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Papers of James Rogers McConnell [manuscript] 1915-1977 (Bulk 1915-1917)

McConnell, James R; Guérin de Précourt, Marcelle; Johnson, Charles Chouteau; Thenault, Georges
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
Postcard 1915 April 21 : in French
Variant Title
James Rogers McConnell Memorial Collections
Related Title
Escadrille Américaine.
War letters of Kiffin Yates Rockwell.
Finding Aid Note
Guide available.
Related Resources
GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Summary
The collection consists chiefly of letters from McConnell to his friend Paul Ayres Rockwell and to Marcelle Guérin de Précourt, a French nurse.
The letters describe McConnell's tour as an ambulance driver in France, training and flights as a member of the Lafayette Escadrille, convalsecence in an army hospital after a 1916 crash, trench warfare, aerial combat with German planes, and life in a French town near the front.
Specific topics include a typical night on ambulance duty; dissension in the Escadrille and the abilities and dedication of each member; near wrecks in flight training; a French military funeral; German goose stepping and camouflage; Verdun battlefield from the air; downing of a German plane by French gunners; last flights of Kiffin Rockwell and Victor Chapman; and the bombardment of Pont-à-Mousson.
Correspondents other than Rockwell and Guérin de Précourt include Edwin A. Alderman, Lewis D. Crenshaw, Edmund C.C. Genet, Armistead C. Gordon, Charles Chouteau Johnson, Henry Alan Johnston, Jean A.S.J. Jusserand, Walter Lovell, Ward McLanahan, Charles E. A. Marshall, Norman Prince, Georges Thenault, Frank Tupper, and McConnell family members. Most of these are located only on the Smithsonian microfiche, Mf-5.
Memorial and printed material include photographs, clippings, proof of Georges Thenault's book "The Lafayette Escadrille," and memoirs of Marcelle Guérin de Précourt; pre-war articles by McConnell promoting North Carolina railroads; an article "With the American Ambulance," printed in "The Outlook"; a poem by him, a cigarette case given to him by Paul A. Rockwell; and a copy of a 1916 film "Escadrille Américaine."
Subjects in the photgraphs include McConnell, his friends Kiffin Yates Rockwell and Victor E. Chapman, and commanding officer Georges Theanult; McConnell's grave near Flavy-y-Martel, Aisne, France; a monument to him in Carthage, N.C.; McConnell family members; Guérin de Précourt family members; and Rockwell family members.
Description
215 (ca.) items.
Cite as
James Rogers McConnell Papers, 1915-1917, Accession #2104, etc., in the James Rogers McConnell Memorial Collections, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Notes
Forms part of the James Rogers McConnell Memorial Collections.
Reproduction Notes
#2104-c; #2104-f; #2104-g : In part, photocopies.
#2104-i including correspondence, resolutions, articles, newsclippings, and pamphlets pertinent to McConnell and the Escadrille : available as microfiche.
Location of Original
#2104-c; #2104-f ; #2104-g : Originals returned to depositors.
#2104-i : Originals in the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.
Biographical Note
University of Virginia student; ambulance driver in France and aviator in the "Lafayette Escadrille"; author of "Flying for France"; killed in aerial combat above the Somme battlefields, March 19, 1917.
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    a| The collection consists chiefly of letters from McConnell to his friend Paul Ayres Rockwell and to Marcelle Guérin de Précourt, a French nurse.
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    a| The letters describe McConnell's tour as an ambulance driver in France, training and flights as a member of the Lafayette Escadrille, convalsecence in an army hospital after a 1916 crash, trench warfare, aerial combat with German planes, and life in a French town near the front.
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    a| Specific topics include a typical night on ambulance duty; dissension in the Escadrille and the abilities and dedication of each member; near wrecks in flight training; a French military funeral; German goose stepping and camouflage; Verdun battlefield from the air; downing of a German plane by French gunners; last flights of Kiffin Rockwell and Victor Chapman; and the bombardment of Pont-à-Mousson.
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    a| Correspondents other than Rockwell and Guérin de Précourt include Edwin A. Alderman, Lewis D. Crenshaw, Edmund C.C. Genet, Armistead C. Gordon, Charles Chouteau Johnson, Henry Alan Johnston, Jean A.S.J. Jusserand, Walter Lovell, Ward McLanahan, Charles E. A. Marshall, Norman Prince, Georges Thenault, Frank Tupper, and McConnell family members. Most of these are located only on the Smithsonian microfiche, Mf-5.
