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Chester G. Bell letters

Identifier: Ms-0227-SC

Scope and Contents

The Chester G. Bell letters consist of Bell’s correspondence to his mother from the years of 1917 to 1919. The letters are separated by year in three folders. There are also two photographs of a young man shooting a rifle, presumably a photo of Chester Bell. The letters describe day to day life at Camp Furlong and in the Army.


  • 1917-1919

Biographical / Historical

Chester G. Bell was a soldier in the 12th Cavalry, stationed at Camp Furlong in Columbus, New Mexico. His mother lived in Chicago, Illinois during the period of his encampment from 1917 to 1919. Nothing further is known about him.


44 items (Small Collections)

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Letters from Chester G. Bell stationed at Camp Furlong in Columbus, New Mexico to his family.

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Updated by Cassie McClure, 2006
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Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Branson Hall
PO Box 30006
MSC 3475
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA