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Lawrence B. Cummings's Diary (2) | Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs

Lawrence B. Cummings's Diary (2)
1916 December 23- 1917 August 13
Lawrence B. Cummings's diary contains information about why he joined the U.S. Army after the U.S. joined the warin 1917.  This and his first diary (Digital ID: 1_034_1) were written to his two sons, and gives a vivid picture of his work, environment, living conditions, responsibilities, and detailed descriptions of his fellow drivers. He also includes descriptions of trenches, troop movements, AFS unit movements, care given to the wounded, aspects of wartime society and civilian behavior, and his response to work. The diaries contain indexes of names and subjects, as well as page numbers that are a later addition. Cummings's diaries compliment the collection's photographic material through his descriptions of the battlefields and destruction along the Argonne and Verdun fronts.
Phys. Desc:
7" x 8.5" handwritten and lined notebook, with a cloth tape spine. Digital description: Also available as high resolution JPEG and TIFF files.
Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs
Found in:
Allen, Julian, 1900-1967
Ambulance drivers
American Field Service (American Ambulance Field Service)
American Field Service--SSU 1
American Field Service--SSU 3
American Field Service--SSU 4
Andrew, A. Piatt (Abram Piatt), 1873-1936
Argonne, (France)
Bar-le-Duc (France)
Bigelow, W. Ford (William DeFord), d. 1944
Bluethenthal, Arthur, 1891-1918
Bolling, Douglas, 1893-1961
Bordeaux (Aquitaine, France)
Bordeaux (France)
Brown, Charles J. (Charles Harrower), Jr., b. 1896
Cummings, Lawrence B. (Lawrence Belding), b. 1881
Davis, Charles C. (Charles Claflin)
Dell, William Stanley
De Maine, Harry, b. 1880
Denison, Merrill
Dieulouard (France)
Dombasle-sur-Meurthe (France)
Fenton, Powel, 1890-1986
Fleury (France)
Forbes, Charles S. (Charles Stewart), 1877-1949
Fowler, Eric A. (Eric Anderson), 1895-1917
Gooch, Robert K. (Robert Kent), 1893-1982
Gros, Edmund L. (Edmund Louis), 1869-1942
Harrington, William C. (William Chauncey), b. 1893
Hill, Lovering, b. 1889
Hollister, George M. (George Merrick), 1896-1918
Imbrie, Robert W. (Robert Whitney), 1884-1924
Ippecourt (France)
Jewett, Henry D. (Henry Dana), 1890-1924
Montzeville (France)
Ostheimer, Frederick R.
Paris (France)
Parrott, Joseph A. (Joseph Augustine), 1888-1918
Paul, John Gile, (1895-1959)
Perry, Oliver H. (Oliver Hazard), 1883-1933
Porter, Eliot
Rotharmel, Kenneth, 1892-1952
Russell, William P. (William Patton), d. 1921
Section Sanitaire [√Čtats-] Unis (SSU)
Souilly (France)
Tinkham, Edward I. (Edward Ilsley), 1893-1919
Twitchell, Roger T. (Roger Thayer), b. 1895
Verdun (France)
Walker, William H.C. (William Henry Clowes), b. 1883
Ware, Richard C. (Richard Cunningham), 1882-1961
White, Walter
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918--Medical Care--France
Photographed by staff at Center for The Jewish History in New York, NY in 2015.
This diary cannot be reproduced outside the guidelines of United States Fair Use (17 U.S.C., Section 107) without the advance permission of the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs.  In the event that this diary becomes a source for publication, a credit line indicating the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs is required.

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