George Lawrence Armitage Letters and Photograph
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George Lawrence Armitage Letters and Photograph

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Armitage, George Lawrence, 1891-1964.
Title: George Lawrence Armitage Letters and Photograph
Dates: 1918-1919
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (2 folders)
Identification: MS 2188

Biographical/Historical Note

George L. Armitage (1891-1964) was a doctor assigned to the 70th Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery during World War I. He was from Savannah, Georgia and joined the British Army at the outbreak of the war in September 1914.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of letters sent by George Lawrence Armitage to his parents in Savannah, Georgia and later Charleston, South Carolina. The letters discuss his experiences in both England and France during World War I. The letter dated May 23, 1918, includes a photograph showing Armitage's class following training on reaction to mustard gas.

Index Terms

Armitage, George Lawrence, 1891-1964.
Letters (correspondence)
Mustard gas.
Soldiers--Conduct of life.
World War, 1914-1918--France.
World War, 1914-1918--Great Britain.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the son of creators.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], George Lawrence Armitage letters and photograph, MS 2188, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of George Lawrence Armitage, 1985.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1February 22, 1918-June 5, 1918


2June 9, 1918-June 13, 1919