Edna Blodgett, Frederick C. Vicinus and Charles J. Reinhardt Papers

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Edna E. Blodgett, Frederick C. Vicinus and Charles J. Reinhardt papers
Creator: Vicinus, Edna Blodgett, 1896-1990
Call Number: D.465
Dates: 1917-1920
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 2 Camp Dix Times and Camp Dix Pictorial Review
Collection Overview
Title: Edna E. Blodgett, Frederick C. Vicinus and Charles J. Reinhardt papers
Creator: Vicinus, Edna Blodgett, 1896-1990
Call Number: D.465
Dates: 1917-1920
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Edna E. Blodgett (1896-1990) was born in Rochester, New York to Lester E. Blodgett and May K. Blodgett and worked as a sorter in a factory in her early twenties. In 1918, Blodgett's fiance, Frederick Carl Vicinus (1893-1986), left for Fort Dix, New Jersey to serve in World War I as a sergeant. He was sent to Marseille, France on May 18, 1918 and returned to the United States a year later in May of 1919. After his return, Blodgett and Vicinus married on June 22, 1920 and settled in Rochester, New York. Vicinus played second horn for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in the late 1920s and early 30s.

Charles J. Reinhardt (1896-1971) was born in Rochester, New York and served as a Corporal during World War I. He moved from Rochester to Washington while he was stationed at Camp Lewis. Reinhardt knew Edna E. Blodgett and her family for a number of years as stated in his letters. After finding out about Blodgett's marriage to Frederick Vicinus in 1920, Reinhardt stopped sending letters. Reinhardt married Bessie S. Brinkley in Montesano, Washington on June 26, 1936. Brinkley had one daughter named Sarah E. Brinkley from a previous marriage. Reinhardt worked as an Aeria salesman for wholesale oil and gas. Reinhardt died in June of 1971 in Aberdeen, Washington.

Scope and Content
The Edna E. Blodgett, Frederick C. Vicinus and Charles J. Reinhardt Papers include 128 letters dated between 1917 and 1920. 108 of the letters are from Edna Blodgett to Sargent Frederick Vicinus, 8 of the letters are from Corporal Reinhardt to Blodgett, and 12 letters are from various friends and family members of Vicinus. The letters exchanged between Blodgett, Vicinus, and Reinhardt show the development of a wartime love triangle. Also included in the collection are three small photographs of Blodgett and Vicinus's military census card. Box two contains eleven issues of the Camp Dix Times and the first five issues of Camp Dix Pictorial Review.

Subject(s):
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Correspondence
Vicinus, Edna Blodgett, 1896-1990
Vicinus, Frederick C., 1893-1986
Reinhardt, Charles J., approximately 1896-
Access
The Edna E. Blodgett, Frederick C. Vicinus and Charles J. Reinhardt papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Edna E. Blodgett, Frederick C. Vicinus and Charles J. Reinhardt papers, D.465, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, February 1918
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, March 1-11, 1918
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, March 12-20, 1918
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, March 21-27, 1918
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, April 2-9, 1918
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence, April 10-19, 1918
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence, April 20-29, 1918
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence, May 1-6, 1918
Box 1, Folder 9Correspondence, May 1-6, 1918
Box 1, Folder 10Correspondence, April 1919
Box 1, Folder 11Correspondence, undated
Box 1, Folder 12Family/Friends Correspondence to Fred, March 1918 - September 1919
Box 1, Folder 13Charles Reinhardt to Edna Bodgett, 1917 - 1920
Box 1, Folder 14Miscellaneous Correspondence to Edna Blodgett, 1917 - 1920
Box 2Camp Dix Times and Camp Dix Pictorial Review


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