Ben Byrnes collection of Henry F. Ayres WWI diary and documents
2010.017

 Collection 2010.017

Summary Information

Repository
The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title
Ben Byrnes collection of Henry F. Ayres WWI diary and documents
ID
2010.017
Date [inclusive]
1918-1979
Extent
0.25 Linear feet
Language
English
Language
These materials are in English.

Preferred Citation note

Ben Byrnes collection of Henry F. Ayres WWI diaries and documents, 1918-1979. Coll No. 2010.017 McFarlin Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. University of Tulsa.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives 24 June 2010

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 Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright.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)

  • Fort Andrews (Boston, MA).
  • United States. Army. Ammuntion Train, 53rd.
  • United States. Army. Field Artillery Regiment, 60th.
  • United States. Army. Field Artillery Regiment, 68th.

Personal Name(s)

  • Ayres, Henry Fairfax, 1886-1979
  • Byrnes, Ben

Subject(s)

  • Special Collections -- Manuscripts -- Ayres, Henry Fairfax.
  • World War I Collection.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Diaries.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Manuscripts.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives -- United States.
  • World War, 1914-1918.

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Collection Inventory

 2010.017.1.1 Diary 1918 January-December   Burgundy leather cover with gold-stamped name on outer pocket, 12.9 x 8.8 x 1.9 cm. 123 pages, some with news clippings pasted in, others with handmade index tabs noting specific events. Inscribed to H.F. Ayers by his mother, Elizabeth Fairfax Ayers, circa 1918.

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten diary of Lt. Colonel Henry F. Ayres, 53rd Ammunition Train, American Expeditionary Forces.

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 2010.017.1.2 Typed transcription 1918 January-December   8.5 x 11" sheets

Scope and Contents note

Typed transcription [by Ben Byrnes] of the handwritten diary of Lt. Colonel Henry F. Ayers, 53rd Ammunition Train, American Expeditionary Forces.

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 2010.017.1.3.1 Photograph   Sepia-tone photo-reproduction. 17.8 x 12.7 cm. Christine Erickson, photographer. Port Chester, New York.

Scope and Contents note

Lt. Colonel Henry F. Ayres. Photo-reproduction of a studio portrait.

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 2010.017.1.3.2 Photo-reproduction   Color photo-reproduction. 17.8 x 12.7 cm.

Scope and Contents note

Lt. Colonel Henry F. Ayres. Photo-reproduction of a painted portrait by Norman Rockwell, 1941.

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 2010.017.1.4.1-7 Military records 

Scope and Contents note

Ayres records of military service and awards consisting of photocopied documents from various sources including the VMI Archives (Lexington, Virginia), The VMI Foundation Bulletin, and VMI Foundation, Inc. News.

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 2010.017.1.5.1-9 Biographical records 

Scope and Contents note

Ayres biographical records consisting of photocopied documents from the VMI Archives (Lexington, Virginia). Includes newspaper articles about Ayres as maple syrup farmer; his wife (Deirdre Jones LeBoutillier); and remarks by General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. on the presentation to VMI of Norman Rockwell's 1941 portrait of Ayres.

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 2010.017.1.6.1-7 Obituraries 

Scope and Contents note

Ayres obituaries consisting of photocopies from various newspapers. Includes photocopies of obituaries for Mrs. Elizabeth Fairfax Ayres (Ayres's mother) and Mrs. Emily A. Starr (Ayres's sister).

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