Claude Bywater papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains Bywater's letters to family members in Grand Rapids, Michigan (1917-1918). The collection also contains his draft notice, a note of welcome from King George V to American soldiers, and documents relating to Bywater's death and burial. Also included is a tintype portrait of Roger McDowell.
- 1917-1918, undated
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Claude Bywater of Grand Rapids, Michigan, enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1917 with the intention of going overseas, but after a prolonged illness he was discharged from service. In 1918 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to France, where he was wounded in action. He died in an army hospital in Vittel, France, on October 22, 1918, and was buried in a local cemetery.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
Gift of Mable Lee, 1959-01-04. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Claude Bywater Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- March 1965
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- Finding aid written in English.