note to Arthur Schmon that reads: "Monday 10 P.M. My dear Artie, Gladys is out of town, and does not expect to return for a couple of weeks. Sorry. Anything else I can do? In haste, Lessie"
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 12 June 1918

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-11-12)
      Eleanore Celeste mentions the Xmas leave that Arthur Schmon will take. The next part of the letter mentions a couple of friends. One friend is suffering from inflammatory rheumatism and the other friend wants to serve in the military, but his eyesight requires him to stay back in the US. The final portion of the letter appears to be a poem. This letter is labelled number 113.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 12 November 1918

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-11-26)
      Eleanore Celeste is currently substituting at Lafayette St. School and she writes "of all the schools that I have substituted in, I like this the best." She hears about the end of the war and tells a story of how she was dancing and jumping when another teacher entered and she was so embarrassed she ran into a closet.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 13 April 1917

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-12-10)
      Eleanore Celeste mentions she went to see the film "The Matrimaniac" starring Douglas Fairbanks. She hopes to travel to Princeton in a week or so to visit Arthur. He is studying for exams.
    • Letter - E.C. Schmon to Arthur A. Schmon, 13 July 1917

      Schmon, Eleanore Celeste (2014-10-30)
      The letter describes a party with family at the Pell Tree Inn where they had dinner and dancing. She also mentions that Arthur was made an instructor of topography and may soon do his examinations for second lieutenant.