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Frederick "Fritz" Bachman Correspondence

Identifier: R0043-FFB

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 63 letters written by Frederick "Fitz" Bachman between 1917 and 1920. Bachman was an American enlisted in the Canadian Forces during the First World War. Letters were sent by Bachman from Canada, Great Britain, and Iraq where he participated in the British Mesopotamia Campaign. The correspondence from Bachman was written to Mr. and Mrs. L. Waldman, Edward Bachman, Jule, and Frank. The collection also includes a souvenir ticket and official correspondence received by Bachman.


  • 1917-1920


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Frederick "Fritz" Bachman was medically unfit to serve with the American forces so he joined the Royal Expeditionary Forces in 1917.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 container)

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Collection is arranged in three series according to the location associated with the correspondence:

  • Canada, December 1917
  • United Kingdom, January-July, 1918
  • "Overseas" [Iraq], July 1918 - August 1920

Custodial History

When Bachman died, he left his letters to Dr. Eric Nordling of Bryson City, North Carolina. Dr. and Mrs. Eric Nordling donated the collection to the University of Baltimore in August 2001.

Accessing Digital Copies

Digitized versions of items in this collection are available online through this finding aid. Locate records by using the "Print" button above, or browse records in the “Collection Organization" section. Records with associated digital objects are identified with a red Digital Object icon.

Finding aid for the Frederick "Fritz" Bachman Correspondence
Finding aid created by Special Collections and Archives staff circa 2001. Revised by Archives Staff (2011). Revised by Laura Bell 2021.
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA