Sgt. William T. Duffy collection
Scope and Contents
This small collection consists of two folders of photographs, newspaper clippings, and printed material, all possibly removed from a scrapbook.
A folder entitled "Photographs" (ca. 1890s-1918) includes candid shots of Duffy, from childhood, with family and friends; photographs of Duffy in training and with his army buddies, and one formal, full-length portrait of Duffy in uniform.
A folder entitled "Clippings" (1918-1933) contains clippings and a few cards related to Duffy's death and funeral; a handwritten poem, "Dad is Calling" by his father, Edward Duffy; a postcard written by Duffy to his mother; and two printed items connected with Duffy's unit, in which his death is mentioned (1924 and 1933).
- 1918 - 1924
- Duffy, William T. (Person)
Conditions Governing Use
Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.
Biographical / Historical
William T. Duffy (d. 1918) of 26 Orleans Street, Newark, enlisted in the United States Army in 1916, and was killed in France during World War I. His was possibly the last American soldier's body brought back from France for reburial after the war. His funeral mass was held at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Newark, and he was buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery.
.21 Linear Feet (1 half Hollinger box)
Language of Materials
- No finding aid, text from catalog entry and nap.rutgers.edu
- Language of description
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- Code for undetermined script
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