Private compilation, n.d., [June 1916-1918]. MEXICAN EXPEDITION SCRAPBOOK. Crown Quarto. Unpaginated. Containing newspaper clippings, personal letters, postcards and photographs relating to Horace L. Hevenor's involvement as a National Guardsman in the Pancho Villa Expedition during the Mexican Border War of 1910-1919. Lined paper notebook in quarter black leather-effect cloth with marbled card boards. Clippings, cards and letter envelopes pasted in; photographs and some letters loose to rear. Also including cut-out arm badge and Private's chevron from the 27th Infantry Division, formed from the 6th Division to fight on the Western Front in 1917. Clippings heavily browned and fragile, especially to folded edges. Letters mainly protected in envelopes; good condition. Some photographs pasted in, with occasional black ink annotation. One third of book pages used; text block bulging. One leaf partially detached. Heavy external wear. A battered but robust scrapbook in fair condition. 'Hunk' Hevenor left his family home in Albany, NY, in June 1916 to take part in the Pancho Villa Expedition, which was sent out by President Woodrow Wilson in response to the Mexican revolutionary's attack on the border town of Columbus, New Mexico, in March 1916. This scrapbook seems to have been compiled by his family. Letters are addressed to his sisters Edna and Margaret, and his father, 'Benj'. There are also two letters from 1917 and 1918, when Hunk was fighting on the Western Front, and his discharge papers, dated 2nd May 1921. Hunk is listed as being wounded in July 1918 during an air-raid, but left the army in good health, returning to his regular employment as an advertising writer. Item #45712
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