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Howard B. Lines papers

Identifier: MS-452

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The papers of Howard B. Lines consist of correspondence, photographs, a personal photo album, citations, certificates, clippings, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to his life and occupation as well as material related to his father’s involvement with the Collége des Etats-Unis d’Amérique. The papers and photographs document Lines’ childhood and family activities in France and the United States, including his personal interests in field hockey and education at the Anglo-Saxon School in France, his time at Dartmouth, his work as a physician for the American Ambulance Field Service during World War 1, and recognition he received for his service following his death. The papers contain photographs of Lines with friends at Dartmouth in addition to a certificate of graduation from Dartmouth dated 1915. Items of particular interest in Lines’ papers include: personal postcard correspondence between Lines’ and his mother/friends (1916-1917) and photographs documenting training exercises with the Second Company to World War I and working conditions during his involvement with the American Ambulance Service between 1914-1916, citations and clippings related to his death (December 23,1916) in Argonne Forest, France, and a first field dressing used by medics in World War I (dated 1912). A labelled family photo album displaying his relatives, sports activities at Anglo-Saxon School, family travels in Pourville, Fextal, Chamonix, Maloja, Brion, Roven, and Paris France (1905-1911), trips on the S.S. Mauretania (1912), and time spent at the Stone Farm (1912) is also contained within the collection. Lines’ papers also include correspondence between American Ambulance Field Service medics and polius [French infantrymen] and their family members who were assisted in France between August 27, 1915 and August 2, 1917. Other materials related to the American Ambulance Field Service (1916-1922), including a Model T car registration and commemoration pamphlet, etching print of the Field Service headquarters, and a citation for soldiers who died in the Battle of Verdun are also found within Lines’ papers. In addition, professional correspondence, by-laws, faculty-member directories, and clippings from The New York Times and Le Temps (1917-1920) relating to Ernest H. Lines’ [Howard B. Lines’ father’s] work with the Collége des Etats-Unis d’Amérique and Charles F. Beach are contained within the papers.


  • 1890 - 1937


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Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


.5 linear ft. (1 box)

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Howard Buchard Lines (1891-1916), American Ambulance Field Service Driver in World War I. Dartmouth College Class of 1912. Lines’ papers consist of family and professional correspondence, photographs, a family photo album, citations, clippings, pamphlets, and ephemera documenting his childhood in Paris, France, graduation from Dartmouth, service for the American Ambulance Field Service and death in France during World War I In addition material related to his father Ernest H. Lines’ work as medical director of the New York Life Insurance Company and co-founder of the Collége des Etats-Unis d’Amérique in Paris, France can also be found here.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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