Certain Brief Conclusions: Letters of Lambert Wood 1939 signed by Elizabeth Lambert Wood (Gold Star Mother) ~ World War I AEF


Title: Certain Brief Conclusions from Selected Letters of Lambert Wood

Author: Lambert Wood

Description: Inscribed by Lambert's mother, Elizabeth Lambert Wood. Quarter brown cloth with paper label on spine and buff colored sides. Association inscription on front paste-down. Sticker ghost on flyleaf; browning on title page where newsprint had been laid in, else clean. 80 pages.

The letters were written between February 1917 and July 14, 1918, by the American soldier Lambert Wood. The letters begin with him at Williams College (Williamstown, Mass.) and quickly proceeds to his letters from France during the war.

Lambert Alexander Wood (1895-1918) of Portland, Oregon was commissioned First Lieutenant and went overseas in September 1917. He arrived at the front in March 1918, participated in engagements near Chaeatu-Thierry and the recapture of Vaux in June and July, and was killed at the front on July 18, a few days after the last letter was written. He was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross, posthumously, for his heroism.

Inscribed ''With the compliments / of the soldier-author's / mother, / Elizabeth Lambert Wood / American Gold Star Mothers / Convention. / June 6-10, Portland Oregon / 1939''.

This copy belonged to the family of Lambert's schoolmate George Archibald ''Arch/Archie'' Kingsley (1896-1976). Arch and Lambert both attended Portland Academy and Williams College and trained as soldiers together.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Binfords & Mort
Place: Portland, Oregon
Year: 1939

Keywords: Elizabeth Lambert Wood, George Archibald Kingsley, Gold Star mothers, World War I, WWI, correspondence,

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