TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Papers 1917-1942

RG 069:145, Charles F. Watrous Papers

Inventory

Finding aid prepared by Bruce P. Stark.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Watrous, Charles F
Title: Charles F. Watrous papers
Dates: 1917-1942
Quantity: .25 cubic feet
Abstract: Corporal Charles F. Watrous was a World War I veteran who served in the American Expeditionary Forces in France.
Identification: RG069_145
Accession: 2009-002
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Corporal Charles F. Watrous was a World War I veteran who served in the American Expeditionary Forces in France. He saw combat service in 1918 and fought in the Chateau Thierry and Meuse-Argonne offensives and received a Purple Heart. He later served in the Milford Fire Department and Connecticut National Guard and was a guard officer during World War II.

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Scope and Content

The papers consist of a report on the World War I service of Charles F. Watrous, photographs, two small pocket diaries, buttons, and medals. The bulk of the photographs are from the World War I period, although two others date from 1941-1942.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

The Connecticut State Archives has extensive holdings on World War I.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Watrous, Charles F

Subjects:

World War, 1914-1918 -- History -- Sources

Document Types:

Diaries
Medals
Photographs
Reports

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The papers were donated by Arthur Watrous, a nephew of Charles’s, in July 2008.

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Container List

Papers, 1917-1942
Papers Box 1