Frank B. Haines collection 1916-1917
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The Frank B. Haines collection is made up of 48 letters and postcards to Haines' wife in Duryea, Pennsylvania, from a U.S. Army camp in Douglas, Arizona, where he served in the 11th Infantry, Company D. His letters are all addressed to "Mrs. Frank B. Haines"; he does not mention her first name in the letters. He wrote extensively about daily life, such as drills, guard duty, other work, and leisure activities. Rabbit hunting and dog fighting are among the recreations mentioned. Frank made remarks about Francisco "Pancho" Villa (see esp. letter dated December 5, 1916) and about news relevant to his service, such as a threatened railroad strike (December 31, 1916).