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Items with subject 'Spanish-American War, 1898'

Albert Laws papers

by Engle, Margaret LawsLaws, AlbertLaws, Victor JrTruitt, Maude Perdue Laws (1795 – 1997)

13 boxes,  2 oversize folders (10.25 linear feet)

Abstract: The Albert Laws papers consist of the official and personal records of Albert Laws, and the family records of Margaret Laws Engle, Victor Laws Jr., and Maude Perdue Laws Truitt. The collection documents Albert Laws’ career as an officer in the United States Army, including his service in the Spanish American War and in the Philippine-American War from 1889-1908. The papers include a photograph album and ephemera from the West Point Class of 1893; correspondence, documents and photographs of the 24th US Infantry and 35th Infantry, USV; an eyewitness account of the Battle of San Juan Hill; and a proclamation signed by Emilio Aguinaldo, the first President of the Philippines. The papers also include Albert Laws’ personal correspondence from 1889-1908, with notes by his niece, Margaret Laws Engle. The collection also documents the family genealogy of the Bacon, Laws and Truitt families of Sussex County, Delaware and Wicomico and Worcester Counties, Maryland from 1795-1997. The papers include the personal correspondence and financial records of William L. Laws from 1853-1924 and genealogical notes from Margaret Laws Engle, Victor Laws Jr and Maude Perdue Laws Truitt. The papers also include a survey from 1795, records of the 30th Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA from 1862 and a business ledger from 1864-1896.

Identifier: 1991.031
Repository: Local History Archives
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David Grier collection

by Grier, David (1918, 1996)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection contains objects, print and books dedicated to those who served in World War I and World War II. The first part of the collection is a history of the 29th Division. The 29th Division was comprised of National Guard units from Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania who served in World War I. The roster accompanying the collection is for Company I of Salisbury, MD and dates to October 8, 1918. David Grier’s father was a 2nd Lt in Company I. The uniforms and objects in this collection belonged to Alice Nelson Mitchell. Mitchell was a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corp during World War II. David Grier is the son-in-law of Alice Nelson Mitchell. The top hat in this collection was sent by Captain Lee Donald Smith to Bette Grier Graham during World War II. The names on the hat reflect the many places visited by Captain Smith.

Identifier: 1998.144
Repository: Local History Archives
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George White Collection

by White, George (1730 – 2007)

2 boxes,  11 oversize folders ( linear feet)

The George White Collection consists of a series of ephemera, files, and documents from Salisbury, Maryland businesses and people collected pertaining to Salisbury, Maryland during White’s former position as president of the Wicomico Historical Society.

Identifier: 2015.121
Repository: Local History Archives
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Sketchbook of Virginia Landscapes

by Unknown (circa 1898)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This notebook contains 38 pencil sketches that were drawn by an unidentified soldier in Company F of the 1st Kentucky Regiment. The regiment shipped out from Newport News, Virginia, for Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, on August 3, 1898, to fight in the Spanish-American War. The sketches were likely drawn after their return to Virginia four months later, capturing scenes traveling north from Old Point, up Hampton Creek, and along the Potomac River until reaching the Soldiers’ Home in Washington, D.C.

Identifier: SC2015.020
Repository: Special Collections
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Special Collections Pamphlet Collection

by Various (1762 – 1985)

9 cartons,  2 boxes (10 linear feet)

The Special Collections Pamphlet Collection consists of over 800 published manuscripts discussing a wide variety of national and international topics. The materials date between 1762 and 1985. Similar topics have been grouped together, but may be found throughout the collection. Some of the major topics included in the collection are: race relations, Australia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, African American history, Native American history, military history (American Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War), education, industry, labor history, agriculture, railways, government and politics, international relations, socialism, communism, economics, prisons, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, prohibition, temperance, women's history and groups, and biographies and obituaries.

Identifier: SC2020.032
Repository: Special Collections
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Wade Thompson Porter papers

by Porter, Wade Thompson (1880, 1969)

1 carton,  1 oversize folder (3 linear feet)

The papers of Wade Thompson Porter document his life and experiences, beginning with his childhood on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in the late 1800s until his eventual retirement in the 1940s. In addition to newspaper clippings and photographs, the collection includes several decades worth of personal correspondence which address contemporary social and political issues and recount Porter’s childhood memories of late-19th century rural America. Also, there are personal documents related to Porter’s service in the Spanish-American War, as well as his Masonic membership. A considerable amount of material focuses on genealogical research of the Porter family and their descendants, including comprehensive Porter and Twilley family trees dating back to the mid-1700s.

Identifier: 2013.034
Repository: Local History Archives
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