University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

James Eugene Torbett Scrapbook, 1918-1919



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Torbett, James Eugene, 1893-1952
Title: James Eugene Torbett scrapbook
Dates: 1918-1919
Abstract: The James Eugene Torbett Scrapbook, 1918-1919, consists of postcards Torbett collected in France and Germany while he served in the 344th Field Artillery Band in the U.S. Army during World War I.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.03178
Extent: 1 volume
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

The son of James S. Torbett and Eugenia Wicker James Eugene Torbett (1893-1952) was born in Mound, Coryell County, Texas. During World War I, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. As a part of the 344th Field Artillery Band, Torbett served as a musician as he traveled with his regiment throughout France and Germany. Following the war, he returned to Texas and married in 1922. Torbett and his wife Lola had one child, Doratha Jean, born in 1926. He eventually moved to Nueces County, where he died in 1952.

Source:

"James Eugene Torbett." We Relate. Accessed June 25, 2012. http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:James_Torbett_(5).


Scope and Contents

The James Eugene Torbett Scrapbook, 1918-1919, consists of postcards Torbett collected in France and Germany while he served in the 344th Field Artillery Band in the U.S. Army during World War I. The scrapbook includes descriptions and brief histories of the places he visited.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Torbett, James Eugene, 1893-1952
Subjects
Travel
World War (1914-1918)
Places
France
Germany

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Library Unit.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Eugene Torbett Scrapbook, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

2012-156

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Bethany Anderson, June 2012.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

volume
4L231 Scrapbook, 1918-1919