The American Spirit. The Letters of Briggs Kilburn Adams. Lieutenant of the Royal Flying Corps. Briggs Kilburn ADAMS.
The American Spirit. The Letters of Briggs Kilburn Adams. Lieutenant of the Royal Flying Corps.
The American Spirit. The Letters of Briggs Kilburn Adams. Lieutenant of the Royal Flying Corps.

The American Spirit. The Letters of Briggs Kilburn Adams. Lieutenant of the Royal Flying Corps.

Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press, Inc., 1918,

First Edition. small octavo, patterned boards in original glassine wrapper. 104pp. The Atlantic Monthly Press, Inc., Item #31720

With a Preface by Arthur Stanwood Pier. Several of these letters were printed in the Harvard Alumni Bulletin after his death. Adams' very descriptive letters to family while he was at Harvard and then in the many areas of service during World War I. He graduated from Harvard in 1917 after returning from France where he served with the American Ambulance Service. He enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps, trained in Canada, and was then sent to the School of Aerial Gunnery at Forth Worth, Texas. Sent to England in December, 1917 and then training in Scotland through February 1918. On March 1, 1918 he was attached to No. 18 Squadron, RFC and two weeks later was killed at the front. A photo of Adams as frontispiece. Chipping to extremities of glassine, title page offset from frontispiece. Book fine.

Price: $300.00