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Thomas E. Kyne World War I soldier's diary

 Collection — Box: BW-14, Folder: 11
Identifier: MS-0862

Content Description

This collection consists of one leatherbound diary published by Jordan and Company in Chicago, Illinois, and inscribed by Thomas E. Kyne. The front cover displays the words "Soldier's Diary," the words "English-French Edition" beneath it, and a vignette of an eagle with spread wings. It is dedicated to "Tommie with best wishes and good luck" by someone who has signed his or her name as "Deity." Pages of the diary consist of a stamped image of the American flag at the top alongside a line for the date. The first half of the text consists of handwritten diary entries and a drawn sketch of a bird, while the latter half includes pressed flowers and four-leaf clovers alongside their handwritten dates and locations of collection. Also included are a business card for the Red Cross, a small paper Christian bookmark, and a golden cloth military bookmark. The back of the diary contains a monthly calendar for the years 1918 and 1919, a small glossary of common French words and their English translations, and First Aid information. The earliest date recorded in the diary is June 29th, 1918, and the latest is June 29th, 1919.


  • Creation: 1918 June 29-1919 June 29


Language of Materials

Contains text in English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas E. Kyne was an American soldier assigned to the 313th Infantry Regiment in World War I.


.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal-sized folder)


This collection consists of one leatherbound soldier's diary attributed to Thomas E. Kyne with dates inscribed from June 29th, 1918 to June 29th, 1919. In addition to diary entries, it contains a sketch of a bird, pressed plants and flowers, bookmarks, French translations, and a Red Cross business card.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Joy C. Kyne in honor of Philip W. Kyne, June 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Austyn Wohlers in September 2019.

Guide to Thomas E. Kyne World War I soldier's diary
Austyn Wohlers
2019 September
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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