Manuscript Collections - Frederick Exton Papers

March 13, 2020

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FREDERICK EXTON PAPERS, 1915-1919
2 linear inches (1 small manuscript box)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Frederick Exton was born December 9, 1889. He volunteered with the Commission for Relief in Belgium and served as director of operations in the Lille district of northern France. Exton served in military intelligence for the Army during the war. After the war he worked for the US Rubber Export Company in Europe until 1926. Exton died on August 20, 1978.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The papers document Exton’s work with the Commission for Relief in Belgium and contain correspondence, personnel files, and postcards of Cambrai. The materials are arranged alphabetically.

FOLDER LIST

Box      Contents

1          Commission for Relief in Belgium
                     Correspondence, 1915-1919
                     Personnel files, 1916-1919 (includes commendation from King Albert)
                     Photographic postcards showing Cambrai, 1919
            Letters to family
                     Mother, 1916-1919 (11 folders)
                     Patrick “Pad”, 1917-1918 (brother)
                     Therese, 1917 (aunt)
                     Will, 1918 (uncle)