Lt. Willhelm "Willi" Landahl WWI-era letters
2003.027

Summary Information

Repository
The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title
Lt. Willhelm "Willi" Landahl WWI-era letters
ID
2003.027
Date [inclusive]
1914-1918
Extent
0.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note
Fair
Language
German
Language
These materials are in German.

Preferred Citation note

Lt. Wilhelm "Willi" Landahl WWI-era letters, 1914-1918. Coll No. 2003.027. McFarlin Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. University of Tulsa.

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Scope and Contents note

Lt. Wilhelm Landahl (159th Regt), 180 letters. Landahl was killed in action on 9 April 1916.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives 2013 September

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa, OK, 74104-3123
918-631-2496
Marc-carlson@utulsa.edu

Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchase

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Charles Apfelbaum. Rare Manuscripts and Archives.
  • Germany. Heer. 159th Regiment.

Personal Name(s)

  • Landahl, Wilhelm "Willi", Lt.

Subject(s)

  • World War I Collection.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Correspondence.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
  • World War, 1914-1918.

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Collection Inventory

 2003.027.1.1 Correspondence 1914 August-October 

Letters, postcards 

Scope and Contents note

7 handwritten letters and 7 postcards, appearing to be from "Willi" to his wife Elfriede.

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 2003.027.1.2 Correspondence 1916 November-December 

Letters, postcards, telegram 

Scope and Contents note

13 handwritten letters, 2 postcards, 1 telegram, and 1 fieldpost receipt, from "Willi" to his wife Elfriede and family.

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 2003.027.1.3 Correspondence 1915 January 

Letters, fieldpost letters, postcards 

Scope and Contents note

7 handwritten letters, 2 fieldpost letters, 2 postcards, and 1 fieldpost receipt, from "Willi" to his wife Elfriede and family.

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 2003.027.1.4 Correspondence 1915 February-March 

Letters, fieldpost letters, postcards 

Scope and Contents note

6 handwritten letters, 12 fieldpost letters, 6 postcards, 1 fieldpost receipt, from "Willi" to his wife Elfriede and family.

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 2003.027.1.5 Correspondence 1915 April-June 

Letter, fieldpost letters, postcard 

Scope and Contents note

1 handwritten letter, 26 fieldpost letters, 1 postcard, from "Willi" to his wife Elfriede and family.

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 2003.027.1.6 Correspondence 1915 July-September 

Fieldpost letters, postcard 

Scope and Contents note

33 handwritten fieldpost letters, 1 postcard from "Willi" to his wife Elfriede and family.

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 2003.027.1.7 Correspondence 915 October-December 

Fieldpost letters 

Scope and Contents note

16 handwitten fieldpost letters from "Willi" to his wife Elfriede and family.

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 2003.027.1.8 Correspondence 1916 January-February 

Fieldpost letters, postcards 

Scope and Contents note

19 handwritten fieldpost letters, 5 postcards from "Willi" to his wife Elfriede and family.

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 2003.027.1.9 Correspondence 1916 March-April 7 

Letters, fieldpost letters, postcards 

Scope and Contents note

1 handwritten letters, 4 fieldpost letters, 19 postcards from "Willi" to his wife Elfriede and family. 1 handwritten letter from an unidentified correspondent.

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Death of Lt. Wilhelm Landahl 1916 April 9 

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 2003.027.1.10 Correspondence 1916 April 9-May 

Letters, fieldpost letters, card, telegram 

Scope and Contents note

3 handwritten letters with envelopes, 15 handwriten letters, 1 fieldpost letter, 1 card, 1 telegram. Assumed to be letters of condolence to Frau Landahl and family on the death of Lt. Landahl.

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 2003.027.1.11 Corrrespondence 1916 (undated) 

Sympathy cards 

Scope and Contents note

11 cards of condolence with pre-printed sentiments, 4 of which have brief handwritten notes on verso.

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 2003.027.1.12 Correspondence 1917-1918 

Fieldpost letters, letter, card, telegram 

Scope and Contents note

2 handwritten fieldpost letters, 1 telegram, 1 condolence card, 1 letter. Assumably letters of condolence to Frau Landahl and family.

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 2003.027.1.13 Correspondence Undated 

Letters, postcards, notes 

Scope and Contents note

4 handwritten letters, 4 fieldpost letters, 11 postcards, 1 note. All are either partially dated, illegibly dated, or undated. All but 1 letter addressed to "My dear uncle", are from "Willi".

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 2003.027.1.14 Death notices circa 1916 April 

Press cutting Undated 

Scope and Contents note

Press cutting (from verso the front page of an unidentified German newspaper) regarding events during April 1916 and the 159th Infantry-Regiment in which Landahl was killed.

Mourning card 1916 April 18 

Scope and Contents note

Black-trimmed mourning card from Frau Landahl and children. Sentiment notes that their beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, etc, bearer of the Mecklenburg merit cross, died as a hero for the Fatherland at age 39.

Press cutting Undated 

Scope and Contents note

Press cutting from an unidentified German newspaper. Black-bordered list of the brave officers and soldiers of the regiment, that died a hero's death in victorious battle on April 8, 1916. All awarded the Knight of the Iron Cross.

Press cutting Undated 

Scope and Contents note

Press cutting from an unidentified German newspaper. Black-bordered notice of the death of Wilhelm Landahl. Survived by his wife Elfreide and children Sophie, Werner, and Marta.

Commemorative sheet 1917 March 3 

Scope and Contents note

Official printed commemorative sheet from the War Minister. "In the Fight for the German Fatherland...."

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 2003.027.1.15 Documents 1915, undated 

Document 1915 October 23 

Scope and Contents note

Mimeograph typed, numbered text with handwritten notations and possible signature. Originating from Field Agency, Battalion Command regarding preparations for march-off. Legal-sized sheet with text on both sides.

[Poem] Undated 

Scope and Contents note

Faded mimeograph handwritten [poem], with a handwritten notation at top in black ink. Legal-sized sheet. Text continues on verso.

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