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    a| Memorial and printed material include photographs, clippings, proof of Georges Thenault's book "The Lafayette Escadrille," and memoirs of Marcelle Guérin de Précourt; pre-war articles by McConnell promoting North Carolina railroads; an article "With the American Ambulance," printed in "The Outlook"; a poem by him, a cigarette case given to him by Paul A. Rockwell; and a copy of a 1916 film "Escadrille Américaine."
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    a| Subjects in the photgraphs include McConnell, his friends Kiffin Yates Rockwell and Victor E. Chapman, and commanding officer Georges Theanult; McConnell's grave near Flavy-y-Martel, Aisne, France; a monument to him in Carthage, N.C.; McConnell family members; Guérin de Précourt family members; and Rockwell family members.
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    a| James Rogers McConnell Papers, 1915-1917, Accession #2104, etc., in the James Rogers McConnell Memorial Collections, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
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    3| #2104-c; #2104-f; #2104-g : a| In part, photocopies.
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    3| #2104-i including correspondence, resolutions, articles, newsclippings, and pamphlets pertinent to McConnell and the Escadrille : a| available as microfiche.
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    3| #2104-c; #2104-f ; #2104-g : a| Originals returned to depositors.
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    3| #2104-i : a| Originals in the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.
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    a| University of Virginia student; ambulance driver in France and aviator in the "Lafayette Escadrille"; author of "Flying for France"; killed in aerial combat above the Somme battlefields, March 19, 1917.
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    3| Postcard 1915 April 21 : a| in French.
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    a| Guide available.
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    a| Exhibited March 6 - May 30, 2017 - The Aviator Small Special Collections Library (2104-a: McConnell to Rockwell 3 June 1916, McConnell to Rockwell 25 May 1915, McConnell to Rockwell 11 Dec. 1916; 2104-d: McConnell to Guerin 16 Mar. 1917; 2104-k: Cigarette case, The Outlook 15 Sept. 1915, Alderman to McConnell 28 March 1917)
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    a| Chapman, Victor Emmanuel, d| 1890-1916 v| Portraits.
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    a| McConnell, James R. q| (James Rogers), d| 1887-1917.
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    a| McConnell, James R. q| (James Rogers), d| 1887-1917 x| In motion pictures.
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    a| McConnell, James R. q| (James Rogers), d| 1887-1917 v| Photographs.
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    a| Guérin de Précourt, Marcelle.
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    a| Guérin de Précourt, Marcell v| Photographs.
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    a| Rockwell, Kiffin Yates, d| 1892-1916 v| Photographs.
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    a| Rockwell, Paul Ayres, d| 1889-1985 v| Photographs.
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    a| France. b| Armée. b| Escadrille Lafayette.
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    a| Ambulance drivers z| France.
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    a| World War, 1914-1918 x| Hospitals.
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    a| World War, 1914-1918 x| In motion pictures.
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    a| World War, 1914-1918 x| Medical care.
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    a| World War, 1914-1918 v| Personal narratives, American.
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    a| World War, 1914-1918 v| Personal narratives, French.
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    a| World War, 1914-1918 x| Motion pictures.
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    a| Pont-à-Mousson (France) x| History.
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    a| Cigarette cases. 2| aat
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    a| Clippings. 2| aat
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    a| Letters (Correspondence) 2| aat
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    a| Alderman, Edwin Anderson, d| 1861-1931 e| correspondent.
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    a| Crenshaw, Lewis Dabney, d| 1884-1947, e| correspondent.
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    a| Genet, Edmond Charles Clinton, d| 1896-1917 e| correspondent.
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    a| Gordon, Armistead C. q| (Armistead Churchill), d| 1855-1931, e| correspondent.
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    a| Guérin de Précourt, Marcelle.
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    a| Johnson, Charles Chouteau, e| correspndent.
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    a| Johnston, Henry Alan, d| 1874-1954, e| correspondent.
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    a| Jusserand, J. J. q| (Jean Jules), d| 1855-1932 e| correspondent.
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    a| Lovell, Walter, e| correspondent.
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    a| McConnell, James R. q| (James Rogers), d| 1887-1917 t| With the American Ambulance.
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    a| Marshall, Charles E. A., e| correspondent.
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    a| Prince, Norman, e| correspondent.
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    a| Rockwell, Paul Ayres, d| 1889-1985 e| correspondent.
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    a| Thenault, Georges, e| correspondent.
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