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Letcher Ogle Grice papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS923

Scope and Content

The collection contains letters written during and after World War I, mostly to his wife, but also to his family and friends. The collection also contains bank statements, receipts, army documents, newspaper clippings, letterhead, and a history of the Grice family.


  • 1916-1958
  • Majority of material found within 1916 - 1927


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Letcher Ogle Grice was an officer in the U.S. Army during World War I. He was stationed in Washington, D.C., and then in Tours, France. During that time he worked in the salvage division as the chief statistician. After the war, he was appointed to the regular army and served in it until he died in the early 1960's. During World War I, he wrote almost daily to his wife, family, and friends and described, in great detail, his life in France and many historical events that he witnessed. He was born in Alabama in 1893, one of nine children, and lived in Atlanta, Georgia, prior to the war. He married Ruth Solomon of Fitzpatrick, Georgia, in 1917, and together they had three children. Additional biographical information about Letcher Ogle Grice has not been determined.


1.25 linear ft. (two document cases and one half document case)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1997

Letcher Ogle Grice papers
Laura Starratt
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305