Finding aid prepared by Caitlin Tetreau and Jennifer Cox.
Collection number: BLC-CR01
Title: F. M. Beverly Collection
Extent: .25 linear feet 14 Letters
Collection Scope and Content
This collection contains 15 letters from and about F.M. Beverly (created 1918-1922). Letters are mostly from Beverly to his wife and daughters in Bangor, Maine, with the exception of two letters written after the war to F.M. Beverly and Ida May Beverly. His wife is only referred to as Mrs. F.M. Beverly, and his daughter’s names are Mildred Beverly and Marjorie Drummond (married to Mr. Robert R. Drummond). He also includes notes to his brother, Cyrus Beverly. The correspondence covers Beverly’s time on the Queenstown Air Base in Queenstown, Ireland. They cover his experiences on the base and his thoughts about those at home. One letter refers to a brief stay over in Liverpool. Most of his letters are about his experiences, health and needs. He often mentions his infant granddaughters (Marjorie’s daughters). Many of his letters address pay concerns, and he corresponds with the War Camp Community Service about his experiences and the conditions on base. He is very concerned about having money when he returns home so he continually instructs his family to buy war bonds.
Arranged roughly chronologically.
001 April 26-October 6, 1918
002 October 29-November 24, 1918
003 1916-1922; genealogy letters to Mrs. Fred M. Beverly
004 November 29, 1918
005 November 7, 1921