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Box 1

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Contains 19 Collections and/or Records:

C. Canby Balderston to his mother, 1917

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Scope and Contents Written from aboard ship and in September from Paris where he was being outfitted with a uniform that had the American Red Cross patch on the shoulders.
Dates: 1917

C. Canby Balderston to his mother, 1918

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Scope and Contents Canby was a mechanic and driver in the Ambulance Unit in two sections of France. He wrote that he could not write details that referred to the military. In November he was sent to Bruges, and in his December 20 letter referred to Armistic celebrations.
Dates: 1918

C. Canby Balderston to his mother, 1919

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Scope and Contents Includes a typed carbon of Canby's Dec. 28, 1918, letter distributed by Canby's mother to relatives, with her note at the end that he was certified as a member of the American Red Cross and based in Bruges, Belgium. Working with Friends Ambulance Unit, he supervised relief distribution in Belgium. His letters include detail about the influx of refugees and danger of unexploded munitions. The FAU was laid down in 1919, and Canby was scheduled to return home August.
Dates: 1919

Gertrude to Anne Morrow Lindbergh (draft), 1935

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Scope and Contents Long letter expressing her appreciation for Lindbergh's book North to the Orient. She explains that she has been bedridden for most of the previous ten years and travels through books.
Dates: 1935

Robert W. Balderston to C. Canby Balderston, 1937-1941, n.d.

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Scope and Contents Robert, brother of C. Canby, died in an accident on Feb. 12, 1940. He had spent a year in Germany in the Child Feeding Program after WWI and worked for the National Milk Association in Chicago at the time of his death. In 1939, he visited Europe and reported business conditions. The 1941 letter is a carbon copy to his widow, Martha, concerning salary owed to him.
Dates: 1937-1941, n.d.